"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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By Helen on 03-10-17
Not as good as the prequel
So, I guess I listened to this in the wrong order - Confessions is not as good as Origins. This may be just because Bernheimer improved as a writer, but this is definitely more episodic (well, clunky) and doesn't flow very well. Still, it was a fun listen and kept me entertained for the duration.
Pick it up if you're after a short, entertaining romp. If you're after a deep discussion of what it means to be a superhero, keep looking!
Looking at the length and reviews of the next book, I think I'm going to stop this series here.
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By Michael on 08-10-12
Not Quite The Avengers, But Just As Much Fun...
Superheroes and Villans seem the be the rage these days, especially with the Avengers, The Dark Knight, Spiderman and Kick-Ass all having their day in the sun. With that in mind, I can't help but say that I've always had a soft spot for well-written stories about superheroes and their antithesis, their arch-enemy villain. I've always savored a battle royal, sometimes to the death, where fantastic powers housed in finite and flawed men and women come to bear, where in the end, only one champion is left standing.
This is definitely a story of flawed heroes and villains.
Without giving much away, I CAN say that the story starts out with a world completely conquered, heroes and villains alike, and one very flawed anti-hero must choose the harder, more difficult road to bring humanity back from the brink.
Yep, that's where it STARTS. And its storyline is as good or better than most of the genre.
Bottom line, we get an exceptional audiobook listen, and while it's NOT War and Peace, it's a VERY fun and engaging listen, one to which I've listened a total of three times.
You read correctly. Three times.
Great escapism, and again, well-written.
So, champion, step into the battle royale. Bring your powers to bear, and get this audiobook today!
22 of 24 people found this review helpful
By Creativecolor on 06-12-11
So every now and then a story comes along and just surprises the heck out yah! This is one of them. The writing is great, but the narration added so much to it! When you have characters that are so smart and just plan ahead so well, it really makes for a great afternoon. You will laugh out loud at some point during this book, and I believe that everyone will be able to relate to the character on some level too.
Read it, you'll love it!
26 of 29 people found this review helpful