The Flash: Stop Motion by Mark Schultz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Flash: Stop Motion by Mark Schultz; audio book by Graphic Audio, is pretty good. This story is part of a series of books about the Pre New 52 DCU Justice League. As far as I know all of the books are stand alone stories, and I don’t think you need to read them in any particular order to understand any of them.
This one features the Wally West flash who was Berry Allen’s nephew by marriage to Isis West. The story revolves around a genetically engineered creature called The Super Luminoid [No idea about the spelling of that since I had an audiobook.]. It’s a decent story but a lot of it is taken up with lengthy descriptions of some very dubious science.
Enjoyable if you liked the Wally West flash, the Pre New 52 Earth, or are listening to the other books in the series.
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PARTICLE MAN by Deric McNish
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This review is for the Audible Audio Book version of Particle Man by Deric McNish. “This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.”
I rated this book 4 stars as I split the difference between the voice performance of 5 stars and the story aspects that I rated 3 stars.
PARTICLE MAN by Deric McNish is a slow and often humorous narrative of a young man growing up in the 1950’s who discovers that he has extraordinary powers. This is mostly a coming of age story as we are introduced to a cast of friends, family, and his day to day life. This introduction takes up the bulk of the novel and the action is almost exclusively in the last ¼ of the book.
Unfortunately this makes everything at the end feel a bit rushed and the ending abrupt. It’s like the origin story of a superhero where not all the mysteries have been explained. It isn’t clear to me if this is intended to actually be the first book in a series or not. It certainly feels as if it needs another book to wrap it up and give the reader closure.
When I saw that Deric McNish was listed as both author and narrator I paused in trepidation for a moment but I needn’t have worried. His voice is well suited to the main character of the book, and all of his voice inflections give just the right emphasis to the story.
I sincerely hope we get a sequel because I was hungry for more details about the events in the end of this book and want to know about other things only hinted at.
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