Peter Clines does an excellent job picking up the story 2 years after the events of Ex-Heroes and introduces a new ingredient to his post-apocalyptic world: the super soldier. Of course little goes smoothly in a world full of zombies, super heroes, super villains, and now super soldiers.
When the military reaches out to the survivors at the Mount, Stealth and St. George are faced with some difficult decisions to make regarding the society they have worked so hard to build and protect. The inhabitants of the Mount never really planned for the option of being re-integrated into society and some question the validity of these government representatives. Others are eager for things to change and see this as a way to make that happen. The story moves forward at a rapid pace and the book flies by faster than Zzzap on a scouting mission.
That is until it ends all too quickly. I enjoyed most of the story but didn't feel a real sense of closure at the end. I wanted more of the threads that were started to be tied off but I guess I will just have to wait for the next book. The third book is slated to come out in 2013 and Peter Clines has begun to work on the 4th, so there will be more comic style fun to enjoy in the future.
There are actually 4 narrators of this book and they all do an excellent job. Although not listed by Audible, Mark Boyett is one of the additional narrators along with Elizabeth Rogers.
If you enjoyed Ex-Heroes then this is more of the same. This is an action packed book worth listening to but don't expect it all to be tied up for you neatly at the end.
My favorite part of the story was trying to figure out who really was the bad guy.
My favorite scene was when the Super Soldiers were trying to subdue St. George and he says "I've been faking it".
I'm a big fan of horror, sci-fi, dystopian, and post apocalyptic novels.
Superheroes and zombies.
If you like superheroes and zombies, then this is the book for you! It's like a combination of Watchmen and 28 Weeks Later.
Who would have thought that combining zombie fiction with super hero fiction would be such a successful combination. Two great tastes, but who would have thought that they would taste great together. A very entertaining listen. Peter Clines is an author to watch.
Character back stories
Well, the Story was better than the first as he continued with great character background info and added more excitement to the Melee's. But, well I don't liked to go into details and ruin things so all I will say is the ending is non-existant. It would be like building up to a Show's Finale and then canceling it. No ends tied up no plot ending, the book just ended. Did the Author run out of time before print? Was hit by a bus? Did he forget what he was doing? Maybe his computer accidently deleted the last 3 chapters of the book...it happens.
It has a comic-book feel, and flows really nicely. There is only detail where it needs to be, so there is no overly flowery language. Since the reading is light, it has replay value.
I really DO hope they make a film from this, it's such a unique concept done well.
If there were 10 of these books, I'd buy all of them right now. I only hope Clines continues to maintain the quality and pace of the first two books.
Who would have ever thought of putting Comicbook heroes against zombies, and it actually working? Honestly, I thought it was a dumb idea, until I saw all the reviews. I'm SO glad I gave the first book a chance. I bought the second, after listening to only 30 minutes of the first.
Absolutely. Although some of the plot was a little far-fetched with super heros AND a zombie appocolypse but it certainly made for an interesting twist in the story. The character parts are all well narrated. This bookcontains an especially good cast of narrators.
It goes along with Ex-Heros which was a great listen as well. I'd compare it to Day by Day Armageddon and Beyond Excile, which is the sequel to Day by Day.
Definetely Stealth, narrated by Khristine Hvam. Stealth is a great character and Khristine absolutely does her justice, along with all the other female parts. But St. George isn't bad either. Jay Snyder has a wonderful story-telling voice. I could listen to him for hours. Let's not forget to mention Khristine's Cerberous character. I loved that a woman actually played an armored warrior, where it's usually the man who fulfills this role.
Zombies verses the new Apocoliptic Super Heros
I was hoping for a 2nd book after buying "Ex-Heros".
Have to say the second book is better than the first.
Audio production is great and the story takes my loved Heros into what could be a cliche' ridden direction, but instead it takes all I love about heros and zombies and gives them both a great new lease on life. It was awesome.
I may sound like a fool but after hard syfi, history, and bios,... this is all just great fun for me
I have listened to these books several times and keep enjoying them. Give this one a try. It stands alone if you have not read the first but if you hear this on you will have to read the first.
Thx again Mr. Clines
This is easily a top 10 book. Very interesting concept and well defined characters. You are suddenly immersed into a world that is teaming with Super Hero's and Zombies.
The flow of the story and the character development. At times you don't know which side to cheer for.
They really enhance the experience. The good characters are really good and the bad characters are really bad, but you can relate to all of them.