This was my first "zombie" novel. It was fast paced and never a dull moment. The narrator is now on my favorite list, I'll look for more books read by Mr. Porter.
The story is Jason Bourne meets James Bond meets Steven King meets Xfiles with dialog by Raymond Chandler. The deal is…the reader so AMAZINGLY effective with first-person tongue in cheek that you can completely suspend disbelief and not even care that what you are reading is just preposterous beyond any excuse. One of the most fun listens ever and I have 200 items in my audible library.
Yes, I like the story lines of good verses evil and all that goes with it. This book keeps your interest and there is constant action. And is read very well.
they way he brings each character to life with there own identity, and personality.
Bunny. I think he would have a great personality.
This was a great story that merges several elements. Zombie fans will like this, but it isn't limited to zombies. The premise is a military division that fights scientific threats, and this threat happened to be a version of zombie. As the series goes on there are any number of other threats. However, what makes that book are the variety of very interesting characters and their interaction. All of this combined with heavy dose of well written action made this book a treat. Highly recommended.
The reader did a fine job of giving each character their own voice and gave them a tone that showed the emotions at the point of the story. Never had a monotone sound or made your mind numb like some readers have done to me. The story followed along well and kept a faster pace so the mind didn't wonder off thinking about thing like, did I take out the trash before I left the house? The writer was good to give back stories on characters without going over board telling of their past that nobody would care about. And by the end of the book it will hit you that it took place in a couple of days, not over a few months. That made me reflect on somethings workout the way they did, people get tired.
The main character made me think of Owen from Monster Hunter International....and I love those books. I want my hero to be good, but not too good. And you have to love a smart ass too!
Ray's skills makes me want to look for other books read by him. I've been turned onto other authors before due the readers.
Moment...no.... but chapters....well...there will be chapters that are grouped together to encompass a whole event....and there is 3 or 4 events that get intense. I'm a guy, love the action fighting and shooting battles.
Yes, it was a solid book. Well read and easy to follow. I would recommend it to a friend, with the caveat that it is not a typical zombie story, I would say it is more of a military type story. I felt that the story was a little Hollywood, similar to watching a Bruce Willis movie, fun but not realistic enough to be believable but not science fiction enough to be considered as such.
Not really, it was suspenseful in the action parts of the book, but turns into a typical GI Joe meets GI Grace, read it and you will get it.
No character stood out for me, in terms of the performance. Ray Porter did a great job, its hard to read a book and come up with interesting character voices for each person. I can barely read a book to my 3 year old with only 2 voices...
I think Patient Zero is a great title, but the book is more of a Tom Clancy book rather than a purely science fiction book.You might disagree, but I was expecting something like Zombie Fallout series, maybe that was my bad.
Solid book, not sure if I will continue with the series, but def. worth a credit.
Ray Porter is AWESOME! I was so enthralled in this book that I couldn't stop listening even though my audible time is on my 1hr walk. Because an hour wasn't enough I purchased the book thinking I would read it at home. I did read a few chapters but it wasn't the same so I listened to what I read and oh my goodness did I get a whole new experience. Ray Porter is probably the best narrator!
I'm a science geek and loved the whole premise of this book and now the whole series. I was interested because of the zombie element but whoa Maberry went into the stratosphere with this scientifically speaking and I LOVED IT! This story is exciting, uh bloody, the characters are relatable and likable (who wouldn't love Bunny), and the main character Joe Ledger is freakin' hilarious (his sarcasm is right on). Oh and I nearly forgot Mr Church is phenomenal.
I'm listening to Dragon Factory now and yep it is just as well done. I think he may have had a cold while narrating DF but it certainly doesn't detract from the story or his skill. I have to say that I've become a true fan of this series because of Ray and his voice of Mabery's written word.
I listened to this as I walked and I can't say a particular scene got me -- but I had many instances where I laughed aloud, walked as though zombies were after me because I was so engrossed in the story, and definitely where I held my breath. I will say one thing though the ending will not let you go...
This is dang near the top! I hesitated listening to it, thinking, oh great, not another zombie book. BUT, I relented, since I enjoyed Jonathan Mayberry's Pine Deep Trilogy so much and I'm glad I did! This is more of a paramilitary thriller/action type of novel and the zombies just happen to be in it. Mayberry develops his characters, and Joe Ledger is now one of my favorite fictional characters.
Ray Porter does such an excellent job of narrating. He brings every single one of these characters to life. With Mayberry's writing and Porter's giving a voice to these characters, you can "see" this book as it unfolds. I could see in my minds eye like I was watching a movie. The pairing of these two is just incredible!
I could not stop listening to this book. I HAD to listen to what happened next, it had me on the edge of my seat. I will be reading/listening to the rest of the Joe Ledger series!
This book was boring. I like a good zombie book but the storyline was just dragged out. The performance of the audiobook was good that's why I rated it high but there was not much substance to this book.