Please Don't Tell My Parents
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  • 0
    I Did NOT Give That Spider Superhuman Intelligence!: Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 0 | Richard Roberts

    I Did NOT Give That Spider Superhuman Intelligence!: Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 0

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Richard Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Woo Zeller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (200)

    Being a superhero should be fun. After all, a world of super powers is a world where Amazonian juggernauts made of candy battle guys in spandex that drive talking cars. Irene loves that weirdness, loves the game of fighting, and loves being a four-foot-tall woman who still gets to drop big heavy objects on villains' heads. In 1980, that fun is in danger. A mad scientist who murders people for his research has everyone afraid. Two of the friendliest super-powered rivals around stop playing and go for the kill.

    As good as, "I'm a super villain"

    Please don't tell my parents I'm a super villain was a great find in story, writing, style and narrator. The sequels have yet to really live up to it...Show More »

    Reviewed on January 31 2017 by Michael ()
  • 1
    Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain: Please Don't Tell My Parents Series #1 | Richard Roberts

    Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain: Please Don't Tell My Parents Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Richard Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Woo Zeller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1453)
    Performance
    (1334)
    Story
    (1334)

    Penelope Akk wants to be a superhero. She's got superhero parents. She's got the ultimate mad science power, filling her life with crazy gadgets that even she doesn't understand. She has two superpowered best friends. In middle school the line between good and evil looks clear. In real life nothing is that clear. All it takes is one hero's sidekick picking a fight, and Penny and her friends are labeled supervillains. In the process Penny learns a hard lesson about villainy: She's good at it.

    If This was a Jury, I'd be the Holdout...

    I seem to be alone in my assessment of this book. But I found it totally lacking in fully realized characters that I had to put in my own preconceived..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2016 by Eugenia (Chatsworth, CA, US)
  • 2
    Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon: Please Don't Tell My Parents, Book 2 | Richard Roberts

    Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon: Please Don't Tell My Parents, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Richard Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Woo Zeller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (540)
    Performance
    (507)
    Story
    (505)

    Supervillains do not merely play hooky. True, coming back to school after a month spent fighting - and defeating - adult superheroes is a bit of a comedown for the Inscrutable Machine. When offered the chance to skip school in the most dramatic way possible, Penelope Akk can't resist. With the help of a giant spider and mysterious red goo, she builds a spaceship and flies to Jupiter. Penny and her friends find all this and more on Jupiter's moons, but what they don't find are any heroes to save the day.

    What Happened!?!
    Reviewed on September 26 2016 by thymespace (WA, USA)
  • 3
    Please Don't Tell My Parents I've Got Henchmen: Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 3 | Richard Roberts

    Please Don't Tell My Parents I've Got Henchmen: Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Richard Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Woo Zeller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (450)
    Story
    (449)

    What would middle school be like if half your classmates had super powers? It's time for Penny Akk to find out. Her latest (failed) attempt to become a superhero has inspired the rest of the kids in her school to reveal their own powers. Now, all of her relationships are changing. She has a not-at-all-secret admirer, who wants to be Penny's partner almost as much as she wants to be Penny's rival. The meanest girl in school has gained super powers and lost her mind. Can Penny help her find a better one?

    Better than the second

    This book got back to what felt like the actual story. Rather than the random side tracked adventure from the second book. We got back to LA and all o..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 17 2016 by Maxxxxxy ()
  • 4
    Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have a Nemesis: Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 4 | Richard Roberts

    Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have a Nemesis: Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Richard Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Woo Zeller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    It's summertime for supervillains! Or maybe not, because for Penelope Akk, there is still one foe she has yet to defeat: her own reputation as Bad Penny. It's been a fun ride: fighting adult heroes, going to space, and inspiring the rest of her school to open up about their own powers. Sooner or later, that ride has to end, and with school out of the way Penny is hatching a mad scheme to end it on her own terms. Will that go smoothly? Of course not. Penny's left too many unsolved problems behind her already, like ghosts, crazy friends, and angry little girls from Jupiter.

    builds and twists brilliantly

    I love this series. it continually builds and evolves.

    Penny's best laid plans get away from her. the story progresses slowly but builds ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 19 2017 by Rick St Jean ()