I really did like this book, but I thought the first book was better. The entire plotline with the VP in the first 1/2 of the book was a distraction and totally not necessary.
Really like Joe and the other core characters.
As a side note, too many people have posted reviews with spoilers to this book, and Audible needs a way to flag or hide them.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
this book is very good, i liked the twists in this book, and i liked the factory as well... would love to see it in all honesty :)
have a read and i'm sure you will love it.
The story was good right up until the end and then it quickly became too far-fetched. I won't risk any spoilers so I'll just say that there's no way certain characters could take so much physical damage and then perform acts requiring extraordinary strength, dexterity, and skill. I kept rolling my eyes whenever this happened.
The other disappointment was the anti-climactic ending for one of the villains. And given the personality and single-minded determination to achieve their life-long goal, the other did a second rate performance of resolving the battle. There's simply no way the character would have behaved this way.
And finally my pet peeve is the narrator's portrayal of the main character. He overacts the personality and in many ways it sounds like how William Shatner would act on Star Trek by emphasizing almost random words in his lines. The narrator does a good job with the other characters but I wish he'd back off a bit on Joe Ledger.
I totally enjoyed Jonathan Maberry preposterous storyline! And how the characters seem to take anything -- dismemberment, explosions, mad scientists -- in stride. I love how, in the middle of an outlandish scene, there will be a totally matter of fact conversation. The evil twins, for example, discussing whether they are Evil Monsters or not as if they were discussing whether they were popular in high school. Keep it coming, Mr. Maberry! And keep reading, Mr. Porter. A truly spectacular performance.
Having read all three in the series this has been my favorite. The others are great but I liked the whole premise and plot better. Really looking forward to book 4: Assassin's Code.
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
Echo team is back in business
This time we do not encounter anything so trivial as zombie making viruses.
This time we are getting something serious.
Despite all the drawbacks this book is as good as the first one
But for my own personal reasons it left me strange aftertaste.
The writing is superb. The action is non stop. The characters are insane (that's a good thing). The narration is first rate. Patient zero was excellent and this book makes that look like Winnie the Pooh.
Get to the plot and provide some drama. Even the first book started out so slow - I almost gave up - but it eventually got better the further into the story. In this second book, I only got through 5 hours and gave up because nothing was happening. Just blah, blah, blah.
Willy Wonka of it
Not particularly high. It's a good book within the Joe Ledger series, but the series (including the characters) and the author make it what it is.
I'm probably going to seem cruel, but the demise of a particular character was the best part for me. I'm hoping it will make future tales more bearable.
Aside from that, the scenes in the Twins labs were pretty cool. I liked what they were able to do with their genetic talents.
Ray Porter is just an awesome narrator. His voice and tone perfectly match Ledger's personality. I couldn't imagine anyone else reading him.
I was a bit joyous of the ending.
Not as great as the first, but a solid story that didn't fall into the trap of blindly rehashing what made the first great.
I like action, gore, zombies, and non-fiction.
I love Joe Ledger novels, so of course I enjoyed this book. But to be honest, it's the least interesting of the books. It felt very ... forced, I guess. Not inspired, y'know? But certainly worth my credit.