• by John David Anderson
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Andrew Bean might be a part of h.e.r.o., a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn't mean that life is all leaping tall buildings in single bounds. First, there's Drew's power: Possessed of super senses - his hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell are the most powerful on the planet - he's literally the most sensitive kid in school. There's his superhero mentor, a former legend who now spends more time straddling bar stools than fighting crime. And then there's his best friend, Jenna - their friendship would be complicated enough if she weren't able to throw a Volkswagen the length of a city block. Add in trying to keep his sidekick life a secret from everyone, including his parents, and the truth is clear: Middle school is a drag even with superpowers.
But this is all before a supervillain long thought dead returns to the city of Justicia, superheroes begin disappearing at an alarming rate, and Drew's two identities threaten to crash head-on into each other. Drew has always found it pretty easy to separate right from wrong, good from evil. It's what a superhero does. But what happens when that line starts to disappear?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

There are better super hero book out there.

I listened to this book with my 10 year old son. He liked it more than I did. We both agree that the narrator sounded clinically depressed. We were both not impressed by the main characters all consuming crush. I thought the plot progressed slowly. My son liked the beginning, the super hero training and the fight scenes. We won't be listening to the next book.
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- Besendorfer Books LLC "I can be summed up in one word. Handsome, intelligent, honest, humble, brave, exciting, fun, kind, trustworthy, sexy! All these words work."

A lot of fun

This an interesting story about super heroes. It's presented from a young teen view point. This is complicated by the fact he is a super hero sidekick in training. The 'in training' is stressed throughout. Young Andrew Bean is struggling to walk a path complicated by many issues. Girls, friends, school, parents, teachers, enemies, mentors are all here with an infusion of life's many shades of grey. Andrew works through these while trying to keep these, his ideals and the 'sidekick code' in a balance he can live with. Kirby Hebome does an excellent job reading this story. I strongly recommend this book especially for those looking for something a little different.
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- mary "I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-25-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio