Review of ‘Never too late for heroes’ by A.L. Brooks, audiobook narrated by Abby Craden
This is book six in The Superheroine Collection by Ylva Publishing which has featured novels by Lee Winter, Fiona Zedde, and Alex K. Thorne, among others, under the common theme of lesbian superheroines. The series novels varied from sweet to dark and ‘Never too late for heroes’ is by far the funniest of all.
Agent Geena Fox is still broken-hearted after her secret love died defeating Jewel, the world’s most evil villain, and is counting days until her retirement. When she’s assigned rookie agent Leigh Walker as her partner, Geena sends her to solve a cold case disappearance. When Leigh finds a clue to solve the case, Geena’s world will be turned upside down…
I really enjoyed this book, even though the superheroine premise is known, its take on it is very original. A group of over 60s retired superheroines living in a nursing home who are hilariously funny? Yes, please! It’s a very weird premise but Ms. Brooks makes it work really well.
This is a very character-driven story with not one or two, but with at least eight very important characters. Ms. Brooks takes her time to present them all to the reader and make each one unique and multifaceted, which is a testament to this author’s writing skills.
Even though this is mainly an action book, there is also space for not only one romance but two. However, both romances are a bit in the background so don’t expect the level of heat that Ms. Brooks is capable of writing, like in her debut novel ‘The Club‘. They are sweet and cute, and the characters are so lovable that it’s impossible not to root for them.
The action and intrigue parts are very well written and keep the reader turning pages, or in my case, listening. But the action isn’t dark or violent, it’s light with some funny moments. Ms. Brooks finds the right balance between action, seriousness, humor, and romance making ‘Never too late for heroes’ absolutely entertaining.
I’ve listened to the audiobook narrated by Abby Craden and as usual, the result is awesome. With eight very important female characters plus a few more, the overall result could have been a disaster with a less experienced narrator but Ms. Craden made all the voices and the characters’ personalities distinctive. The pacing of the action was spot on, as well as with the more romantic or introspective moments. With almost 9 hours of story, it will keep you entertained and it’s worth a listen. 5 stars.
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
Never too late for heroes
This is book six in The Superheroine Collection by Ylva Publishing which has featured novels by Lee Winter, Fiona Zedde, and Alex K. Thorne, among others, under the common theme of lesbian superheroines. The series novels varied from sweet to dark and 'Never too late for heroes' is by far the funniest of all.
URL: 5 stars, Family, Mature characters, Police, Superheroine
Author: A.L. Brooks