Ex-Communication : Ex-Heroes

  • by Peter Clines
  • Narrated by Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett
  • Series: Ex-Heroes
  • 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"All of us try to cheat death. I was just better prepared to do it than most folks."In the years since the wave of living death swept the globe, St George and his fellow heroes haven't just kept Los Angeles' last humans alive - they've created a real community, a bustling town that's spreading beyond its original walls and swelling with new refugees. But now one of the heroes, perhaps the most powerful among them, seems to be losing his mind. The implacable enemy known as Legion has found terrifying new ways of using zombies as pawns in his attacks. And outside the Mount, something ancient and monstrous is hell-bent on revenge.As Peter Clines weaves these elements together in yet another masterful, shocking climax, St. George, Stealth, Captain Freedom, and the rest of the heroes find that even in a city overrun by millions of ex-humans... there's more than one way to come back from the dead.


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Customer Reviews

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Another Great Listen

I went back and read my other reviews in this series thus far, just to see if my perceptions of Clines' work were consistent. They are. In fact, I actually think this is the best one of the first three. I can't comment on the next two since I haven't gotten there yet, but I was impressed with the philosophical growth in this installment.

Where the first two books were very much focused on the gee whiz factor of combining superheroes and zombies, this installment delves quite a bit deeper. We’re not quite into classical existential philosophy or anything, but for a zombie series that is funny at least 40% of the time, I’m impressed. Instead of straight battles and petty internal conflicts, the characters are starting to struggle with their own mortality and the broader theological implications of the plague.

Those of you who follow me know that I don’t give spoilers, so my hands are tied a bit here on how to continue the review in this vein. However, let’s just say that the protagonists are confronted, quite directly, with a personification of this struggle. And it’s brilliant.

I am a full bore Clines fan boy, so that’s my disclaimer on all of this. I really think his work is fantastic. But, without hesitation, and fully attempting to be objective, I give this high marks if you’re into this type of story.

Well worth a credit and your time.
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- Charles

How Do You Top 'Ex-Patriots?' You Write This Book!

If you're a fan of this series, you may already own this audiobook. If not, or if you're still deciding wether or not to slap those Audible credits on the counter, and get into this series, this third review is for you.

If you've read my previous reviews, you already KNOW my thoughts on this writer and his efforts. This review is going to basically say the same thing, with a few changes.

First, the characters, both existing and new have greater depth. The story now deals with faith and magic in a more intricate method, and are both stronger players in the tone and direction of the story. The storyline is richer, and takes even better advantage of the world Clines has already established. It's fantastic, and the author steps up his game in this third effort. The zombies are badder, the heroes are better, the villain steps up the game, and the conflicts make for great reads, or in this case, listens.

I'm not going to give away any plot points here, as you know. I HATE when a reviewer gives spoilers about the work they review. It's as if the reviewer dips into all that hard work, and steals a small (or sometimes large) part of the spotlight so richly deserved by the author. So, no spoilers.

But I WILL finish by telling you the following:

It's one thing for author to write one good work - It's an ENTIRELY different thing to write THREE subsequent works in a series surrounding a constant theme, and doing so beautifully time after time.

Clines has done this, over and over in this series. If you love the zombie, superhero or modern magic genres, you're going to be satisfied, from the first in the series, to this third in the series.

Personally, I'm thinking this is the best of the three. How often does THAT happen?

Go ahead. Say it. You know the answer. Not very often, if ever.

So, Clines topped the other two books by writing THIS book.

Thanks, Peter. I can't wait to see where you take the series from here.
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios