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Publisher's Summary

Even D-list supervillains have to start somewhere.
Follow Cal Stringel's misadventures as he climbs to the lowest levels of supervillany in the prequel to the smash hit, Confessions of a D-List Supervillain. Angry that he wouldn't be known as the engineer who made Ultraweapon's force blasters, Cal resigns to chase after a bigger, better paycheck.
However, the Promethia Corporation isn't going to let him go that easily and sets out to make his life a living hell. Fed up at being pushed around by a company with an endless supply of lawyers and litigation, Cal sets out to build his own version of Ultraweapon's powered armor and take his revenge!
What Cal doesn't count on is just how hard this is going to be.
Along the way, he will make both friends and enemies and discover how hard hitting rock bottom can feel. Whether Cal is trying to smooth talk his way out of the prison for supervillains, haggle with nefarious employers over the price of his inventions, or battle with the Gulf Coast Guardians, he's in for one wild ride!
He'll need to learn that when money is tight that everything has a price - from the cost of making weapons for a psychotic speedster to how much to charge for taking the blame for a drunken rampage through Las Vegas.
©2014 James Steven Bernheimer (P)2014 James Steven Bernheimer
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5 out of 5 stars
By Teresa on 02-26-15

Anti-hero beginnings.

I like how Cal thinks, he is devious and sarcastic, makes me laugh. While this book has funny parts the main emphasis is showing how Cal managed to have his life trashed so much that he became a D list supervillain. This book leaves you right where the Confessions of a D list Supervillain starts off. I had read Confessions quite some time ago and after listening to this book I went ahead and listened to it again. It was just as fun the second time around. If you’re a fan of the internet show of Dr. Horrible's Sing Along, you will like this. Narrator is perfect for the character Cal, shows his dry sense of humor.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lester on 09-28-15

Absolute page turner.

I couldn't put this one down. Great story and performance. I loved rooting for the anti-hero Cal Stringle.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Helen on 07-11-17

Anti-hero/supervillain

I quite enjoyed this. it's nothing particularly original, nor will it win any literature awards, but it's a fun romp in a broadly painted world of heroes and super villains. Entertaining was definitely the word I'd use :)

The narration wasn't too bad - a bit flat for some of the secondary cast, but as this is predominately a first person story, it didn't really matter. I'd listen to Kafer again

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By Lee Redwood. Gorin on 07-09-16

prequel blues

if you have not gone though the other 2 books, you won't be held by this one, and even then it tells you next to nothing new.

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