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by Tom De Haven | Read by Richard Rohan and a Full Cast

De Haven’s novel recounts the life of Superman in the 1930s as he evolves from Clark Kent into the Man of Steel. A full-cast dramatization of this novel fits perfectly as the story is set during the Golden Age of radio when Superman’s adventures were popularized. De Haven’s characterization of the superhero is younger and more innocent than contemporary audiences are familiar with. As usual, GraphicAudio goes full throttle with sound effects and musical score to capture the time and place of the novel. Richard Rohan delivers the narrative, and Joel David Santner, as Superman, and Laura C. Harris, as Lois Lane, steal the show with great performances that capture the essence of each character. L.E. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine