The ending fell apart, I literally had to re-listen to the last few chapters to see if I somehow missed the money-shot and it was not a bang but a dribble. I'm listening to book 3 now, I hope it makes up for the disappointing ending in this book.
Patient Zero was the first book in this series, it had zombies (something I always enjoy in a read) but it wasn't a zombie story. I developed character well, many who are in following books and even made you feel like you were part of a group of Jack Reacher like characters. I enjoyed book one much more than this, the second in the series.Frankly, this book doesn't compare, except to follow through with an underlying love affair of sorts that has a plot twist that I can't share if you haven't read this yet.
Yes, Ray Porter is a very talented reader. He draws you in as well as Dick Hill who I believe is the best reader in audiobooks.
No, I'd watch it if it were a short made-for-TV mini-series, but it does not have the draw for the big screen.
Like any other series, you will get caught back up with characters from the first book if you skip this on - that said, if you don't mind a disappointing ending and a count-down clock that fizzles as the story plays out - then by all means, read this book. If it were a stand alone book, I doubt I would read a follow-up in the series.
No, but only because I don't listen twice after I know the plot, and not because it wasn't a great book.
Yes. Mayberry writes a nicely plotted thriller, with overlapping but separate elements. Ray Porter kills it as the narrator and adds to the suspense. It can get slightly predictable, but any action thriller will be, and this book is less predictable than most.
My favorite scene would spoil the plot.
Yes, but again, putting it in my review would be a spoiler.
Look, so maybe a little suspension of belief is required to really enjoy these Joe Ledger novels. But WHO CARES. I thoroughly enjoy both Mayberry as an author and Ray Porter absolutely rocks as the narrator.
Oh yeah ! Starting from the first page to the last ! It is so enjoyable. Like watching an Indiana Jones movie.
All of them, the narrator brings you so close to them that they are your friends and foes. Totally enjoyable! A fine roller coaster ride !
Laugh, spooked got the willies. Hope you do too.
I enjoy reading thrillers: espionage. I am ex Army. I work in the health care industry. I like to practice martial arts. I participate in IDPA matches. Genghis Khan is my favorite person.
I havent read the print version. The audio version was very engrossing and held my attention.
When Grace died. I had to stop doing what I was doing and sit down. My heart hurt for Joe.
Yes, just as good as previous readings.
The same as the title. The Dragon Factory. Why change anything?
This is the best series of book I have ever listened to on Audible.
Interesting in an 'out there' way, gritty and amazingly narrated.
Joe Ledger - how can you even ask. He is your basic all American who hasn't forgotten how attractive modest can be; hilarious at times; not to be missed.
Great narration can make an OK book just as poor narration can kill a great one. Ray Porter enhances every book I've listened to w/ his narration. He does it all - his accents and American dialects are excellent - women too which is not an easy feat.I now look for his narration and will try an author I an unfamiliar with simply because Mr. Porter will bring out the best in it.
Both - laughing and crying.
Don't miss this series. Wild storyline, great narrator.
Ledger is a great character: flawed and human.
Great voice inflection to build the characters.
This book has a lot of detail and keeps you interested. Very good, just like his first one.
This book was even better than Maberry's first book in the series ! Maberry did a great job with making the story work. I'm looking forward to the next Joe Ledger adventure!
I loved the first book in the Joe Ledger series, "Patient Zero." This one is just not as good. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I used a credit to get this, but, I don't know, it's probably just a taste thing. I like weird, but perhaps "The Dragon Factory" is just a little too weird in the wrong way for me. Maybe I just liked the zombie plot of the first book better. Again, a taste thing.
However, I will definitely listen to the rest of the series, and am looking forward to doing so.
Ray Porter again does a masterful narration. He's definitely in the top echelon of storytellers.