Superman Unveiled

  • by Luis Herrera
  • Narrated by David Bosco
  • 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What you are about to hear is the true, untold story of the god the world has come to know as Superman. There are many things that must be cleared regarding this "man", much lore and superstition that must be debunked if we ever hope to grasp his true identity and nature. The first fable that must be put to bed is the notion that Superman is an alien from Krypton, a fiction clearly made up to protect his actual identity. You see his story is real, and that is why it has been told, this is why you think you know it. However not unlike witnesses whose identity is closely guarded and kept secret for their own safety and wellbeing, so is the real Superman cloaked under the guise of comic books, myth, and legend.
Because your whole life you've been taught that he is an extraterrestrial from Krypton, you automatically dismiss his story as a farce and mission accomplished, all suspicion is nullified. This does not mean that he came to be via the womb of a terrestrial, which is also not the case. No, the real Superman was forged in the hellfire of Hades, wrought by the molten lava of the underworld and birthed by a spewing volcano.

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First, forget everything you know about Superman

I believe the trick to enjoying this book for what it is, is to forget every preconceived notion you have about superheroes in general and Superman specifically. This book feels epic in nature in that it spans several generations and goes through the rise and fall of several futuristic governments.

I think it might have been better named "The Coming of Age of Superman" and it could have ended for me about 2/3 of the way through. I had to learn the hard way to forget everything I knew about Superman. The author chose to give his Superman character the name of Jimmy in the first portion of the book, and I kept thinking it was Jimmy Olsen they were talking about for the longest time until it was finally explained that Jimmy was just the name he was using during this chapter in his life. Of all the names in the universe to choose, I wondered why he would choose Jimmy, the young photographer from the old TV series and movies I grew up watching.

Superman starts out as kind of a dick at first and slowly learns to grow up after 3000+ years of life. Don't worry, I'm not giving anything away - you can enjoy the story just fine knowing this because it's artfully written, and I'm telling you perhaps 10 minutes of an hours-long story. I should mention that I was provided with a copy of this book for an honest review.

This story is certainly a departure from the original hero we are used to, and I'd call it an alternate universe version of how things might have been. The author chose to write about more than just about Superman. You'll see when you read it since I don't want to spoil it for you. It's a fun ride if you stop trying to compare it to anything you know already.
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- Dominique

Entertaining

Super interesting and unique life story of Superman. I'm not a huge superman fan but I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
The narrator did a great job with all the different voices.
I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review.
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- Kimberly Smith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2017
  • Publisher: TurnStone Farms