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Ex-Heroes Audiobook

Ex-Heroes

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.
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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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    Christopher East Point, GA, United States 07-26-11
    Christopher East Point, GA, United States 07-26-11 Member Since 2016
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    "There will be more!!!!!!!!!"

    I found this book in the ad they had here on Audible & I have listened to it 2 times so far! Great characters, great story, great narration, great delivery and totally stoked for more. Ex Patriots was great as well, Peter Clines did one helluva job!!!!!!

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jess ELLSWORTH, ME, United States 05-12-11
    Jess ELLSWORTH, ME, United States 05-12-11 Listener Since 2009
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    "Not Bad"

    This wasn't the greatest zombie book ever, but there wasn't any standout bad parts either. The narration was good, the story interesting, but it wasn't the kind of book you try to find chores to do so you can listen more. I would still rate Day by Day Armageddon and the Morningstar books higher that this one. That being said, this book has action, zombies, and superheroes. What more can I say, other than I am glad I didn't use a credit for it?

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Marcie Guildford, United Kingdom 12-24-15
    Marcie Guildford, United Kingdom 12-24-15

    Not Guildford! NYC, and damn proud of it. My mother's tongue used to cleave to the roof of her mouth from reading to me, now i pay others.

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    "Bang, ZOOM, BOP!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is NOT my genre. I bought this book on a whim because I so enjoyed 14 and I needed something to keep my attention. I really, really enjoyed listening to this as much as the author appears to have enjoyed writing it. The characters are wonderful, superhereos novel. All in all very enjoyable and worth a listen. Oh yeah and SO much better than that incredible snoozer Pride, Prejudice and Zombies.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 03-30-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "A+B+C+D..."

    I am not now, nor have I ever been a super hero fan. I always kind of liked Batman, cause he did not have super powers, he used his brain. Even though Zombie movies and books kind of creep me out, I am a fan of well written Zombie books and Movies. So, I was a little hesitant to get this book, due to the super hero stuff, but since I really liked 14, by Clines, I gave it a shot.

    There are lots of bad Zombie books and I sure was glad this did not fall into that category. I especially liked the A+B+C theory. The book keeps flipping back and forth in time in order to give you a back ground story on each Super Hero. I normally don't like books to flip in time like that, but Clines handled it well and I enjoyed getting the back stories. I will admit that even though it was explained how the dragon got his super powers, either it was not explained or it went right over my head, but I was never real sure how the others got their powers. This was entertaining and kept my attention on a really long trip. I was glad to have it to listen to.

    I will not continue this series in the near future. It missed getting a five star rating from me and I am trying to be more particular in what I listen to, since time listening to a good book could be time listening to a great book. On the other hand I like to be loyal to good authors and it seems other then 14, Clines is writing in this Ex-Heroes universe only. Hopefully he will write more books similar to 14.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 03-11-14
    Kevin 03-11-14 Member Since 2010

    Husband, Dad, Principal, Adjunct prof, RC Deacon, radio co-host, story teller, NYer, walker, & occasional sipper of fine whisk(e)y,

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    "A fun listen"

    The book was a real enjoyable diversion. Loved the morality play presented in the guise of super heroes and zombies. Mr. Clines doesn't take himself to seriously - but very much respects his readers. Well worth your time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    graeme United States 01-15-14
    graeme United States 01-15-14
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    "Had to stop listening after only about 20 minutes"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The audio production values were terrible - see my comments below about the actors performance. Better production values would have kept me listening long enough to maybe give it a higher star rating


    What didn’t you like about Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ’s performance?

    I really disliked the voice actors. It sounded like the female parts had been recorded via telephone, and every time it switched from one actor to another there was a jarring pause , and change of sound (one voice recorded in a studio, the other over a phone)


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 09-25-13
    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 09-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Zombie Apocalypse meets X-Men"

    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 1. 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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Bopp West Bloomfield, MI United States 04-07-13
    Kevin Bopp West Bloomfield, MI United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Simple Popcorn Fun"
    What did you love best about Ex-Heroes?

    This was a pretty unique combination of superheroes and zombies. Despite the occasional situation/remark that was not suitable for children, I had a blast listening to this with my middle school-age son! We took it on a road trip and the miles zoomed by without notice.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The background on Cerberus and her introduction through a military mission.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nothing extreme, but high entertainment if you suspend disbelief and simply enjoy the story.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kendar88 Gilroy, CA United States 03-27-13
    Kendar88 Gilroy, CA United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Played out like a Transformers TV Show"
    What disappointed you about Ex-Heroes?

    shallow.


    Has Ex-Heroes turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes - I guess I'm getting tired of the whole zombie thing.


    Any additional comments?

    This story played out like a Transformers animated TV show. Nothing but fluff.I expected a lot more. I really enjoyed "14" by Clines, but this was nothing like "14".

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    LebowskiToes Raleigh, NC, United States 03-12-13
    LebowskiToes Raleigh, NC, United States 03-12-13
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    "Fun fluff"

    It's garbage, but very entertaining garbage. Clines slips up a few times, and his phrasing is pretty groan-worthy at times. But he keeps the storyline moving. Listening to it is like watching a B movie, which I think in this case totally is a compliment, since that's really what the author's going for.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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