This was a pretty unique combination of superheroes and zombies. Despite the occasional situation/remark that was not suitable for children, I had a blast listening to this with my middle school-age son! We took it on a road trip and the miles zoomed by without notice.
The background on Cerberus and her introduction through a military mission.
Nothing extreme, but high entertainment if you suspend disbelief and simply enjoy the story.
It's garbage, but very entertaining garbage. Clines slips up a few times, and his phrasing is pretty groan-worthy at times. But he keeps the storyline moving. Listening to it is like watching a B movie, which I think in this case totally is a compliment, since that's really what the author's going for.
Yes its a great concept and very entertaining
Ex Patriots - its the second book in the series
Liked the use of male and female narrators - with this many speaking roles its def necessary
Superheros fight super Zombies!
You got Zombies in my Superheroes novel. You got Superheroes in my Zombie novel. Together it is a great combination (yes, I know Marvel has done this in the past, but it still doesn't make it any less interesting).
This story is a solid read. It combines both the origin stories of the various heroes with back story on how they handled the Zombie outbreak to the present situation, dealing with their closest opponents, a gang that has also survived the outbreak.The writer does a great job blending those stories together, causing a level of care for the characters as well as bringing the story to a rip-roaring battle of a crescendo.
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Kind of started off slow. But once I suspended my disbelief and bought into the concept, it was a pretty good action story. The characters were interesting and likable, and the story was well written. I finished it in just a few days.
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Ex-Heroes does not rank the highest nor the lowest out of all the books I've listened to or read. It was entertaining with a lot of interesting concepts.
What I enjoyed best about this book was the fact that there were super heroes in it. That's what caught my eye and why I bought it. What I didn't expect was that every main super hero had a back story of how they got their powers and what they were doing when the zombies first attack! That made the book for me!
I would have to say the end was my favorite scene. It was a nice twist and honestly, I didn't see it coming.
I actually did listen to this book in one sitting!
The one thing I didn't like about it, and this is a problem I have with any free standing book, is that it was to short. Just when you start to get to know your characters, the book is ending. It always leaves me in wanting. Other than that, it was good and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys zombie stories.
I think so. The story does start a little slow, but the superheroes story tugs at you. And as the different characters develop the story comes together. And comes together well. Character development is important to this book, and the author knew it. The story works well?
The not over-the-top use of superheroes. A handful of different characters some still with"superpowers" and some whose powers were gone, brutally taken away. This sets up good tension between characters. You want to know what happens to them as they fightfor the mount.
The obvious answer is that women should sound like women, and men like men. These two narrators do a great job, especially in their description of the everyday and the subtle sexual tensions experienced by both the special heroes and the everyday joe blows that the powerful protect .
When the two main characters left the safety of the mount for two days to do some recon.over and in enemy territory. You learn a lot about the two main characters and the differences between them.
Ending of this book sets up the second book beautifully. I now look forward to hearing the second book. I want to know what happens to the characters. Does the mount expand?Stuff like that.
Entertaining, fast moving story with really well done characters. It's a unique take on zombie stories, combining the fun of a variety of superheros and their varying super powers with a zombie apocolypse. Loads of fun! The next novel in the series is pretty good too, so if you enjoy this, I recommend that as well... Hope they keep coming!
Good characters in a great and UNIQUE twist on the zombie genre. Yes, this is still the "same old zombie" story, but its viewed through a new lens: Ambulatory carnivorous corpses vs superheroes. The zombies took second-fiddle to the heroes and the non-zombie villains, but that's typical of a lot of zombie books. Though most of the book takes place well after the zombie outbreak starts, the character backgrounds and their actions during the initial outbreak (told during flashbacks) are what mad this book for me. The ending was quite good despite a few flaws in logic.
I Liked the play of the male and female characters by the two voice actors. the way it helps you to get the story before it introduces each ones back story . develops a nice tangent before it gives you a nice cliff hanger ending