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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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    Michael 02-05-16
    Michael 02-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "So good... so good..."
    If you could sum up Ex-Heroes in three words, what would they be?

    Totally. Friggen. Awesome.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ex-Heroes?

    How you discover the zombie apocalypse comes about.


    Any additional comments?

    Such a great book. Fantastic story, love the going back and forth between the past and the present. Narrators are great. Adds lots of weight to the story telling.

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    Cory 02-04-16
    Cory 02-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Honest and Unbiased Reviews (no spoilers)"

    first off, I'm a big fan of Peter clines. I loved 14 and the fold. I figured I'd give EXheros a chance since I like zombies and super heros. the super hero's in this book I would say are more of a combination of DC comic characters, watchmen, and a vampires...

    I really enjoyed and loved the idea behind this book. however, the execution fell just a tad short. at times I felt like I was wondering how does this all flow...? where's the story going...? also, the story seemed to be a little "here and there" at time.

    the super hero's... I liked. enough variety to keep things interesting. I personally liked Zap the best.

    the zombies aren't anything new... nor are they different from any other zombie story. in fact, these zombies aren't really anything special at all.

    by zombies, I mean "Exes"...

    there's enough humor to keep me smiling. the story is well enough to keep me wanting to finish it up...

    I wish the ending was a little better but this is a series... I'm going to listen to the 2nd book before I make a decision to stop or finish out the series.

    overall... if you like zombies and super heros. then this book is good enough to listen to. besides. it's only a 8 hour listen on normal talk speed. which is short in my opinion.

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    Serene Night 01-27-16 Member Since 2003
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    "Boring, multi-voice narrative"

    I'm not sure what I was expecting but I just could not get into this. The main character is talking about vomiting up fire, and while I guess some superheros do that I'm not sure it is very entertaining. I just didn't get engrossed in this, which is too bad, I don't mind a good superhero story. It also was odd to have the male narrator narrate and then have the female narrator pitch in. It made the story seem disjointed.

    Not my thing I guess.

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    MutantMonster 01-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome! A wild concept executed with style"

    You wouldn't think this concept would work. it sounds stunt-y and like the cash-in idea of a hack. "Gee these two things are popular, let's crap out some schlock."
    But then you read it. And the heroes are human and complicated, the setting unique and creative, the prose fun and alive. The story isn't about superheroes vs zombies. It's about hope vs fear. Highly recommended, can't wait to read this whole series.

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    R. D. 01-21-16
    R. D. 01-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "I have listened to it twice now."

    Great story! Zombies and superheroes... what more could you ask for? However, I think that Zap could have done more.

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    undrwo 01-10-16
    undrwo 01-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "not nearly as good as his other work"

    I was seduced over to this book by 14 and the Fold, and I was very disappointed. In Ex-Heroes, Peter Clines tries to go for this comic-book-feel motif that involves a lot of graphic sexualization of the female characters. I ended up googling the author to make doubly sure it was the same man who brought us the indomitable Veek, one of my favourite protags of all time. I mean, I hate to hate this book, and I hate that it's turning me into this kind of reviewer, but if I had to hear one more time about the shape of the love interest's various body parts underneath her tightly stretched spandex...

    The artistic point he was trying to make was totally lost for me in terms of how alienating it was to read. I'm going to stick to his other books.

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    Marcie Guildford, United Kingdom 12-24-15
    Marcie Guildford, United Kingdom 12-24-15

    Not Guildford! NYC, and damn proud of it. My mother's tongue used to cleave to the roof of her mouth from reading to me, now i pay others.

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    "Bang, ZOOM, BOP!"
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    This is NOT my genre. I bought this book on a whim because I so enjoyed 14 and I needed something to keep my attention. I really, really enjoyed listening to this as much as the author appears to have enjoyed writing it. The characters are wonderful, superhereos novel. All in all very enjoyable and worth a listen. Oh yeah and SO much better than that incredible snoozer Pride, Prejudice and Zombies.

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    Joseph 12-18-15
    Joseph 12-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Annoying female narrator"

    almost made me stop listening by the 5th chapter. Story was decent, but this is one you'll want to read, not listen to.

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    Amazon Customer 12-16-15
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    "Fun fusion of heroes and ZA"
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    Fun romp that kept up a nice pace. Good enough explanations w/o getting too bogged down. A bit disappointed with main antagonist/Boss.
    Considering consuming follow-up books which rarely happens for me.

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    Sara FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 12-03-15
    Sara FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 12-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Definitely not 14 or The Fold"

    I wish I had read the reviews before I purchased this audiobook. It kept coming up in "recommended for you" suggestions. Whoever wrote that logarithm does not read the books, clearly.

    I have a passing interest in superheroes at best, but I thought this book was shallow in its content. Lots of action, to be sure, but I found that very hard to follow. I grew weary of the randy jibes and bravado. The chapter jumps between "now" and "then" which was also difficult to follow. I found myself being easily distracted. Not my cup of tea.

    I'm thinking that if you like graphic novels, "Ex-Heroes" would probably appeal to you.

    I absolutely love "The Fold" and "14", but "Ex-Heroes" is not of the same quality, in my opinion. I will just have to wait patiently for Clines' next non-Ex book.

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