Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: The Supervillainy Saga #6
Published by Crossroad Press on June 30, 2019
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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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.
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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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