All My Friends Are Superheroes

  • by Andrew Kaufman
  • Narrated by Gordon Mackenzie
  • 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

All Tom's friends really are superheroes.
There's the Ear, the Spooner, the Impossible Man. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding, the Perfectionist was hypnotized (by ex-boyfriend Hypno, of course) to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later, she's sure that Tom has abandoned her.
So she's moving to Vancouver. She'll use her superpower to make Vancouver perfect and leave all the heartbreak in Toronto. With no idea Tom's beside her, she boards an airplane in Toronto. Tom has until the wheels touch the ground in Vancouver to convince her he's visible, or he loses her forever.

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What the Critics Say

'This book is like a kiss in the afternoon sun. Somebody should write Mr. Kaufman a letter and thank him for his tender heart and the way he puts things down so gently. I expect this story will replace boxes of chocolates and flowers in courting rituals to come.' (Sheila Heti)
"Here, the words 'modern' and 'mythology' hang together in such a wonderfully close and inventive embrace. This is a story that will steal up quietly and seduce with its originality and wit." (Terry Griggs)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Interesting read!

I've just finished reading this book and am still trying to fathom its metaphors. It's quite short and an easy read that I definitely recommend.
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- Lovely Other Dinosaur

Amazing Story.

This is a quirky story about superheroes but not in the usual sense of superman. It is a strange book that shows the struggle of a man who has no superpower when all his friends around him have them.
The romantic tragedy type of plot is amazing and well written and the narrator expresses the emotions well although I felt that he was a bit robotic in the way he spoke and it didn't flow as well as it could.

I would really suggest this book if you want to read something a little different.
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- Rebecca Miller

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-02-2011
  • Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc.