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Ex-Heroes (Ex Heroes 1)

Ex-Heroes (Ex Heroes 1) [Kindle Edition]

Peter Clines
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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"Zombies are awesome. Superheroes are awesome. Mash them together and you've got awesomeness squared" (SFX)

"Zombies and superheroes are two great tastes that have never quite gone well together... until now." (Mira Grant, author of Feed.)

"I loved this pop culture-infused tale of shamed superheroes struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse in the ruins of Hollywood. It's The Avengers meets The Walking Dead with a large order of epic served on the side." (Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One)

"Creative zombie story, with in-depth characters, and filled with humor, action, and gruesome fight scenes, Ex-Heroes is a novel that will take you on wild and heart-warming ride." (Jules Sherred

Book Description

A spectacular, genre-mashing adventure series of superheroes vs. zombies.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 446 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (29 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombie Genre Has Been Expanded Again 2 April 2011
By Ursula K. Raphael TOP 1000 REVIEWER
As the zombie genre spreads exponentially into the literature community, infusing other sub-genres with the new varieties of undead or living infected, so do the point-of-views in the storylines. In the past few years, POVs include stories told by soldiers, the zombies themselves, and even the Grim Reaper. Ex-Heroes, written by Peter Clines, further mutates the genre with a zombie apocalypse tale told through the eyes of super-heroes.

Readers find out right away that in this world, zombies are known as "exes," as in ex-living. The exes also include super-hero zombies, making self-defense even more complicated. Throw in a gang called The Seventeens - basically the "bad guy" survivors, and Clines has an apocalyptic drama that unites geeks from the comic & horror fan bases.

The storyline is broken up in segments marked "Then," and "Now." "Then" chapters are flashbacks that include how the heroes came to possess their special abilities, as well as the initial virus outbreak, and the downfall of society. "Now" chapters update us on the remaining survivors, struggling to exist in a converted Hollywood movie studio lot.

"People could say a lot of negative things about the apocalypse, but there was no arguing the air quality in Los Angeles had really improved."

Clines pours an incredible amount of detail into the dialogues, character thoughts, and setting descriptions, and yet maintains a fast-pace that flows smoothly between the time changes from beginning to end...graphic, horrifying...need I say more?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some excellent light super fun! 11 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
All things considered a great and light read excelling not so much in the characters but in the excellent action sequences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant !!! 10 Feb 2014
By Jordan
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This book is everything I wanted and more. I loved the characters, the story, and the description of the settings and set pieces were fantastic. If you are a comic book and horror movie fan, like myself, you will hopefully enjoy this book as much as I did. Can't wait to read the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ex-Heroes -Quite Excellent! 30 Jan 2014
By zapata
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Really enjoyed this book! Slow start but what an ending! Looking forward to reading number 2 as soon as possible!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Zombie overload 24 Feb 2012
If you like zombies, you'll like this book. If you like super heroes, you'll like this book. If you like tightly plotted, thrill a minute, plot twisting action with varied and insightful characters - maybe not so much. Super heroes are a mainly visual phenomenon and although the author handles the transition from pictures to the written word with some skill, the characters are pretty standard fare. The action revolves around one zonbie battle after another which ultimately gets boring. The actual look of the book with its numerous typos doesn't help and the plot just meanders along with no satisfying conclusion. A good attempt but not a classic.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superheroes versus zombies 13 Oct 2010
By jw1951
With "World War Z" (brilliant, I thought) and "Passage" (ok) zombies are all the rage (although I don't suppose they can ever be as photogenic as vampires, so their film career is maybe limited). This is a novel about "superheroes versus zombies". As they say in the US, "what's not to like?". The varied superheroes are (sometimes) troubled Spiderman-types, sometimes more insouciant. The novel has moments of electric suspense, and geniune wonder, as well as an interesting interplay between (some of) the characters. An excellent genre cross-over, and a great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars zombies + superheros = WIN 17 Mar 2010
Possibly the best zombie-superhero cross-over story of recent times. Fast-paced, wonderfully written, smart, full of awesome characters (plus added bitey undead), and genuine good fun to read. Steals from the best and laughs while doing so. Robert Kirkman wishes he was this cool.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! 20 July 2014
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Really enjoyed it! Great, vivid characters, (Gorgon and Cerebrus are two of the coolest characters I've seen in a book for a long time!) and the flashback chapters worked really well for me. Not too taxing to read, excellent pop-culture references and really creative descriptions of horrendous violence! If this isn't made into a movie at some point in the future it'd be a real shame! I'll be buying the sequels...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Read this in a couple of days. Nice take on the undead theme, with fallible heroes and a well paced plot.
Published 2 months ago by David Pratt
5.0 out of 5 stars Superheroes vs zombies
it used to be said you can find anything on the internet.
I submit that you can now find anything on Amazon. Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. J. Ketchin
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read, excellent and refreshing concept
Bought this, burned through it pretty quick as it was so good. Loved the concept of the Then and Now chapters as it fills in the back story as you go. Read more
Published 5 months ago by J. Hair
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I bought this for my partner after he read the Myke Cole Shadow Ops series. He really likes it and is now deeply embedded in this series too!
Published 6 months ago by Miss A Jackson - Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
a great mix of genres, with good character development, kept me up way past my bedtime for just one more chapter.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars good dirty fun
A rollicking good read and a genius concept (clearly - albeit with a sense of irony - designed for conversion into a movie).
Published 7 months ago by MagpieReader
4.0 out of 5 stars Great - Zombies and Superheroes - a genre cross that appeals!
Zombies have been prolific in the media for a while and to be honest I have gotten a bit sick of them. End of the world/zombie outbreak seen it, read it, played games of it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Pen Name
4.0 out of 5 stars Flawed, but that doesn't mean its not good.
I suppose that all books out there have their good and bad points. I'd say Ex-Heroes averages out between 3.5 and 4 stars. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Conor Syme
1.0 out of 5 stars Massive Disappointment
I couldn't finish this book I'm afraid (I seem to be getting better at putting books aside if they're not doing it for me). Read more
Published 8 months ago by Gemski
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