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Corpies

Super Powereds Spinoff, Book 1
Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
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Summary

Titan was one of the nation's most loved and respected Heroes, until an infidelity scandal tore his image and family apart. After decades spent out of the limelight, Owen Daniels has decided to take up the mantle of Titan once again to try and make amends for his years away. Unfortunately, the Titan Scandal is still common knowledge, and no Hero team wants such a polarizing figure.

With no other options, Owen is forced to take a job overseeing a group of corpies, corporate-sponsored Supers who do rescue work...as long as there are cameras around. Between a team that doesn't want him, fellow Heroes who don't trust him, and a nation that might not be ready to forgive the sins of the past, the return of Titan could prove even harder than the scandal that drove him away. But Owen will have to push on, because his new city is far from a peaceful one.

A mysterious enemy is attacking Heroes and growing steadily stronger. An enemy that only the once-legendary Titan might be able to stop. If he can manage to stick around this time.

©2016 Andrew Hayes (P)2016 Tantor

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  • steven
  • Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
  • 03-03-17

Hands Up, I'm a Drew Hayes fan !!

Would you listen to Corpies again? Why?

I bought Corpies because I listened and enjoyed the 'Super Powereds' series (and yes, that is the correct spelling :) It has a nice overlap and takes a fringe character from that series and puts him centre stage in Corpies. I will definitely re-visit the whole series in the future (so many other new books to listen to though)

What other book might you compare Corpies to, and why?

I'm struggling to give you a comparable book, so I'll throw you a curve ball.. Check out Peter Clines '14' Fantastic story and great narration by Ray Porter, you will love it

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Who doesn't love a fight with a building sized Automaton

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

It made me chuckle at times, I'm an old misery guts, I don't do laughing :)

Any additional comments?

Another Powereds spinoff will be greeted with pleasure

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great

loving this series. funny. easy listening. pour escapism. looking forward to the next one in the run.

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Damnit Drew, why did you have to abandon this worl

I read this after the complete series, in fact I waited nearly 6 months before listening to it...
I adored those kids and their adventures, so I wanted to saviour this one and by gods did it delivere.

stepping out of the usual characters and behind the eyes of Titan was handled perfectly, Drew shows us perfectly how even a hero that those who have worked with believe to be neigh on indestructible has fears, pains, regrets and at times even the humble can be arrogant...
This book takes a look at power and shows us how it is only a bigger responsibility to those that choose to do good...
The grasp that Drew Hayes has on the human condition and his ability to put it into words and take you on a journey of discovery is beyond description and will ALWAYS leave me wanting more

Kyle does an excellent job of giving everyone a unique voice and hitting that voice again and again making me able to know who is speaking without their name ever being mentioned, a feat few other VAs can lay claim to...

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Excellent

loved this book, I listened to it out of order having finished the 4 books in the main series before I started on this one. I really hope we get some more spinoff books now the main story has been wrapped up. The narrator's performance was great as usual but if I had to nit pick a couple of his voices were the same as characters from the main story.

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amazing

amazing, just like all the super powereds books. great characters and story keeps you gripped from start to end. Can't wait for the next spinoff

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More please

Great story

Great characters


Brilliantly believable world

I loved it and looking forward to a

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Another Brilliant Drew Hayes Title!

Ever since I randomly downloaded my first Drew Hayes title, I have never once been disappointed with my purchase! The books are so fun to listen to and the stories really grip you. His style is so fresh and different to the usual storylines out there and the vocal artists are so easy to listen to as well. I can't wait for more from this fantastic author and always check to see if new titles are available. Well worth a download!

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Best book yet!

After listening to the Supers series I was wary about getting into a book about a side character that I didn't have particular interest in. But I picked CORPIES up and simply couldn't put it down. Owen is a far more complex and interesting man than he first seemed, and I adored his story. What pleased me most, aside from the exciting plot and interesting characters (The PEERs team are each fascinating individuals in their own right), was Owen's relationship with Jeramiah and the fact that Hayes didn't avoid it or go over board. It's written in the exact same manner as a straight romance attached to an action story and that speaks to a sensitivity from the author that I wish more writers would adopt. The entire thing was excellently narrated by McCarley. A wonderful book and a wonderful listen. I'm eagerly awaiting for more from Titan and Jeramiah.

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Second book please!

I was recommended to the Super Powered series by one of friends a while ago. In the last few mouths I have gone through each of those, enjoying each one and thinking about listening to them again. This one was just brilliant as those. The story was beautifully written and I loved all of the characters. I hope that this gets a second book, Because I would like to hear what happens next in all of the characters lives.

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fun.

Great story. moves at pace. narrator is not the best but story is fun and tied in well with superpowereds series.

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  • Leslie
  • 22-08-16

Wow, loved it!

I've read the two Super Powered books, and enjoyed them--they seem almost written for use as Audible titles. For the first time I realized that audio books may be driving certain areas of literature. I like long books with great characters and clever, innovative, worlds.

This one starts on an awkward premise, but it never becomes uncomfortable. I don't like sex mixed into my action/adventure/fantasy/sci-fi novels, and this book doesn't cross the line. It maintains the issue as a personal challenge the main character deals with--and like so much of the story, shows how character and determination are what makes a person awesome, and that sexuality is just a part of a very complex person. It isn't about this--but it is addressed.

