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Download It's Superman! Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (930 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom De Haven Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Acclaimed novelist Tom De Haven recreates the early years of the Man of Steel - the world's most popular and enduring superhero.

Opening with the young Clark Kent on a date, the novel takes an entirely fresh approach to the emergence of his superpowers and the start of his newspaper career, following him from rural 1930s Kansas across America to Hollywood in its golden age and then to New York City. He meets a worldly Lois Lane and conniving political boss Lex Luthor, and begins his battles against criminal masterminds, mad scientists, and super villains inspired by fascists.

This fun and fast-paced novel of thrilling invention, heroic escapes, ill-fitting costumes, and super-sized, coming-of-age angst is sure to appeal to devoted fans.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Keon | 2/19/2014

    " Frustrating. Good parts but it dragged. It's aiming for some thing more ambitious than a mere adventure but it was a chore to go through at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Snotchocheez | 2/18/2014

    " Sometimes random library picks yield wonderful surprise reads; this was not one of them. Occasionally, "it's Superman!" delivered the goods: a tense, action-packed and faithful-to-the-comicbook retelling of Clark Kent's odyssey from Smallville, KS to meeting (and falling in love with) Lois Lane in NYC. More often than not, however, I found myself questioning the title of the book (shouldn't it be called "Where's Superman?" instead?) whenever it lapsed into over-lengthy character analyses of minor players or turned into a moody thought-piece trying to dissect Clark's psyche. Author Tom De Haven is a gifted writer, but sometimes his machinations waxed bombastic in favor of stylistic flourish, in lieu of meaty substance his protagonist(s) necessitated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brandon | 1/27/2014

    " This would get three and a half stars if that option were available but it's a book where rounding up feels more appropriate than down. I understand why there was so little action involved and even appreciate it, but I'd still like a little more Superman or Clark and a little less Willi Berg. The title is even misleading as this is truly an ensemble piece that makes Superman an ancillary character in his own story. If anything, I hoped that it would build to a point where it becomes evident that Superman is needed by the city as opposed the way it plays out. It works, though, because Clark discovers himself as the reader does. DeHaven crafts an immigrant's tale and creates a vivid tale of the 1930's. The Clark Kent from the last chapter is the title character at his most interesting, and I would enjoy an entire book that truly focuses on that dude instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 1/2/2014

    " I thought this book was great, the author kept it interesting but still simple enough that it really felt like a novelization of a graphic novel...Which makes little sense to me kind of. Also? I think I'm in love with Lois Lane. I'm pretty sure, actually. "

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