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Publisher's Summary

So you think you know all about superheroes? Those guys in the capes and the lightly starched spandex speedoes? Leaping tall buildings and always getting the girl? You don't know nothing.

Join Steve Vernon, Nova Scotia's hardest working horror writer, as he takes you into the world of Captain Nothing. It's a world without hope, a world that is as cold and dark as a landlord's heart, three days after the rent is due. It's a world that could give the Batman a case of the squirming night fears.

Nothing to Lose is a collection of stories that will show you the darker side of courage. It will show you the shadows in a hero's heart. Go on. We dare you to take a closer look.

You've got nothing to lose.

©2007 Steve Vernon (P)2011 David N. Wilson

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Dark Brutal Action

This starts out swinging for the stars and doesn't let up. This is a brutally dark and violent superhero who totally deserves his own comic book. The first story was great to get to know the character and the plot was even better. What followed wasn't the same level of intensity, but offered some graphic and somewhat emotional tales. For those who know Steve Vernon's writing style that is graphic and wonderfully unique and bizarre will feel right at home with Captain Nothing. Dennis Serra did a great job with the narration. I felt he captured Captain Nothing perfectly and voiced the story as it should have been read.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Guilty Pleasure

I should not admit this, but I loved these short stories by Steve Vernon. I understand he writes a lot of horror and I am going to find more of his stuff.

I am going to lose a few followers over this as they wonder what kind of weirdo I am, but I found these stories to be funny, intelligent, imaginative and very different. (very, very different.) Some people will be shocked. The language is bad, very bad. It is gory and there is rape. I like Abercrombe and George R. R. Martin, but this guy makes there stuff look sugar coated.

There are three stories and I found that I liked the last one, which did not have much bad language or sexual subject matter, to be the best.

You may not want to mention to your friends that you like this, but you know you do.

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Lives up to it's dark, edgy claim.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Only with a brief warning.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I think I need a Artemus Fowl story.

Which scene was your favorite?

The initial scene when he rescues a woman being raped.. only after she's being raped. His drowning scene was interesting but vague.. not sure how he covers his body with the eel.

Did Nothing to Lose inspire you to do anything?

Only to write this review as a warning.

Any additional comments?

I am a big fan of George Martin and Joe Abercrombie but Steve Vernon goes far beyond them to new heights, or lows, of dark, gory script.

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I liked it

This was my first Steve Vernon book and I liked it, chapter 2 was my favorite part, the narrator did a fine job, I just picked up 2 SV e books from the Kindle Store, and I am going to move on to book #2 in this series.

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A whole lot of story for a short story!

Steve Vernon knows how to pack a really good short story. I totally enjoyed this from beginning to end. The story managed to surprise me a couple times too!

Dennis Serras performance couldn't have been any better. His deep voice draws you into the story and takes you for a wild ride!

I'm off to start book 2 and hope there's more cause these are good!

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Captain Nothing. You're really something!

I'm sitting here wondering what the hill is wrong with me! I so enjoyed these sick, twisted, vulgar, violent, disgusting, yet soooo funny horror stories. Maybe I need to lock myself in a freezer! Steve Vernon, where did you get your mind? What a trip. How did you know we women have pans we hate to clean? Captain Nothing with a mask sown to his face? Oh, ya, and so much more. I'll be finding some more of Mr. Vernon's works.
I listened to a complimentary Audiobook version of this book. The narrator was excellent. His voice matched Captain Nothing perfectly.

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A sin city style superhero

This is what a superhero would be in a sin city story. Dark gritty and not so super an noble at all. I’ve never heard or read a story with a lamprey creature or power used in quite so disgusting a way with such a unique set of side affects. The storyline is a good intro to a dark gritty world and would like to see more of it...be aware this is in no way appropriate for kids. I may have listened to it while walking through Disney world but thankfully I use an earbud.
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God it sucked

don't even bother this is trash your going to read this and feel like you waisted your money and time.

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