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Super Sales on Super Heroes

Super Sales on Super Heroes, Book 3
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 12 hrs
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Summary

Felix would like nothing more than to take a vacation. A long one. One where he didn’t have to wake up every morning and worry over casualty lists for the day.

Ever since he and the Legion had been forced to flee their headquarters four years previous, nothing had gone quite right. In fact, Felix and the Legion have been locked in a shadow war with enemies unknown. Ones with magic that could carve through their technology easily.

As the rest of the world fell apart, tearing itself to pieces at every turn with the return of the old gods, the Legion has held the chaos back. The price in blood has been climbing slowly, lately.

Felix suspects there’s a change on the horizon. One that he hasn’t prepared or developed a plan for. Or so his paranoia has been telling him. That there’s a change coming now that’ll shake up the world. One that will turn it inside out, Legion and Felix along with it.

Felix has decided it’s time to push ahead and act. To finish things and protect his people at the same time. To take his Legion and make it safe.

Because that’s all that matters in the end to him. His Legion. And it always came first.

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

©2018 William D. Arand (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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I had to open my mouth...

I had an awful lot of hope in this series and William D Arrand had shown promise in this series. I had wrote in my review for 'super sale on super heroes 2' that William had improved from his previous series 'the selfless hero'.

I was wrong.

So why am I disappointed? well as stated in my previous review, I had enjoyed how William had focused on the main characters and kept the story flowing from the first book. But SSOSH 3 completely sideline the original main characters for seven, YES SEVEN new characters! with the majority of the original main characters having a severe lack of character development and some of them even having 'important' parts in the main story. it's upsetting to see that one of the original characters to have five maybe six small moments in the book, then be used for one of the most important events near the end of the story. It should have made me feel upset, IT SHOULD have made me care for what was happening to them, but because the lack of "screen time" they had, I felt like it was nothing.

this is the problem you get when you have too many characters! I loose interest in all of them because eventually I don't know who's who. when you have 14 characters that I need to know, I end up forgetting them and they end up as faceless blobs!

however I do want to both praise and critise for William's merger of his 'universe' with Runner, Vince and Felix ending up in the same story. With the Marvel avengers like story coming together, it feels like it's about time that an author has tried to create a story on this caliber. the only issue that I want to bring up is the problems with bringing his Randi Darren work into the universe. personally, Randi Darren's work just isn't my cup of tea. there's nothing wrong with it, I'm just not a fan. As such, I have no clue what's going on in that story. As a personal recommendation, I would suggest keeping the two author's stories separated for the benefit of the reader. However that's for William to decide.

Ultimately I am disappointed, I do hope that William can prove me wrong. As a fan of his work, I know that William can write brilliant first books that want me to continue to the next book. But I cannot stress this enough, please William, if you're reading this. Stick with your original main characters! To me SSOSH 2 was a definite improvement on your work and showed you didn't need to resort into throwing new characters to spice up a story. You can do better than this

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  • COLWYN BAY, United Kingdom
  • 31-01-19

not as good

this fell short of the last two books. the humour and funy interactions now play second fiddle to world events. no explosive pancake madness and hareem swelling becomes nuch more prevalent. not the same tone as the previous two

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Disappointing direction and messy plot

So after writing a glowing review of book1 which I thought was a great book with an inventive plot line, book 2 kept my fascination on how the story would progress, book 3 fails completely on many levels.

I agree with a lot of other reviewers that the author has failed to maintain the characters of the story that keep it entertaining. The major characters in the first books, such as Lily not only take a back seat but are practically written out of the story, but then suddenly become critical at the end and you're left thinking what just happened, in a confused sense rather than emotionally connected. The books plot lines of following the development of super powers has been turned into a fantasy novel about magic elves and dragons. I read one of his alternate works previously (Wild Wastes) under his other pen name and wasn't that impressed and saw a huge parallel to this book. Now I realise that he's essentially written parallel stories to finally merge them together as Vince comes into this world and I'm sure vice versa, although I'm not interested in the Wild Waste series.

