Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña audiobook

Superman: Dawnbreaker

By Matt de la Peña
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The blockbuster DC Icons series that began with Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman, Marie Lu's Batman, and Sarah J. Maas's Catwoman continues with the story of the world's first super hero--SUPERMAN--from award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author MATT DE LA PEÑA. When the dawn breaks, a hero rises. His power is beyond imagining. Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger--better--than everyone around him. But he wasn't raised to show off, and drawing attention to himself could be dangerous. Plus, it's not like he's earned his powers . . . yet. But power comes with a price. Lately it's difficult to hold back and keep his heroics in the shadows. When Clark follows the sound of a girl crying, he comes across Gloria Alvarez and discovers a dark secret lurking in Smallville. Turns out, Clark's not the only one hiding something. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, he throws himself into the pursuit of the truth. What evil lies below the surface of his small town? And what will it cost Clark to learn about his past as he steps into the light to become the future Man of Steel? Because before he can save the world, he must save Smallville. Don't miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Listen to the books in any order you choose:   *  Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo   *  Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu   *  Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

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Summary

Summary

The blockbuster DC Icons series that began with Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman, Marie Lu's Batman, and Sarah J. Maas's Catwoman continues with the story of the world's first super hero--SUPERMAN--from award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author MATT DE LA PEÑA.

When the dawn breaks, a hero rises.

His power is beyond imagining.
Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger--better--than everyone around him. But he wasn't raised to show off, and drawing attention to himself could be dangerous. Plus, it's not like he's earned his powers . . . yet.
But power comes with a price.
Lately it's difficult to hold back and keep his heroics in the shadows. When Clark follows the sound of a girl crying, he comes across Gloria Alvarez and discovers a dark secret lurking in Smallville. Turns out, Clark's not the only one hiding something. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, he throws himself into the pursuit of the truth. What evil lies below the surface of his small town? And what will it cost Clark to learn about his past as he steps into the light to become the future Man of Steel? Because before he can save the world, he must save Smallville.

Don't miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Listen to the books in any order you choose:
  *  Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  *  Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
  *  Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

All readers will definitely be delighted by Bardugo's cinematic delivery and long for more stories about this epic, ass-kicking heroine. VOYA, STARRED REVIEW (for Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo)
Cinematic battles and a race against time keep the excitement high, but the focus on girls looking out for each other is what makes this tie-in shine. Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW (for Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo)
A fast-paced story line, action-packed fight sequences, and hi-tech gadgetry expected from any Batman story make this a fun read with wide appeal."
SLJ (for Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu)
Masterful. . . . A great story for any Dark Knight fan. Den of Geek (for Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu)
The trickiest aspect of any Batman narrative is getting into Bruce Wayne's head, and [Lu] doesn't miss a beat. Kirkus Reviews (for Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu)
Feminism is the invisible jet powering this literary revamp of the Amazon princess. The New York Times Book Review (for Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo)
You'll enjoy this book whether you're a fan of Wonder Woman comics, the Wonder Woman movie, Leigh Bardugo, or just YA lit in general. Hypable (for Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo)
In his brilliant take on Superman, de la Peña shows us that there’s a chance we’ll all need to step up like Clark Kent—with or without a cape. Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Miles Morales: Spider-Man and Long Way Down
A wonderful, bold interpretation of a DC icon that aspires to embrace all readers, new and old. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Matt de la Peña’s Superman is the quintessential American alien. Despite being caught between two worlds, he’s everything we love about the Man of Steel: courageous, compassionate, and full of hope. Gene Luen Yang, author of New Super-Man and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
As Clark learns the truth about his past and questions his identity, one thing remains true: Clark will always help those in need. This is a modern and relevant take on Clark Kent’s teenage years. SLJ
Maas has a gift for crafting fierce female protagonists. . . . An epic shoutout to all the bad girls who know how to have fun. Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW (for Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas)
This combination of Superman and De la Peña will fly off shelves, as the award-winning author offers a glimpse into the Man of Steel's beginning as a teenage outsider. Bookllist
“Various threads come satisfyingly together in de la Peña’s tribute to the young Man of Steel, but the author aims for more fertile ground with an immigration subplot…As always, Smallville functions as a fictional microcosm of the US, but here there’s a blunt effort to examine the bigotry and discord lurking beneath the optimistic American façade…A wonderful, bold interpretation of a DC icon that aspires to embrace all readers, new and old.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Matt de la Peña

Author Bio: Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is the author of several acclaimed young-adult novels and one picture book, A Nation’s Hope. His debut novel, Ball Don’t Lie, was an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA-YALSA Quick Pick and was made into a major motion picture. His second novel, Mexican WhiteBoy, was an ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, a 2009 Notable Book for a Global Society, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a selction for the 2008 Blue Ribbon List of the Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Literature. He received his MFA degree in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific. He teaches creative writing.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 7.47
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English