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Super Sales on Super Heroes Audiobook

Super Sales on Super Heroes

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Publisher's Summary

In a world full of super powers, Felix has a pretty crappy one.

He has the ability to modify any item he owns. To upgrade anything.

Sounds great on paper. Almost like a video game.

Except that the amount of power it takes to actually change, modify, or upgrade anything worthwhile is beyond his abilities.

With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. A normal job.

His entire world changes when the city he lives in is taken over by a super villain. Becoming a country of one city. A city state.

Surprisingly, not a whole lot changed. Politicians were still corrupt. Banks still held onto your money. And criminals still committed crime.

Though the black market has become more readily available.

And in that not so black market, Felix discovers he has a way to make his power useful after all, and grasps a hold of his chance with both hands.

Warning and minor spoiler: This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/partial harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, and a hero who is as tactful as a dog at a cat show. Listen at your own risk.

©2017 William D. Arand (P)2017 William D. Arand

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    Tachikoma 15/07/2017
    Tachikoma 15/07/2017
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    "Great fun story with one incredible narrator."

    Only negative point was the Stat repetition but even the protagonist complains about it later in the story :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Loftus 15/01/2018
    Ryan Loftus 15/01/2018
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    "Just Amazing"
    What made the experience of listening to Super Sales on Super Heroes the most enjoyable?

    an amazing story line aswell as an amazing narrator


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I loved all of the book couldn't pick one scene sorry


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ho-Man Yau 05/01/2018
    Ho-Man Yau 05/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "very manga like story."

    a very fun and enjoyable story which I usually read in the form of Japanese anime and manga.
    I'm amazed at how similar it is to one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G. S. Donohoe Bath, England 26/12/2017
    G. S. Donohoe Bath, England 26/12/2017
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    "Brilliant!"

    Not only is the book absolutely brilliant, but then narration here is excellent. I don't want to spoil anything, but it turns out to be a very different book than the short audio excerpt seems to indicate. 111/10! [yes, 111]

    I can only hope that book 2 is narrated asap.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard BRISTOL, United Kingdom 16/12/2017
    Richard BRISTOL, United Kingdom 16/12/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic piece of sci-fi."

    Fantastic piece of sci-fi narrated by one of my favourite people. Highly recommended, you will love it.

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    Anonymous 01/12/2017
    01/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "a must read!"

    absolutely incredible story, I could not put the book down. the narrator really brought life to each and e every character, he truly outdone himself and brought so much justice to this amazing story. I can not recommend this book enough! bravo!

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    Christopher Young 01/12/2017
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    "Great narration"

    This is a good story, and while listening to the lists of points can get tedious, the plot is exciting.

    The narration is OUTSTANDING. It brings the story to life, the voices are perfect for the characters and special effects are just right.

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    Daniel McGuinness 25/11/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "one of my go to books as an enjoyable listen"

    this book does have a few flaws especially with the lily characters backstory being a little inconsistent but over all an enjoyable listen that will leave you wanting more.

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    Amazon Customer 07/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Quirky, Entertaining, but a bit Repetitive"

    A novel concept lovingly brought to life by Jeff Hays solid performance. While the premise for the story is relatively unique, and the satisfaction offered from witnessing the protagonist improve over time is very gratifying, the story unfortunately suffers from exceptionally repetitive arcs.

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    Steve 03/10/2017
    Steve 03/10/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Very enjoyable"

    I wondered where this was going at first and then really settled into it. Great story and characterisation that made me care what happened to those characters. Although ... partway through you start feeling that it can’t end well ...

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  • Phillip hinch
    08/07/17
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    "Lot better than I thought it would be"

    I was looking at the reviews for this and really didn't think I would like it. Yeah it had a decent rateing but everyone was saying it was a bunch of wish fufillment harem sillyness. I thought I had run into some big new YA novel popular with younger folks or possibly that someone had paid for some good reviews. But I was in a hurry to get something before I had to hit the road and figured why not.

    Really glad I did. It is a bunch of wish fufillment harem sillyness but is also well written. The characters are fun and grow well with the story. Paceing is spot on. I expected a lot of cringeworthy writing that never materierized.

    it's not perfect. the points stuff is annoying and probably works better in the written form. And there are some issues with nonsensical plot points and characters occasionally behaving out of character. But overall it was a very pleasant surprise.

    49 of 53 people found this review helpful
  • ChristopherKenn
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    12/07/17
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    "Out of the Park!"

    I'd found the combo of Arand and Hays a while back with the Otherlife books and immediately needed more. I listened to all three of those in roughly a week. To be honest, I was skeptical about Super Sales, having been burnt on returning to an author. Some lose the magic through changes in genre or whatever, but I can safely say that did not happen in this case.
    While the story itself was decidedly different from Otherlife, it had a familiar vibe that I truly enjoyed. Just like the author's other books, this one kept me guessing at plot points. I've watched and read enough that things can get a little predictable, but I've never had that problem with Arand. I also continue to enjoy Hays' narration. It's truly masterful.
    Now my only problem is deciding if I'd rather follow Runner again or start following Felix some more. Guess it won't matter until the next book shows up (for either series). Please don't leave us hanging!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Rutger
    08/07/17
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    "Beautiful."

    I absolutely loved this book, much more than I thought I would. it was a beautiful story and the girl on the cover, that's Andrea the best comic relief I have ever encountered.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Haywood
    04/07/17
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    "Pancakes!"

    while looking through the reviews I saw one that yelled Pancakes... with my interest peaked I got the book and was not dissappointed.

    47 of 57 people found this review helpful
  • Steven H.
    06/07/17
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    "Awesome listen!"

    Wonderful start to a potentially amazing series! The only part of this I disliked was the frequency of one aspect. The point counting. Needed in some spots but, honestly a couple times could have just been summed up with total/spent/remaining and it would have been fine.

    Other than that I loved it! 12 hour book that I finished in less than 24 hours. I unfortunately had to stop listening to sleep.

    Typically I dislike stories with harem aspect because they come off cheesey, creepy or otherwise lecherous. Arand managed to pull it off tastefully and it didn't bother me at all.

    Have already suggested this book to several friends that are comic book fans, and will do so again.

    20 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • William
    18/07/17
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    "Best performance!"

    Jeff Hays did fantastic with the voice acting. Each character has distinct voices that are very memorable. I've listened to nearly 150 books on here and this is the best to date!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Iofiel
    Chicago, IL
    28/09/17
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    "Interesting Premise but Rough Going"

    The basic premise behind the story has promise: In a world of superheroes, a man has the ability to modify just about anything but no "power" to utilize it. When he accidentally purchases some slaves, he learns that owning them boosting his own power. From there he tries to balance ethics against his building power. Naturally, his growing empire attracts attention...

    In actual execution, the book is very uneven. The main character, Felix, is the definition of a Mary Sue. His slaves (though nominally free-willed as he doesn't ever really command them) all give him doe-eyes throughout the book. All his ideas work out swimmingly until the inevitable Second Act Crash and someone who was previously a fast food manager slips effortlessly into being essentially a major CEO. The writing is very repetitious. You'll get about 150 variants of this:
    Felix: We should think of a solution
    Slave: What if we did XYZ?
    Felix: That's great. Remind me to reward you later.
    Slave: Awwww... *Doe-Eyes*

    The characters are pretty decent although they seem to slip out of character multiple times. The world building and super powers are interesting. The concept of Felix seeing everyone as a Role-Playing Game character sheet is interesting as well although it leads to plodding sequences in the audio version of the sheets being read over and over. That probably works better on paper where the reader can skim it instead of listening to it. This isn't the only book to suffer from that either: Looking at you here, "Ready Player One" scoreboards. Some plot lines or important points in the story get dropped without mention.

    There is the whole harem thing although that didn't bother me so much as the uneven writing. Half the book is his core trio of women practically throwing themselves at him while he nobly declines and tells them all how wonderful they are so, while cheesy, it's not something that would bother me like the possible alternative.

    The reading was pretty good. Character voices were distinctive and the male narrator did well with a largely female cast of characters. Effects are used for things like multiple people speaking at once, PA systems or internal monologues. I already mentioned the tedious readings of the character sheets but that's not on the narrator.

    Would I recommend it? Maybe hesitantly. The basic story and world was interesting enough that I'm considering the next book just to see where the story goes but the overall experience keeps me from enthusiastically jumping in.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Cocoajam
    13/08/17
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    "Great reading, sleazy story"

    Many of the characters are good, but the world built by the author makes everything sleazy.
    It breaks it's own rules so that the male lead can be surrounded by slave women, and murder anyone he doesn't like.

    It starts off saying super heroes/heroines are captured, beaten, and then sold. Except only one slave is a hero out of dozens. Never explaining why a super villian city is only selling super villains as slaves. Also, despite there being no gain for the villain to buy only women as slaves, he does exactly that. there is seriously no males as side characters at all, only minor inconveniences.

    The main character says that his slaves are not for sex, but it feels like the author wished they could be. the whole thing plays out like a soft core fan fiction/anime hentai. If that's what you want I'm not judging, but if you want a good story, keep walking.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/08/17
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    "wanted to like this!!"

    I think if I read it as a book, seeing the stats rather than being read them, I would enjoy it, but it just made boring patches that I ended up just skipping through. I also didn't care for the ending. I really liked the characters, though so it wasn't a total loss.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • R. J. Ayers
    26/07/17
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    "Harem Anime in Book Form"

    This story was bearable for the first half, but the main character had no depth or struggle. It felt like a self obsessed teen wrote it. The main character is incredibly shallow, with no real personality or morals.

    Skip it unless you're really into harem animes, which is exactly what this is.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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