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So Not a Hero Audiobook

So Not a Hero

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After serving two years in a federal prison, Karen Hashimoto is out on parole and eager to put her criminal past behind her. No easy task, since she's also the former supervillain known as Crushette. A chance encounter leads to an unexpected opportunity, and she is recruited as the newest member of the city's premier team of superheroes: The Good Guys.

Now Karen has new teammates, a new code name, and the daunting responsibility of trying to be the hero everyone thinks she can be. Becoming a champion for truth and justice is going to be rough, especially for the ex-girlfriend of the notorious Doctor Maniac. Karen will have to do everything in her powers to keep her past from ruining her future. It was so much simpler being the bad guy.

©2015 S. J. Delos (P)2016 Tantor

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    The Blue Canary ARNOLD, MO, United States 05-17-16
    The Blue Canary ARNOLD, MO, United States 05-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Graphic Suprrhero Sex"

    This book would have been perfect without all the 'extra' details. I had to skip the last half of chapter 13. It isn't that it didn't work in the story line, I just didn't expect it to because adult erotica. Other than that one chapter, the rest of the book, and characters were great.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Kimball 05-11-16
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    "Male power-fantasy with a female protagonist."
    Any additional comments?

    This is an odd one. Generally I liked the book, it's a first person narration with an interesting enough narrator. It's just, well, the women are written like men and the men are written like either angelic paragons or irredeemable perverts. Any man in this book that isn't the perfect male specimen with out fault or flaw, is actively trying to rape the main character. And there are rape scenes in this book but with little or no consequence to the story at large. The character being raped responds with the same reaction as someone getting a parking ticket.

    Honestly on the elements alone I would say this is a bad book. But the book is first and foremost a superhero story with spectacular fights and amazing feats. And it does that part well enough (Although there are MANY descriptions of the main character's naked ass during the fights). The really poor characterization is not a huge problem because that's not really the what the book is about. Granted any time the story tries to dip it toe into the deeper end of the character pool it's painful but these moments are few enough that it's not an over all painful read.

    Generally this book is like reading a comic from the 90s. Lots of spectacle and a good deal of titillation. Plot an characterization are an after thought at best. If you a male comic book fan it's not horrible. Women and people who enjoy character driven stories should stay very far away from this book.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Karlyn Keller 08-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Unusual look at the genre"

    I enjoyed this unusual take at the genre. How exactly does one become a hero or villain? Can you become a hero after being a villain? I was surprised by a few of the twist which I enjoyed. I am looking forward to the next installation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Zeta Heiter 07-17-17
    Zeta Heiter 07-17-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Robotic Narration"
    Where does So Not a Hero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I do not have the superhero gene, but this book sounded interesting and I decided to give it a try. I like the story quite a lot. However...


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator reminded me of the TV rabbi on Seinfeld. Her slow over-pronunciation of each syllable was robotic and sounded almost like it was computer generated much of the time. It distracted so much from the story that I almost stopped altogether. The story was good enough to keep me going.


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    Kris Hutchison 07-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good but a bit inconsistent."

    Overall it a pretty good book.
    At times it can be very descriptive and at other times just skips over the details.
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    It was entertaining but lacked consistent logic within the world.
    Every five minutes it mentions how the main character can't use furniture because she is so heavy that it will shatter but somehow she uses the elevators, and the flooring in all the cafes and restaurants is able to hold the weight without any issues.
    Seems like a small thing, but the author constantly mentions it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mathew 07-15-17
    Mathew 07-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Something to drink."
    Any additional comments?

    This was a really good and engaging story but the only problem I have is with the performer.

    Please, audible, or whoever produces these things, get the narrator a glass of water and have them lean AWAY from the microphone when they drink. I am getting sick and tired of hearing these people swallow almost as much as you hear them speak.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Travis Metairie, LA, United States 10-05-16
    Travis Metairie, LA, United States 10-05-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Very enjoyable"

    Similar to Kipjo Ewer's "The First" series.
    I really enjoyed it, probably one of my 10 favorite books this year.

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    Seth T Hindes 09-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "fun read once you get back that bit in the middle"

    it was an ok superhero romp. Not the best but ok What I feel kind of detracted from it is that almost entire chapter in the middle that felt like fanfiction. After a while I started wondering when they were just going to get on with the story

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    Lisa Calabrese 06-25-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome! 😍😍😍"

    please, please, please, let this be a series! Love love love this book. can't wait to read more by this author 😍

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John 05-17-16
    John 05-17-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Interesting read.
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    I like the fact that the super heroes even though they are powerful they are still human. As faulty and flawed as most of us are.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • oliver
    4/27/16
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    "I hope there another book"

    Loved the book from start to finsh but I would not advise for young readers

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rob R
    7/31/16
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    "A nice change on the Hero story."

    I liked this book and enjoyed the narration. I wouldn't say it was a clever plot but it was one that kept me entertained and once finished I looked for the next book but that wasn't available at the time but is as I write this review. I can't decide whether to just read it or wait for the audio book as that added significantly to my enjoyment of the first. When I read this book I was reading a lot of hero books and this was a nice change from the normal, if you like books on heroes then I would say get this and if you can the audio version as well, if you only like traditional heroes then think hard and check the samples both audio and book but I still think you should give it a go.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carole
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    3/23/16
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    "Just good enough that I didn't send it back"

    Not good enough to recommend it to anyone, even a teen.
    Clunky, clichéd, a near miss

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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