©2013 Peter Clines (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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)
Book one was good, book two was excellent, and this book is back to good. Overall the series was a great read, but individually, this might have been the weakest book of the three.
Why? Because nothing really happened. The book was spent exploring the characters' relationships with each other, more than interacting with the outside world. Also... the bad guys seemed like they were tacked on. We start the book with Legion - ohh... very bad - but then we get the demon appearance and Legion just sorta fades to the background. The reason for Legion's end-story acquiesance doesn't ring true, especially considering how focused on rage he was in the first of the book. And I don't really believe the heroes' naivete that led to the freeing of the demon in the first place.
The existing main characters were still there, and a couple were added, but... some of the previously added heroes (Driver) were just cameos here. There was a little bit of mystery around Corpse girl, but it didn't go anywhere in this story - I am hoping it will be further developed in the next book.
But, even so, it was a great series and now that I see there is another book in the series, I will go get it!
Narration is excellent, there is no gore or significant violence, and any swearing was not excessive.
The second book fell a little flat for me. Ex Patriots felt like The Empire Strikes Back. It seemed similar to the first book, introduces new characters and didn't have a satisfying conclusion.
In contrast, Ex Communication doesn't introduce anybody new, but it builds upon existing characters. I liked that the scavengers and guards are back in the story. The relationships characters become more realized as the Mount becomes a city. Politics and religion factions start to emerge.
While the Mount is experiencing growing pains, old unresolved threats could destroy humanity.
This book had me hooked, I love the concept, Zombies & Super Heroes!
The first book was not as refined, but Peter is definitely communicating his story much more eloquently now!
Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.
The rule about trilogies is usually that the first one is decent, the second is a bit weaker and the third fulfills everything the series is about. It applies here. It gathers the best elements of the first two books, acknowledges the events they have gone through, and pulls all the stops.
All the characters in this book were introduced previously in some capacity, whether present or mentioned. The combination of action and humor reaches a new, refined height as Peter Clines flexes his creative muscles.
I am NOT a zombie book/film/story fan. I do enjoy a good super hero movie, but not normally a book. This trilogy intrigues me, and this is book 3. It's an interesting mix of humanization, Armageddon, unnatural abilities.....weird, but it works for me. The cast does a superb job, and different cast members performing the roles really "tells" the story. Indulge yourself, and give it a shot.
Yes, the story is great and I loved the characters.
It explained a few things about the previous story and the story keeps moving forward and doesn't dwell endlessly at any point.
Definitely, every chapter ends and keeps you wanting to hear more. Took me three days since work kept getting in the way.
A great series with wonderful characters that leaves you wanting more.
Top 20. I'm a big fan of the series.
Clines does a good job weaving together story arcs from the other two books to create an intriguing third entry in the series that is every bit as good as the other two books. Just a quick comment on the faulty narration -- I downloaded this audiobook in early September of 2013 and there are several scenes in the book where Jay Snyder "fills in" as the voices of Stealth and Captain Freedom for a few lines (Hvam would do the majority of a chapter, for example, and here and there Snyder [as Stealth] would be dubbed in for a few lines). I don't know how this compares to the original release, but it doesn't occur that often and doesn't throw off the pacing of the book.
Not his best work but a store that needed to be told to allow a more full back storey to be created for some of the hero's
Yes, there was a nice change of voice style and tone
Yes, while not may favourt in the series .... but still worth the read
So far I have listened to the book twice. The choice of vocal talent is one of the main reasons you really get into any particular audiobook and in this release the characters are brought to life in excellent fashion.
The escape of "the character that shall remain nameless." The details as I think of them can't be shared here. Don't wanna create spoilers.
Stealth & the crew have been voiced brilliantly from the first book I listened to. Freedom and every character in the book are "Alive." through the performance of the narrators here.
Laughter and tension as well as a great mystery were found here. Excellent work.
The Ex series has been one of the best finds here and I gladly share the series info to my friends and where to get it too!!!
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I was tired of Zombies so I avoided this book for a long time. However, I finally gave in and read Ex-Hero's and I have to say, in-spite of my own resistance, I got addicted to the series and read all three in the course of a couple of weeks. I love the authors style and the setting this is a gem.
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