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"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.
©2013 Peter Clines (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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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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Corpse Girl for the win!

You really should read the first 2 books in this series before you pick up Ex-Communication. Many of the occurrences in this book are tied to the events and actions that took place in the first 2 books and having that context is necessary. Besides, if you like the first 2 books then you’ll be reading/listening to this one in no time at all. All of the Heroes will seem like old friends by the time you get here and you’ll be glad to spend more time with them.

Similar to the start of Book 2, Ex-Communication reveals that the Heroes have been busy in between books. The wall around The Mount has been extended and the relationships between the Heroes have grown as well. Legion is getting smarter and his ability to control the zombie horde is advancing. In addition to adding a new Hero to the mix (Corpse Girl) Peter Clines provides more insight and background to events from the first 2 books. Amongst other things, we learn why Zzzap has been talking to himself and why Dr. Sorensen insisted his daughter wasn’t dead.

It started with Super-Heroes and Zombies, then came the Super-Soldiers, and now Demons and Sorcery emerge to take center stage with a little nano-technology thrown in for good measure. At first I wasn’t thrilled that Clines went in this direction, but after a while I got over it and just went along for the ride. This is more comic book style storytelling delivered in the same “Then” and “Now” format we are used to. The cast of narrators is once again outstanding, so if you are a fan of the series then you will gobble this up quickly.

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Good, but not great!

Let me start out with this: I liked this book a lot. The reason I gave it a 4 rating instead of a 5 is because of the way the narration was done. I know it was the same as all the previous books in the series, but it was seriously distracting the way some of the voices were voiced by different actors. I know what they were trying to achieve, but somehow it missed its mark. Another sticking point for me is that while some of the voices were voiced by different actors, it was not consistent all the way through the book. In some places, the main narrator would read the parts that SHOULD have been voiced by the actors. The effect of this is a jarring distraction to what should be a smooth sail through the story.

I will say that this book had a great storyline and the way a new hero was introduced was very well done. I didn't know what was going on and was actually surprised by the hero and their abilities. I felt like I was learning what was going on right with the characters. This is a difficult thing to successfully pull off and I was impressed.

I am not sure where this series is going, but I have liked it a lot and will continue to read them as they come out!

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Even with the first 1st release issues I loved it.

Would you listen to Ex-Communication again? Why?

So far I have listened to the book twice. The choice of vocal talent is one of the main reasons you really get into any particular audiobook and in this release the characters are brought to life in excellent fashion.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ex-Communication?

The escape of "the character that shall remain nameless." The details as I think of them can't be shared here. Don't wanna create spoilers.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Stealth & the crew have been voiced brilliantly from the first book I listened to. Freedom and every character in the book are "Alive." through the performance of the narrators here.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughter and tension as well as a great mystery were found here. Excellent work.

Any additional comments?

The Ex series has been one of the best finds here and I gladly share the series info to my friends and where to get it too!!!

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Finally Its HERE!!!!!!!

its finally here, i have been waiting for this book for over a year, and was afraid to never get it... but nope, finally its here, this master piece of a zombie series. Super heroes and zombies leads to a great book and a greater series.

Ex-communication had a fast start and a challenging one too, legion is there, and he is out for blood, new relations are made here and new characters come to life here as well.

Let me point this out, this the the 2nd release of this book, the first one was full of recording errors (a character would be narrated by different narrators) . but audible fixed this in less than a week, and i am amazed with you guys for that.. and then this is my 2nd review for the book.

Ex-communication was a bridge between Ex-Patriots and the next Ex book. as its action content was a bit less than the 2nd book but still, it was amazingly written, crafted, and produced. such a fantastic book.

To Peter Clines: please don't be late for the next book, waiting for it from now.

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One complaint. Too short!

First of all,thank you for bringing Jay Snyder back. Great narrator.

This was a great book full of a couple twists that will really entertain the EX books fans. One i totally knew was going to happen! Another twist i never saw coming.
All im going to say is that Peter Clines and BV Larson need to write a series together after reading this.

Buy this audio book and sit back for some great story telling. Another home run Mr. Clines.

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Really good 3rd installment

What made the experience of listening to Ex-Communication the most enjoyable?

Honestly this book falls directly in line with its 2 predecessors, great story and really well written.

Any additional comments?

Don't listen to many of the other reviews, the change in voices wasn't all that terrible. This is not the first book where I have noticed the voices change, either through production errors or other ideas for making the book in that way. It really isn't all that horrid, and it only happens here and there.

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Another great story...

Ever since I stumbled upon Ex-Heros I have loved the world that Peter Clines created. He takes al of the troops of Superheros, turns them on their heads, and then throws zombies in for good measure. The result? Awesomeness!
Ex-Communication continued the story left off in Ex-Patoriate by continuing the struggle with Legion and with the super soldiers joining the mount, and by introducing a new threat based on an older character. The story is fast and the characters convincing, I just wish there was more.
I hope that Clines explores more of the outside world in later books, since it seems that there are many other possible stories outside of the mount.

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Loved the new "Dead Girl" character.

Where does Ex-Communication rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the better science fiction series.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Loved having multiple readers. Personalities are much more evident.

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I listened before they fixed the audio

Find this full review and all of my other reviews at audiobookreviewer dot com.

It filled me with a a huge feeling of contentment and familiarity as soon as I started listening to Ex-Communication, and it was like I didn’t have to wait over a year to listen to this next installment. There is something about superheros dealing with zombies that is so interesting to me. But again Clines was able to take this story way past the typical zombie horde chasing the terrified humans. Ex-Communication picks up shortly after Ex-Patriots, if there was a time frame that past I must have missed it, still the crew is fending off the zombie super villian Legion but then there is something way worse than the zombie collective. Clines really focuses on the true diabolicalness of human nature. We tend to do whatever it takes, hurt anyone in the way of preserving yourselves in the face of complete annihilation. This audiobook is really about how peoples true nature can and will come out, to betray those they once loved, and about how opposite forces can join to fight of the bigger threat first. I have a good feeling that there will be another chapter to this awesome series, I can’t wait.

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  • Mike T.
  • 06-18-18

Good with glimmers of brilliance.

Clines really know how to build a story. This is another great Ex-...book. Parts of it is absolutely brilliant. All the "Then" flashbacks are interesting, but the very long diary flashback from the young girl was nothing less than a piece of literary mastery. I actually relistened to that chapter after finishing the book.

Lots of zombie bashing action of course. Some interesting new characters. Not too much changes in the old characters. More of a deepening of relationships. That's OK. Can't be all action...

Usually I'm not too fond of books with multiple narrators. I tend to find the switch between narrators a bit jarring. Here however I like it. A lot. Snyder, Hvam and Boyett form a virtual Dream Team of narrators, with seamless narrator changes as the story flows. A great piece of editing there. A skill often overlooked in audiobooks.

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  • thomas
  • 07-07-14

Entertaining as always

What did you like most about Ex-Communication?

It is a entertaining relativly short book that keeps your attention through out,, very good for those times you just want to listen to something simple and not to deep

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ex-Communication?

Learning about the demon

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Zaps confersations with the demons hosts

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Zombies Demons and Super heros

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  • Andrew
  • 08-26-19

The Best in the Series

So many elements of the first two books come together in a huge way here. The sort of story you simply have to keep listening to... over and over again.