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.
Zombies, terrorists, special ops, and a fast-paced story. The reader is alright, the story is good, and while not usually my type of book, this one was fun. Worth a read/listen.
I really enjoyed this action packed thrill ride and love cynical Joe Ledger, but the second book in the series did not live up to this one.
A Roller-coaster Ride!
Joe Ledger is a sensitive, yet snarky character that can really kick some butt when necessary!
There are too many fave scenes to count! The book was non-stop action!
Mister Church as the enigmatic leader of the good guys is iconic.
Ray Porter is an exceptional narrator. He is a master of voices and timing. I will be looking for more from Maberry and Porter.
The reader is absolutely my favorite.
The plot thickens every chapter, the hero is a character you definitely want on your side.
Love this book series.
definately, I would catch myself at my destination but didn't want to get out of the car.
Great characters, excellent story teller and even better plot
I have been looking for another good series as I wait for Jim Butcher, Lee Child and the many others, write new books. I just stumbled upon the Joe Ledger Series and was really taken with Patient Zero. None of his books have let me down yet!
It seems like Joe Ledger is the Doppelganger for the the character John Corey by Nelson DeMille. Both are ex-cops that got sucked into working for the government. Even Ray Porter's narration often times reminded me a lot of Scott Brick.
Despite this, I did really enjoy this book. The action and choreographed fight scenes were perfect. I personally like the books where the protagonist is a bit of a smart ass bad-ass (Such as John Corey). The idea behind the story is a rather scary one and although we don't necessarily have the technology now (at least in the public's eye), I wonder when and if it will come.
This book was recommended to me after I postulated on Facebook about the two events that occurred recently in the news. One was the Miami Face Eater and the second was a man in New Jersey who was cutting himself open and throwing his intestines at the cops. These two events are being blamed on the use of Bath Salts. However, after reading up on Bath Salts, I've learned there is no test that can be administered to determine if someone is on the designer drug. In fact, one ER doc said they only could know if the person who came into the ER told them that's what it was. Consequently, the question arises, how did they know. I began to wonder if it was something viral, after all it is the CDC and not FEMA who has the new advertising gimmick about preparing for a zombie apocalypse. That's when a cousin told me about this book. One that makes my postulation possible.
In summation, I enjoyed this book. I don't really think something like this is truly possible but it was a fun story and I really hope it gets made into a movie.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
There were parts of this that I really liked. The bad guys were actually more well-rounded characters and more interesting than the good guys. There was a lot of jingoism running through the whole novel. This was an interesting take on the zombie genre, however, I found myself being openly manipulated and told what to think in many places.