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Publisher's Summary

Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight asan arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped crusader.

But Awesome Man also has a secret... Can you guess what it is?

The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.

©2011 Michael Chabon (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Critic Reviews

“The depiction of a showdown between Awesome Man and his nemesis—the Flaming Eyeball—is priceless. Readers may notice that there’s a moral peeking out from Awesome Man’s cape, but they’ll still grab this story in their ‘ginormous Awesome Power Grip’ and not let go.” ( School Library Journal, starred review)
“Young caped crusaders and Chabon’s adult fans alike will grin at this self-consciously witty portrait.” ( Publishers Weekly)
“It’s a wonderful celebration of tough-guy fantasies and down-to-earth boyness.” ( San Francisco Chronicle)

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It was a short but AWESOME story

The narrator Mark Thompson really brought this super short story to life.
Great way to pass a few minutes.

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My 8 yr old son's favorite book!

We loved this book when we first read it in book format. The pictures are great! And I can't say we would have enjoyed it as much if we hadn't already seen those. That being said, my son absolutely loves this audible. He listens to it often at bedtime. Marc Thompson did a fabulous job, his voice is just perfect for the story. If you have young boys I would highly recommend this, its fun, fast paced and one they will listen to over and over!

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Animation Comes to LIfe

Would you listen to The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man again? Why?

I will listen to it again and again and again... both because it is excellent and because I have young children who love it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Awesome Man is a lovable and funny character who presents nuances of personality to which we can all relate.

Which character – as performed by Marc Thompson – was your favorite?

Awesome Man

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

Absolutely. And then again... right away...