• Super Powereds: Year 2

  • Super Powereds, Book 2
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 32 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (11,465 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Despite having their secret revealed, the residents of Melbrook Hall return to Lander University for another year in the Hero Certification Program. Good thing the focus of this year is teamwork, because with their origins known, they'll have to lean on each other more than ever.

Now finally sophomores, their curriculum expands, allowing them to train in the majors that Heroes specialize in. The new classes will test their minds, bodies, and determination in ways never anticipated. In a year filled with the unveiling of secrets, unexpected entanglements, and, of course, super-powered battles, who will be left standing is anyone's guess. Because if all that weren't enough, more light is being shed on last year's kidnapping attempt, and the results point at something far bigger than mere rogue educators.

Something that isn't even close to being over with.

©2013 Andrew Hayes (P)2016 Tantor

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I hate Drew Hayes!!!

I picked up this series to kill a little time.

I am now hopelessly addicted to it and saddened to know there is an end to this glorious tale.

There is a character(s) for everyone to identify with in this book. We have all been in these situations and felt the insecurity that these characters have been though.

I am unable to get anything done, I have to find out what becomes of these characters that feel like friends and family to me.

So, in closing "F" Drew Hayes.... I had a life before starting these books!!!!!

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One of my favorite stories

I love this whole series. Drew Hayes creates a wonderful world that keeps your attention the whole time

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Perfect addition to the series.

The author is a bit heavy handed with the "he replied" and "she said" which can make parts of a group conversation a bit of marathon. I respect unabridged is as described but when the narrator goes into easy to follow characters it's tedious. I still absolutely loved it. I also really value that its not the typical 10.5 hour audiobook so you can really get into the story.
Fight scenes can drag a bit at times but thats more of a personal opinion. I am also frustrated with the ongoing cliffhangers that were started in Book 1 with the fantasy answers were coming in Book 2. Then again that's what will likely keep me interested.
I accidentally started with Corpies which lead me to year 1. By the end I was searching for year 2 weeks before it's release. I can't wait until 3 arrives.

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Holy crap that was good!

I really enjoyed year 1 and was anxiously awaiting year 2, but I would never have anticipated how beyond satisfying it would be.

I rarely have time to sit down and read but am seriously considering reading year 3 instead of waiting a month. For the moment, my soul is happy and satiated. For the moment...

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good book

the thing is whoever recorded it. messed up, starts ypu on chapter 65. then middle of book goes back to beginning. fix and score will be 5 for overall

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WOW!

Once again Drew Hayes wrote a winner!!! I didn't want to miss a word and when it was over I still wanted more!

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worth the credit

this author has very good character development and the plot for this book was quite good. I am eagerly anticipating the next book

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Just About

What did you love best about Super Powereds: Year 2?

It builds a world, and populates it with some cool characters. And I'm not just talking about the main six Melbrook characters, but the 2nd and 3rd tier ones as well, both faculty and students. The story moved along, and I was invariably eager to get to the next part, however haphazardly I was listening to it (usually on the walk or bike ride to work). Looking forward to the next one.

What other book might you compare Super Powereds: Year 2 to and why?

It's a college Harry Potter, though using X-Men style powers. That's a good thing if properly executed, and by and large this is.

What does Kyle McCarley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Kyle really does the different voices well. With the main six characters I can instantly tell who it is, even if the text doesn't immediately tell us. He's a fantastic reader, and is a huge impetus for me to experience the next book in audio form, rather than on paper or Kindle.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Too long to listen to in one sitting, it probably took me a month or a bit less, there were very few days I skipped.

Any additional comments?

I knocked this story down a star because of the trainwreck that is Vince Reynolds. A naive, meek coward, afraid to hurt a fly. I hope to God that Book 3, which I've already downloaded, does something interesting with him, and that the events of this book change him, or at least make him evolve. He sucked.

Also, making Alice Adair hot made for some interesting visuals (I pictured Evanna Lynch ironically), but given that not one sober guy in two books has hit on her......well......just seems out of place.

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So much better than it should be

This series should be predictable, derivative and, at best, an entertainment. What it actually is, I posit to you, is nothing short of revelatory.

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I can hardly wait for book 3!!!

It was amazing!!! So many twists and turns, great character development and such in depth descriptions and thoughts.

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  • Paul
  • 09-24-16

It's ok.

