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Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume One - it’s the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal! So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty.

"Being a supervillain means never having to say you’re sorry - unless it’s to the judge or the parole board. Even then, you don’t really have to. It’s not like it’s going to change the outcome or anything." Those are the words of Calvin Matthew Stringel, better known as Mechani-Cal. He’s a down-on-his-luck armored villain. Follow his exploits as he gets swept up in a world domination scheme gone wrong and ends up working for these weak willed, mercy loving heroes. Immerse yourself in epic battles and see what it’s like to be an outsider looking in at a world that few have ever experienced. Climb into Cal’s battlesuit and join him on his journey. Will he avoid selling out his principles for a paycheck and a pardon? Can he resist the camaraderie of being on a super team? Does he fall prey to the ample charms of the beautiful Olympian Aphrodite? How will he survive the jealous schemes of Ultraweapon, who wears armor so powerful it makes Cal’s look like a museum piece?

See the world of “righteous do-gooders” through the eyes of someone who doesn’t particularly care for them. Revel in his sarcasm and hang on for one wild ride! Just remember: losing an argument with a group of rioters isn’t a good excuse to start lobbing tear gas indiscriminately at them. You’ve only got so many rounds and it’s going to be a long day, so make sure you get as many as possible with each one.

©2011 Jim Bernheimer (P)2011 Jeffrey Kafer

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A great book with weird technical choices

The story is an excellent continuation of the prequel (which was released later), and is a lot of fun. My gripes are with the technical decisions made with this book. It's meant to be the memoirs of the main character, which seems to be why it's written in present tense. Some might prefer that, but I absolutely hate it. It's seemingly also why the last part of the book has an entirely different narrator, one who's not just in a different league than Kafer (and not in a good way), but in another sport altogether. Doing this adds absolutely nothing to the book, but rather subtracts from it, and more so from the audio book. As I head into book three I hope it's less "creative" that way.

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Boring

After ten minutes of listening to this, I'd rather do anything but continue to listen.

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fantastic writing and performance

plenty has already been said about this book and I don't usually leave reviews but this book was great. I wish it was longer but it was a very solid book from beginning to end.

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Entertaining but over produced.

Story was fun, if a little rough in execution. The secondary voice actress was unnecessary and honestly I understand but dont apreciate what was attempted with her. It took me out of the story and made listening difficult for the ending. I think this may be one that I would have preferred to have read.

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Excellent story

Love it, the switch of point of view and narrators was interesting. Enjoyed it. Some rate the switch poorly but I thought it was clever.

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The first book was better.

The first book was better, and should have ended earlier adding its closing to the beginnjng of this one. This one was still enjoyable, but there was abit too muchinr moniloging. The first book in the series felt like there was better story telling.

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  • Ryan
  • SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States
  • 06-02-17

Great just awesome if you love this verse.

do it read it if you have followed the series get I there like swimwear!!!!!! So common if know the themes and storyline get up in there.

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One pf my favorite tales.

Jim and Jeffrey are a wonderful pairing. With Bernheimer's words and Kaeffer's voice the story really comes alive.

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Narration is very bad

The story is okay. But the narrator is very distracting and makes it difficult to do focus on the story. He keeps gasping for air after every sentence. It is so loud every time he takes breath. He sounds very agitated, like he's running a marathon. He must be too close to the microphone. He needs better technique.

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Very entertaining!

I have listened to this story a few times and enjoy it more with each listening. There are a lot of characters but the author does a great job of introducing them over time so that it's not overwhelming. Also each character has a distinct voice.

The story is original and fun. I used to follow comic book heroes and this was an enjoyable throwback. I intend to get the next book with my next Audible credit.