Audio: The Future of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps @Willowhugger @JeffreyKafer @CrossroadPress

Posted October 23, 2019 by Melanie in Book Review / 22 Comments

Audio: The Future of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps @Willowhugger @JeffreyKafer @CrossroadPressThe Future of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: The Supervillainy Saga #6
Published by Crossroad Press on June 30, 2019
Genres: Fantasy
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
Format: Audiobook
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Gary Karkofsky, a.k.a Merciless: The Supervillainy without Mercy, has decided to retire from supervillainy. He's lost too many friends and killed too many people (though they all had it coming). Unfortunately, this proves to be easier said than done when the Department of Supernatural Services (DOSS) shows up to arrest him for all of his crimes. Quickly landing himself in more trouble, he decides to get out of town and help a struggling underground kingdom in the center of the Earth. What he finds is an army of Nazis, gods, lost temples, and dinosaurs. He also is forced to fight once more against the world's first supervillain: Tom Terror, archenemy of heroes everywhere.

I love being back in the world of Gary Karkofsky, a.k.a Merciless: The Supervillainy without Mercy. This time Gary and his band of supervillains are traveling to the center of the earth to fight Nazis. There are some crossovers from some of Phipps other series. Don’t worry though, if you haven’t read the other series, you’ll be just fine. I have not read all the series referenced in The Future of Supervillainy, and I still enjoyed it a lot.

The same is very true about the other pop culture/sci-fi references. I’m very much a nerd and love all the references  Phipps brings up in his series (I really loved the Indiana Jones references in this one). That being said, I don’t always get all the references, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the story. It kinda reminds me of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K). I don’t get all the jokes in those movies, but there are so many that I do get, I don’t mind if some go over my head.

Anyway, I continue to enjoy this Supervillainy Saga series with wonderful characters and a dark and snarky sense of humor. Phipps does a great job bringing me out of a funk when I’ve had a tough day at work and I listen on my drive home. I always look forward to listening to his stories.

I know I haven’t said much about this story, in particular, but I don’t want to spoil the earlier books, if you haven’t listened to them yet (and you really should). It really is a series where each book builds on the previous book, so you’ll want to read in order.


Jeffrey Kafer really does a great job with the narration of this series. I love all the voices of all the characters. He’s great with the male and female voices and there is a fairly large cast in this series, but that’s not hard for Kafer. I think he does a great job bringing out the humor in the series, but also doesn’t have any problems with action or sexy scenes either. Kafer really is a world class narrator and I always look forward to listening to any story he narrates.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About Jeffrey Kafer

An award-winning, Los Angeles audiobook narrator, Jeffrey Kafer has performed over 375 titles in all genres from indie authors to bestsellers.

About C.T. Phipps

Author: C.T. Phipps

C.T. Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular reviewer at The United Federation of Charles and the author of Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, The Red Room series, Lucifer’s Star, Straight Outta Fangton, and The Supervillainy Saga.

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I’m Melanie, and I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. I will read contemporary romance on occasion, but not often. I will occasionally throw in a biography, usually autobiographies of people that I find interesting. Listening to autobiographies that are narrated by the author have been great in my experience.

I started listening to audiobooks when a new book in a series was coming out and I wanted to get a refresher, but didn’t have time to read all the books (I think it was Anita Blake). I fell in love. I stayed with strictly re-reading books that I’d already read for a long time. I eventually tried an audiobook for something that I hadn’t read first and was hooked there too. Now, I listen to audio for both re-reads and first time. I have some series that I’ve given up reading and only listen. I try to get any many books/audiobooks from the library to help save on my budget. Books on CD and the newer digital downloads from the library really allow me to listen more. I then purchase my favorites (because who can wait in line for your favorite book??) and less mainstream books from Audible or some other online retailer.

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Posted October 23, 2019 by Melanie in Book Review / 22 Comments

22 responses to “Audio: The Future of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book, Melanie. I had a lot of fun putting Gary in a new set of circumstances (Underground Nazis, dinosaurs, and Odin!). I’m almost sad you didn’t spoil the books with your thoughts! Once again, thank you for reading so many of my stories and reviewing them!

  2. I’m not at all familiar with these, but they sound so fun and I love the cover! May have to give them a try sometime. Glad you continue to enjoy them!

  3. Jen

    Wow! I didn’t realize there were so many books in this series. I bought the first one (audible) but I have to find the time to listen!

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