Let the secret history of the world be told - of the alien virus that struck Earth after World War II and of the handful of the survivors who found they now possessed superhuman powers. Some were called Aces, endowed with powerful mental and physical prowess. The others were Jokers, tormented by bizarre mind or body disfigurements. Some served humanity. Others caused terror. And now, 40 years later, as a gang war between the Shadow Fists and the Mafia rages out of control in the streets of Jokertown, Aces and Jokers go underground - to wage their own war against the powers of the netherworld.
Here, in the fifth volume of the exciting series, 10 of science fiction's most gifted writers take listeners on a journey of wonder and excitement in an astounding alternate history.
Featuring the talents of John J. Miller, Roger Zelazny, Leanne C. Harper, Arthur Byron Cover, Melina C. Snodgrass, Edward Bryant, Stephen Leigh, Pat Cadigan, Walter Jon Williams, and George R. R. Martin.
Full cast of narrators includes: Erin Bennett, Yasmine Barghouty, Jordan Prentice, Clancy Brown, Stephen McHattie, and Emily Rankin.
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A solid gritty story of a superhero fiction
This is my second read.
The gang war is excellent and well constructed. There is a fictional concert involving Buddy Holly,U2, Bruce Springsteen, and a range of the other artists. That section is remarkably satisfying.
Largely pretty good
A couple of the Narrators were better than others, but overall I enjoyed it. This is not my favorite Wildcard book, but the parts that hit well are on par with the best of the series.
- Jeremiah Mccoy
Huh? I don't get it.
I'm a fan of George RR because of Game of Thrones. I've read other books of stories he's edited. This one is just not very good. I guess the stories are each based on the same set of characters and a plot. But its just a guess..... I found this very confusing to listen too. The readers change. The authors apparently change. The readers are not very good, the stories not very good. Not much to like
Flat. Flat. Flat
A big disappointment.
- Diane Bear