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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (765 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin J. Anderson Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN:
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Finally, the epic tale that has never been told: the tragic story of the destruction of Superman's home planet.

Everyone knows how Kal-El (Superman) was sent to Earth before his planet exploded. Now Kevin J. Anderson unfolds the riveting backstory of this iconic superhero. The Last Days of Krypton is a sweeping tale of the politics and betrayals that blinded both heroes and villains to the disaster that would destroy Krypton. Bringing to life this lost world, with its famous cities and futuristic society, Anderson offers startling new insight into familiar characters, including Superman's parents, Jor-El and Lara; his enemies, including Brainiac; and Krypton's most dangerous villain, General Zod.

Filled with adventure, intrigue, and passion, this thrilling saga adds depth and color to the legend of this classic story and is sure to be the must-have book for comic fans of all ages. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David William | 2/19/2014

    " Possibly the worst book ever. Reads like a rough outline for a much better book. No characterization, not much in the way of plot, REALLY bad writing. Avoid - unless you're currently studying bad writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholas | 2/15/2014

    " An exciting and (considering how often the story has been told and re-told) surprisingly fresh insight into the back-story of one of the most iconic fictional figures of the last century. Anderson has united elements of many of the various back-stories behind Krypton, but in doing so has put a wholly new spin on the destruction of Krypton. The story is elegantly put together, The characters are well developed, and yet still very comprehensible in their motivations and actions. The setting is as epic as we might expect from a 'long-dead, extremely powerful civilisation' and in spite of the fact that we all know the ending, Anderson manages to create a surprising amount of suspense. All in all this has something for everyone, from the die-hard Superman comics fans, to those who only know him from the 2006 movie. For those who have yet to enter the world of Superman, however, I recommend looking elsewhere first and then coming back to this book. While prior knowledge is not strictly necessary in order to enjoy The Last Days of Krypton; without it, you'll miss a lot of little references to things to come and so won't get nearly as much out of it as you could. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bookwyrm13 | 2/12/2014

    " Started a little slow, but a great Superman prequel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dann Wilhelm | 2/8/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. It was fun seeing an amalgamation of some of the different stories that we know about Krypton in the Superman universe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 1/30/2014

    " The idea of this story really intrigued me but it wasn't executed very well. This is your typical airport read. Kevin J. Anderson is the king of the 4-page chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Repairman | 1/24/2014

    " so far this is a very good book. it's nice to have a bit more background on things like the Phantom Zone and Zod and his two co-horts "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fred | 1/22/2014

    " For comic book fans and super friends, Kevin Anderson wrote about the events on Krypton that led to Kal-el being missled to earth. It's a fast, entertaining read, perfect summer read, but there won't be any more of these prequels. Unlike many of the Star Wars novels, you won't be interested enough in Krypton, it people or its history to want to read anymore about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Boarman | 1/20/2014

    " I was scared to the read this book! I was afraid the story would be completely jacked up. But i was wrong! Very well written book. I loved the story line and the ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/18/2014

    " Despite a great ending, it's only worth reading if you're a fan of the Superman mythos. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 1/17/2014

    " This is strictly for fetish interest. Don't read it if a few hundred pages prior to the first text declaring "KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!" can't hold your attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry Jones | 1/13/2014

    " I know some people are gonna think im crazy ,but this is quite possible the greatest science fiction book that I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 12/28/2013

    " An enjoyable read that may have some differences from those who are familiar with the TV series Smallville, but is close enough to be an apt prequel to that telling of the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Briggs | 12/23/2013

    " I thought it was going to be much better, kinda boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Cook | 11/30/2013

    " This novel is necessary reading for fans of Superman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 10/20/2013

    " Kneel before Zod! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Press | 10/19/2013

    " LOVE IT!!!! i love reading about fan fictions based off of books. it opens up a whole new world for me all over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent Derry | 9/14/2013

    " This book right here woke me up. Belive it or not. It opens your eyes to what we are doing to our own planet. THE ONLY ONE WE GOT!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 5/27/2012

    " It was a little hard to get into because it was a reading of the book and I've been spoiled by the full cast productions. But it is well done and ties in well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan457 | 4/15/2012

    " A slow spiral into destruction. Non really a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent Pennington | 6/14/2011

    " I have no idea why this book has so many bad reviews. I think it's amazing and interesting so far. I'll read some of these other reviews when I finish the book, but I want to avoid spoilers for now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 6/5/2011

    " This was really good save for the fact that you pretty much know what's coming if you've seen Superman 2. Still it was really well done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 3/3/2011

    " I'm a big fan of novels I've read from Kevin J Anderson, but this book felt like he was phoning it in for the paycheck. I would recommend Death and Life of Superman or Saga of the Seven Suns over this by far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 12/21/2010

    " I picked this book up in an airport bookstore and found it mesmerizing. Finished it while I was on my trip. You know parts of the story but it was still a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 11/24/2010

    " Well conceived, well characterized, a little dry for its own good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 11/3/2010

    " Earthquakes, tidal waves, an unstable sun, and a wayward comet are conspiring to destroy Krypton. To be continued in Action Comics #1.


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 7/18/2010

    " This novel is necessary reading for fans of Superman! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karijean31 | 7/5/2010

    " I want to watch the movie Superman now! It was a great read! "

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About the Author
Author Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author. Copies of his books number over twenty million and appear in thirty languages—among them the bestselling prequels to Dune, cowritten with Frank Herbert’s son Brian. He has written more than forty national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula, Bram Stoker, and SFX Readers’ Choice Awards.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.