Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.
Now, a year later, the Mighty Dragon and his companions must overcome their differences and recover from their own scars to protect the thousands of survivors sheltered in their film studio-turned-fortress, the Mount. The heroes lead teams out to scavenge supplies, keep the peace within the walls of their home, and try to be the symbols the survivors so desperately need. For while the ex-humans walk the streets night and day, they are not the only threat left in the world, and the people of the Mount are not the only survivors left in Los Angeles. Across the city, another group has grown and gained power. And they are not heroes.
©2010 Peter Clines (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I'm a big Peter Clines fan, but this story and audiobook did not work for me. Too many voices/narrators (who were not in sync volume-wise, and the female narrator was awful), a weak plot, and not enough backstory on how the heroes came to be. Clearly the author was thinking "movie" as he was writing, and it's true that Ex-Heroes would certainly make a better screenplay than it did a book. Normally I hate it when a Clines book ends, but this one was excruciating.
I really enjoyed this book. I've listened to Armada and The Fold as well, and I've found a new author I love!
It thoroughly sucked me in. Very creative sorry telling, world building, and character development. Immediately bought the next.
Just finished book two in this series and loved it all . At first i thought this was gonna be a book that just seemed ridiculous. Super heros and zombies felt like a strech that would leave me just shaking my head . Thankfully i gave ut a try because it is fantastic and well written .
Really? A zombie story with some superhero crap thrown in for good measure? Even the sales pitch for such a book would be a weak joke. Actually writing such a book is completely unnecessary.
And the stilted multi-narrator-not-quite-radio-play-format...jesus. Let's never do that again.
Not sure. This one was ok, but needed more story.
N/A haven't listened to others.
Hmm. I will say that the swap between female lead and male lead took a little getting used to. He had a better range of characters than she did. Most of the female parts all sounded the same.
Umm. Drive? No, not really.
Good concept. needs more story and less zombie action flick. Clearly written for tv or movies in mind.
I generally steer away from post-apocalyptic books like the plague, but gave this one a try because I liked the author's books "14" and "The Fold" so much. Although I didn't care for this one as much, I still liked the pacing of the action and the banter between characters. Peter Clines definitely has a great imagination!
Loved it! I admit that in the beginning it was a little bit of a struggle to keep up and get into because it felt like there was not much difference in the voice acting between characters and the story starts right off almost with out any introductions of the characters. However, the voice actors get into the zone and make the characters distinguishable. The attention to detail by the writers was also great as there were a lot of references I could relate to or knew of. These details go so far as having character-intro-flashbacks that make it easier to understand the hero's and help to make them individuals. Only reason I gave 4 stars for performance was because at the beginning it was difficult to keep track of who was speaking. after the first couple chapters, the performances were much improved.
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