Great news for Matthew Cody! But first, a little backstory. Before he became an author, Matt studied theatre and trained as an actor. Which means he had the chops to do the audio recording of his own book, which is just what happened with Super! And now, the praise is pouring in, like this review from Audiofile:
Danny Corrigan is a boy who apparently does not have any superpowers, but he still is part of a club called “The Supers of Noble Green.” In SUPER, the follow-up to POWERLESS, about the super kids of this small town, Danny learns he does have a power: to borrow powers from others. Matthew Cody took a chance performing his own novel, but he quickly proves up to the challenge. From the fat bully with the power of super-stench to the slithering evil of the elderly Shroud, Cody brings all the characters to vivid life. His impression of a 6-year-old girl is a delight, and the speech patterns throughout fit the characters perfectly. Anyone who misses Harry Potter would feel right at home with Cody’s super books.
Woohoo! Out of curiosity, do you listen to audiobooks? And if so, when? I love them for long car trips, but I find I only like to listen to books I’ve already read. And I know some people love them for while they’re doing housework for mindless chores. What about you?
3 thoughts on “SUPER Audio Review!”
I listen to audiobooks during my commute and between classes in my library, about one a week these days. I'll have to nab a copy of Super!
As a kid, I traveled with my mom a lot, and we'd listen to audiobooks constantly. Now I tend to re-listen to those, because it's harder to listen to new book when your commute involves loud subway trains/buses.
I also used to listen to them before bed, which resulted in me getting books stuck in my head the way other people get songs stuck in theirs.
I don't usually, but this sounds so amazing that I might have to make it my first, just to hear that 6-year-old girl impression. It would have to be a "during housework" thing for sure; I don't think the kids have the patience for an audiobook in the car.
I worry that I'd miss the reading experience, though. I can't imagine that I'd be able to get completely lost in a recording like I can in a book. Books hypnotize me, I swear.