Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: The Supervillainy Saga #4
Published by Amber Cove Publishing on 11 April 2017
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
Genres: Science Fiction, Superheroes
Source: Author, Submitted
Gary Karkofsky a.k.a Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy (TM) returns in the fourth volume of the popular Supervillainy Saga. Having discovered the world's greatest superhero slain by his doppelganger from another reality, Merciful: The Supervillain with Mercy (TM), and the arrogant President Omega, Gary dedicates himself to overthrowing both. Unfortunately, this is harder than it looks since Merciful has all of Gary's genre savviness while President Omega has the entire brainwashed United States military behind him. In the end, though, there can be only one ruler of the world and two of these three feuding villains will have to go.
©2017 Charles Phipps (P)2017 Charles Phipps
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Gary, aka Merciless, the Supervillain Without Mercy™ wakes up and finds himself in a community of brainwashed people. With the help of Nightgirl he escapes. Other Gary, aka Merciful from another now destroyed dimension is using brainwashing techniques to make everyone happy and delighted with his dictatorship and his harnessing all the power for his evilness. Merciless and his hench-people must save their world yet one more time. Merciless is due for a change – in himself – but is he ready for it? Are the people around him ready for it? Regardless, Other Gary is not going down without a fight and there are a lot of surprises for both!
C.T. Phipps once again brings life to the supervillain and superhero worlds. In his sardonic wit, he connects his readers through his characters, their traits albeit some are really skewed a tad bit … or a lot. They are relatable and fun; even traits the Other Gary exhibit are ones we can relate to in a fundamental way. Throw in the pop culture references of Star Wars, Star Trek and more, one’s trip throughout the world of Supervillainy is fun, engaging and downright entertaining.
The dialog is awesome and flows even though at any minute you expect someone to slap Merciless silly with all his pop culture references and seemingly half-witted references that only the characters do not get but the readers do. But that is what makes the book fun!
Phipps writing style is fun, full of energy and intriguing. I enjoyed Gizmo (a reference to Gremlins I am sure!) and her abilities and her new relationship with her father. I thought the way Other Gary learned his lessons were poignant and reflective. Phipps uses characters and their flaws to show us our own flaws. Very well done! Plus, it helps that he is a wonderful story-teller.
Jeffrey Kafer is a wonderful narrator. His commanding voice and ability to roll the sardonic witty comments from his tongue were amazingly delivered. Between the Phipps and Kafer, one cannot help but enjoy the books!
If you enjoy comic books, action heroes and villains, fun and downright zaniness, these this book is for you. If you are a curmudgeon, who thinks fun is evil and has no life read it anyway – it’s fun!
There were no issues with the audio production or quality of this book.
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