Great second book in the series. Started off listening to Clines from his book 14. I looked into his other work after I was finished with that book. Still one of my all time favorites. This series is getting better with each book.
Living my life one chapter at a time!
Out of all the Audiobooks I have listened to so far, this is by far at the very top, just above Ready Player One.
Favorite character is Captain Freedom, this guy is just amazing! I really enjoyed his back story and the narration is spot on with what I believe his voice would sound like.
I have listened to the first and third chapter and I truly love the series and the characters narration's. I will look into the narrators other performances.
I wouldn't say move me emotionally but physically! When Captain Freedom and the Mighty Dragon face off you just have to stop what you're doing and squeeze your headphones on tighter to not miss any detail of the fight.
From beginning to end, this chapter in the Ex series is just the best!
I didn't enjoy the second book as much as the others.
Ex Patriots is a continuation of Ex Heroes but outside Los Angeles. We get to learn a little more about the world outside the Mount and get an origin story for two super-villains.
I am in middle of the fourth book. Each Ex book has introduced a unique element to the world, except this one. Still a entertaining book but not as inventive as the others.
I had to force myself to finish this book. So predictable....and lets face it, disappointing. Peter Clines can offer much more. A quick buck appears to be his only motivation with this lackluster series. This is not original, or entertaining, but it is formulaic. I simply cannot identify with any of the 'Heroes'. Sorry...no cigar.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
Ex-Patriots continues the story of the survivors from the mount. Written in the same style as the first book in the series, book 2 adds some additional characters and villains as well. The book offers a good amount of action without any character development, essentially when you want to be a mindless reader reading about mindless zombies this is your book.
The multiple narrators made this a great audio book!
The Ex-Heroes series has been one of my favorite books series of the last couple years and definitely my favorite Audible books so far. The characters are interesting, fun, and well acted by the voice talent. One would think the premise (zombie post-apocalypse with super heroes) would be campy beyond belief bu Clines does a great job of balancing the camp and silliness with relate-able characters and some authentically tense and serious moments. To put it another way, these books take the best elements of the recent super hero and zombie crazes in media and puts them together masterfully. I highly recommend this series to anyone with even the slightest interest in sci-fi, fantasy, or comic books.
Devourer of all books fantasy
This is the second book in the Ex-Heroes series by Clines. I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was incredibly well done. They have different actors for the characters and the story is very well done. I thought this book was even better than the first book, I really enjoyed it. The third book in this series, Ex-Commincation, is tentatively scheduled for a December 2012 release.
St. George the Mighty Dragon, Stealth, Zzzap, and Cerberus have been doing their best to protect the citizens of the Mount from the Ex-Humans dwelling outside of the Mount’s walls. Food is growing scarcer but things are going okay. That is until the military shows up with the supersoliders. The military claims they want to help the people of the Mount and join forces with Stealth and crew to protect humans and re-build America. But seriously, have you ever heard of the military being good and helpful after an apocalypse?
This book was even better than the first. Like the first book it goes between Then and Now. The Then parts tell the story of the creation of the super-soldiers. The Now parts tell about the superheroes dealings with the military. The plot was put together better than the first book, more complex and interwoven, and really action packed which was very engaging. We get to know our favorite super-heroes even better and I enjoyed every second of it.
What really impressed with this book were the layers of deception. Stealth and crew encounter so many layers of deceit as they deal with the army; nothing ends up as you think it will and everything is more complex than it first seems. Even though St. George is willing to give the army the benefit of the doubt as a reader you are just waiting for the other shoe to drop the whole time.
Our favorite super-heroes all grow to some extent in this story (as much as can be expected in a pulp-fiction kind of story like this). Stealth is learning to act more human and Ceberus is dealing with her fear of being out of her armor. All of them are pushed to the very limits of their powers, yet always seem to be just powerful enough. A lot of the action scenes were very awesome and it was wonderful to Stealth in full battle-mode...she kicked butt a number of times.
We meet some great new characters. The Driver is introduced, he can take over machinery and wear it like a body. We also meet the lead super-soldier Captain Freedom; he was a bit too cookie-cutter Captain America for me...but it worked for the story. I hope he developes into a more interesting character in future installments.
The story wraps up nicely, as with the first book, and I can't wait to read future installments. These books have been fun action-packed reads set in an interesting post-apocalyptic zombie-infested world. They are well done and just plain fun.
Overall I enjoyed this installment in the Ex-Heroes series. These are fun books, well-written, and just plain entertaining. The audiobook quality was exceptional. We get to see our favorite superheroes at the top of their game, lots of action, and a fast-paced and unpredictable plot add to the enjoyment. We also get to meet some great new characters. I enjoyed this book. I recommend to people who like action packed super-hero stories. This is also a good book for all those zombie fans out there.