I'm not sure what I was expecting but I just could not get into this. The main character is talking about vomiting up fire, and while I guess some superheros do that I'm not sure it is very entertaining. I just didn't get engrossed in this, which is too bad, I don't mind a good superhero story. It also was odd to have the male narrator narrate and then have the female narrator pitch in. It made the story seem disjointed.
Not my thing I guess.
You wouldn't think this concept would work. it sounds stunt-y and like the cash-in idea of a hack. "Gee these two things are popular, let's crap out some schlock."
But then you read it. And the heroes are human and complicated, the setting unique and creative, the prose fun and alive. The story isn't about superheroes vs zombies. It's about hope vs fear. Highly recommended, can't wait to read this whole series.
I was seduced over to this book by 14 and the Fold, and I was very disappointed. In Ex-Heroes, Peter Clines tries to go for this comic-book-feel motif that involves a lot of graphic sexualization of the female characters. I ended up googling the author to make doubly sure it was the same man who brought us the indomitable Veek, one of my favourite protags of all time. I mean, I hate to hate this book, and I hate that it's turning me into this kind of reviewer, but if I had to hear one more time about the shape of the love interest's various body parts underneath her tightly stretched spandex...
The artistic point he was trying to make was totally lost for me in terms of how alienating it was to read. I'm going to stick to his other books.
Fun romp that kept up a nice pace. Good enough explanations w/o getting too bogged down. A bit disappointed with main antagonist/Boss.
Considering consuming follow-up books which rarely happens for me.
I wish I had read the reviews before I purchased this audiobook. It kept coming up in "recommended for you" suggestions. Whoever wrote that logarithm does not read the books, clearly.
I have a passing interest in superheroes at best, but I thought this book was shallow in its content. Lots of action, to be sure, but I found that very hard to follow. I grew weary of the randy jibes and bravado. The chapter jumps between "now" and "then" which was also difficult to follow. I found myself being easily distracted. Not my cup of tea.
I'm thinking that if you like graphic novels, "Ex-Heroes" would probably appeal to you.
I absolutely love "The Fold" and "14", but "Ex-Heroes" is not of the same quality, in my opinion. I will just have to wait patiently for Clines' next non-Ex book.
This is good for people who like old comics
Not in this style
Is there a plot in a continous series of fights and explosions? I like guy movies, but this takes it to a B movie straight to video type of endeavor.
All of them that have supernatural powers
loved it. kept me on my the edge of my seat! great voices and story twist. I'm looking forward to another book like it.
Yes but not another in the Ex-heroes series. Narration was good but the story did not seem as personal as "14".
Yikes, I don't even remember..... That can't be good, can it?
I have not listened to them before but would look for them now, the did a pretty fine job.
Peter Cline can really bring it on character development and writing a page burning page turner. This just isn't the one.