Different narrators. Interesting characters. Written as a novel not a screenplay. Nothing in this book was engaging for me.
Over the top without good dramatizations.
Not really...story was just hashed out from other books without anything original. Characters were boring.
Had higher hopes for this...disappointed.
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Why, so many characters so much happens so fast
the idea. I thought of this back in the early 90's and wanted to make a comic book of it ever since.
the fight scenes
Zombies VS Superheroes
YES - WTF! WHY are the super heroes getting bitten? Why the Heck aren't they wearing kevlar and extra bite proof gear if they don't have super bullet proof skin? Doesn't it seem like the first thing you would do in going into battle against ZOMBIES is make sure you are wearing protective gear!! DUH! Huge mistake.
Other than that I loved it.
I bought this book on a whim and only because it was on sale. As a huge zombie fan, I was not sure I could buy in to the super hero aspect.
The story was awesome.
I was taken somewhere else...and the references to today's celebrities was the hands down clincher for my enjoyment of this story.
Initially I did struggle with the female voices speaking during the male voice of the book. Hearing a woman talk and followed by a male "She said" was slightly off putting. I did adapt and this did not ruin the story. The narrators are great in this production. As I said, the mixture of the voices kind of threw me at first. The performance, however, is fantastic!
This is a great story and well worth the time. Great twist on an old topic. Highly recommend!
I guess so - I never read the book.
zombies AND super heros
yes - but alas I also like to break up the listen
Peter Clines ROCKS!
Clines takes the old themes of heroes and zombie apocalypses and merges them in an entertaining romp set in modern times, rolling out names of persons, places, events, etc. that pretty plainly mark the timeframe...somehow almost comically so. He goes back and forth a bit about how much he's playing with the whole thing, so at times there's a dark and gritty feel and at times there's more of a comical inside-joke air -- I would have preferred a little more of the former, though perhaps taking the theme too seriously would have ruined the thing. Overall the action keeps moving, and there are regular windows of insight to help put the characters and situations in perspective. I'm not a particular zombie-theme fan, but quite enjoyed the listen.
The performances are a little commercialized, for lack of a better term -- like a commercial announcer, wavering in loudness but not so much in personality. Even when cursing there wasn't a lot of tangible emotion, just car salesmanship. It also took a very long time for me to tell much of a difference among the characters beyond male & female, which are portrayed by 1 male & 1 female performers. It basically doesn't work when there are a lot of people talking around the same time because I just couldn't tell them apart beyond gender, but, that isn't a particularly common problem. Fortunately the book is written in such a way that this doesn't completely detract from the enjoyment -- I still look forward to getting the next book in the series!
Comic book pushed too far
Narration was better than the book
About half the book
Not my style
The story was a bit slow to start, but it built up and make a good easy listen
The character's and development of the visual zombie filled LA
They did an okay job, it was hard to follow who they were at first, but after a while it caught on and did not distract from the story line.
Killing the it crowd
I am enjoying Peter Clines as an author. I look forward to reading more of his novels
I've listened to quite a few titles through Audible now, but this was the first that used two people for the narration. At first I thought it would be distracting, but both narrators were great at interpreting the different characters. The author did a great job of creating a tight, complete story that translates well into a quick listen. There's no fat in this book, the story moves along quickly and you get a good impression of what the characters daily lives are like after experiencing both the emergence of real super heroes AND a zombie outbreak. I did have some fun playing "spot the superhero" and trying to guess which of the hero characters were most like the existing comic hero characters we're all familiar with and discerning where the inspiration may have come from. That said, none of the heroes in this book seemed like a rip-off. They all had unique perspectives and motivations, as well as different ways of coping with the fact that they were essentially humanity's last hope for survival. The story came to a satisfying conclusion and I can't wait to listen to the next installment.
Ex-heroes was entertaining enough for me to finish. But barely. '14' was so good that I was hoping for more of the same. Which isn't fair since these two books are not really in the same genre. Where '14' had a mystery that had me hooked from beginning to end, this one was more like an action adventure book with one fairly predictable twist. I'll still look for more from this author but I probably won't pick up the second book from this series.