Villains Pride Audiobook by M. K. Gibson (REVIEW)

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Review of: Villains Pride Audiobook
Audiobook:
M. K. Gibson

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On December 29, 2017
Last modified:December 29, 2017

Summary:

Villains Pride Audiobook

By: M. K. Gibson

Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer

Published by: Amber Cove Publishing 11/30/17

Villains Pride Audiobook by M.K. Gibson read by Jeffrey Kafer

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The Shadow Master #2

7 hrs and 50 mins

Villains Pride Audiobook Sample

Villains Pride Audiobook

5 Hearts

Oh man, where to start with this review. I had so much fun listening to this book. This audio like nothing I’ve ever listened to. I was laughing hysterically throughout the whole book. I have to highly recommend to listen to the sample that’s on Audible. I don’t normally listen to a sample once I’m familiar with a narrator, but Jeffrey Kafer pointed it out to me, so I gave it a try. Please don’t leave this page without listening to the sample. Really. You must listen to this sample.

So, without going into all the things that happen in this book, let me tell you why I think this series is so much fun. One, the main character, Jackson Blackwell, the Shadow Master, is very much aware that he is the lead character in a book. He does talk to the reader. He also makes fun of indie authors, book reviewers, the Oxford comma and even pokes some fun at the narrator (which the narrator does retaliate on. Be sure to listen to the very end, like until the Audible guy comes back on.).

How can you go wrong with chapter titles like these?

Chapter One: Where I Counsel Cthulhu, Procrastinate, and Entertain the Thought of Killing Dr. Phil

Chapter Four: Where I Scold a Faded Beauty and Ponder the Aerodynamic Impracticality of Giant Wieners and Big Boobs

Chapter Five and a Half: Where I Make an Impression

Yes, there are a couple of half chapters in the book, which are fun.

Then there are some really fun Superhero Fun Facts throughout the book:

Superhero Fun Fact #3: In Batman Beyond 2.0 #28, it was revealed that not only Batman and Batgirl have sex while she and Robin/Nightwing were on a break. Batman also got her pregnant. Guess the greatest detective couldn’t deduce when to pull out.

And yes, these fun facts are actual facts, not something the author made up.

I want to also point out that you should also check out the sample ebook. Jeffrey Kafer wrote the forward for the print book (which isn’t in the audiobook). It is really great.

If you want a fun heroes and villains story, told by the villain, then you must give this series a try. I highly recommend the audiobook, because Jeffrey Kafer does an amazing job (and there’s a little extra in the audiobook, where Kafer said and I quote “we had way more fun that we had any right to have.”).

Villains Pride Audiobook Narration

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Jeffrey Kafer nails the narration of this series. I love how he reads Jackson Blackwell. You can almost feel him looking up at the audience when Blackwell starts talking to the reader. I also loved how he handled this book, especially with the special audiobook parts. If you haven’t tried him yet, you must check him out. He has quickly moved his way on the list of my favorite narrators.

Author: M. K. Gibson

Hi, I’m Mike Gibson (Gib or Gibby to my friends). I’m a father, husband, writer and a retired US Air Force MSgt with 20 years of service. Back in 1980, when I was 5, I saw the animated version of The Hobbit and was a geek from then on. All I have ever wanted to do was to write and tell stories.

On one of my walls at home, I keep framed rejection letters. Every so often I look at them to keep myself writing and also to remind myself some people are idiots.

I live with my wife, son, 2 dogs and cat in Mt Airy, Maryland.

I love to read, play video games, exercise and watch movies. I’m a lover of all things geek and I’m a highly opinionated, socially/politically neutral person. I feel those who live and die by a brand, or party, are doomed to fail as human beings. I also mock those who refuse to let go of the Oxford comma.

In short, I’m an asshole. Yet, a lovable asshole. I hope.

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Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer

SAG-AFTRA narrator/producer of over 225 audiobooks. I’ve narrated works from such authors as Clive Barker, Cory Doctorow, Maya Banks, Kathryn Shay, Bob Mayer and others.

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I like to thank Jeffrey Kafer for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. 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. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

    14 Comments

  1. OMG what a fantastic sample, yes I actually listened 🙂
    What a fun premise yes I’m putting these on my list.

  2. Haha! Those chapter titles. I can see why you were hooting with laughter through the whole thing. And, I will listen to the sample. 🙂

  3. Oh another enticing one which you make me want to hear. Excellent Melanie!

    Anne

  4. This is new to me but I agree with Debbie it sounds fantastic and fun!

  5. I’m in the middle of this one and I’m really struggling with it. I loved the first one, but this one is darker, and I feel like the author/Jackson is always on a soapbox about something. I’m hoping when I get back to a routine and can listen regularly, it will improve.

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