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Editor reviews

King Oblivion PhD, founder of the International Society of Supervillains, graciously allows Matt Wilson to divulge the secrets to becoming an all-powerful arbiter of evil to the rest of us mere mortals. This satirical guide to unlocking your inner maleficence is a showcase for Richard Allen, who inhabits the role of Dr. Oblivion with a theatrical relish, delivering his tips with a deliciously over-the-top menace that magnifies Wilson's comic flair, creating a hilarious and clever listen. Follow the advice in The Supervillain Handbook and rule the world.

Summary

Your guide to making it big in the business of evil!

Looking for a way out of the rat race? Tired of your ho-hum, workaday life? Have an inexplicable love of turning human beings into inanimate objects? Then professional supervillainy might just be for you! With tips from the renowned founder and overlord of the International Society of Supervillains, The Supervillain Handbook is your one-stop-shop for everything evil. Gain invaluable insight on the art of revenge, choosing your evil name, where to find the perfect lair, and much more!

©2012 Matt D. Wilson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Not as clever as it thinks it is

Waited for it to get funny, but gave up after an hour. Too clever for its own good.

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A bit of a giggle

Very over the top narration which suited the content. My nephew found it entertaining whilst in the car.

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just what the doctor ordered.

utterly brilliant from start to finish.

has to be listened to in blocks as there is a lot of humour to process.

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Oh Dear

I listened to the audiobook. This isn't as funny or clever as it thinks it is. There was enough material to justify listening to this.

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Rather boring

Fun idea, but unfortunately rather boring writing. The narrator hams it up all according to the theme, and it's alright if somewhat uneven.
Got it included with my membership, but would not pay or spend my credit on this.

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Give me ideas lol

This is such a fun book to listen too it great to listen to something from the super villain point of view lol

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  • AE
  • 14-10-20

all time best narrator performance

if I had read this book, instead of listening, I wouldn't have enjoyed it half as much.
I absolutely loved this audiobook!!!
would love to hear more like this.

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  • Eric Roberts
  • 17-10-20

Fun and entertaining

Nothing like what I was expecting in a great way! Highly recommend to anyone who likes comics or superheroes and villains.

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  • Joseph
  • 25-10-20

SKIP THIS ONE

There is no story here, just an UNentertaining list being read off. Technically, one isn't supposed to review something if one has not completely listened to it. However I couldn't stand anymore than half way through chapter two. It DEFINITELY wasn't for me.

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  • James C.
  • 31-01-21

it was ok, may be better for a preteen.

dont waste your time on this one. it was interesting concept, poor execution. the end.

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  • Marylorraine A. Spruill
  • 25-10-20

Garbage, don’t bother

Absolutely garbage, don’t even bother with and it’s not even that funny. Got tired of speeding it up and gave up on it

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  • Daryl
  • 04-01-21

Would not recommend it

This book was tough to get through. At almost 4 hours I just mostly wish I could have my time back. I almost quit early but wanted to be able to give a honest feedback on the whole book. So I went ahead and listened to the whole thing. The first half of the book was just so tedious and hard to get through. I kept thinking where is the actual handbook? Where is the actual guide? The end admittedly got better at answering these questions.

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  • DOOMspork
  • 31-12-20

just boring

I couldn't even finish it he sounded like a discount James Earl Jones and the the reviews looked good but I just couldn't finish it, it was too boring for background noise.

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  • Alleta
  • 26-08-20

Hilarious great narrate

This is a fun and wild ride from beginning to end. The narrator brings this to life and makes me laugh even when I know it's silly

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  • travis
  • 12-04-21

A funny satire on supervillains!

This was a lot better than I expected it to be. It really does read a bit like a handbook, and each chapter is teaching a young villain things not to mess up, such as names or how to build your base. It doesn't take itself seriously and make a lot of jokes about the stereotypes of the evil villain. really well done.

The performance was great as well. The narrator used a deep villainy voice and kind of talked down to the audience, which worked really well.

Worth your time, and anyone that is into super power book will get a kick out if it. Recommended.

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  • Grant P.
  • 22-12-20

It is written like a guide book

It is written like a guide book. Yes it is supposed to be funny but I don’t think it is pulled off very well. I could not get through it all. If you are looking for an entertaining story this is not the book for you. If you want some bad puns, and cheep jokes with no continuity to kill time on your drive home then this is what you need.

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