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Superworld

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Earth, 2038. Every single man, woman, and child on the planet has a unique gift: an extraordinary, superhuman ability.

All except one.

And he may be civilization’s only hope.

Ignatius Lohman longs to make his mark, to be someone. But in a world populated entirely by superpowered beings, he’s nothing but a powerless white-collar civilian. Iggy’s plight is not helped by the fact that his father, General Lancelot Lohman of the defense agency PEERLESS, is one of the most powerful men on the planet.

Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, Iggy finds himself in the crosshairs of Erle P. Van Owen, a megalomaniacal corporate overlord with the astonishing ability to neutralize any superpower.

Van Owen is seemingly invincible. But he didn’t count on this: If he can effortlessly defeat anyone with superhuman abilities, how will he fare against the one person with no powers at all?

Teaming up with his father and their PEERLESS allies, Iggy must find a way to save the United Nations of Earth. And maybe, with a bit of luck, find himself along the way.

©2020 Gus Krieger (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC

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  • Charles Grayson
  • 01-08-20

Total surprise

I expected a typical cheesy superhero story, but I was desperate to have something to listen to while I worked in the yard, so I bought this even with zero reviews. Never done that before.

The book was nothing like other superhero books; it really was a character-driven story, with the superpowers as a backdrop. Our main character is deep and complex, and, no, he doesn't discover superpowers by the end of the book.

The narrator does an excellent job.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-20

tedious

I wanted to like the book but the end result was it was tedious to listen to. the main character seems to be all drama. the events are unrealistic to an extreme and enough so that i find myself simply not enjoying the story or characters. the narration is well done but the writing simply leaves much to be desired. there are no enjoyable parts its just a giant slog through events with no real breaks.

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  • Betsy Smith
  • 18-08-20

THE SEQUEL CANNOT COME SOON ENOUGH!

I absolutely loved this book. The writing was smart and nuanced, the story was engaging, and the pace kept me on the edge of my seat. I look forward to reading more from Gus Krieger.

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  • Sara Cimino
  • 05-09-20

So good!!!

This book is captivating and exhilarating!! I can’t wait to see how the movie tells this story!

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  • vincent
  • 28-08-20

I honestly can't believe just how good this book w

I am so blown away by how good this book was! I wasn't expecting much because I've never heard of this author, but I loved it. I'm a fan of super hero stories and for me the gold standard is Drew Hayes' "Super Powereds" series. I can't say this book was as good as that, but it was closer than any other super hero book I've read in the past few years. It was on par with Paul Tobin's "Prepare To Die".. which is also saying a lot. If super hero fiction is your thing... give it a shot!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-08-20

A More Layered Super Hero Sory

Kudos to Gus Krieger for creating his own, unique superhero story. Yes, it has all the exciting elements that draws fans to superheroes in the first place, but Superworld digs deeper with a protagonist who is a normal human being struggling with feelings of inadequacy and desires to be special, important and "super" in the world around him. Krieger challenges us to ponder what it actually means to be a hero. Is it someone with a supernatural talent? Is it someone who volunteers for work in a soup kitchen? Is it someone who kills a despot who would have killed hundreds? Is it someone who simply takes the time to listen to a child? Most of all, if someone has a super talent or super ability, would he/she use it for good/altruistic purposes or evil/selfish purposes? Krieger has a super talent with words, and he definitely uses his unique ability for good purposes in Superworld. I look forward to reading more from him.

The narrators are fantastic as well, particularly Berman with his great commitment to the depth of the characters created by Krieger.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-20

SUPER FUN

Superworld is a truly unique and clever superhero story. I absolutely loved every minute of it! I really hope there's a sequel.