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Confessions of a D-List Supervillain von Jim…
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Confessions of a D-List Supervillain (2011. Auflage)

von Jim Bernheimer (Autor)

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Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes Volume One - it's the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal!So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty."Being a supervillain means never having to say you're sorry ... Unless it's to the judge or the parole board. Even then, you don't really have to. It's not like it's going to change the outcome or anything."Those are the words of Calvin Matthew Stringel, better known as Mechani-Cal. He's a down on his luck armored villain. Follow his exploits as he gets swept up in a world domination scheme gone wrong and ends up working for these weak willed, mercy loving heroes. Immerse yourself in epic battles and see what it's like to be an outsider looking in at a world that few have ever experienced.Climb into Cal's battlesuit and join him on his journey. Will he avoid selling out his principles for a paycheck and a pardon? Can he resist the camaraderie of being on a super team? Does he fall prey to the ample charms of the beautiful Olympian Aphrodite? How will he survive the jealous schemes of Ultraweapon, who wears armor so powerful it makes Cal's look like a museum piece?See the world of "righteous do-gooders" through the eyes of someone who doesn't particularly care for them ... Revel in his sarcasm and hang on for one wild ride!Just remember - Losing an argument with a group of rioters isn't a good excuse to start lobbing tear gas indiscriminately at them. You've only got so many rounds and it's going to be a long day, so make sure you get as many as possible with each one.… (mehr)
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Titel:Confessions of a D-List Supervillain
Autoren:Jim Bernheimer (Autor)
Info:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2011), 164 pages
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This book has been sitting on my wishlist for quite a while, and finally bought it week or so ago. It looked like a fun read and I wasn't disappointed. It seemed like it was going to be a Young Adult book, but there were some things going on in it that I'm pretty sure most of my siblings would be very hesitant to allow their children to read at middle school age.

We follow a self styled D-list supervillian, and we first meet him after a mind control experiment goes awry and as far as he knows, he's the last human alive that isn't under the control of the 'bugs'. He manages to free one of the top tier superheroes from their clutches and spends a LOT of time weaning her from her addiction. And then things continue to pick up pace from their.

I enjoyed it I plan to check out some more from this author in the future. ( )
  readafew | Dec 9, 2019 |
Eh. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Apr 21, 2018 |
The premise was appealing, but the execution had too much of what I don't like about many stories written by men. Too much action, not enough character development. ( )
  PerpetualRevision | Oct 25, 2015 |
ABR's original Confessions of a D-List Supervillain audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

The story begins in the middle of an all-out war with a swarm of insect-like creatures controlling the minds of everyone on earth. Calvin, AKA, Mechani-Cal was not infected because he is protected by his armor, which he lives in; he also lets us know how bad it smells in there. He manages to save Aphrodite, a stunningly beautiful superhero, who is being mind-controlled by the insect hoard. Of course, when she is rescued, she needs a shower, and of course Cal turns on the hidden camera.

Cal is a villain, making his living off of crime and selling super armor to other villains. Sarcastic, despicable, of questionable morals, a slob, brilliant, and very funny; he finds himself alone in a battle to save the entire world, which also means saving the very superheroes who have made his life so difficult in the first place.

This is a comic book story written from Cal’s perspective, with a self-deprecating honesty and humor that can’t help but make the listener laugh. The super-heroes are far more powerful, beautiful and so annoyingly good, we have to root for Cal. He’s us, flawed, jealous, mistreated and misjudged.

Confessions feels like a comic book, but with a far greater depth of emotion and humor. The heroes, like their ancient mythological counterparts are jealous gods, fighting with each other as often as they are helping humanity. Calvin, all human, is full of flaws, without any superpowers beyond his own humanity and intelligence; and of course it is him, not the gods who must save the day. Satire, superheroes, super-villains, unlikely romance, and an unstoppable foe make this a hugely entertaining listen. It’s just fun.

Jeffrey Kafer narrates the story, bringing it to life with his excellent performance. Talmadge Ragan reads the epilogue. Though her performance does not shine like Kafer’s, it is proficient, and perhaps a good choice as the story has changed so much when she comes in.

For those looking for a fun, satirical comic book ride, Confessions of D-list Super-villain is a great choice and you won’t be disappointed.

Audiobook provided for review by the author. ( )
  audiobibliophile | Jul 21, 2015 |
I was looking for something amusing to use an Audible credit on when I chanced upon this series. The audio sample was interesting enough that I purchased it immediately and started listening. Within the next four weeks I'd listened to all three of the novels and started them over again. While I don't followed the "super hero" genre, these books are humorous and witty and deserving of a good listen/read. I'm looking forward to the next book. ( )
  RichardBamberg | May 7, 2015 |
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Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes Volume One - it's the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal!So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty."Being a supervillain means never having to say you're sorry ... Unless it's to the judge or the parole board. Even then, you don't really have to. It's not like it's going to change the outcome or anything."Those are the words of Calvin Matthew Stringel, better known as Mechani-Cal. He's a down on his luck armored villain. Follow his exploits as he gets swept up in a world domination scheme gone wrong and ends up working for these weak willed, mercy loving heroes. Immerse yourself in epic battles and see what it's like to be an outsider looking in at a world that few have ever experienced.Climb into Cal's battlesuit and join him on his journey. Will he avoid selling out his principles for a paycheck and a pardon? Can he resist the camaraderie of being on a super team? Does he fall prey to the ample charms of the beautiful Olympian Aphrodite? How will he survive the jealous schemes of Ultraweapon, who wears armor so powerful it makes Cal's look like a museum piece?See the world of "righteous do-gooders" through the eyes of someone who doesn't particularly care for them ... Revel in his sarcasm and hang on for one wild ride!Just remember - Losing an argument with a group of rioters isn't a good excuse to start lobbing tear gas indiscriminately at them. You've only got so many rounds and it's going to be a long day, so make sure you get as many as possible with each one.

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