That's basically all you need. It's not a mystery like Clines' 14, but there are some mystery elements. There's also noir, kinda cool.
Performance was great except for a few technical terms that voice actors wouldn't know (piezoelectric, ASP baton, etc). Can't really blame them, but we do have Google for these things. Sorry, I'm being a pedant now.
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There is nothing I can say here that hasn't already been said by other reviewers. Super heroes vs. zombies sounds stupid, but this is a very entertaining book. I rejected this audio book for a long time, but after listening to 14 and The Fold I just had to try it and I'm glad I did.
I think this is Peter Clines' first novel, and the writing reflects that. It's not as polished as his more recent books, but it still has better writing than a lot of books by more popular novelists.
It took me some time to get used to the duel narrators. Jay Snyder does most of the reading with Khristine Hvam reading the dialogue of the female characters. At first, this was extremely distracting to me. I was wishing the producers would have stuck with one narrator. However, after a few chapters I got used to it and it wasn't a big deal. Both narrator's do a great job.
I'm pretty excited about continuing this series.
Love good super-hero stories. Love an original take on the zombie apocalypse. Ex-Heroes is a fun hybrid. The world's 5 minutes to midnight from going to hell in a hand basket, and only a handful of super-heroes stand in the way. Worth your time and a guilty pleasure.
Zombies verses Superheroes ? It doesn't get any better than that.
Peter Clines is quite an imaginative guy. 14, The Fold, Ex-Heroes... ...I can't wait to Read/Listen to his next book !
The Characters in this book are in "connectable". The story is so shallow and disjointed.
If you can endure the swearing and barrage of smashing zombie heads, you may muddle thru.
Grandma bibliophile! Audible books make reading with an active life possible.
I was pretty entertained by this book, enough so that I just got the rest of the series. It was a little less impressive for me than "14" and The Fold" but it was still really good I liked the way he introduced the heroes. The narration was good too. I liked having two voices.
If you like zombies and superheroes this book and this series is for you. There is strong character development throughout. Clines also manages to fill the book with an insider's insight into L.A. that lends a nice regional authenticity.
Clines' world building is sound. He asks and answers all the right questions about how super heroes would function before and after zombie doomsday.
I have read 14 and Fold. Loved them! Most people will disagree with me about this review. Thought I would give Ex-Heroes a try. Felt like a bad screenplay. Characters that I could not relate to. I really didn't even like them. Two dimensional; immature banter; hopeless plot line; over done zombie violence.
Not a fun listen. At. All.
I do not think this book is as good as "14" or "The Fold," but it is still worth a listen. I was not sucked in as quickly as Clines other books, but if you have already listened to those, give this one a chance as once it started rolling, I was engulfed in the plot and characters.
The double narrator (male and female) bothered me a little at first as most of the books I have listened to have only one narrator, but after the first chapter I hardly noticed as it was well read.
Now I need to get book two.