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Ex-Heroes Audiobook

Ex-Heroes

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Amazon Customer usa 10-16-15
    Amazon Customer usa 10-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Comic Book like Novel"

    This book is like a comic book. Which is fitting since it about superheroes and zombies. It's is about as deep as a well written comic book and the action is good. I like the cast of characters. The main bad guys are a little weak and underdeveloped. Overall I found it very entertaining. I will be movie on in the series.

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    vincent 10-13-15
    vincent 10-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wasn't nearly as good as "The Fold".."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ex-Heroes to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version


    What did you like best about this story?

    One major twist/discovery two thirds of the way through the story.


    Any additional comments?

    ... pretty good for a superhero story!

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    Cadessa C Smith 10-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read!"

    imaginative, exciting and a little dark. I loved this book! be warned, though, there is a lot of death.

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    Phillip CALGARY, Alberta, Canada 10-07-15
    Phillip CALGARY, Alberta, Canada 10-07-15
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    "Great fun! Super heroes vs Zombies."

    This book was a little too short but would make a great movie. There's lots of great relatable characters and Clines is a Master at making a book flow. I loved the male and female narrator style. Worth a listen for sure.

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    Garth 10-06-15
    Garth 10-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A campy fun story and a cool take on the zombie genre"

    Hey, I don't care for super Hero comic book type stuff, but I love me some zombie apocalypse - story not only deals with the origin of the outbreak, but finds a way to get you rooting for heros that are full of comic book win.

    Not sure if I'll continue the series, but all in all, a cool quick listen. The dual narration works after a few minutes and gives a nice feel to the book.

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    Adriana 10-01-15
    Adriana 10-01-15
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    "Captivating...great characters..awesome story!"

    Anything Peter Clines writes is guaranteed to be gold. I started out with 14 and The Fold and this book series is just as entertaining. He has a way of developing characters that makes you feel like the character could very well be someone you might know. Such distinct personalities. Great read!

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    robert 09-29-15
    robert 09-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Ok but lacking any research"

    As a physician that listens to audible for mind numbing the daily commute I find myself overlooking a lot of scientific gaps. This story is entertaining but the plot hinging on someone loosing enough blood from a broken finger to require a transfusion is simply a laughable lack of any research prior to writing the story.

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    I like fiction 09-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Zombies not really my thing"

    Well enough written, good performance, fairly fast plotting but ...not so much. Glad it was deeply discounted. Like catching the movie on the flight that you wouldn't see in theaters and wouldn't waste the time at home.

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    aaron 09-27-15
    aaron 09-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    Work a at book store and have seen it come across my desk multiple times love the cover work. New you would take me too long to read so I got the audiobook during the sale. Love it great drama and story spin.

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    Alberto 09-25-15
    Alberto 09-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "worth while mash-up"

    zombies and superheroes. Interesting twist to a zombie apocalypse with bad ass fighting super hero's

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  • s
    Hinckley, United Kingdom
    6/2/12
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    "Ex-citing, Ex-traordinary, Ex-tremely entertaining"

    If you like the Zombie genre, are open to super heroes and alternative universes this is the book for you.
    I loved it, the Super heroes are well thought out and have all the classic powers, and a few that are rather different. The zombie issue has more imagination than most zombie novels making it more realistic and has a great final origin twist.
    Ex-Heroes is well paced and full of action with just the right amount of humor. Mr Clines has written a well thought out, entertaining tale, combining two great genres of modern day writing.
    Then getting Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam, to take you to Clines besieged Hollywood Lot and infected LA with their remarkable acting and story telling techniques is a stroke of genius. All of Clines exciting characters spring to life from the speaker. St George (Brilliant idea,) is voiced so you know he's a cool hero and a nice guy. With Stealth a sexy mysterious genius leader and Lady Bee leaving a mans blood pressure up. The whole narration of this brilliant novel leaves you with a desire to hear more, more, more.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    10/12/12
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    "Really Enjoyable"

    I am a big fan of the Walking Dead and Science Fiction in general, this is why I was attracted originally. The story is set in L.A the not so distant future, millions are infected by a virus that has turned them into flesh eating Zombies. The heroes battle daily along side the non infected for survival and there are some great heroes in this tale. A gripping story line well narrated with great characters.They could turn this into movie and I would really like a sequel.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wictor
    Kallered, Sweden
    12/23/12
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    "Good and enjoyable"

    Granted you like like superheroes and/or zombies you'll like this release. It's quite humorous at times and a nice mixture of genres. The characters have interesting backgrounds (how they got their superpowers etc) and the narrative works really well and the obligatory final battle contains an interesting twist or two.

    The two narrators are also doing a very good job. All in all a good buy, if you ask me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Garner
    Bristol UK
    12/23/12
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    "different take on the zombie world"

    As I do do a lot of travelling , audio-books are an essential part of my travel kit. its nice occasionally to hear something a little bit different and slightly off centre . mixing two genres is difficult at best but is done with skill and with obvious affection for the leading characters, enjoyed this and the follow up immensely.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle Moore
    Dartford, United Kingdom
    5/4/14
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    "Loved it!"

    Peter Clines is my new favourite author, after listening to 14 and now Ex-Heroes. This is the 1st book in a series, and I can't wait to get stuck into the next!

    Not only has LA been taken over by zombies, but a while before, people started to discover superpowers. These new superheroes are now helping to protect a group of humans from the zombies, and a nasty gang.

    The heroes are all brand new, and well thought out, and as the book progresses we get to know a lot more about them, as well as how the 'zombie invasion' came about.

    The writing is clear and easy to follow, and it's so easy to picture this as a film or mini-series. In fact, I'm amazed it's not been snapped up already!

    A note about the narration - some of the chapters give the backstory of a female character, and these are read by a female narrator. In other chapters though, the bulk is read by the male narrator, with the female speaking just female line. This is a little unusual at first, but soon sounds quite natural - if you find it off-putting, give it time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    Godstone, United Kingdom
    1/11/16
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    "I hate myself for liking this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I certainly would but not it's not for everyone. However if you like super powers zombies and a certain childish but endearing slant on sex and sexuality, this is the book/series for you.


    What three words best describe Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ’s voice?

    Hmmm I'm not sure. I really wasn't a big fan of having two narrators in this format. Although either would have been fine on their own, the dialogue between the two was obviously recorded at different times so the interplay seems more suited to a bad soap opera.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely. I made the mistake of listening to the first ten minutes inn a lunch break then spent the rest of the day irritated that I couldn't hear more.


    Any additional comments?

    Although the dialogue between the male and female narrators is stilted, it is only a minor annoyance and I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who likes the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genre. If on the other hand you are more fond of the works of Jane Austin, Emily Bronte or indeed anything which requires even the slightest use of the brain or higher emotions, then this may not be the best choice for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stefan
    Hisings-Backa, Sweden
    2/3/15
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    "A nice take on the zombie apocalypse."

    This is one book where the narration adds an extra layer to the story itself. No spoliers from me, just listen to it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. M. Hughes
    Bristol, UK
    12/12/14
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    "An interesting take on Zombie Apocalypse"
    Would you try another book written by Peter Clines or narrated by Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ?

    I have to say, although the subject matter has been done time and time again in books and TV, this version gave it a bit of a twist by introducing Heros - reminding me a bit of "First of the North star" for those of you who know your Manga. I would read another for a bit of fun / mindless entertainment, but not top of the list.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was dramatic and about what you expect from the way the story was set up.


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Not listened to any others.


    Did Ex-Heroes inspire you to do anything?

    Not really.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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