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Justice League of America - JLA: Exterminators (DC COMICS) Audio CD – May 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Series: Justice League of America
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Graphic Audio; Unabridged edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599504448
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599504445
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,998,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Capitalizing on their success with DC Comics' Infinite Crisis and 52,Graphic Audio is producing several more polished book-based stories from DC. The Justice League of America encounter a wide proliferation of meta-humans (who all sound like they come from the U.K.) who transform into bug-like creatures that burrow into the earth and reemerge to wreak havoc. Though the episodic story lacks the development and sophistication of the company's previous productions, GraphicAudio still creates a beautiful mix of dialogue, sound effects and background music. Disappointingly, much of the soundtrack has been recycled from previous productions. Richard Rohan's narration still captivates with its deep tone and sense of immediacy. A Pocket Star paperback. (June)
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Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern what more could any science-fiction fan want? This stunning production brings them all together as the Justice League series continues, casting our favorite heroes against a strange alien force that is spreading across the earth at a rapid pace. With eerie background music and realistic sound effects, listening is close to leaping into the pages of a comic book and experiencing the action firsthand. With a talented cast of actors, including James Konicek, Colleen Delany, and Andy Clemence, this production is the best in the series thus far, whisking listeners off to the furthest reaches of the globe and never sounding the slightest bit cheesy. Director Richard Rohan guides the way, striking a balance between the story and the intense action. L.B. --Audiofile Magazine 2008

I'd like to emphasize how wonderful Graphic Audio's productions are when converting a novel to audiobook. The music, sound effects and voice work really place you into the action and keep you glued to the audiobook. There were times where I would intentionally drive slower when listening in the car or find more housework to do so I could wait that much longer before I had to shut off the audiobook. It reminds me of the old radio serials where your imagination worked to move the story along. However, comparing this audiobook with a radio program is like comparing (to stay in the comic book genre) the 60s Batman television series to the 2008 theatrical release of The Dark Knight. The cast of voices all perform their roles as superheroes while the narrator pushes the non-dialogue sections of the book, creating a constant flow of storytelling mixed with superb sound effects and music. When Graphic Audio promises "A movie in your mind," not only do they deliver, they deliver with a punch. --SF Site 2008

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Willard Wagener on August 19, 2008
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This may not be a standard-style audio book, but it is so much more: it is truly an audio graphic novel! Imagine that all of the sound effects, dialogue and thought processes that are in a graphic novel and they are well represented here!
I have been a fan of DC audio books since Kingdom Come, but this one really made my car shake (listened to on a trip out of state). You could feel Superman's punches, and the overall pandemonium of multiple heroes attacking alien's is astounding.
One thing: if you are a stickler for continuity, you will need to consider that in this version of the League, Young Justice and Red Tornado are still active (which means Superboy is alive and Bart is still Impulse, along with the Secret being active). It was neat trying to piece together who was involved (mentions of Doom Patrol as well as other teams were all over the place) and hearing the actor's representations of such iconic heroes is actually very good.
This is a must buy and just so you know, I already have the next volume purchased and awaiting me in my car as we speak - I was that excited.
Great job by Graphic Audio and if you like this, check out their other fantastic DC audio graphic novels - 52 was the last one before this. They are well worth it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Giardina on August 9, 2008
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While there is a good chunk of narration on this, the action is actually driven by multiple voice actors reading dialogue with sound effects and music. Kind of strange, like it's the audio track of a movie you can't see. As I understand it, a chunk of the dialogue was actually written just for this recording, and isn't actually from the book. I liked this format, and I thought most of the voice acting was very good. But if you're looking for a "normal" audiobook where someone just reads what the author wrote, this isn't it. Still, I'd recommend it for anyone who wants to try out something new (or who is a Justice League fan).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DWD's Reviews VINE VOICE on November 7, 2010
Format: Audio CD
5 CDs
5 Hours
28 Actors

Graphic audio published the audio version of a DC Comics graphic novel featuring the Justice Leauge of America. Graphic Audio boasts that it is "A Movie In Your Mind" and while that may be a bit of an exaggeration, it is every bit as good as those old radio plays that, if you're lucky, a local radio station may play from time to time. Graphic Audio has 28 actors (if my count was correct as they named them all), music, lots of special effects and they use them all to create a thoroughly engrossing story.

There is nothing particularly new in "JLA: Exterminators". A wave of new "meta-humans" are popping up all over the globe with one thing in common (besides super powers): they were all in the UK about 10 years previously and were exposed to something that gave them these new powers.

The Flash and The Green Lantern become friends with a new meta-human with telekenisis and the audience is given a perspective on both sides of this issue - the old superheroes and the new ones, some good and some bad. I was reminded of that old TV show, Greatest American Hero, as their new friend, Ian, struggles with the desire to be a regular guy and the desire to use his new powers for good.

Later, things start to go even more haywire and giant monsters begin stomping around in just about every metropolitan area in the world, including Metropolis, Hong Kong, Long Beach, Edinburgh, Paris and especially London. Somehow, Gothem City is not pestered by this homage to Godzilla movies.
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Ten years ago a newly formed group of super heroes called the Justice League of America battled invading aliens. The inexperienced and unorganized group reacted as best they could and managed to kill the aliens without looking in to why they had come in the first place. Around this same time a strange, metallic-tasting rain fell over the United Kingdom.

In the present, a more seasoned JLA is noticing a large increase in the number of metahumans. They seem to be everywhere but as Batman investigates he notices one thing that a majority of them have in common: most of them originated in the UK. This surge in metahuman activity worries the JLA because not all super-powered humans decided to become heroes, some choose another path. One way or the other the situation must be monitored closely and that’s exactly what the JLA does. It doesn’t take long to determine what the real crisis is. Shortly after their superpowers manifest themselves, the new metahumans are undergoing a terrible transformation, or metamorphosis. What they become are nothing less than monsters: powerful, thick-hided, lizard-like creatures that cause massive damage before they mysteriously burrow into the ground and disappear.

The members of the JLA, Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Green Lantern, have their hands full. Each monster is a handful and there are literally hundreds of them. Then the most shocking revelation of all is made: through their continuing investigation Batman and the Martian Manhunter find a link between these monsters and an old case the JLA had ten years ago. It seems that ten years ago, the JLA members made a terrible mistake and now that mistake has come back to haunt them.
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More About the Author

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's Best Books for Young Readers. Upcoming teen novels include a new series of hardcover YA fantasy novels co-authored with Tim Lebbon and entitled The Secret Journeys of Jack London.

A lifelong fan of the "team-up," Golden frequently collaborates with other writers on books, comics, and scripts. In addition to his recent work with Tim Lebbon, he co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola. With Thomas E. Sniegoski, he is the co-author of the book series OutCast and The Menagerie, as well as comic book miniseries such as Talent, currently in development as a feature film. With Amber Benson, Golden co-created the online animated series Ghosts of Albion and co-wrote the book series of the same name.
As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies The New Dead and British Invasion, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson) and a network television pilot.

The author is also known for his many media tie-in works, including novels, comics, and video games, in the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Angel, and X-Men, among others.

Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world. Please visit him at www.christophergolden.com


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