The Secrets of Supervillainy : The Supervillainy Saga

  • by C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  • Series: The Supervillainy Saga
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Merciless, the Supervillain without Mercy (TM), is back with even bigger problems! How far will he go to fix his wife's current state of being a soulless vampire? Can he ignore his growing feelings for Cindy, despite their difference over the new Star Wars movie? Can he survive the wrath of the president of the United States (whom he accidentally stole billions from)?
While he ponders those personal issues, Death has a new mission for him. The greatest hero on Earth has killed, and she isn't pleased. Death wants the murder solved and the perpetrator given the kind of justice only the Avatar of Death can dish out. Unfortunately for Gary, that's only the tip of the psychotic iceberg.

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Lots of action and new characters

Gary better known as Merciless, Super Villain, has his hands full.  He wants to be a super villain but still finds himself being the super hero … for all his badness, he still does ultimate good just in a roundabout way.   The story talks about his struggles to rescue his wife Mandy from the soulless life of being a vampire – his love for her seems consuming until he falls for another and then voices if it’s possible they can all have a consensual and approved relationship …

The President, Mr. Omega wants to destroy all the supers – heroes and villains; death wants Ultra God’s death avenged and Gary has to deal with both.  The question comes down to whether or not Gary can save the world, stop President Omega, restore his wife’s soul, solve the murder of Ultra God and still be a super villain?

Lots of action and new characters from the earlier books.  And Merciless does not stop with the cliches or sardonic humor EVER.

The writing style of C.T. Phipps is unique – Merciless, aka Gary, argues to himself and with his cloak while most of the conversations are witty cliches or movie references that we his audience know but not the characters in the book who look at him like he’s lost his mind.  The writing is fast as is the action and not as detailed as it could be.  But the premise is awesome.  How many people would think it would be this hard to be a super villain?  Who would have thought that being a hero was not necessarily a choice or easy but rather a struggle of mega proportions?

Jeffrey Kafer is the narrator who skillfully performs this audiobook.  His ability to be Gary is amazing.  He does not get tongue-tied or bust out laughing or moaning when there are some really bad cliches.  He slips into the characters easily and gives voice to them. He sounds just what one would expect Merciless to sound.  He brings the “comic” like tale to life as only some can – he is one of the best skilled at this feat.

This book for anyone who enjoys sardonic humor, action,  old-fashioned super heroes/villains and graphic novels

There were no issues with the audio production or quality of this book.

Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

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The story was ok but overall it was outstanding.

This still feels like a dark comedy of a Jack Kirby comic. I love it. All of the rich backgrounds, the characters, the conflicts of being villains vs being good, and it's just still has that nice make it work magic. Now to be fair, had I not heard the first two audio books, I'm not sure I would have liked this one as much. Story wise, this one is fairly average but the narration production and enjoying the characters in action again is what made the fun still sink in.

If you enjoyed the first two, I recommend this one as well.
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- Antonio Stevens "BZ"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-19-2016
  • Publisher: James Steven Bernheimer