Then I also noticed the name of the 'benefactor' rang a bell....more on that below.

Overall I found the book concentrating more on the need to merge his other books story lines and less on keeping the characters interesting. As another reviewer pointed out, Felix barely uses his power in this book, the main characters powers aren't really used, it relies on adding a whole new bunch of female fantasy characters that all fall for Felix as usual, which is becoming a very tired premise. The book basically becomes a list of times Felix needs to take members of his harem out to dinner with interludes of fantasy creatures protecting him as they simply run around between locations. Really disappointed with the way such a great initial story has developed.

Possible spoiler alert

Without giving too much away unless you want to check, if you've read the description of his first group of books, Other Life, the main character is Runner (who we now find out is Felix's benefactor) and the basis of that story, which you only have to read the books description, gives away the entire basis for the worlds and powers etc when you put 2 and 2 together. I'd rather not have known this yet, but as I had checked his other books it wasn't hard to do. All the books are now coming together to join what I guess is a finale. This could have been a stroke of genius but I feel is simply diluting the very story that got people interested and ending up with a messy haphazard mixture of plot lines.

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Do NOT buy this book.

1st book in the series was great! It slowly setup and explained mysterious powers of our hero and his limits. We had lots of drama some little harem setup with interesting girls. And interesting interactions between characters.

2nd Book had our hero explore his powers and gain power. There was more harem stuff but you could still find balance between it and the story. A bit to much harem in some places and the girls lost a lot from their original characters but still ok.

3th Book - pure harem, sex, emotionally dead main character clothed in an empty shell of what he was before. His "powers" completely ignored for the whole book(beside almost automatic resurrection of some characters - also the "points" didynt add up AT ALL in some places). Instead of a story we got 90% of the book focusing on him being the most perfect and most desired sex machine in the multiverse. His personality was changing already in book 2 but now he is more of a bad guy that i wish to see dead almost at every single page. Reading about him is painful his dilemmas are shallow and empty. He completely forgot about his powers witch dont even take a second plan in this book they are just somewhere in the background. Author made him just an nexus to focus 3 dimensions of womans to worship and kiss his feets.

I could go one and one about what's wrong with this book but i will leave it at that. The only reason I only dont refund it straight away is so this review stick around. Do NOT buy this book. waste of credit/money!

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A surprising change of focus

I've really enjoyed the previous two books and that the story was the main focus, with mentions here and there of his harem. However this book moves the focus to his harem more than is necessary.

Despite enjoying the storyline, following Felix and Legion as they grow, expand and overcome ever more difficult challenges, I don't know if I'll be purchasing the next book in this series. This switch of focus has soured things for me.

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just great

outstanding, truly couldn't stop listening it almost took over my life until I finished the book. Now I can't wait for the next one , chomping at the bit to find out what happens next love a good cliffhanger.

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It went to far!!!

Its to much, To much with the gods and the doomsday stuff, i had high hopes for this book and im not impressed.

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Strength-to-strength!

Another great book in the series and I feel it's a coming of age book too. This book is focused mainly on characters, their progression and the development of on going plots.
There is still some great action sequences but I feel Mr Arand is becoming an excellent author and this shows in the depth of the characters and plotlines.
By the end I was once again thirsty for more!

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good

a great addition to an awesome series. funny and I'm awaiting the next installment. thanks

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The Hook is falling away

The focus shifted a bit too much away from Felix's ability to modify things and has become too heavily focused on the 'harem' aspects of the story. I enjoyed the expansion of the overall universe but not the other elements definitely took away from it

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  • donald
  • 02-02-19

lost the rpg style writing

story line was great but what the first books had that was truly amazing was the detail in each person's upgrades and how it changed their powers it happens like 2-3 times in this book and it was just a touch and go.

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  • Jeremiah W.
  • 03-02-19

harem full steam ahead

Loved books 1 and 2 but this one starts getting really heavy into a massive harem and it is taking away from the story, sadly it looks like it will be even worse in book 4.

