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  • Almost Infamous

  • A Supervillain Novel
  • By: Matt Carter
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Techosky
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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Almost Infamous

By: Matt Carter
Narrated by: Nicholas Techosky
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Summary

Eighteen-year-old Aidan Salt isn't a superhero. With his powerful (and unpredictable) telekinetic abilities, he could be one if he wanted to, but he doesn't. He's unambitious, selfish, and cowardly, and he doesn't want to have to deal with all the paperwork required to become a professional superhero. But since the money, fame, and women that come with wearing the cape are appealing, he decides to become the first supervillain the world has seen in more than 20 years: Apex Strike.

However, he soon finds villainy in a world where the heroes have long since defeated all the supervillains. While half the world's heroes seem to want him dead, the other half want to hire him as their own personal villain to keep them relevant. Choosing the latter course, Aidan enters a world of fame, fortune, and staged superhero fights that is seemingly everything he ever dreamed of...at least until he sees what truly hides behind the cape-and-mask lifestyle.

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Cheesey but enjoyable

An enjoyable book, even if cheesey and at times uninspiring. Very good performance at points!

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An unexpected gem

A great take on the standard superhero tale - I will definitely look for more by this author.

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Good character growth

I like the fact that for most of the book I actually dislike the MC while seeing him slowly grow as a person over the span of the whole book.

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really enjoyable

love the story, main characters and the premise, a truly enjoyable listen, looking forward to hearing more

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Overall enjoyable

Fun, but not amazing, but a good distraction and got more compelling towards the end.

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Weird but fun

It feels like you watched a fairly decent DC movie from a slightly darker dimension with alternative history. Not the best movie out there, not really that dark, not really that unique of a perspective, actually perhaps a bit teenage vanilla stuff, but you don't regret you watched it.
As a free book - that was fun, buying it - ahaha no.

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it was ok

the story it's self was good but I just wanted to slap the main caricature, I suppose though you have to remember he is a teenager so his out look is different, but my god he was frustrating... the book was well read and the different voices given to the other characters brought them all to life ... I enjoyed it well enough but glad it was free .

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Good pace .

Well paced story,that actually progresses. Enjoyable listen . Shame narrator couldn't quite keep track of characters accents all of the time.

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Not interesting

Nicholas Techosky did a decent performance with clear characters.

The story was just not engaging for me. A sort of supervillain version of The Apprentice where candidates compete for evil roles. Or possibly Strictly Come Dancing. There were even three judges and silly challenges.

Characters were rather bland.

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Great listen

awesome book hope it's just 1 in series.
narrator does a good job too looking forward to more from the author.

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