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The saga of our heroes continues in an extremely fast-paced, gripping story, expertly read by a trio of fine voice performers. This third volume lets us see all sides of our corner of the post-zombacolypse world continue to advance and evolve, or in some cases... devolve. The author's use of then & now scenes gives a brightly-lit, three-dimensional view of the plot and the setting, buts still maintains a degree of mystery--especially if you're not paying attention. New characters introduced in the last volume become more engaged and dynamic while old friends continue to evolve.
Not enough can be said about the depth and veracity the team of readers lends to these books. I wish more series were handled in this style.
Always wondered what would happen if we had superheros in a zombie world. This series lays it out wonderfully with great action, twists, and humor. Do yourself a favor and get this series
I am now officially an aficionado of this series. I love urban fantasies and this has that wonderful blend of fantasy and reality mixed with actual environs of Los Angeles. I live in LA and I got a kick out of imagining the streets and parts of the city in this post-zombie/apocalypse.
Veering into the realm of demons and sorcery took getting used to, but all the super heroes were so well-defined that even with all the magic, otherworldly things, it was believable. Besides I really enjoy the comic book (excuse me, it's graphic novel, thank you) style and especially the use of each chapter "then and now".
Excellent group narration with the stand-out of Jay Snyder, who I am assuming was the main narrator.
Loved the excellent writing of small details of what each Ex looks like and a mention of who they had been when alive. I also loved the zombie/Ex behaviors like the teeth chattering and the movements.
Overall, a really terrific series.
Maxwell Hale, perhaps the most interesting character in the series has returned, accompanied by the Reaver-lord, Cairax Murrain. I was getting quite fed up of the Stealth & St George show, so Hale was a very welcome change of pace. I actually enjoyed his back story more than I did the central narrative.
There is also a brand new character thrown into the mix and her introduction chapter is nothing short of amazing.
Together these two characters make the book something really special for me - I've read it at least 3 times already. I'm impressed that Clines has managed to keep this trope running for so long while keeping each book fresh.
I do recommend.
if your hoping the story continues with smashing and huge battles you might be disappointed. it picks up in the middle of the book still a great series to listen to while at work. on to book 4!..review you later.
Loved it, as usual for this series. The connection to the other books is very nice. Some favorite moments were Madeline's story arc, meeting Karen, and how they took down the big bad this time. the narrators did well this time but there felt like some streamlining of some voices this time around; Berry just doesn't sound the same in this book as the last book, and there is not too much difference between Daniel (Cerberus) and Stealth. However, I wholly enjoyed the book.
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