Ex-Isle : Ex-Heroes

  • by Peter Clines
  • Narrated by Mark Boyett, Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
  • Series: Ex-Heroes
  • 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The spectacular fifth adventure in the genre-busting Ex-Heroes series.
The heroes are overjoyed when they discover another group of survivors living on a manmade island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. But there's something very, very wrong with this isolated community and its mysterious leader - a secret that could put every survivor in the world at risk.

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The superheroes head out to sea.

Book 5 of the Ex-Heroes series sees Peter Clines return the series to something a bit more traditional than the last book. In fact, if this was a TV series this book would be considered a filler episode with only some minor character development going on. The larger story arc doesn't move forward all that much but since all your favorite characters from the series return it is still quite enjoyable. Book 4 was weird enough that fans of the series like me will find that a nice solid "back to reality" story really hits the spot.

There are two main story threads going on throughout this book. The first is a good will mission to a man-made island in the Pacific known as Lumeria. Zzzap, St. George, and Corpse Girl are sent off to make contact with the island's survivors see if there is a way they can establish some kind of relationship or help out. The second story line revolves around setting up a new remote base known as Eden where Danielle, Cesar and the Cerberus suit are sent with some super soldiers to help establish a sustainable food source.

Of course nothing is easy in a zombie apocalypse and each story thread is full of complications and dire situations. Both threads are enjoyable but mostly because of the super hero characters and their personalities. Zzzap and his penchant for geek trivia makes for some excellent interactions with Corpse Girl who has a limited ability to remember anything. Danielle is suffering from a crisis of self doubt since she has been without the Cerberus suit for so long and her rebuild of the suit is not quite ready when it gets called into duty to help at Eden. This means it will be Cesar in control of the Cerberus suit and not Danielle and that exposes her psyche to further doubt and fear.

Despite the fact that I called this filler earlier I still enjoyed it. All of the narrators once again do excellent jobs and really bring each of the characters to life. I continue to look forward to where Peter Clines will take this series in the future.
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- Lore "Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fan"

Binge Read

I really enjoyed this addition to the series... Missed a night of sleep finishing it... Kept trying to stop, but just couldn't... Not the book to start w/ in the series though as you'll be scrambling to figure what's going on w/ characters and story arcs... If you've enjoyed the series up to now you'll certainly appreciate this one... I particularly liked the self discovery of tthe cast of characters, especially Corpse Girl;). There's some fantastic tongue in cheek humor, nice pace and action, and better than average narration... Although I will say that if not prepared for the perspective switches the multiple voices might potentially confuse... All in all an utterly satisfying read and a nice appetizer while waiting for the followup to 14 and The Fold... Worth the credit and a binge read...
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- Sandra "Blind listener reading everything, especially sf&f & mystery/thrillers, restricted to audio so picky where credits are spent #BooksRule"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios