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Hero [sound recording] : a novel /

by Moore, Perry; Urie, Michael; Brilliance Audio (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundSeries: Brilliance Audio on compact disc: Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2010Edition: Unabridged.Description: 10 sound discs (11 hr., 21 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781455809721 :; 1455809721; 9781455809738 (library ed.); 145580973X (library ed.); 9781455809745; 1455809748.Title notes: $24.99 6-2013 (db)Subject(s): Heroes -- Juvenile fiction | Gay teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Homosexuality -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | Gay men -- Juvenile fiction | Heroes -- Fiction | Gay teenagers -- Fiction | Homosexuality -- Fiction | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Science fiction | AudiobooksRead by Michael Urie.Summary: 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. 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.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

THE LAST THING IN THE WORLD Thom Creed wants is to add to his dad, Hal's, pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he's been asked to join the League -- the very organization of superheroes that spurned his father. The most painful secret of all is one 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."Perry Moore brings an enticing new genre to the world of young adult novels." --Maurice Sendak"Perry Moore's genre-busting tale of a teenager with human emotions and superhuman powers is a true original." --James Howe"Truly a groundbreaking novel, its dedication reads: For everyone. And indeed it is." --Lloyd Alexander2008 Lambda Literary Award Winner2008 YALSA Best Book for Young Adults

$24.99 6-2013 (db)

Subtitle from container.

Read by Michael Urie.

Director, Keith Reynolds.

Compact discs.

Duration: 11:21:00.

Ages 12+.

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. 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.

Includes: An exclusive introduction written and read by Stan Lee.

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Horn Book Review

(High School) Even more than he dreads coming out as gay to his father, Thom fears revealing his superhuman healing powers. In secret, he joins the League, the society of superheroes that years earlier made his father the scapegoat for a catastrophe that, in this alternate comic-book reality, was roughly equivalent to 9/11. As Thom trains for hero-duty with three colorful misfits, he learns more about his father's struggles, uncovers his missing mother's secret past, and develops parallel relationships with a moody basketball rival and the mysterious vigilante Dark Hero (the romantic outcome won't surprise secret-identity superhero fans, but it satisfies nonetheless). References to a variety of superhero staples (Superman, Wonder Woman, etc.) are particularly aimed at comic enthusiasts, but other readers will be able to appreciate the inherent satire, a tonal thread that provides moments of relief in an often dark narrative. The book can ramble: tension builds slowly, and Moore takes too much time developing all aspects of Thom's life and probing the backstories of secondary characters before getting on track to build to a devastating climax. Filled with complex, inexorable villains and dogged, disillusioned heroes, this reinvention of the superhero genre spans glory and angst, isolation and romance for a larger-than-life coming of age. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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