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The Daily Struggles of an Immortal: A Superhero Adventure

Immortal Supers, Book 1
Written by: Kurtis Eckstein
Narrated by: Christopher Boucher
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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In a world where almost everyone has a superpower, Sam Archer finds himself with one of the most useless abilities of all - immortality. Sure, he can’t die, but he sure as hell can’t fight back either. If anything, the incapacity to die has turned out to be a hassle for Sam, with ridiculous requests for obnoxious favors being a primary concern. However, his coworker Lily Dodson is about to make his life a lot more interesting with her unique proposal.

Warning: This book contains adult content that may not be suitable for all audiences, including suggestive adult scenes, slight harem elements, consensual sexual aggression on a male character by a female (slight BDSM elements), graphic violence, talk about self-harming behavior, and alcohol consumption/drug use. However, this book does not contain overly vulgar language, and it has parts you may find wholesome.

©2018 Kurtis Eckstein (P)2019 Kurtis Eckstein

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  • Scott
  • Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada
  • 2019-03-19

Fun story, bad final words

A fun story with a rather unique set of relationships between somewhat overpowered characters which culminates in a nice relaxing ending... except for the last few pages.

The writing in this story is pretty decent starting out strong but sort of petering out near the end almost as though it was started with good intentions and the author had to rush as the deadline began getting closer. That being said, the writing was overall pretty good, though I did get tired of the constant references to a character "getting there" near the end.

The story is interesting and has many minor details that I can foresee being fleshed out into much larger arcs. The relationships between the main cast feel a bit more well thought out than your typical fare and I appreciated that the author allows a great deal of time to pass over the course of the story. It makes everything feel a bit more real when people work towards something over months rather than having sparks fly over a few days.

The characters are unique and have good reason to be there only stumbling slightly with a rushed introduction for each new one to appear. Unfortunately this isn't the case for the bad guys in the story. Each one is plopped in, dealt with, and forgotten, often in the same chapter. They feel less like characters and more like simple plot devices to have something happen to the main cast. This isn't a huge detriment since these flat henchmen characters serve to contrast the important characters who are all much more well rounded and thought out.

One detail that I really didn't like was the main character's powers. He begins with what is frequently thought of as an amazing power, though we are frequently shown how it can be a curse too. Before long he gets a hold of some info that explains how his powers came to be, though the characters make some intuitive leaps that make absolutely zero sense. Then now that he knows how his power came to be, he's able to use it as a weapon... immediately... And it's broken as all hell. Bam kill 19 people 100 feet away just by thinking it. No defence, no stopping it, and completely mutable to the point that he can use it for whatever he wants. It's like his power is magic, not like magical or anything, just like literally just magic. If he had spent some time working towards it then it would be a bit more forgivable but he's literally a master of it within seconds of learning it. This is softened a bit by the fact that he rarely uses it to it's full extent and instead uses it for fun most of t he time but still, it's a weak and rushed plot device.

The ending of the story is is relaxing and sweet and is a nice ending to what has been predominantly a pretty relaxing "slice of life" story in a super powered setting... Except for the final few pages. The story ends on the most annoying cliffhanger which is obviously meant to get you interested in pursuing the next book. It's a cheap hook and sours what has been an enjoyable read for me up to that point. If the author would have hinted at this hook in some way, foreshadowed it a bit more clearly, or even jumped to the point of view of another character to show it to the reader, then it would have easily jumped this book up another star for me.

In the end this is a fun story that I enjoyed (minus the ending) and I think I will continue the story once the next book is released.

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  • Adam
  • Tulsa, OK, United States
  • 2019-03-26

It's Romance Novel Grade Porn, people

It's dressed up nicely, and it's well hidden ... but it's lite S&M
porn. If you like the Anita Blake vampire series after about book 5, then it's your kind of lite S&M Porn. But it's still porn, with a Masochist as the Main Character. He likes to be hurt, he Demands to be hurt, it was Very insistent and graphically descriptive on this point.

I've returned two books out of literally a thousand and this was the second.

If you like it, fine. But don't try and pretend it's not a Romance novel level of porn.

Enjoy, you do you.

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  • Steven R Miller
  • SoCal US
  • 2019-04-19

This is the superpower I want

Well, put together story Sam acts and reasons like a true immortal. It not just about the adult scenes even though they are outstanding; in this, we find a love triangle that works. Can wait for the next book.

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  • Rachael
  • 2019-04-16

It's alright.

Not a bad listen, just too focused on the...bedroom. It talked about sex too much for me to appreciate any of the intimacy. If there was about three fourths less of that I would have been fine with it. The story itself, when not about humping, isn't bad. There was actually a quite a few surprises I enjoyed.

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  • Paul Ewing
  • 2019-04-10

really great read/listen

very laid back book at the start and gets more entertaining and engrossing the more you read

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-04-09

Good if you like slice of life stories

This book is exactly what it's title says, it's not action packed but there is action, the sex scenes are short lived, and it's an interesting take on immortality.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-08

well....i managed to get through it

the story is kinda fun but it lacks depth. and there are a lot of instances where "because plot armor" comes into play. the character developement is sub-par in my view and this whole story needs a little more in terms of story. this is one of those "just roll with it" stories and it loses relatability to characters more often than not. but i will say, i did kind of enjoy this one. its in that catagory of "terribad" like birdemic. give this one a shot if you want. but if you don't you arent missing much

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  • Antonio
  • 2019-04-07

somewhat lacking

There could have been more action. I didnt mind the romance and drama, but without enough action the story gets boring. What is the point of writing a superhero story if there is no violence?

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  • Atom
  • Jenks, OK United States
  • 2019-04-07

an interesting take on super humans

this is a pretty good read, it kept me turning pages, not the best book I've read this month, but I feel I got my money's worth. And the narrator does an excellent job bringing the character's to life. I would reccomend it.

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  • Sean Lankford
  • 2019-04-06

Different, excellent tale

An entertaining story that is pleasantly different than one expects from this genre. I hope the author receives the positive feedback needed to follow up with a sequel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful