It will be one of the books I listen to again and again. I loved the characters, the plot, and the narrators.
Day by Day Armageddon, Flesh Eaters, and Dead City although I didn't liked the way that one ended. It didn't seem to go very well with the idea of a zombie apocolypse.
Both. They are both excellent narrators. The book wouldn't be as good if either of them were absent. Jay Snyder is one of my favorite narrators as evidenced by the many books I have with his voice on them. Khristine Hvam did an excellent job as Stealth and the other female parts too, but I especially liked her interpretation of Stealth's characters voice.
Well it didn't make me laugh or cry but it was very hard not to listen all the way to the end without stopping. It also left me wanting another book in the series.
It will be looking for other audio books by Khristine Hvam.
They were great it really kept me into it, they made it more real
I like a male doing the male voices and a female voices.
It is different type of story to me.
Just to start I'd like to say that I download the majority of zombie novels and I am always on the look for a new one.
I thought over all the book was excellent and the story reminded me a little of Marvel zombies however they are not the same kind. I don't want to say to much on that but if you are looking for a Marvel zombie carbon copy story line you may be a little disappointed.
The narration was well done and the fact that they also had a female reading for some of the characters did not lessen the experience for me. The production was top notch as well.
Sometimes its hard to warm up to new super heroes after all the years of Marvel and DC but the ones in this story I really liked and hopefully they will make at least another book to follow this one up.
How the zombies outbreak happens is original and adds alot to the story. The book is kinda told in a Pulp Fiction movie style, going from past to present. I had to listen to the story 2 times before I got a better understanding of what was going on, as far as the names of characters, what happened to them and how it applied to the current situation. I usually listen to the books while I'm working in my shop so sometimes I miss some of the critical plot points.
Overall this is a good listen and worth the credit in my book. If I didn't like it I wouldn't bother writing much of a review.
A different twist in the zombie world, I liked it. A little hard to follow sometimes, but the voices and the stories are good.
It's worth your time and money, if you like a little "super" in your zombies ;)
The second part of the book is a 5 star, it's just a little hard to get into in the beginning.
Jay Snyder was born to tell zombie stories!
the thought of zombies and super heroes is awesome!!! well written and loved the story :) ppl that dont like this book are weird..im 25 and enjoyed ever second :)
So, I am not a big zombie fan, don't usually read this kind of book. Having said that I will also add that I was rather pleasantly surprised! A bit gory and the duel narration was not my favorite, but I really liked the Heroes and I liked how the Zombies came into existence. Like I said I have never read a zombie book before so can't and won't compare it to others. But for me it was worth the buy and I think I would buy another book from this author.
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
Hmmm... sounds silly, doesn't it... Superheroes versus Zombies. Isn't it bad enough that we have to suspend disbelief to acknowledge the existence of one of these groups, let alone both??
Surprisingly, the answer is no. Both the zombies and the superheroes are believably written, and I found myself not even batting an eye when each new superheroes' powers were revealed... a guy who is a living sun, sure, a guy who is a light-sink, sure, a guy who is possessed by an alien demon, why not...
Yes, I'm serious, all these and more were in the story, and they were all believable within their own skill sets, and each was distinctly written (so you could tell which superhero was which when they spoke, not just when flexing their superpowers).
I liked how the source of the zombies was explained - also quite believably - and even the struggle with the "bad guy" makes sense if you think about how valuable superheroes would be in a post-apocalyptic world, particularly when they can be used as a power source, or an invincible supply-scouter.
I already have bought the next in the series. The narration is very good.
I had a good time with this one. This book was a very nice combination of Super heroes and Zombies. I have read all of Kirkman's Marvel Zombies and wished that story would have been similar to this one.
I was first introduced to audiobooks during a summer when I decided to drive a truck in order to pay for college. Listening to books all day, every day was the only thing that made that job bearable.
Without a doubt. Ex-Heroes is exciting from beginning to end. Not only is this book teeming with action, but Clines separated the story into "Now" and "Then" segments in order to break things up and keep it interesting. There isn't enough time to get bored or even catch your breath while reading.
Stealth. She's the team leader who carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. Because of this she appears cold and distant, but she just takes her job seriously.
Khristine Hvam's portrayal of Banzai really stood out. Banzai is only a minor character with a very small part to play, but Khristine brought a personality to the character that helped me to grow attached to her almost immediately, making her small role much more powerful.
The explanation for how the zombie plague began. It was so simple, but Clines wrote it well. I don't know how much I can say without spoiling a major plot reveal, but it fit perfectly within this story and challenged the way I felt about a number of different characters.
Zombies and Super-Heroes just go together. This book works.