Better story, a character or two that wasn't two-dimensional
Just wasn't very original.. a hodge-podge mix of ideas
Maybe I should have ranked it 3 out of 5.. but not great.
Every character seemed like a superficial collection of reused ideas.. couldn't' find myself really caring about any of them.. all very 2-dimensional. About as interesting as one of the late night films you see on sci-fi..
The mystery needs to be expanded upon, not much for intellectual stimulation.
I first listened to 14, which inclined me to seek out more by Clines. Ex-Heroes is very far removed from the style of 14 in good and awful ways. To be brief, 14 was more Stephen King and Ex-Heroes was more Stan Lee.
Absolutely, I loved comic books growing up and, as an adult, I love the adult play on comic books that is becoming more and more popular. Hancock, for example, was a very entertaining movie for me. However, not a favorite of mine. Ex-Heroes would be a great, R-rated box-office smash with exceptional special effects and at least one seasoned actor to ease the transition. Far to simplified, though, to ever be a classic.
Definitely a recommended read, but if this isn't your first audiobook (or 20th) then I would steer you towards 14 for a much better representation of what Clines is capable of as an author.
I love zombie books. always looking for the next good one.
man what a waste of money. mixing supper heroes and Zombies could have been a different twist. but it did not work. it felt like they should have written two separate stories. if your a big Zombie Fan you will hate this book.
“Never laugh at live dragons.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam give a great performance. There is such variety to there narration it feels like a full cast. The story itself was nothing special. The story was well written and had great elements, although if I had spent a credit instead of purchasing this title on sale, I would have been disappointed. Not a recommendation from me.
A good ride
Yes , it's a good escape to a world where you must earn your life at each turn you learn to be stand up.
That would be telling
The last men verse zombies, with a little help
St. George, its obivious if you listen to the book.
Good voice acting.
yes and no. I like the story and had to finish once I got started.
This book isn't a milestone of literature, or something that makes you really think hard, in fact I could see bibliophile friends turning their noses up at it. That said it was one of the most entertaining books I have gone through in a long time.
I mean Super Heroes, Zombies, its chocolate and peanut butter gold in terms of fanboy entertainment and this one is done right. Not to mention the edge of your seat action as the story develops you also have all the super hero back-stories that are just as interesting themselves.
Throw in the Los Angeles setting with Celebrity Zombie sightings (and kills) and a good dose of pop culture to boot (to quote hero St. George in the book "Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K" quoting Ted "Theodore" Logan Form 'Bill and Ted's Excellent adventure').
Excellent book, very entertaining, found myself rooting for the Heroes at the end.
BTW, so when is the movie coming out, it has blockbuster written all over it.
This was my first Peter Clines book. Didn't know what to expect, but then WOW, really really liked it! Great characters and very well told story. The voice acting was terrific, definitely added to the experience. Made me a huge fan!
Didn't read the print version.
I enjoyed this book a lot because I bought it based only upon audible recommendations. I didn't read the description and had no idea it was a zombie novel. After figuring out what the book was about I loved the character development, the idea of super heros fighting off zombies in Los Angeles and making a fortress out of a movie studio. My favorite though is their celebrity game where they get points for killing zombie celebrities. Very fun quick read.
I liked that a man did the male voices and a woman do the female voices because sometimes a narrator trying to do the opposite sex sounds goofy. Both narrators did a good job.
This was a fast paced book and really didn't have any fat to cut out. I tried to listen to it in one sitting but couldn't. I would love for the author to expand on the world.
Had I known the book was about super heros dealing with a zombie apocalypse, I never would have bought the book. It just sounds too weird... And it totally works.
Last thought, I think of St. George as Superman. Stealth as Batman. Cerberus as Iron Man.