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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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    BJ GRANBURY, TX, United States 07-31-15
    BJ GRANBURY, TX, United States 07-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Weak story"

    The Characters in this book are in "connectable". The story is so shallow and disjointed.
    If you can endure the swearing and barrage of smashing zombie heads, you may muddle thru.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jo Green Cordova, TN, United States 07-30-15
    Jo Green Cordova, TN, United States 07-30-15

    Grandma bibliophile! Audible books make reading with an active life possible.

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    "Ok"

    I was pretty entertained by this book, enough so that I just got the rest of the series. It was a little less impressive for me than "14" and The Fold" but it was still really good I liked the way he introduced the heroes. The narration was good too. I liked having two voices.

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    J. Richmond Richmond, IN 07-29-15
    J. Richmond Richmond, IN 07-29-15 Member Since 2013

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    "What if superheroes existed in a zombie apocalypse?"

    If you like zombies and superheroes this book and this series is for you. There is strong character development throughout. Clines also manages to fill the book with an insider's insight into L.A. that lends a nice regional authenticity.

    Clines' world building is sound. He asks and answers all the right questions about how super heroes would function before and after zombie doomsday.

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    S. Sorum Reno, NV 07-14-15
    S. Sorum Reno, NV 07-14-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Hooked on Peter Cline"

    Just bought the next two books in this series- fun listen, keeps me entertained and I don't loose interest.

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    Richard Northport, AL, United States 07-14-15
    Richard Northport, AL, United States 07-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Meh. Utterly unsatisfying."

    I have read 14 and Fold. Loved them! Most people will disagree with me about this review. Thought I would give Ex-Heroes a try. Felt like a bad screenplay. Characters that I could not relate to. I really didn't even like them. Two dimensional; immature banter; hopeless plot line; over done zombie violence.
    Not a fun listen. At. All.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Geoff Kane Mesa, AZ United States 07-07-15
    Geoff Kane Mesa, AZ United States 07-07-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Worth a Cedit"

    I do not think this book is as good as "14" or "The Fold," but it is still worth a listen. I was not sucked in as quickly as Clines other books, but if you have already listened to those, give this one a chance as once it started rolling, I was engulfed in the plot and characters.

    The double narrator (male and female) bothered me a little at first as most of the books I have listened to have only one narrator, but after the first chapter I hardly noticed as it was well read.

    Now I need to get book two.

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    matt morris 07-02-15
    matt morris 07-02-15
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    "Super Heroes + a Zombie Apocalypse. YES Please!"
    What did you love best about Ex-Heroes?

    The action, suspense and desire to find out what happens next.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Saint George, a big character that has a big heart in a heartless world.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    A middle of the street battle between two factions, it was intense.


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

    Yes, a big reveal about the EX's behavior.


    Any additional comments?

    I purchased this book after reading "14" & then "The fold". I figured I would give my new favorite author some more of my money. This book is not written in the same style as "14" & "The fold", so at the start I was a little disappointed, artists must write as they feel I get that. Which is why it doesn't take long to realize again that Peter Clines is a great story writer who has the ability to see ahead of his writing and story.

    The narration is fantastically delivered by two seasoned professionals who perform multiple characters and accents. The production is equally fantastic, not a harsh breath or noise in the production.

    Overall the story sets the stage for things to come.

    If you like the idea of fighting a Zombie Apocalypse with Super Heroes than this is the book for you.

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    MackLFuel 06-29-15
    MackLFuel 06-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not bad."

    Not really a big fan of multiple narrators. Got a little confusing at the end.

    Also hair and fingernails DO NOT keep
    Growing once you are dead.

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    Daryl FORT COLLINS, CO, United States 06-28-15
    Daryl FORT COLLINS, CO, United States 06-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "One Likable Character"

    The main character is likable, but the others are so hard to care about that it that parts of it were a little hard to get through. Luckily, the concept and the backdrop of the story is compelling enough that I was able to overlook it. Realizing that this is a series, I'm hoping the characters develop into something a little more relatable. The least likable character is the leader of the group - even a Vulcan would find her cold, calculating, and emotionless - to the point that's it's really hard to understand why anyone else defers to her.

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    Grandma Pearle 06-27-15

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    "Fairly decent zombie read"

    The super power hero vs walking dead was a new twist on a very well trodden genre. Once I got through the first few chapters I stuck with it but I had a hell of a time getting started.

    I tried listening to this book several times but I was put off by something about it. Maybe it was the voice performance. I'm not a big fan of multiple voices in an audio book. Some can carry it off but I found it distracting here.


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