I'm not sure who the story is meant for. It moves like a young teen story, it has lots of exposition like a young teen story but it has language and some content that absolutely isn't young teen. Despite these failings, but because of the clear world-view and pace of storytelling the book and its predecessor have found a place in my library. They are not challenging at all but are entertaining enough to listen through to the end with no regrets about the purchase.

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  • ru gardner
  • 10-14-17

awesome characters and all the little details

The characters aren't perfect, they have flaws. But they come to life with such detail.
The narrator adds a consistent and emotional support to the character allowing the listener to forget it is not a dramatisation.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-08-22

Wonderful

Great story, great narrator! Awesome characters by one of my favourite authors. Worth a read AND a listen.

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  • Alan
  • 08-14-22

Still hooked.

I'm a middle aged man who enjoys comics and I definitely enjoyed these books. First book, excellent and this is just as good if not better. Characters are really coming along nicely. Will definitely be getting book three. Excellent performance by Kyle McCarley.

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  • Cav
  • 11-15-20

A Super return

I'll be the first to admit that honestly the first book in this series was a bit of a slog to get through, with the clunky rough writing. I had hopes for the sequel.. and they were met and surpassed!

The writing and editing has improved greatly and you can see the growth of the author. Absolutley hooked for the next one!

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  • Azure Teal
  • 02-12-20

Im getting more involved

These stories keep on drawing me in more and more. There is so much that Drew can do with the story and I'm wondering which way he will go with everything. saving the next book for next month's credit (mainly coz I'm running out of books in the series). My brain keeps tripping over Nick... he is a complex character I hope to see more of in the books to follow.

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  • Mr MD Willcocks
  • 12-28-19

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This is one of my ever growing list of favorite books and the audio book doesn't disappoint. Thank you Drew Hayes for writing this incredible book and to Kyle McCarley for reading it so beautifully.

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  • Max Hutchins
  • 07-24-19

Bad English, great story

The writing makes me grind my teeth, and yet I am absolutely HOOKED. Strongly recommended.

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  • Johanna
  • 01-03-19

Amazing

BEST SERIES EVER!
The most realistic and carefully planned storyline that a super hero story could ever have.

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  • Archive of Avalon
  • 08-07-18

Okay

Still much too long, and the way they talk to each other is much too... clever. It could have done with dumbing down to make them seem more normal.

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  • Aaron Van Moorsel
  • 09-21-21

gripping!

I can't wait for another solo trip in the car so I can continue the adventures of the Melbrook students.
I do enjoy the writing styles of Drew Hays.

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  • Andrew
  • 03-08-21

Great second book

Second book in the series, the writing style is approachable but detailed.
The narrator does a great job and this book is easier to listen to than the first. Looking forward to the third instalment!

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  • Christian Todd
  • 03-21-20

Great series

Found this series via a litrpg forum. While not strictly a litrpg it is an excellent series so far. Just finished book 2. Die loading book 3 straight away.
The narrator does such an excellent job I will Alonso be looking for other books he has narrated

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  • Allan S.
  • 11-03-18

Absolutely fantastic

Loved it from start to finish. Felt so immersed by the characters and every single word in the story it may have been a favourite television series I've been watching for seasons

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  • Harry
  • 08-13-18

Far better than Book 1

This was far better than Book 1, and I'm glad I pushed through it for this one. There's still some things about Drew Hayes's writing style that I dislike (e.g. the way he skirts around the main point of a section to provide mock suspense, the slow pacing of action, ), but these were far diminished (if not completely alleviated) in comparison to the first book. I actually cared about the characters this time around, and I felt like their motivations were much more compelling. Kyle McCarley's range of character voices is also amazing (and necessary given the massive cast of characters) - you can most often figure out which character is speaking even before they are introduced by name. Looking forward to listening to books 3 and 4!

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  • sam
  • 12-31-17

Mostly good

Overall the book is pretty good. There is a bunch of fat that could have been cut out as the story can waffle on. Most of the characters are engaging with the exception of Nick who comes across as a typical Larry Stu making most of his scenes very predictable. Unfortunately, both the Nick issue and waffling are symptoms of the same lack of rigorous editing.

The performance was great with each character being read distinct.

If you enjoyed the first book then you'll likely enjoy this one. It's not great literature but it's still pretty good.

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  • Katie Carroll
  • 04-19-17

Absolutely love it

I can't get enough of the characters - Hayes did such an exceptional job at developing the characters and takes you on a ride during their sophomore year it's incredible. Likewise, McCarleys narration is amazing and one of the best I have encountered through my sci fi reading!

Can't wait to listen to the rest in the series and the spinoffs.