Written by: Sevan Paris
Narrated by: Bryan Reid
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
Series: Superheroes in Prose, Book 1
Publisher: Sevan Paris
Superheroes in Prose: Welcome to Prose is a fun little audiobook that will get a few chuckles out of you, or at least it did it for me. I didn’t have any expectations for it and the title of the book sounded a little strange to me especially the Prose part. Turns out it’s the name of the fictional city where there’s an unusual clustering of superheroes per capita. This audiobook is really just the set up for the series and introduces the main superheroes that clash in epic battles with the city of Prose as the backdrop.
Why this audiobook is fun and cool:
- The main protagonist is a newbie superhero that’s kind of an underdog and it’s easy to root for him.
- A sassy symbiotic alien life form.
- A villain that’s called Deathbot (although for some reason the narrator pronounced it Deathbutt which I found hilarious).
- It reminded me of John Scalzi’s Agent to the Stars which was a blast to read.
Things that aren’t so hot about the book:
- The narrator had a weird accent and most of the time put the emphasis on words and syllables that just made it sound a bit strange. I got used to it pretty quickly though.
- The cover is a bit plain in my opinion and doesn’t excite me in any way. It’s about superheroes after all and a design that uses the comic book style of presentation would be very nice (GraphicAudio’s audiobook covers come to mind).
Kind of a short review for a short audiobook this time but in conclusion – if you got a spare Audible credit and you’re looking for something short ‘n sweet, Superheroes in Prose is a good 2 hour chunk of entertainment that’s worth checking out.
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