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Superhero Audiobook

Superhero

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Publisher's Summary

It's not easy for a young gay artist like Jordan Carson to grow up in Jefferson, Wisconsin, where all anyone seems to care about in middle school and high school are the sports teams. But Jordan was lucky. He met Owen Nelson in the second grade, and they've been BFFs ever since. Owen is a big, beautiful blond and their school's champion wrestler. No one messes with Owen, or with anyone close to him, and he bucks popular opinion by keeping Jordan as his wingman even after Jordan comes out at school.

Their friendship survives, but Jordan's worst enemy may be himself: he can't seem to help the fact that he is head-over-heels in love with a hopeless case - his straight friend, Owen. Owen won't let anything take Jordan's friendship away, but he never counted on Jordan running off to find a life of his own. Owen will have to face the nature of their relationship if he's to win Jordan back.

©2013 Eli Easton (P)2014 Harmony Ink Press

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    Cazzi-Jane 27/08/2016
    Cazzi-Jane 27/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "4.5 ENJOYABLE STARS!!"

    This was a short, sweet, Y/A, best friends to lovers, m/m romance. No major angst just a lovely, lovely story told by a delightful narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. E. Errington County Durham, England 31/12/2015
    S. E. Errington County Durham, England 31/12/2015 Member Since 2012

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    "Short but Enjoyable!"
    Where does Superhero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As much as I enjoyed Superhero, unfortunately it's probably near the bottom! Don't get me wrong, this is an enjoyable story, but not up to the standard of 'The Lion and The Crow', also by Eli Easton


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Superhero?

    When Owen finally realised what he wanted!


    Have you listened to any of Tristan Wright’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This was my first time listening to Tristan. His narration is good, but there were times when there was no differentiation between characters, which detracted somewhat from a generally good performance


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It did make me smile and gave me a 'warm' feeling


    Any additional comments?

    There was a part, early on in the story where there was an overly long description of the comic strip, which for me was unnecessary and didn't add anything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Candateshia Pafford
    Fort Meade
    02/06/14
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    "WOW! So cute!"

    What a cute m/m romance.. You just know that HEA is gonna be so squeezable and cute.I really enjoy this... learning about the BBF turned to lovers... I totally enjoyed it.. Totally worth a credit or buy... Narration was ok.. not the best..but not horrible.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    The Woodlands, TX
    04/06/14
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    "Cute story. Lovable characters"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is a quick and sweet story. It borders on young adult to new adult.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Jordan and Owen, both!


    What does Tristan Wright bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice was perfect for the age of the guys.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it is short enough to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first book narrated by Tristan Wright. He was great, except it his voice did not waver at all between characters. His switch in POV was difficult at times. He would state Owen or Jordan's name, and if you were not listening closely, you could miss it. He was seamless in his transition which made it difficult to figure out if he was still reading or switching between characters. His voice was perfect for this age group and I would give him a "try" again.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • donna hanton
    27/08/15
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    "Great YA story"

    Loved this story. Not as much as Blame It On The Mistletoe but it's a close second. I highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    Watertown, NY, United States
    25/06/14
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    "Short and sweet"
    If you could sum up Superhero in three words, what would they be?

    Charming and adorable.


    What other book might you compare Superhero to and why?

    Rainbow High, and not just for the obvious high school affiliation, but for the coming of age story told so well in both.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first audio book with Tristan Wright as narrator and he is spectacular! I will be looking (and hoping) for him as narrator in all my future audiobooks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Morgan A Skye
    03/11/16
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    "Great GFY/OFY - funny!"

    Owen and Jordy have been friends since forever. Jordy is the arty, small boy to Owen’s large, jock, wrestling counterpart. When Jordy comes out Owen protects him and together they make a comic about a superhero who looks suspiciously like Owen with a counterpart who is suspiciously like Jordy.

    Once, in a swimming pool, things between Jordy and Owen crossed the line – but Owen wasn’t ready for something like that, so it gets “tabled”. They remain friends, and in fact the three of them (Jordy, Owen and Emily – Owen’s long standing girl friend) remain tight throughout high school.
    Eventually these guys face graduation and moving on to college. It’s at this crossroads that Owen must decide where his loyalties lie. Emily has decided on Smith – no wrestling there!- and her own career path. Owen had thought Jordy and he would be together forever, but when Jordy chooses something different, Owen has to come to grips with the fact that he can do without a lot of things – Jordy isn’t one of them.

    **

    You know I’m a huge Eli Easton fan, so this was right up there in my top titles of favorite books. The best part is that though it is YA, there’s an appropriate amount of hot times, done just like Eli knows how to do ‘em!

    The HEA and feels in this book are wonderful, as are the very well developed MCs and secondary characters.

    Eli’s writing is always crisp and flowing, smart and engaging. She makes you laugh and say “awwww” every time.

    I highly recommend this to any fan of the GFY/friends-to-lovers theme, don’t be dissuaded by the age, it’s just as hot as you’d want it to be!

    Audio

    Tristan Wright is a new narrator to me, but he does an excellent job with the narration. He doesn’t do anything over the top as far as voicing or acting goes, but he’s easy to listen to and does a nice job with the emotions and making the story come to life.

    5 of 5 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carlos
    27/08/16
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    "A really good book to listen to in class."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not really because im not out yet but it IS a good book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Jordi because of his personality. I could really identify with him because I know how easy it is to fall for your straight best friend and i know how much it hurts to not be loved back.


    Have you listened to any of Tristan Wright’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first audio book so i haven't listen to any of Tristan Wright's narrations but i liked this one, he did a really good job.


    Who was the most memorable character of Superhero and why?

    I really liked all characters but the most memorable one was definitely Owen, even tho my favorite character was Jordan, he always knew he was gay, Owen didnt and seeing(well hearing) Owen's way of comming out to himself and subsequently his parents was very interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    SPOILERS ALERT!
    I am actually in the position Jordan is when he decided to leave Owen behind in order to get over him so...Extra points XD

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marte
    Norway
    22/08/16
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    "Sweet story, difficult to hear change in POV"
    Any additional comments?

    *** 3 superhero stars ***

    Audio edition, narrator Tristan Wright.
    2 hours 57 minutes

    Overall: 3
    Performance: 2
    Story: 3

    This was a very sweet Young Adulty Gay For You-y story. Heh. ;)

    We follow Jordan and Owen from when they were little and see their friendship start and blossom. The story follows them through their school years, and it's mostly Jordan pining for his supposedly straight best friend. I liked both Owen and Jordan, but it was very onesided from the beginning. When Owen finally comes around and admits he want Jordan too, the story just... ends... with a neat little epilogue.

    I feel slightly bereft.

    Narration:
    The narrator's voice was young-sounding so it fitted the story.
    The story was dual first person POV, and there are frequent shifts between the two point of views. The narrator did not distinguish between the two shift at all with his narration. There were multiple times I was wondering who the heck was actually "talking". Jordan or Owen?

    Each POV shift had a headline of "Jordan" or "Owen", but the narrator read these (very important headlines!) like a continuation from the last paragraph, so it all sounded like it was one continuing POV narration. I had to go back several times and relisten. The first times it happened I was confused, because I didn't even understand the POV had shifted! When I finally cottoned on to the dual POV, I had to concentrate to pick those headlines up, so as to know the POV had shifted. The lack of a natural pause before each point of view change confused me, and it totally took me out of the story. As a listener to an audio book these shifts are crucial to distinguish. So just 2 stars for the performance. Well, actually, I think it's more of an editor's responsibility than the narrator's?


    I'm not discouraging anyone to give it a go, though. It was a sweet story, and I'm not sorry I listened to it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AR
    18/07/16
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    "A story any guy can relate to"

    This is a story that any gay guy can relate to on many different levels. it's great to hear a story which brings back such deep warm feelings. You never want the story to end and it easily could become a series.

    The narrator was perfect for the role. My only complaint was the lack of changing voices between characters. That's no reason to write this story off. It is well worth your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Queue
    Ely, NV
    09/06/16
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    "The emotions!"

    Realistic teenage characters and a believable plot. Great characterization. Narrator was perfect for the guys.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Canada
    19/02/16
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    "A Wonderful Love Story"

    Even though it's sappy. It's and ending that's happy. Well delivered too. I really recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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