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.
Be happy...no one can do it for you.
YES! It was a fun ride. I drive a lot this made me look forward to getting in the truck.
Saint George...pick your own.
I look forward to more.
The events in the book cover about 2-3 days from what I could gather, which on its own isnt a bad thing but it just seems like not much happens and that this book is clearly part of a larger story instead of being a complete package in and of itself.
Having said that, if you have tons of credits it would be fun to get into I think, I just dont know if I would spend 4 months worth of credits to get through the series.
Top five. I really, really enjoyed it. I will listen to this again and probably regularly. I can't wait to get the other books.
There's really not any one moment that stands out in the book, as it's not made of big moments until the final battle at the end of the book. The whole of it is what is amazing, the switching back and forth between Then and Now, that just world builds.
I honestly did not realize it was only two actors voicing this. It sounds like a full cast. It's excellent. Stealth is probably my favorite voice, but St. George (formally The Mighty Dragon) is my favorite character because of who he is and what he stands for, where as she works from an analytic and strategic standpoint, rather than a moral one.
No, but I did listen over a period of days every chance I could.
I very much recommend this book. The world ends, but heroes are still heroes and have a job to do, even when they go from fighting crime to trying to save what's left of humanity. I would love a movie or tv show based on this series.
The idea of living in the life of a super hero during the zombi apocalypse is a intriguing plot device.
It's been done before DC/MARVEL etc but I like the overall tone and character building of the book.
Without giving the story away I enjoyed the back stories of the Ex-Heroes both living and Ex living
I enjoyed both voice actors and will ensure to listen to more books with them in it.
Refreshing. Action-packed. Original.
I haven't encountered any other books combining super heroes and zombies but Clines really pulled it off. These are original super heroes and not heroes you would find in mainstream comic books.
The voice acting was superb and though men can often differentiate male and female voices, I prefer an ensemble cast. The combination of Jay Snyder and Kristine Hvam made the character voices more dynamic and individual.
Many pop culture references. This story takes place in a world where the people actually read comic books, watch the same movies, and read the same books as the reader. So many stories take place in a world where the people have never heard of zombies or magic and it creates an unnecessary gulf between the reader and the characters that is superbly bridged by Clines in this series.
Geeky, photography-loving stitcher. Hobbits, zombies, space cowboys, agents, avengers, & clones are welcome in my post-apocalyptic dystopia.
I enjoyed the overall story and definitely did not regret picking up this book. I most enjoyed the humor and heavy action.
I would recommend this book as a quick, easy read.
I wish the author had spent a little more time developing all of the characters. I think the story would have benefitted from giving more weight to the interpersonal relationships. While the action scenes were exciting, I didn't feel that the Heroes were ever truly in too much danger, so the suspense was a little lacking. I also had a couple of issues with logic in the story; mainly tied to obvious ways the Heroes could have been using their skills to eradicate the zombie threat as a whole (especially Zzzap).
Mom of2&fulltime college student. I <3 2 read but don't have time2sit down&read anything other than textbooks during semester.Audible=great!
I only have the audio version so I am unable to compare.
It was original, well thought, the plot and storyline was very good. Super heroes and zombies haven't really been done before, add that along with some revelations in the story (I don't want to give away) that made it very original. I enjoyed Kyrax's backstory/character, and Zap is an interesting character too. The whole thing about how it all began, blew my mind. I cussed out loud when I found out about... oh, sorry. No spoilers. Seriously, this book is great.
They were both well read, and it was easy to distinguish which characters they were performing.
Out of perhaps 50 audiobooks, this falls somewhere near the 15th spot - it would be much higher if the narration was consistent.
My biggest reaction so far is disdain of the female narration. The male narrator does a great job.
When interactions occur between the male and female narrators, it sounds terrible. First of all, it doesn't sound like an interaction at all - it sounds like each character's dialog was recorded separately and pieced together in editing. The responses lack the appropriate inflections for the situations they are in.
The reactions are often inappropriate for the setting. Early on, Lady B was thrown off the truck after it hit a booby trap. She went flying and was saved by St. George. As he scooped her up, she responds in a very flirty voice. Come on, seriously? She was in the middle of being tossed, at speed, onto the road and it seems appropriate to have a flirtatious tone of voice while in the middle of the air? It feels as if the female narrator simply read dialog without understanding what was happening in the story.
Many times it's really hard to believe there is a conversation going on rather than two streams of dialog being read from a page.
Dad, Dentist, Adventurer. Well... at least 2 of those.
If you like The Walking Dead and comic books you will love this story.
St. George - Superman
Stealth - Batman
Cerberus - Iron man
The demon guy - Hulk / Dr. Strange
Cpt Freedom - Cpt America
I travel the country setting up at comic, toy, sci-fi, and horror conventions. Audiobooks help with the travels.
The story was interesting however with the flashbacks it takes a second to find out who they are talking about cause sometimes that person is dead. The wheel of times worked well with two voices, however either the levels weren't adjusted or somthing every time they switch the the girl to the guy the volume peaks out hurting the two voices.
Original of saint george
Casting might have been fine with levels were adjusted.
Yes it was. Im going to test book two to see if it improves
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