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Ex-Heroes Audiobook

Ex-Heroes

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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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    Nina Springfield, VA, United States 09-08-15
    Nina Springfield, VA, United States 09-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Do Not Pass This Title Up!"

    I was introduced to Peter Clines through his title "14". It was so good, I figured I would see what else he had to offer and was disappointed when I found the "Ex-Heroes" series. Heroes fighting Zombies? How could two things so cliche and so different from "14" be any good at all? So I passed on "Ex-Heroes" and moved on to other things. Then, along came "The Fold," and that was also amazing. So I figured I would give "Ex-Heores" a shot and, S.H.A.Z.A.M!

    Ex-Heroes is like listening to a summer block buster. The characters are familiar super hero archetypes but done in a way that, in my opinion, makes them feel fresh. The dialogue is tight, the story is well paced, and the narration brings everything to life. By the time the ride was over, I was hooked. I have since gone on to devour the rest of this series like a Zombie on a Sumo Wrestler! I am updating my review of Ex-Heroes from 4 to 5 stars. Peter Clines I am so very sorry. I will never doubt you again.

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    Brent 09-04-15
    Brent 09-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "got good a little too late..."

    honestly this book started off slow and didnt pick up until the end. it was great in terms of backstory and character build but in general it seemed to just mash togather and would have translated alot better in graphic novels not a book.. good but a stretch to read

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    Noel 09-03-15
    Noel 09-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I can't even"

    was a little slow but then , holy Jesus, everything blew my mind. it was like a punch to the brain where your mind would be like "THAT PLOT TWIST!!! UGHRHRHR!!!" and your mind would melt inside your brain.

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    paul 08-28-15
    paul 08-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Dual narrated done right"

    I have listened to some of the wheel of time and some other books narrated by two artists, but this one takes the cake it was done so seamlessly that it enhances the story and does not distract by jarring another artist in.

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    john 08-26-15
    john 08-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Superheroes vs Zombies"

    If your a fan of Superheros and Zombies this book is for you. I was iffy at first to give it a shot but I am glad I did! I will be reading the next installments for sure!

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    casey 08-24-15
    casey 08-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it"

    it was absolutely freaking awesome. I can't wait to hear the 2nd and 3rd book

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    Amazon Customer 08-21-15
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    "Not my thing"

    Not a bad story I guess, just not my style. If you like zombies and super heroes this is for you.

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    l. smith 08-19-15
    l. smith 08-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Peter Clines is awsome"

    Even tho it's just another post apocalyptic zombie tale the heroes twist sets it apart. It's also nice to have the voice actors be so capable of delivering variations for characters . It is the first story I've listened to that has more then one reader and I found that enjoyable. Really exited to finish the other story's in the series.

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    Erez Semaria 08-15-15
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    "Thought if I liked 14 and sorta liked The Fold, I might like this too"

    Wrong. The characters are irritating and one dimensional. Logic is subservient to plot. The book is riddled with tropes and Mary Janes.
    Basically all the things that sorta bugged you in 14 but you were willing to overlook because of the superb pacing and imaginative plot.
    The voice acting is good but that's like complimenting the quality of the paint in a mediocre fresco.
    Give this one a miss.

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    Michael 08-14-15
    Michael 08-14-15
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    "Fantastic!!"

    I thought the premise was dumb and only tried it because I like Peter Clines' other work. Holy crap was I wrong. This is one of the best books I've ever "read." Going to start number two now.

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