Jonathan Maberry is a sick & twisted writer, which makes his characters so deeply interesting. Maberry, incidentally, is some kind of martial arts expert & recently inducted into some martial arts hall of fame; his fight scenes are evident of his skills. Book 3 (Plagues) is next on my reading list.
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.
I'm an avid reader but when driving or exercising, listening to a great book and a great performance makes time fly!
I didn't read this book (only listened to it) but if I were going to bet, I'd bet that the audio version is better than the print version if only because Ray Porter brings every character to life with his amazing talent.
Joe Ledger...because he's just so cool.
I would listen to Ray Porter read anything. He is terrific!
Read the first book. This one continues the thrill and action. It is so worth the listen and the credit! Joe Ledger is one of the greatest characters I have come across in a long time.
Be prepared to endure every trite expression ever woven into a story. An implausible story with an incomplete and implausible ending. Robert Ludlum light.
Honestly, I didn't finish the book. I got about 1/3 of the way through and gave up when I realized I was wading through more evil than could ever be redeemed with a decent story. The only reason that I got as far as I did was because the narrator was so good.