I really liked listening to this story. It was a fast paced wild story with excellent narration. Even though it is Fiction there seemed to be many historical facts inserted. I also liked the first book, Patient Zero, with the same talented narrator, Ray Porter, who makes both books an easy listen. I have also become a Jonathan Maberry and Ray Porter fan.
Really bad bad guys, mad scientists, mosters, evil plots to take over the world, hidden underground lairs, a secret government agency, none-stop action, and the baddest good guy ever - Joe Ledger. This is a great book.
To top it off Ray Porter's narration is world class, some of the best I've ever heard.
I'm becoming a big fan of Jonathan Maberry and Ray Porter.
But, why are the characters repeatedly surprised when they keep bumping into look a likes? That said I really like the banter, descriptive narrative and whacky metaphors. Characters are a little stereotypical but sometimes unpredictable!
This would have been a five star trilogy for me, except I struggled not to fast forward through the preachy parts. For example, Rudy's diatribes, and some of the world humanitarian views. Other than that, the action was perfect, and the character development was adequate for the peripheral characters.
I loved this more than any other audiobook that I've ever listened to. Everything about this audiobook is superb, the story, the narration performance, everything.
Think Jack Reacher meets Jurassic Park--kind of. Nonstop action. I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller. Great literature? I don't think so. But, I didn't want to stop listening to this book. The reader is great and the story is escapist fun.
Jonathan Maberry will be on my "to read/listen" list going forward.
Recently started the Joe Ledger books. This second ones maintains the pace and energy of the first, with a bigger crisis. I'll be curious to see if he's able to maintain the story line with new books, given the life expectancy of one of his characters.