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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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    JL 10-16-17
    JL 10-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Engaging and fascinating!"

    I loved the character development and the intricacies. the concept was cool but this added so much depth.

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    Chris 10-12-17
    Chris 10-12-17
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    "zombies with a twist"

    Clines did a good job on making the zombies unique. Glad I had chanced this book and looking forward to the next.

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    Amazon Customer 10-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A new favorite series "

    A great twist on the normal zombie books. what would happen if a zombie outbreak happened in a world of heroes. What if it some turned to undead monsters. This books brings that to life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jami Prinzo 10-10-17
    Jami Prinzo 10-10-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator "

    The main narrator is terrific. However, I dont know if it's just me, but the some of the female voices are just TERRIBLE. There is one in particular that I found myself impersonating in the car. It drove me nuts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stew81 10-05-17
    Stew81 10-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I dont get it "

    I tried to get into this book twice but could not get halfway through without giving up. I don't see what all the great reviews are about. I like super hero's, I like zombies, I should like this book! It just starts sooooo slow, it never hooked me enough to finish. I wanted to like it but it is possible to spend too much time on background stories and I think that's what happened here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    nathan adkins HEBRON, OH, US 09-27-17
    nathan adkins HEBRON, OH, US 09-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Just couldn't make it through. Ok book, badly read. "

    I'm sorry, this one just didn't do it for me. I didn't make it all the way through. I don't mind having multiple people reading, but some of the readers just didn't do a very good job. Mostly the women. Im pretty sure they didn't read the book, they just got a list of only their lines and read them without knowing the context of the lines. The story wasn't bad, it just didn't grab me like Clines other works, and many other books. Different strokes for different folks, just wasn't for me.

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    Amazon Customer 09-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the whole series!! "

    I wasn't sure if the whole combo of super heroes and zombies would work. That it would just be cheezy. But it's awesome! Listen to it 2x before u pass judgment. You get a lot more out of it. Especially if you listen to the whole series. There's not another like it!!

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    D. Terry United States 09-21-17
    D. Terry United States 09-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Nothing original"

    With all of the zombie stories out there, this one adds nothing new to the genre. sure it has "supers" but that is just the author trying to cash in on their popularity. Avoid this one.

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    mark hollywood, FL, United States 09-21-17
    mark hollywood, FL, United States 09-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great performance mediocre story "

    The characters were ok, but the plotline and the decisions made by characters were weak. they went through a prolonged and costly fight scene when they had a character that could have resolved the conflict in a second. neber giving an explanation why he didn't. the performance was top notch, it was the only reason I could make it through the story. the concept of the word was very good, I had high hopes going into this book.

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    Paul 09-19-17
    Paul 09-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Original - 3.5 stars overall"

    I really enjoyed the fresh take on a zombie world, but i found the story and character arcs hard to follow for the first half of the book - the characters were pretty flat until you reached their flashback chapter - the performances wrre good - but the pacing of the cuts between each actor was a little jarring sometimes. Overall - pretty good

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  • Steve
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    6/2/12
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    "Ex-citing, Ex-traordinary, Ex-tremely entertaining"

    If you like the Zombie genre, are open to super heroes and alternative universes this is the book for you.
    I loved it, the Super heroes are well thought out and have all the classic powers, and a few that are rather different. The zombie issue has more imagination than most zombie novels making it more realistic and has a great final origin twist.
    Ex-Heroes is well paced and full of action with just the right amount of humor. Mr Clines has written a well thought out, entertaining tale, combining two great genres of modern day writing.
    Then getting Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam, to take you to Clines besieged Hollywood Lot and infected LA with their remarkable acting and story telling techniques is a stroke of genius. All of Clines exciting characters spring to life from the speaker. St George (Brilliant idea,) is voiced so you know he's a cool hero and a nice guy. With Stealth a sexy mysterious genius leader and Lady Bee leaving a mans blood pressure up. The whole narration of this brilliant novel leaves you with a desire to hear more, more, more.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    10/12/12
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    "Really Enjoyable"

    I am a big fan of the Walking Dead and Science Fiction in general, this is why I was attracted originally. The story is set in L.A the not so distant future, millions are infected by a virus that has turned them into flesh eating Zombies. The heroes battle daily along side the non infected for survival and there are some great heroes in this tale. A gripping story line well narrated with great characters.They could turn this into movie and I would really like a sequel.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    Godstone, United Kingdom
    1/11/16
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    "I hate myself for liking this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I certainly would but not it's not for everyone. However if you like super powers zombies and a certain childish but endearing slant on sex and sexuality, this is the book/series for you.


