It’s Superman!

Tom De Haven

Scott Brick (Narrator)

01-01-06

16hrs 44min

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01-01-06

16hrs 44min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

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“Scott Brick gives a super performance…[He] smoothly handles the novel’s descriptive passages, loaded with historical and pop culture references to create an authentic sense of time and place. His characterizations are spot on…This is an audiobook not to be missed.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

A Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award

The world's most popular and enduring superhero comes together with the talents of acclaimed novelist Tom De Haven to recreate the early years of the Man of Steel.

Opening with the young Clark Kent on a date, the novel takes an entirely fresh approach to the emergence of his superpowers and the start of his newspaper career, following him from rural 1930s Kansas across America to Hollywood in its golden age and then to New York City. He meets a worldly Lois Lane and conniving political boss Lex Luthor and begins his battles against criminal masterminds, mad scientists, and supervillains inspired by fascists.

This fun and fast paced novel of thrilling invention, heroic escapes, ill fitting costumes, and supersized, coming-of-age angst is sure to appeal to devoted fans.

Praise

“Scott Brick gives a super performance…[He] smoothly handles the novel’s descriptive passages, loaded with historical and pop culture references to create an authentic sense of time and place. His characterizations are spot on…This is an audiobook not to be missed.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

“Tom De Haven’s realistic story explores how a nervous Superboy becomes a confident Superman in a very adult story…Brick’s trademark delivery, with sentences ending in upturned final syllables, works well in this story of a fumbling Clark Kent learning to shed his Smallville skin.” AudioFile

“This is a thrilling re-invention of a pop culture legend, and Brick reads with great comic book panache. He employs long conversational pauses for dramatic effect and makes pulp fiction a pure delight.” Kliatt

“De Haven…has added a sophisticated, well-rounded, and compelling addition to the Superman genre. In particular, he has an eye for authentic setting and character…proof that Superman’s appeal has withstood the test of time.” Bookmarks Magazine

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Author Bio
Narrator Bio
Scott Brick

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.

Overview

A Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award

The world's most popular and enduring superhero comes together with the talents of acclaimed novelist Tom De Haven to recreate the early years of the Man of Steel.

Opening with the young Clark Kent on a date, the novel takes an entirely fresh approach to the emergence of his superpowers and the start of his newspaper career, following him from rural 1930s Kansas across America to Hollywood in its golden age and then to New York City. He meets a worldly Lois Lane and conniving political boss Lex Luthor and begins his battles against criminal masterminds, mad scientists, and supervillains inspired by fascists.

This fun and fast paced novel of thrilling invention, heroic escapes, ill fitting costumes, and supersized, coming-of-age angst is sure to appeal to devoted fans.

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