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  • The Sidekicks Initiative: A Comedy Superhero Adventure

  • By: Barry J. Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (301 ratings)
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Summary

Once, they stood next to justice. Now they're standing up for it...

When sworn protectors of Earth, the Justice Platoon, are all horribly killed, their former arch-enemies come crawling out of the woodwork. Outnumbered, outgunned, and out of options, the US government has no choice but to activate the Sidekicks Initiative, dragging the Platoon's middle-aged ex-sidekicks out of retirement.

Now these three reluctant, out of shape former child-wonders must work together to stop the rising tide of supervillainy, avenge their former mentors' deaths, and bring the world back from the brink of destruction. 

Assuming they don't kill each other first.

Featuring anaphylactic shockwaves, unexpected hippos, and an aggressive man shouting at butterflies, The Sidekicks Initiative is the first book in the action-packed new series from internationally best-selling Space Team author, Barry J. Hutchison.

©2018 Barry J. Hutchison (P)2019 Zertex Media Ltd

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What can I say but excellent

You just have to love the humour in the stories theses guys tell.
Mr Thron is a master at the voices just brilliant and the outtakes are a gem.

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Dont think about it just get this book! Hilarious!

Amazing narration as always by Phil Thron and Barry J Hutchison is my new favourite author. He can't write fast enough for my liking. check out space team series, utterly barmy but brilliant!

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Hilarious

I really was not expecting to find such a gem! It had me in stitches. Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook

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The outtakes were just as good as the book

Mix some of the best dry comedy in audio books right now 2021) and add something or super hero deconstruction aaaand voila. Narration initially seems unremarkable but is later proven a ruse. All n all well spent credit. Recommended!

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One of my top 2 comedy books

I have been trying to find a book as funny as Red Dwarf infinity welcomes careful drivers since I read it. This is the book. Is as funny as the sample.

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Great book

Wonderfully entertaining superhero book. Better than most other superhero books I’ve read! I wish there were a sequel!

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Sidekicks are so under valued

I loved this book. My normal genre is cozy mysteries but I like super hero films and when I fancied a change I thought I would give this book ago. So glad I did, I loved it and if this is was I have been missing I might have to change which category I look in for my audio books. I loved the humour and one lines that run though out the book. The action was well spaced and enough to keep me interested until the end, it kind of makes me think of dead pool and his misfit friends. The story was well written and takes a tongue in cheek look at super heros that I can easily see being made into a film. It was the characters that stole the show though with there very unique personalities and powers. I would be hard pressed to choice a favourite character. I hope there are more books in this series to come because I for one will be keeping a keen eye out for the next book.
What do you do when all the super heros get wiped out? You turn to the sidekicks and hope for the best. Retried or just disillusioned heros aren't the best option, especially when just normal human thugs can take them out. But when every super villain realises no body is protecting the world you have to give the world some hope. In steps in reluctant Sam aka Kid random, drunken Anna aka allergy girl and well Randy aka butterfly king and to whip them all in to shape they turn to an ex evil super villain John. What could go wrong?
Wow I have never heard a narrator enjoy himself so much (and I don't just mean all the out takes at he end of the book) and his voices were amazing, each and everyone very different from the last. Defiantly a very good choice.
I was given this free review audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Very silly. Very good.

It's really quite daft. And judging by the out takes at the end, the narrator laughed as much as I did.

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ok yeah best audio book so far

story 10/11 performance 19/20 characters 10/10 and end credits 100/100 overall i fully recomend this book it is well worth a credit and more.. looking forward to the next installment

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Funniest thing ever!

After listening to the excellent first 3 Space Team books, thought I'd have a break with this.
Once the crew get together this is most likely the funniest thing I have ever listened to.
I don't usually (or ever) use "LOL" in any form of communication, but this is stuffed full of actual laugh out loud moments - my fave I think when Capitain Nazi's real name is revealed.
If you are a fan of Space Team, give it a go, you won't be disappointed.

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