Ex-Purgatory : Ex-Heroes

  • by Peter Clines
  • Narrated by Jay Snyder
  • Series: Ex-Heroes
  • 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The fourth novel in Peter Clines' best-selling Ex series.
When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college. But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more. George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.
Then one day as he’s walking from one fix-it job to the next, a pale girl in a wheelchair tells George of another world, one in which civilization fell to a plague that animates the dead…and in which George is no longer a glorified janitor, but one of humanity’s last heroes. Her tale sounds like madness, of course. But as George’s dreams and his waking life begin bleeding together, he starts to wonder - which is the real world, and which is just fantasy?

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Customer Reviews

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Different,but good different

If you could sum up Ex-Purgatory in three words, what would they be?

St George centric


Who was your favorite character and why?

85% of this story involves St George, and thats no bad thing, but you do miss Zzzzaps witty, almost sidekick role. Although St George as a character easily carries the story along.


What aspect of Jay Snyder’s performance might you have changed?

Jay Snyder IS St George, I'd feel cheated if anyone else other than he took on this role


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The first third was a little slow going, but after this it canters along at a fair pace


Any additional comments?

Jay Snyders narration is excellent, although id have liked to have the additional narrators of the first 3 books to have continued their roles, you just get used to certain voices for certain characters

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- Simon

A great series. Just not on par though!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story line lacks action compared to the previous books in the series. Jay Snyder is an outstanding narrator and I would recommend most books he is featured in.


Would you ever listen to anything by Peter Clines again?

Yes I have listened to all of this series of books and they are great. I can recommend them all. This book is still worth a listen or read but it is just not quite as good as the others in the series.


What does Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Jay Snyder is outstanding. My favourite narrator by far. The day by day Armageddon series is insane. He brings tension and the ability to immerse yourself in the story.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Unfortunately disappointment. It just didn't have enough action in it. Great idea but lacked something the other books had. I think the title gave it away to much.


Any additional comments?

Highly recommend the rest of the series and any book by jay Snyder. The second book in the series is by far my favourite.

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- matthew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-01-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios