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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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Solid plot, douch-y dialog

I enjoyed. But felt everyone was 'too cool.' Like the apocalypse it's set in - it needed more humanity.

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  • Steve
  • SUNRISE, FL, United States
  • 03-29-16

Better than I expected

Where does Ex-Heroes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Around the middle.

Would you recommend Ex-Heroes to your friends? Why or why not?

Sure. It was entertaining. Not much to think about but it was a pleasant break.

Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

I haven't decided. Maybe next book I will.

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

no.

Any additional comments?

I wasn't sure what to expect but it was a good, entertaining read.

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Wow! Peter Clines does not disappoint...

I've listened to both 14 and The Fold, some of my favorites, especially The Fold. I was skeptical on the subject of this book... Zombies and Super Heroes??? However, it was fantastic. Well writer and well narrated. Great read, I would definitely recommend it.

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awesome story line.I would recommend the book.

this book is awesome I would recommend it to friends and family.I will read other books by the author

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  • Art Smith
  • Des Moines, IA United States
  • 03-24-16

Zombies AND Superheroes? SO much yes!

Where does Ex-Heroes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book combines the best of several awesome genres. Suspenseful, riveting and incredible

Any additional comments?

Peter Clines has become my favorite author and it started with this book. I have them all and have yet to be disappointed

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Good listen will recommend to friends

this was a good telling of real life superheroes and how they would deal with a zombie like event.

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An Odd Mix

I had read two other Peter Clines book, 14 & Fold. They were really very good and quite enjoyable. I decided to give the "EX" series a chance based on those experience - and it turned out well. It's an odd mix, super heroes and zombies, but Clines is good and he is able to ground a questionable premise into a compelling and entertaining story. So yeah, if you into this genre, it's difficult for me to imagine it getting better than this. Narration, great and if you have lived, or do live in or around the Los Angeles area, you'll enjoy his geography. I recommend this book.

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good story. but didn't like the split between voice actors
overall great story wish it had better separation for male and female charecters

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Great for super hero and zombie fans alike!

If you love Superheroes or zombie apocalypse stories and can even do much as tolerate the other, you will really enjoy this book. The writing is tight, swift, and exciting. The narration is of the highest quality. This is a great series start.

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Not a Terrible "Read"

Would you try another book from Peter Clines and/or Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ?

I decided I'm not really interested in the EX series after stopping before the end of Ex-Heroes. This book has a lot of great reviews, but it just wasn't for me.

Would you ever listen to anything by Peter Clines again?

I'm not sure if I'd listen to any of Peter Clines' other books. I found his writing style a bit lacking in the environmental detail arena. In this novel, I felt like I would've been better off if I had an intimate knowledge of Hollywood and LA. A lot of the events taking place have all these streets and monuments referenced but nothing really gets into detail for the reader.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ?

The narrators were good voice actors - however, I didn't enjoy having the mix of both of them acting side by side.

Did Ex-Heroes inspire you to do anything?

Not much inspiration. There were some clever parts, but nothing really made me want to press on other than hoping it would get better.