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Author: Michael Chabon Narrator: Marc Thompson Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9780062111333
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Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight asan arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped crusader.

But Awesome Man also has a secret. . . . Can you guess what it is?

The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Filled with sklurps and ska-runches, with adventure and wit.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • Chabon ventures into picture books with a tongue-in-cheek superhero story that soars…Young caped crusaders and Chabon’s adult fans alike will grin at this self-consciously witty portrait.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Marc Thompson brings verve to his reading of Michael Chabon’s first picture book. He hits just the right authoritative larger-than-life tones with traces of smugness or petulance as Awesome Man brags or finds himself foiled. At its core, this is a story about coping with a bad mood, but Chabon and Thompson make it so much fun that no child will mind the lesson. Awesome, indeed.”


  • “Chabon’s first picture book discharges delectable language like ‘several billion kilojoules per nanosecond,’ ‘Professor Von Evil in his Antimatter Slimebot,’ and ‘thermo vulcanized protein-delivery orb’…The depiction of a showdown between Awesome Man and his nemesis—the Flaming Eyeball—is priceless. Readers may notice that there’s a moral peeking out from Awesome Man’s cape, but they’ll still grab this story in their ‘ginormous Awesome Power Grip’ and not let go.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Chabon’s first-person narrative is that of a boy—zealous, goofy, and anti-sister—and the story reads like the play-by-play antics of an action figure in a kid’s game.”


  • A New York Times bestseller

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About the Author

Michael Chabon is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, collections of short stories and essays, and a young-adult novel. Titles include Wonder Boys, which was made into a critically acclaimed film; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize; and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, among others.

About the Narrator

Marc Thompson, a voice actor and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator, earned his BFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, in 1997. He narrates many titles in the New York Times bestselling Star Wars series, and his voice can be heard in commercials, on radio, and on many cartoons, including MTV’s Daria, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and G.I. Joe: Sigma 6.