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.
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.
I'll just admit it I love zombie apocalypse anything and was excited to start this book. I was pretty much through about 1/3 of the way in. I understand the writer is trying to give us Watchmen meets World War Z but shame on someone without even a one-one hundredth of the talent or vision to attempt something that grand.
The characters, the dialogue, the super villain, just bad, worse and worst. Plus, the horrible female characters and the disgusting idea that fucking zombie Jessica Alba is in anyway humorous. All around unforgivable trash and not in the John Waters isn't it fun sense either.
Never read the print version
One major twist/discovery two thirds of the way through the story.
... pretty good for a superhero story!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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