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Just Cause: Revised & Expanded Edition Audiobook

Just Cause: Revised & Expanded Edition: Just Cause Universe, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A new hero for a new era.

Mustang Sally has some speedy shoes to fill. This young superhero has waited her whole life to join Just Cause - the premiere team of American heroes. Now she's hoping her super-speed will earn a spot on the same team to which her parents and grandparents belonged.

An old grudge from an old enemy.

A chance encounter with the villain who killed her father changes everything. Even though she's only an intern, Sally devotes herself to finding the man known as Destroyer. With the help of her eagle-winged best friend Sondra and her super-strong love interest Jason, her investigations uncover a sinister plot stretching all the way back to her grandparents' era. Sally and Just Cause must risk everything to halt Destroyer's plans and save the entire world.

Bonus features

Beyond the revised original text, this volume contains three all-new short stories that expand upon the history of Mustang Sally's family line in the context of the Just Cause Universe. It also contains a summary of the historical and contemporary superhero teams that have been part of the legendary history.

©2012 Ian Thomas Healy (P)2016 Ian Thomas Healy

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    C. Rowlands 04/01/2018
    C. Rowlands 04/01/2018
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    "Enjoyable superhero novel"

    There are plenty of super hero books etc out there these days, but the author manages to produce an engaging novel that predominantly focuses on a 3rd generation speedster hero known as Mustang Sally. She is a recent graduate of the Hero Academy that trains young parahumans in the use of their powers and she quickly ends up being an intern to Just Cause, the premier super hero team in this book's universe.

    For a while the book is happy to build things gradually, filling in some history and back story for both her and her new teammates, but things start to ramp up as she becomes involved with one of those teammates and has also been making progress into investigating the newly returned nemesis of Just Cause known as the Destroyer, a villain responsible for the deaths of many heroes including that of Sally's father.

    As well as helping to move the plot along to it's eventual conclusion, her investigation also helps to serve as a means for filling in some of the back story for both her family and for the Just Cause team itself, nicely rounding out the world as a whole.

    Following, the conclusion of the main storyline, the book shifts into some short stories that cover some significant early incidents for the previous generations of both the team and Sally's family, a nice little bonus.

    The narrator's performance was a strong one, getting the pacing and tone right throughout along with providing sufficiently distinct voices for the various characters in the book too.

    Overall, I enjoyed this book and will certainly be considering getting other books from the series too.

    [I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Michelle Titherington VanDaley
    16/01/18
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    "Just Cause is Just Spectacular!!!"

    Just Cause is Book 1 in this series and a great beginning. I love that it is not like your everyday SuperHero story and contains uncommon Superheros. The narrator does an amazing job bringing the story to life. I look forward to more in this series and from this Author and narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sandy
    Baker City, OR, United States
    05/01/18
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    "Good Story, Lousy Narrator"

    I'm enjoying the story - it's nothing special, but it's fun. Just a nice, fluffy superhero story, which is what I was hoping for. However, the narrator's slow delivery and poor pronunciation, especially of Spanish names like Echevarria (EckaVARria? REALLY?) is driving me crazy. PLEASE re-record this with a better reader!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Powderly, KY, United States
    17/12/17
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    "Entertaining"

    The story is not ground breaking as there are a plethora of young supers books out. This one did have a very likable, although, simple cast. Background story was very interesting, especially the original supers in Just Cause. Wasn't thrilled to listen to nearly an hour past stories at the end, thought that could have either been tied in or material for other books, but didn't take away from a good listen.

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kingsley
    Henely Brook, Australia
    06/12/17
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    "Third Generation Hero"

    Mustang Sally is a third generation speedster superhero. Both her parents were super heroes. And two of her grandparents. So she has big shoes to fill. Trained from a young age by her family she is highly skilled and thus after graduating from a super hero academy is quickly invited as an intern onto the premier super hero team - Just Cause. Just as she is joining the team a long dormant villain - the only one to continually beat Just Cause and the person responsible for Sally's father's death - rears his head. Will just Cause be able to work out his plan and stop him before it is too late?

    Just Cause is somewhat a coming-of-age story (the teenage romance is there), while also an intriguing story of super heroes. The story nicely ties together three generations of heroes, with the prior two providing some mystery and depth to the current situation.

    The story is nothing ground breaking, but is interesting and keeps up the pace for it's entirety. Solid and enjoyable.

    The universe is generally much like our, but just with heroes. For example, the 1994 and 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre both happened, but rather than being some form of terrorism they are both super hero attacks. So super powers have changed the world from what we know, but in subtler ways than you might expect. Each chapter opens with a quote - some real, from real people, and some from people who only exist in this universe speaking specifically about powers. It's a nice mix that gives the world a bit more of a 'lived in' feel.

    The additional three short stories at the end expand and deepen the world, telling relevant adventures of the previous generations, telling detailed stories of events that are only briefly covered in the main story. They are a nice cap to the end of the main story.

    Narration by Leslie Howard is really enjoyable. She is well paced, giving emphasis where required and matching her reading pace with the mood of the story. She provides voices, accents, emotions etc to all the characters, really bringing them off the page. I would not hesitate to pick up another book read by her.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Caine1
    Vancouver, WA
    08/03/17
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    "Expanded Fun"
    What made the experience of listening to Just Cause: Revised & Expanded Edition the most enjoyable?

    The large scale of the story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mustang Sally


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

    No. The narration was spot on.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The birthday party.


    Any additional comments?

    Took me right back to my Saturday morning cartoons....right from my mp3 player.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bikram Agarwal
    27/12/17
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    "More like a teen romcom / drama"

    I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

    The synopsis looked great and I was getting x-men vibes from it. The book started fine and we get introduced to the seemingly well drawn characters. The Destroyer sounded like a powerful villain. But then the story takes a detour and turns into a teen romance drama. We keep getting long passages on how the lead Sally feels about Jason, how he feels about her, how they hooked up and did their lovey dovey stuff etc etc. Then we got the fight training scenes and I thought, alright romance is done with and we are moving on with actual content. But nope, next chapter, the romance and sex is back. This kept happening throughout the book. So much so that it felt like a teenage romance story, with superheros thrown in.

    The villain Destroyer too turned out to be plain boring. Their motivation is just being evil. No actual reason. Such one dimensional villains are a big turn off.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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