You are drawn in by the humor speckled with terror of a realistic plot to infect the world with Zombies (infected). The characters are interesting. My favorite character was Rudy the doc. The main character's self talk is hilarious.
The humor and quick action. I appreciate that they explained the fast moving plot. It was a great and speedy flow of story. Church is like a Hoover only a good guy :)
He did the main character so well I laughed out loud, excellent smart @#$. Church was superbly a question mark. Rudy was my favorite.
I smiled often when I was not tense from the action. I laughed so much. Great action too!
I rarely write reviews, but this book is absolutely incredible. I listened to it in 2 days, the did it again to really get what was going on.
I found myself stopping it and trying to imagine what Joe and his men had to do and the incredible amount of bodies left in their wake.
I found myself doing this with the Stand, trying to imagine Freeways, tunnels, ect totally blocked by cars and dead people.
The only complaint I have is during the epilogue. I wish he had mentioned something about all the missing people. There must have been thousands of families looking for them.
Other then that, no complaints at all. No drag points.
The narrator is perfect.
I read all the reviews before I buy a book, and I have bought many that people rave about, only to be disappointed.
Get it. You will not be disappointed.
Now, I am off to the 2nd book.
I have had an Audible.com account for several years and I have listened to, at least 50 books and I have never reviewed a book. With that being said I am not reviewing this book either, really. Yes the book was good, very good actually however Ray Porter could quote the Webster's Dictionary and it would be good. He is by far the best at his craft. When it comes to book narrators this guy is by far the best I have ever heard. Like I said the book is good but if you are just thinking about listning to it, do it you will not be disappointed.
Alot of charactors with likeable yet believible traits.
Joe and Church were both a favorite each has his fears and strengths
Joe of course but echo team is a group to recon with Mr Porter did a great job
LIked the book it is on a par with Mr Lee Child and Reacher Good read and will buy more.Dennis
I was looking for something different and picked this book based on reviews. I could not have been more pleased. It was full of action, suspense, and not at all predictable. Definitely a new twist on the genre. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
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You know I was extremely hesitant to buy this novel when I first came across it. My line of thought being " What another Zombie novel... Lame!". However, I couldn't have been more wrong. Patient Zero is really quite amazing. It's so much more then your drab average Zombie novel.This is a character driven, action heavy, and intelligent spy novel with a twist. Maberry can really write a fight scene. In addition, there are enough twists and turns to keep you guess and hooked. I think this is an outstanding work and I look forward to buying and reviewing the hole series. Do yourself a favor and get this book.
Awesomely descriptive and addicting.
Loved Ray's performance. I will consider other books he narrates because of his performance through the Joe Ledger Series.
Before the end or the book, I had already dl the second so I wouldnt lose a minute.
Four and a half books later and I am still not tired of the characters or writer.
Yes,because the narrator makes book very believable,interesting!
Ray porter(narrator).joe ledger is every guy...smartass,tough,funny.great characters that narrator brings to life.
He applies different voices to each character(and their not corny)he adds tension,humor,suspense just by his voice,tone.im going to purchase every ray porter narrative book.
Loved everything about it,just wish they were longer!
Joe ledger is every guy action hero/agent great book,fantastic narrator!
Maberry takes the "horror" genre in a completely different angle than I have previously read. Incredibly well crafted combination of a thriller and a horror novel. My first read of Mayberry, but will be looking forward to more.
Fast-Paced, Detailed, Exciting
Maberry brings thoughts of his main character to the foreground and you can see he's not just a killing machine. Ledger is a real person, with real thoughts and reactions to a situation like this.
Joe Ledger, as voiced by Ray Porter, is a sarcastic, witty, lovable character.
Mr. Church served to make you curious about him. Who IS this big man in tinted glasses?
A wonderful zombie thriller that's fast paced, action packed and will leave you scrambling to get to the next book.