Joe ledger. Zombie infectionous virus. Terrorists. Secret coorporations. Mystery. Suspense. Comedy. Horror. --it has it all!
Within the first couple minutes I was hooked. I highly recommend!
Man, this new Joe Ledger series I found is awesome!! Joe Ledger is a smart ass, top U.S. Military leader, who is smart and a bad ass. This is like no other zombie book character out there. Storyline kinda follows the same path as the book "Day by Day Armageddon" where it is a daily/hourly/minutes chronicle of what is going on but with in its own style. You get so involved in all the different characters. The narrator did such an amazing job. I thought that Oliver Wyman from "The Morningstar Strain series" was the best zombie narrator but Ray Porter killed it! Not alot of "Zombies" as you would expect but the zombies in this story did not become the undead organically and it makes sense for the set up in this book 1.
I highly recommend this book 1 and my book 2 is downloading as i'm writing this review!!
I would and have already recommended this book very highly. If you have someone you believe would enjoy audiobooks, start them here. Maberry's writing is compelling, well researched and fast-paced. You are there and it is palpable. The occasional humor is spot on, timely and truly funny. I'm glad I found this series; I'm starting the second book this week.
Well...it's about Zombies but called Walkers in Patient Zero.
No, first time hearing Ray's performance but he is great.
Walker Zero, I guess because asked...
You will not be disappointed. Sierra Tango OUT
(Spoiler alert) Zombies plus terrorists, everything you need for a great horror thriller. This book delivers solid entertainment on that account. But then just when I'm really enjoying the read it shoots itself in the foot with the same old "evil corporate greed behind it all because capitolism is the root of all evil" dud surprise ending. Yawn.
The doctor, who sounded exactly like Raul Julia.
Went out and shot zombies! They definitely were zombies, right?
Interesting and unusual shift between first person narration for the hero and then third person for the villians and everyone else. I think it worked well.
The first time I listened to Ray Porter was in The Four Hour Work Week (which is a great book btw) so it took me a while to get 4HWW out of my mind...now Ray Porter is Joe Ledger.
After Ledger beats the crap out of all the guys he's soon to be captain of. One of the guys threatens to get him back and Ledger just hits him in the throat! And says he'll need a medic.
I've always thought that Jack Reacher was the Jack Bauer of the literary world. Joe Ledger would give both Jack's a run for their money!
Yes. This book offers a twist to the usual zombie story. It also brings in characters that travel well to the other books. The narrator is really good. He is Joe Ledger and really has the story down and the mannerisms that make a character come to life.
All of the Joe Ledger books. Each one offers a little more about Joe and why he is the way he is.
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I think my favorite is in the beginning when Joe is interacting with those that will become part of his team. They have no idea who he is and they are arguing amongst themselves over who will be leader. I got a kick out of the way Joe jumped in, kicked ass and everyone fell into their places in the squad.
I think the Joe Ledger books are a must for zombie and horror fans.
Not just another zombie book . This is my new favorite series a well written story amazing and interesting characters it is action packed and still has a great story with really well put together fight scenes and people you really care about also its very funny I found myself luaghing out loud alot
I had this book on my wish list forever because it was slotted as a Zombie novel and man is that criminally limiting. The main character is amazing, complex without being tiresome. Strong without being made of steel and the other characters are nothing short of brilliant. I don't believe in spoilers so i'll keep those names to myself. Now the performance........ what can I say? I listened to this book 3 times back to back trying to figure out why it delighted me so. Well Ray Porter's reading of this book and i'm sure any book suitable to his voice is simply exceptional. In my humble opinion the best narrators are ones that make you feel like you're sitting in your favorite place listening with rapt attention to a good friend tell you a riveting story. And Ray Porter nails it. Thank You Sir.
3 way tie between Joe - C***** -T**
First meeting with C*****
Yes! Listened 3 times back to back.
Well executed. Extremely well narrated. The story is weaved together tightly like a Pendlelton Wool Blanket (for you northwest folks) abosolutely no holes. I am not quite done but I would characterize Jonathan Maberry on par with Stephen King (I just listened to 11/22/63 which was one of my favorite epic novels this year). He obviously studied currrent events, terrorist cells, government agencies and Joe Ledger is a tough guy that you can like, he even has some flaws.
Gault (or Galt) for his exteme ideals, Joe Ledger for being the tough guy that even goverment adgencies have to like.Finally Church for his stoic demeaner.
Ray Porter brought the characters to life. Not sure if he narrates the other Joe Ledger books but his take on each character both male and female was flawless
Grace, because she is obviously a well educated Brit with good looks and probably has a story or two to tell
I rate this book up there with Stephen Kings 11/22/63 and The Passage from Justin Cronin for the character development. I cant wait to listen to Mr Maberry's other books. I just started reading every Zombie Novel I could get my hand on and I think this one even surpassed World War Z which I am sure I will get critacism for my Zombie Blasphemy!
I usually stick with romance or sci fi , and althought there are some paranormal parts I would call this a thriller, I got this with a few others in a $4.95 sale and I am sooo glad I did.
My 14 and 17 year olds listened with me and we love Joe Ledger, he is a great new hero and the DMS a cool new agency. The book is non stop action and we are already listening to The Dragon Factory(book 2 of Joe Ledger). This book is worth the money!