This is one of the better science fiction series.
Loved having multiple readers. Personalities are much more evident.
Honestly this book falls directly in line with its 2 predecessors, great story and really well written.
Don't listen to many of the other reviews, the change in voices wasn't all that terrible. This is not the first book where I have noticed the voices change, either through production errors or other ideas for making the book in that way. It really isn't all that horrid, and it only happens here and there.
I like Walking Dead, I thought World War Z was a fun zombie book (and the only zombie book i've bothered reading outside of this series). Most of the time I spend On Stephen King or maybe those Prey series.
Yet Peter Clines hooked me with 14, so I gave Ex heroes a chance. . and loved it. Ex Communication is the third in the series. . and for a world overrun with the undead (who left is there to fight) this stories setup. . .actually began in the previous book. It all comes together, is well done. . .and gives us a deeper look at one super character we kind of thought left us too soon
There were a few glitches when I started, like sometimes the girl was read by a girl and sometimes a boy. . but I think they fixed it. I ate through this book in record time. Its just cool, clean, fun.
Now if only we could return to the world of 14. . .is there any stories there left to tell?
Another great book by Peter Clines. My version was screwed up with wrong voices for some of the characters, but you know, I enjoyed it anyway.
It went into more of a magical tone, and thought it would lose some of its hold on me, but it didn't. The series as a whole is a must buy.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
It is way up there...great great great!! I hope there is another one!!!!!!!
No comparison...stand alone awesomeness!!!!!!
ALL!!!!! It was flawless and so so so enjoyable!!!
This whole series would be an excellent movie, or tv series.....
I just hope re is another book in this series....I loved all of it...Peter Clines is awesome! If you liked books 1 and 2 you will love this one!!!!
I am a writer from Toronto. I am 34 and hooked on audio books.
Peter Clines writes his heroes like Stan Lee. Get the whole series, spend your credits and enjoy!
This would have been a great one and a half movie with CGI. As a book however it is rated "P" for "P"ass. Ghosts and goblins. "14" IMHO is a better effort from Mr. Clines.
First off, I love the "Ex-" books. I love the idea of reluctant, flawed humans who became "heroes." How this happened still hasn't been explained, but, really, who cares? This is up to Clines previous standards, a twist you may not see coming, new characters who are as intriguing as the regulars. I found myself sitting in the car not wanting to get out until a chapter end. Good stuff.
The only criticism I have of this recording is there are some clear re-dubbings where the characters' voices are suddenly different. It's a little jarring since the narrators have given each character very specific vocal pitches and speech patterns, It can be confusing in scenes with several characters - trying to figure out which character is speaking.
I wouldn't let it stop me from recommending this book, but listeners should be aware of this slight flaw.
This is the 3rd installment of Peter Clines' zombie/hero books, and I believe it is the best one so far. The story and plot are well thought out, and the character development in this novel is much better than in the previous two books. The primary antagonist in this story is a powerful demon by the name of Cairax Murrain, who seeks to extract revenge on the Heroes because of his previous enslavement by the former hero Max Haile. The ensuing battle that results is both captivating and entertaining. If you liked Ex-Heroes and Ex-Patriots, you definitely enjoy this worth follow up.
One puzzling point in this story is that one of the main protagonists, a hero by the name of Stealth who is a professed atheist, is very critical of, and antagonistic towards, the "believers" in the story, This is despite the fact that she actually faces and fights against a demon from hell that is described as the brother of Satan. It appears that Stealth has no problem accepting the reality of demons and hell, but refuses to acknowledge the existence of any sort of God or opposing good to the evil that exists in her world. Perhaps this will be explained in upcoming installments.
As far as the narration of the story goes, I was less than impressed. Several male and female narrators were used in the presentation of the story, but there was no chemistry between them and the narration to me was very disjointed. I think I would have preferred a single narration performance in this case.
I thought it was a great story line that took many new twist. The story lines were very interesting.
I like corpse girl, not sure why. I typically don't like "kid" characters, but she added to the group in some way. The character blended very well with the other characters.
Cpt. Freedom is a fun character too.
Zap is still pretty funny.
The voices fit.
I very much enjoyed to trying to figure out what was happening to Maddie. I kind of did figure it out quite early, but not the twist.
Keep it up. I really like these story lines. They aren't getting stale. They've become some of my favorite series and encouraged me to read Peter's other books.
Although, now I'm out of Peter Cline books.