    What three words best describe Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ’s voice?

    Hmmm I'm not sure. I really wasn't a big fan of having two narrators in this format. Although either would have been fine on their own, the dialogue between the two was obviously recorded at different times so the interplay seems more suited to a bad soap opera.


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

    Absolutely. I made the mistake of listening to the first ten minutes inn a lunch break then spent the rest of the day irritated that I couldn't hear more.


    Any additional comments?

    Although the dialogue between the male and female narrators is stilted, it is only a minor annoyance and I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who likes the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genre. If on the other hand you are more fond of the works of Jane Austin, Emily Bronte or indeed anything which requires even the slightest use of the brain or higher emotions, then this may not be the best choice for you.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Wictor
    Kallered, Sweden
    12/23/12
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    "Good and enjoyable"

    Granted you like like superheroes and/or zombies you'll like this release. It's quite humorous at times and a nice mixture of genres. The characters have interesting backgrounds (how they got their superpowers etc) and the narrative works really well and the obligatory final battle contains an interesting twist or two.

    The two narrators are also doing a very good job. All in all a good buy, if you ask me.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Garner
    Bristol UK
    12/23/12
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    "different take on the zombie world"

    As I do do a lot of travelling , audio-books are an essential part of my travel kit. its nice occasionally to hear something a little bit different and slightly off centre . mixing two genres is difficult at best but is done with skill and with obvious affection for the leading characters, enjoyed this and the follow up immensely.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle Moore
    Dartford, United Kingdom
    5/4/14
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    "Loved it!"

    Peter Clines is my new favourite author, after listening to 14 and now Ex-Heroes. This is the 1st book in a series, and I can't wait to get stuck into the next!

    Not only has LA been taken over by zombies, but a while before, people started to discover superpowers. These new superheroes are now helping to protect a group of humans from the zombies, and a nasty gang.

    The heroes are all brand new, and well thought out, and as the book progresses we get to know a lot more about them, as well as how the 'zombie invasion' came about.

    The writing is clear and easy to follow, and it's so easy to picture this as a film or mini-series. In fact, I'm amazed it's not been snapped up already!

    A note about the narration - some of the chapters give the backstory of a female character, and these are read by a female narrator. In other chapters though, the bulk is read by the male narrator, with the female speaking just female line. This is a little unusual at first, but soon sounds quite natural - if you find it off-putting, give it time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Griffstar
    CZECH REPUBLIC
    8/11/17
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    "Engaging story. Interesting concepts."

    This is an exceptionally unique spin on the zombie apocalypse genre. Zombie fans should like this and the extra elements only serve to broaden this genre

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vaughan96
    7/23/17
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    "A lot of Potential.."

    A nice listen if you can keep track of when in the time line you are. Ex-Heroes is nothing groundbreaking but it shows a lot of potential for the future books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    4/18/17
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    "Cracking!"

    Good story and great performance. Looking forward to the next instalment in the story. Peter Clines character development with the heroes and villains brings both the story and the action alive. Great action sequences too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brenhden
    Bristol, UK
    12/28/16
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    "Great book."
    What made the experience of listening to Ex-Heroes the most enjoyable?

    The best thing about this book is the way it combines action and back story.


    What other book might you compare Ex-Heroes to, and why?

    Sticking with the super hero theme you could compare this to The Watchmen although it's not so bleak.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The story gets better and better so the ending is really good.


    Any additional comments?

    There are some great twists.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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