04
Nov
08

Brave Men Run

I just finished listening to Brave Men Run: A Novel of the Sovereign Era by Matthew Wayne Selznick in podcast form on my way back and forth to work in the car. It’s taken a little while because my commute is only about 12 minutes.

An alternate history novel, Brave Men Run is set in 1985 and tells the story of Nate Charters, a highschool student who has always been different and an outcast but big changes happen in his life and he has to figure out his place in the world. In the course of two weeks, Nate finds himself with a gorgeous girlfriend, in a completely different relationship with the long-time school bully, that he is not the only person who is different with superpower-like abilities, and that his father may not be dead as he thought. A lot to deal with, but with the help of his friends and his mother he makes it through.

I rather enjoyed the book. As a combination of X-Men and a traditional growing up story, there is enough interesting untold details that it sounds like a sequel set in the same universe may show up eventually. I’m looking forward to it.

In the mean time, I’m going to continue to listen to the recorded audio books from PodioBooks.com to help pass the time while traveling. Downloading as a podcast sure beats borrowing an audio book on CD from the library or downloading and converting to iPod-compatible format from the library.

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2 Responses to “Brave Men Run”


  1. November 5, 2008 at 08:13

    Hi Michael,

    Glad you’ve found one of my favorite books. I was hooked on this one when Matt gave it to us years back, and I still reflect on it fondly.

    Thanks for helping spread the word of Podiobooks.com!


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