I came away having really enjoyed the book and having great respect for the author as he dealt with real world issues in a very fictional--yet enjoyable--world where heroes are part of the people landscape.

Highly recommend all three books--with this one as good as the other two.

Bring on more.


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  • Greg Hill
  • 01-06-16

Doesn't spoil upcoming Super Powered books!

I was both eagerly anticipating and dreading Corpies release. If you've finished Year One have no fear, the spoilers in Corpies are very, very minor. Time-wise it seems to take place during Super Powereds Year Three, but it avoids all but two very minor spoilers, one of which is painfully obvious and the other very easily missed.

The book is great. It does a lot of great world building, giving a wealth of information about the world of Super Powereds and how it works. The story itself is as original a super hero story as I've ever read. It really deserves a place along side Watchmen (graphic novel, not the dreadful movie). I'm not sure if Drew is planning to continue the story of Titan and/or the corpies, but I'd read it in a second.

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  • Ephraim
  • 27-01-17

A Distant Second

Not a bad book, it was performed well and had solid writing I have come to associate with Mr. Hayes. The only thing is the cast is just not as memorable or enjoyable as the HCP students from Superpowereds. I do love though that we have a solid, real, and likeable gay super hero who finds romance and a second chance at redemption.

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  • Karlyn Keller
  • 10-07-16

Great read

I really enjoyed this book. It is a great addition to the Superpowered story arc. I was emotionally drawn in to the story and even found myself cheer and cry at different parts. If you like alt universe where superheroes are really then this is one you will like. It is well thought out and answered many questions I had as it went along. I found the initial shaming instance a little far fetched but I'm looking at it through current time eyes so maybe when it was written that wasn't the case. I did appreciate that it wasn't all about that but only one component in the book. I hope the writer ties the two story arcs together at some point. All and all a rear read in my opinion

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  • Jeremy R. Snyder
  • 24-08-16

Titan is my Hero

Titan is my hero and I'm grateful to the author for this volume. Without pandering or resorting to depressing tropes, Mr. Hayes has delivered, in my opinion, his best work yet in the Super-Powereds setting. If you haven't listened to SP Years 1 and 2, I recommend you do so before starting this volume. It's a stand-alone piece, but you'll enjoy it more that way. You can listen to Corpies confidently without fear of spoilers of SP Year 3. If you're a SP fan, I strongly recommend reading Corpies *before* Superpowereds Year 3. Again, not strictly necessary, but the flow works and it's more enjoyable that way.

I hope that we'll see more of Titan and the others in this volume in the future, but I also hope that the author will continue to explore tangents leading off the Super-Powereds line. They lead to amazing places.

You should listen to this book.

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  • Preston
  • 13-09-16

Just Finished and I saw it says Book 1????!!!!

I love this narrator and I love this author. I'm waiting for Super Powereds Book 4 to hit audio. I might get impatient and just read the damn thing.

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  • M. Maryanow
  • 01-06-16

Life Lessons

Although fiction, we need heroes that can pick themselves off the ground. In an era where public shaming has become fashionable and ruining lives commonplace, I am proud to enjoy fiction that speaks to the heart of what it is to be human.

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  • Tango
  • 28-05-17

More than One Level

I'd doubt an author who undertakes writing Super Hero fiction is striving for great depth and most readers in this genre aren't expecting that either (I certainly wasn't when I picked up this book) so it was a pleasant surprise to me to finish Corpies:Super Powereds Spinoff, 1 and realize that I got a some life lessons to muse over as well as a really fun read. And, this was done with a light touch throughout the book so that it never felt preachy or condescending.

Owen Daniels (Titan) left the Super Hero scene when he was awkwardly "outed" as a gay man and you might think the life lesson subtext is just about life style tolerance. Surprisingly, that's only a small part of the narrative. Drew Hayes has actually encompassed several different examples of people learning to be true to themselves and move on past mistakes. That's all wrapped up in some genuinely engaging characters, interesting battle scenes, good world-building, and a lot of humor. I am sure one of the attractions for me was that Owen is not a kid. Doesn't matter what has happened in your life, we all have the challenge of mid-life reassessment and I could identify with him. I also have to add that I LOVED a book that was truly entertaining for a full NINETEEN hours.

Kyle McCarley does a great job with character voices and dialog. His style in reading the narrative passages is a bit "announcer-ish" which took some time to get used to, but I liked the performance quite well overall.

I haven't read the Super Powereds series, but I probably will now. I will certainly be looking for Book2 of this Spinoff series.

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  • chendria
  • 10-08-18

It was a good book but ending was anticlimactic

This was a good story and kept me engaged until the end. The characters were likable and interesting, however the ending was anticlimactic. The villain who I spent the whole book wondering who it was in the end disappointed with the reveal. Other than that it was a good listen. A credit well spent!

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  • Robert A. Collins
  • 01-06-17

Very entertaining!... But...

The cursing actually took away from the story. If you're a follower of Super Powereds, you've grown accustomed to the language of college aged kids. However, in Corpies the characters are adult professionals. While they do curse at times, their regular language isn't constantly peppered with it.

That said, I still really enjoyed the book. The story was good and the narration was excellent.

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