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  • ADAM ROBLES
  • 10-02-19

Meh

it was ok.... not to buy but rent at a library :( the first book was really good second book okay but this last is almonds not so good.

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  • brian woolf
  • 07-02-19

What started out as a good premise has fallen

This book series started out with an amazing premise but has quickly turned into an unapologetic furry kids wet dream with spots of decent story mixed in.

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  • Josh Anderson
  • 07-03-19

So close but no cigar..

Very interesting concept with exceptionally poor execution. The guy has a God like power. Has the God of gods literally rooting for him. An infinite amount of resources (Including people) and he spends half the book caught up in boring legal debacles.... And the other half is him trying to figure out why ALL other gods are suppressing him and his powers. But of corse they can’t actually do anything to him. A dozen literal GODS can’t stop one mortal dude.... He also just has copious amounts of women throwing themselves at him despite him being a complete bore outside of his superpower.
Everything seems like the author just wrote down all his teenage wet dreams and called it a book. All the power he could want. Endless money. And orgies at his beck and call.
I actually enjoyed the first book and was excited to see where the story went. Unfortunately the author seemed more concerned with throwing fan service at his readers instead of exploring any sort of deeper story.

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  • Chax
  • 12-02-19

enough

please dear god back off the air headed fawning over MC. who while in the act of proving he is an idiot gets 5 mins of dialogue (while in an apparently very slow elevator) from the equally stupid elf about how smart he is? wtf

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-01-19

great performance, poor story

I loved the first two books in the series. they always had a bit of the teenage harem lonely guy fantasy in the background but it was easy to ignore. this book however all that is front and center. it really is a pity cause I loved the first two.

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  • K
  • 26-02-19

Kill It With Fire

the first two books were slow but tolerable this one just seems to lose all charm. From showcasing crossovers heroes Runner and Vince as incompetent to villains having no motive (Seriously the gods gain power and life from prayer but seek to exterminate all life because reasons?) and throwing in an apocalypse just for hoots. The good times to be had in this book are just so far and few between that it's not worth it.

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  • Couch Potato
  • 25-02-19

Too Ambitious for Its Own Good

After listening to the Selfless Hero and Wild Waste series, it was evident the author was trying to incorporate all his series and possibly other author's in some kind of interconnecting universes. However, it's gotten to the point where I feel the author don't really know how to finish his own work. Everything just ends in a cliffhanger over and over again.

Super Sales on Super Heroes was possibly one of my top 10 series, but this third book really ruined it. It acted more of an after story for the series Wild Waste than it is a conclusion to Super Sales on Super Heroes. Almost half the book was focus on Felix's involvement with the other world. The focus of the characters shifted from the characters we know and love and focuses on characters taken from Wild Waste also. I am all for a harem set up, but this is ridiculous. The author spent 2 books to develop the relationships and romances of Felix and his women, then all of a sudden the author just throws in characters from Wild Waste, and they took over the show. The Andreas' adorable interactions and presence was all, but gone. No further development was given to Felix and Kit aside from a few short conversations. Miu was treated like nothing more than a pawn. And Lily, my favorite of all, was pushed to the side as some kind of a mistress rather than the leader of the girls as she always have been.

Secondly, unless you've read Wild Waste and Selfless Hero, a lot of characters and events feel out of place. It's almost a shameless ploy to make readers read these other series just to understand what is going on. If it was mentioned here and there, I wouldn't mind so much, but it was literally the focus of this last book.

And lastly, despite being the final book of the series, it leaves you with almost ZERO answers. Just another ploy by the author for the readers to invest into reading his future series whether it'll be bad or good. It's a bit insulting truth be told.

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  • Adrian Osman
  • 19-02-19

Just Don't

The series is going downhill fast. Book one was fun and interesting, book two was a poor follow-up, and this book made me sorry for using a credit. There is very little substance - a few meetings, a couple skirmishes, and crap tons of will they/won't they drama that no one cares about. Even the narrator seemed bored and I love their other works.

I will not be grabbing anymore books from this series or author. It was that bad.

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