Ray Porter read it exactly how Maberry's work sounds in my own head. Vivid and intense.
It is on par with the first Joe Ledger novel- Patient Zero. As a biologist, I usually can't buy into a lot of genetic manipulation plots because it is just so inaccurate. Maberry finds that perfect balance of real science and science fiction that puts his ideas right at the cusp of "That can't really happen" and "Holy sh*t, that's not that crazy an idea!"
Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.
I loved the fact that it was typical Joe Ledger (Jonathon Mayberry) with many of the same characters as the first book. The action and intensity was the same as the first book as well. These books are my guilty pleasure! I also pressed my husband to listen and now he loves them too! Waiting for the next one.....
Of course Joe Ledger! He is crazy, brave, loyal, unpredictible and most of all funny.
Yes and yes! You will forget you are listening to a book and become totally emersed in the story!
Love it, waiting for the next one
Story follow up was great. Continued the intensity of book one. Story is still far fetched, but author does a great job of taking reader down a believable path or thought. I enjoyed the tie into historical events.
I'll be honest. I'm enjoying these books. They are just packed full of action. I'll also agree with some other reviewers is that these were written more for teenagers but they are still fun for those of us above the age of 35. I think I may have been a little harsh on the narrator in the first book. When I analyzed the narration in this book, I noticed I was more bothered by the editing in a couple spots than the actual narrator. I have just started the 3rd book and look forward to just a very good action orientated book.
The richness of the story and new direction other than zombies.
When Joe Ledger is at the end of his rope but take on the half dozen monsters.
He brings the book alive and at times you think there are several readers.
Did listen to book in 2 day.
Do you enjoy edge of your seat action? Endless intrigue in a world of cloak and dagger? And just enough tragic romance to wet the apitite? If yes then by all means buckle up and take another Maberry thrill ride in this third of the Joe ledger novels and you will not be disapointed! From plot to performance the Ledger novels have rocketed to my top fav list, this series was without a doubt worth the cred.
Fiction lover, wannabe writer. lost of flights with my new job. Audible is PERFECT to keep me up the books I want to read.
I had listened to “Patient Zero” three times before downloading this one. As the book started and there was a Unicorn I began to worry. It was all for not. The second half of the book really ramps up and bypasses anything the first Ledger book had to offer. The twins make the story for me and the end kicked me in the gut. I downloaded the 3rd Ledger book today & hope it’s half as good.
Wow. Just wow. I thought “Patient Zero” was amazing. But “The Dragon Factory” is possibly twice as amazing. DMS agent Joe Ledger is having an awful morning. He’s at a cemetery to pay respects to a departed friend when NSA agents attempt to detain him. Within minutes he is on the run with no backup. The entire DMS is being assaulted. A whole team has gone missing outside Denver and Joe’s team is the only one outside the NSA cordon. He’s one man down already, there are Russian mob guys after him in addition to the NSA, there is something worse than the Russian mob waiting for him, and all of this has happened before lunch. This is all before you get to the crazy geneticists that want to destroy the world as we know it. This mission tests Joe and his team beyond what they thought they could endure, and the people who lived through “Patient Zero” can endure a lot.
For background, my favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Margaret George.
Couldn't get into the first book so I didn't even try this one and returned it right away.
Yes, each book is stand alone. Great suspense.
Fast pace and action. Never a dull moment.
Just great. His acents and voices are the best. He should win an award.
Just pure action and suspense.
Great driving listening!