• by V. E. Schwab
  • Narrated by Noah Michael Levine
  • 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.
Victor and Eli started out as college roommates - brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.
Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), and aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find - aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the arch nemeses have set a course for revenge - but who will be left alive at the end? In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A superhuman novel that isn't strictly YA.

Tired of superhero books that pander to a demographic too young to drink? Looking for a story about superhumans that's more like an action revenge flick than a coming of age story? Than this is the book for you.
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- H.R. Tucker

Great story, subpar narration

Story was GREAT!!
Narration was unvaried and hard to listen to....get someone else to narrate next time.
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- Ryan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-24-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios