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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) 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.”


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About the Author
Author Michael Chabon

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 is a voice actor and audiobook narrator. He is the reader of the #1 New York Times bestselling Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn.