Funny Short Story
5 out of 5 stars
I honestly went into this because of the combination of Bruno, Castle, and Bray. Everything else was secondary to that. What I was treated to was 45 minutes or so of a great story that had me laughing and enjoying myself. It was exactly what I was looking for in a short story.
All Baron Steele did for me was want more stories in this universe. It definitely reminded me a bit of the writing style and genre of a lot of C.T. Phipps’ books and that’s a good thing because I love those stories.
Honestly, one of the gems of this short story is Bray’s performance. I mean, if you like audiobooks and don’t know who R.C. Bray is you must live under a rock, but it’s not just the typical performance, most of the characters had unique accents that Bray nailed and also was able to make funny without being disrespectful.
Overall, a great short story from Audible Studios and Aethon Books.
Paul Steele, known to the world as Baron Steele, isn’t your average masked crimefighter. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t even wear a mask. And he doesn’t even fight crime anymore. That’s for the guys with too much brawn and not enough brain.
No, Steele works in consulting. After having his license revoked by the Guild of Masked Crimefighters, he decided he would scout talent instead. Match up heroes with their villainous counterparts, help the young bucks and buckettes discover their talents and abilities. That sort of thing.
It’s all going fine and well until Steele gets a bad cup of coffee. No. Seriously. Day after day, the same little twerp gets his order wrong. From there, it’s a downhill spiral into chaos, and Steele finds himself fighting for his freedom in a court of law. Did he really kill a barista over a cup of joe?
Don’t miss this hilarious spin on the superhero genre from the number one Audible best-selling duo of Rhett C. Bruno and Jaime Castle.
Baron Steele by Jaime Castle, Rhett C. Bruno
Narrator: R.C. Bray
Length: 47 mins
Published by Audible Studios on October 22nd 2020
Genres: Science Fiction
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Also by this author: The Luna Missile Crisis, Dead Acre, Titanborn, The Collector