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  • Written by: Perry Moore
  • Narrated by: Michael Urie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Hero

Written by: Perry Moore
Narrated by: Michael Urie
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Publisher's Summary

In the story comic book legend Stan Lee calls "spellbinding" and "totally original," Thom Creed has secrets. For one, like his father, he has super powers. Also, he's been asked to join the League—the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. Then there’s the secret Thom can barely face himself: he's gay.

But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger; Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch; and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide; but they will have to learn to trust one another when they uncover a deadly conspiracy within the League.

To survive, Thom will face challenges he never imagined. To find happiness, he'll have to come to terms with his father’s past, and discover the kind of hero he really wants to be.

Timely and inspiring,Hero tackles love, friendship, and the struggle to come to terms with who we really are in a sincere and suspenseful way.

This audiobook includes an exclusive introduction written and read by Stan Lee himself.

©2007 Perry Moore (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the critics say

"Moore's casting of a gay teen hero in a high-concept fantasy marks an significant expansion of GLBTQ literature into genres that reflect teens' diverse reading interests; given the mainstream popularity of comics-inspired tales, the average, ordinary, gay teen superhero who comes out and saves the world will raise cheers from within the GLBTQ community and beyond." ( Booklist)

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A Little Slow At Times

This was a little slow, had some moments that were meh but I still think there were some really good moments and some important and teachable ones too!

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I love it.

I love this book. I've never cried from a book before but this one made me cry. I wish there was either a sequel, movie or TV show inspired by this book. Would recommend to others and reread.

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Some unique Superheros and interesting characters

Many superhero stories have common themes, but Hero breaks through some of these with a unique story and engaging characters.

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Frustrating listen

The characters in this story are painfully oblivious. There are very few situations that couldn't be solved by a quick five minute conversation. The ending has a character gain super powers simply because the writer needed something to happen. The only reason I could keep going is that the narrator gave a great performance.

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Fantastic! A++

What a great story ! Couldn’t stop listening every chance I got. I would just look for opportunities to sneak in a couple more minutes of story.
Well done !

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