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  • Title: Ex-Communication
  • Author: Peter Clines
  • ISBN: 9780385346825
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 he 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 than one way to come back from the dead.

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    1. Full review over at Fantasy Book CriticANALYSIS: Ex-Communication is a book that I have been waiting to read for nearly 2 years. It was the third and supposedly the end of the Ex series but recent revelations by the author have clarified that this is not the case. The fourth book will be out early next year and remains a thing for the future. With Ex-Communication, I wanted to see where the author would take the story in regards to the plot arcs of the first two. As the story begins, the author [...]

    2. I started reading the Ex-Heroes series because I have a geeky affection for zombies and superheroes, but Peter Clines is growing on me. The second book was a little better than the first, and the third book, while more of the same story-wise, continues to improve. It's still just a comic book in novel form, but like any ongoing series, if you stick with it you start to get attached to the characters and conversant with the continuity.The heroes guarding the walled enclave of Los Angeles, surroun [...]

    3. "We're not safe. This isn't remotely safe anymore. This is like being out in the middle of the ocean, a thousand miles from anything, on a six-dollar pool raft with a great white shark circling you. Except the raft has a hole in it and the shark's armor-plated, on meth, and has a laser cannon mounted on its skull. That's about how 'safe' we are."3.5 STARSBut I'm rounding it up to 4 because Peter Clines just makes me giddy with all his pop culture references. I get you Mr. Clines! I get you!Nearl [...]

    4. You might think that Superheroes vs. Zombies would get old. Not if Peter Clines is doing the writing. Instead he just starts to pile on other things to combat with. In Ex-heroes it was the rival gang, in Ex-Patriots it was the military, in Ex-communication it is the supernatural and our Heroes might be over their heads.St. George threw himself at it. He thought of every Conan and Beastmaster movie he’d watched as a teenager and brought the sword down with a roar.My favorite chapter in Ex-Heroe [...]

    5. This is the third book in the Ex-Heroes series by Peter Clines. While nothing incredibly new happens in this book, it was still a fun read about the superheroes we love and know taking on new challenges and protecting humanity in a zombie infested world. There is a fourth book scheduled for this series called Ex Purgatory and it’s scheduled to release in January 2014.I listened to this on audiobook and it was really well done. There are two narrators again, one for the male and one for the fem [...]

    6. Fixes some issues I had with the previous books in the series, but has its own problems to deal with. Flashbacks are still present, but are handled better. It feels like there are less of them over all. They're all connected to characters that are important to the story. None of them involve getting into the head of a character with no redeeming value. And the only one that is used to set up a cliffhanger from a previous chapter helps to explain a plot twist. The plot twists were hidden better. [...]

    7. I've really enjoyed how the voices were done in this and the previous Audiobook, where everyone's "words" were actually spoken by different voice actors.Zzap's has been hiding something since the last novel and no one knows quite what to -or not to - believeThat aside in this novel - the title of Ex-Communication and the Catholic Excommunication really almost gives away too much. In this book religion's demons and sorcerers spirits and exes that speak and aren't Legion - but real people returned [...]

    8. Cross-posted to The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/201Superheroes, zombies, and Hollywood -- you really can't go wrong with this combination. This third book in the Ex-Heroes series is just as fun and entertaining as the first two. A big thank you goes to LibraryThing and their Early Reviewers program, which is where I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Since this is a sequel, be aware that there may be possible spoilers here for the previous books Ex-Heroes and Ex-Patrio [...]

    9. Why settle for one resurrection when you could have two? Both are done in extremely different ways (view spoiler)[(one with science and one with magic) (hide spoiler)] and both have varying outcomesI'm glad I stuck around after the disappointment of book two. There were things I needed to know about various characters (featured only in/introduced in the second book) to enjoy the feels of this one) (view spoiler)[ in fact as soon as they mentioned that character was walking around with a sparkly [...]

    10. For me, this was easily the most enjoyable of the Ex- books. Most of the world-building and character-establishing is done by this point, so apart from one significant new character introduced here, the book is free to charge straight ahead into a great deal of satisfying action, seemingly resolving at least one dangling plot thread from the first book, and bringing in several more organically. These remain pretty conceptually simple superhero-comic-book novels, packed with heroes and villains a [...]

    11. Best of the series so far! I thought the first book was just okay and felt a little let down by the second. I don't know what it was about this one thoughuldn't put it down. Maybe it was the fact that I'd grown more used to the author's writing style or the characters had finally grown on me, I had a hard time putting this book down, especially at the end.If you're reading this review you probably already know this is the 3rd in a series involving superheroes & a zompocalypse. Nuff said. In [...]

    12. I didn't like this, which surprised me because I was so sure I would enjoy it as much as Ex-Patriots. What didn't I like? Max, The Corpse Girl (I don't dislike the character so much as I don't see the necessity for another character with a special trait-unless you're killing them off by the end of the book), and the temporary truce with Legion. I especially got bored when Max would drone on. Also, I could do without the romance. I know there wasn't much, but I just don't care for Stealth's chara [...]

    13. Not as good as the first two. More (even more) simplistic, and 99% focused on the superheroes. The new character Madelyn rang VERY untrue to me (eg her ready embrace of a "hero name" that frankly should have been horrifying to her), and the issues that should have resulted from her defective memory were completely overlooked/ignored (presumably in favor of simplicity and making her a functional (action) character). Basically, a superficial comicbook in novel form, without much of the added detai [...]

