Narrator: Anthony Bowling, E. L. Loren
Series: Identity Crisis 2029 #1
Published by Self Published / Indie on 28 July 2017
Genres: Action & Adventure, Humor, Science Fiction, Superheroes
Source: Author, Submitted
The future of the Identity Crisis Universe hangs in the balance.
A swarm of biomechanical monsters attack the Volans Space Station, thrusting Earth's Apex superheroes onto the frontline of an interstellar war.
Nuclear colossus Adam Smasher is the most powerful man on the planet, with an ego to match. An orphan of alien gladiator circuits, the relentless warrior Ballista now fights to protect her adopted home. And Symian's inhuman genius could only be born from the unfettered jungles of the Congo.
Together they are the future's greatest (dysfunctional) superhero team.
And its last hope.
In the genre-bending tradition of Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity Gauntlet, and Secret Wars, Invasion is a non-stop romp of superheroes, space opera, and pure pulp fun. J. D. Brink brings you another series of mature spandex adventure for grownup fanboys and fangirls everywhere, no matter your timeline.
©2015 J. D. Brink (P)2017 J. D. Brink
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The Volans space station is attacked by biomechanical monsters. Three very important people are the designated to protect it: Adam Smasher, a physicist with superpowers; Symian, a very smart gorilla; and Ballista, a gladiator from another planet and without a past.
This was a fun and quick read. I just wished there was more character development so that I could care for the heroes in the book, but there was plenty of action to make for it. There was also unexpected and somewhat forced romance. I just never seem to get why forced romance is included in books, but I guess it’s not easy to make it more credible if there is little character development.
This is a mix between sci-fi and superheroes. We are reminded again and again of Adam’s godly capabilities and some other details that make the characters unique. Fast, fun, and forgettable listen.
What I really enjoyed was the duet narration, which is something seldom done. Anthony Bowling and E. L. Loren’s narrations were almost seamlessly alternated. Each of them delivered great character’s interpretations and brought the characters to life. The only setback is that Loren’s parts had a couple of noticeable audio edits that were a bit distracting.
I would recommend this audiobook to sci-fi fans, especially if they are into superheroes literature, and want a quick and refreshing read.
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