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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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Really draws you in.

Loved it. Really good narrating and pacing. Not your standard zombie story. definitely worth it.

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Fun and well written

I really enjoyed the book. It was recommended by a friend. I liked the pop culture, tv, and film references. I loved the top 5 celebrity kill comparisons between characters (Grace Park from BSG and George Tekai dead made me sad but was happy to hear them mentioned). I was impressed as well with the small continuity bits like the police officer Hall and the dominatrix ninja references. I look forward to the next. Fun book.

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  • Richard
  • SAVANNAH, GA, US
  • 05-23-16

targeted to young readers

not a terrible book overall. but lacks depth and character development. interesting premise, but doesn't follow through with anything more than action.

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Surprisingly Awesome

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Zombies and Superheroes. Sounds like ridiculous garbage. -And yet this writer made it work. Can't wait to hear the next one.

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Great read, really enjoyed the ending.

This was the first book I've read that used alterations of events in both the past and the present in such a connecting way, it was a new and very interesting way to learn about events, and made for great characters and storytelling.

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Plot: eck, Characters: Supermans, Bad Guy: :(

Fight scenes were tedious, and the whole then now was slightly confusing as an audible. The words to describe action and fight scenes were limited and reused repeatedly, also actions were telling the reader what happened rather than showing. The plot was unfocused, half way through the book and the characters are still figuring out what the problem is. The big bad guy was contrived, and had a flimsy motivation for trying to kill all the hero's. All the characters seem like they can't be killed! They all are different versions of superman and it gets kind of boring when everyone is too good. The performance was awesome, each voice fit smoothly from dialog to narration. Personally, won't buy from this author again. Sorry author.

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  • Michael
  • WALNUT, CA, United States
  • 05-01-16

Made for binge listening!

I listened to the entire series within two weeks! If you like comic books and zombies this is an essential book.

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Not too bad.

What did you love best about Ex-Heroes?

The idea of Super Heroes actually facing zombies.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ?

Will Wheaton, as he did an amazing narration job on the book "Ready Player One"

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You need your breaks at least every hour or so.

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Jay and Khristine both gave sub-par performances, as they didn't really emote all that well in the beginning chapters, only in the last three or four did they begin to sound like they were trying.

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Completely engrossing

The story is fascinating and the narrators were perfect together. A woman doing the female voices and a man doing much of the rest. I found myself being pulled into the story more then any other I've listened to, almost to the point of not being able to listen while I drove.
Can't wait to start the next one.

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  • bebe
  • South Carolina
  • 04-11-16

Pretty Good Story

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Interesting story and keeps attention, but not in the same league as 14, which is my very favorite Clines novel. In fact, it is one of my favorite novels in general, I have listened to it at least 6 times. The Fold is good too. I think my main complaint about Ex Heroes, besides the annoying female reader, is that I was filled with dread the entire time wondering if one of my favorites would die. I had to go to the last chapter to see who was still standing and then go back to listen the the story. I don't like to have to do that!