    14. Super heroes, zombies and now John Constantine. Or the Demon, early DC version.Basically the demon summoning 'ex' from the first book comes back, and we learn his origins. Big whoop. This was probably the most predictable of the 'Ex' books so far, with maybe ONE surprising bit. That surprise: Do not leave someone with regeneration powers alone unsupervised for a extended period of time. It doesn't end well.So yeah, very 'meh' book. Even the introducing of a new character didn't help. And that CO [...]

    15. Well I'm not sure it has ever taken this long for me to finish a book! That is in no way a reflection of how much I enjoyed it, just that I was in the middle of packing and moving. The book was pretty much incredible, as all his books are. And lucky for everyone that there will be at least one and possibly two more books in the series.I also feel this author should get extra kudos for mixing zombies and superheroes together. Can you get more fun than that? I don't think so!

    16. O autor conseguiu algo quase impossível, me fazer gostar de um livro cuja temática principal é o sobrenatural.Ainda fiquei um pouco desconfortável com o vilão principal, mas em geral a trama é muito boa. Com a ambientação do livro em um universo de zumbis e super-heróis acaba tendo luz verde para brincar com qualquer conceito que quiser, o que ele faz com excelência.Se você não gosta de HQs não despreze este livro. A estória vale a pena.

    17. This is a pretty good superhero story and personally I think it's better than the previous book in the series. It adds a new character who I liked, it fully embraces the comic book nature of the setting, and I think most of the character interactions were pretty well done.

    18. Is this book life changing? Probably not. But I'm hard pressed to give it anything less than 5 stars. It's just really damn good and impossible to put down.

    19. I liked Ex-Heroes because there was a lot going on. There were background stories about the zombocalypse and there was a fun plot for the present superheroes. Then there was Ex-Patriots which focused a lot more on the present timeline. Both stories were about superheroes fighting off a threat, at the same time explaining most of the events.And then there is Ex-Communication. The flashbacks have an Ex-Heroes feel while the characters show the importance of the second book as well. The third insta [...]

    20. Peter Clines once again hit it out of the park.I absolutely love getting to see how the LA surviving community is evolving and dealing with the numerous challenges and dangers that are thrown their way. That Christian Nguyen woman annoys the hell out of me and I really hope that the heroes deal with her before she pulls something stupid and dangerous. Religion, especially the variety of Christianity that Christian is propagating, is going to be especially dangerous now, as we saw when that woman [...]

    21. I’ve read one or two of the books in this series, out of order. (Looking here, it looks like I've only read the book after this one, but I also bought #1 in the series, to read at some point.) Maybe I would have liked this novel much more if I remembered who the superheroes were who were defending one small community in Los Angeles after a zombie hoard. The characters have the zombies, whom they call exes down, it’s the villains, who are the real threat. Here’s one describing the big bad. [...]

    22. The third book in the Ex-Heroes series revolves around the coming of Currax Murrain, the alter-ego of Maxwell Hale.This book was fairly more predictable without the neat twist that Ex-Patriots had and the ending didn't satisfy (or make a lot of sense to) me and in that sense makes the book closer to 3.5 stars.However the character development and the "under-the-hood" look at some of the motivations (both past and previous) of the antagonists (Legion, Hale and Murrain) made this book for me.Howev [...]

    23. Can't say enough good stuff about these books.While every now and then I want a "classic" zombie story, most often I'm looking for a new take on it. And that's what Clines has done. Not just with the addition of the heroes, but with the zombies themselves, and how they came to be.Here in the third book, we get some flashbacks, and get to see how some previous actions really relate to the rest of the story. And there are no gaps. Everything fits just fine, and we get treated to a long build and t [...]

    24. 3.5 stars Plus side: A wonderful mix of zombies and super heroes, which works against all odds.This 3 installment in the series clearly shows Clines craftmanship, the series structure and development are well thought though and planned.The Audio production is brilliant, close to a dramatization. Negative Side: Battle sequences are not Clines strong side, they become a little to repetitive over time.Some of the plot developments are to predictive. Am i going to listen to the rest of the series, d [...]

    25. This series keeps getting better! Brought back the characters of Maxwell Hale and Cairax Murrain from the first book. They did not get much time then but they get plenty this time around. The introduction of magic is really well done and interesting. Aside from one minor plot point, I was very happy to read this. Recommend to anyone who has read and enjoyed the first two.

    26. these books keep getting better. rippling with action, danger and outright suspense, these books suck you in and don't let go. zombies and demons and super heroes make for a winning formula. dense, interesting characters help to leaven the action. and the author is skilled at alternating flashbacks with the present to give a well paced flow to the motivations and desires of the heroes. well done.

    27. Actual rating: 3.5 starsI think it's the characters that has me consuming this series: George, Barry, Danielle, Stealth, and even Freedom keep it interesting. It has a good mix of levity and seriousness all wrapped up in apocalyptic fun. My only complaint with this entry is the magic rules/explanations was very light. Anyway, onwards to book 4

    28. I read this book thinking it was a stand alone, not knowing it was part of a series. Even having not read the first 2 books, I enjoyed this book tremendously. I'm going to go back and read the others, then keep going.

    29. Really love this series - great writing, and I love the references to Buffy, Aliens, etc. Lots of smart, savvy pop culture references and just generally a great time.

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