All My Friends Are Superheroes

  • by Andrew Kaufman
  • Narrated by Gordon Mackenzie
  • 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

All Tom's friends really are superheroes.
There's the Ear, the Spooner, the Impossible Man. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding, the Perfectionist was hypnotized (by ex-boyfriend Hypno, of course) to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later, she's sure that Tom has abandoned her.
So she's moving to Vancouver. She'll use her superpower to make Vancouver perfect and leave all the heartbreak in Toronto. With no idea Tom's beside her, she boards an airplane in Toronto. Tom has until the wheels touch the ground in Vancouver to convince her he's visible, or he loses her forever.

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What the Critics Say

’This book is like a kiss in the afternoon sun. Somebody should write Mr. Kaufman a letter and thank him for his tender heart and the way he puts things down so gently. I expect this story will replace boxes of chocolates and flowers in courting rituals to come.’ (Sheila Heti)
"Here, the words 'modern' and 'mythology' hang together in such a wonderfully close and inventive embrace. This is a story that will steal up quietly and seduce with its originality and wit." (Terry Griggs)

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A Quiet Surprise

Readers who pick up this book thinking they'll be reading about super-heroes (as I must admit, I did) will be in for a surprise. Although nominally about 'super-heroes,' this book is really about a single relationship, and the challenges two people have in coming together. The super-heroes are strictly allegorical.

This isn't a romance, but rather an interesting bit of imaginative fiction. Gordon Mackenzie is a good choice as narrator.
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- Flavius

Entertaining and Original

So one of my wife's friends recommended this book to me because she knows I love to read and we both read The Martian, so now, apparently we are book buddies. She likes anything Chick Lit or Rom-Commie, (people who know me, know those are not my preferred genres), so I had more than a smidge of apprehension about actually reading this one. Honestly, I was intrigued by the cover and liked the title, so decided to give it a shot. Glad I did. It was really a very good story and after an initial "Uh oh, what did I get myself into" it really took off and clicked for me. There was more than enough strange character threads and weirdness keep me entertained and the ending was really "sweet". Very well done.
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- Bill "I am an avid reader and listener of horror and thrillers with the occasional SciFi and crime noir. I review on Amazon, GR, NG & Audible."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-15-2011
  • Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc.