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.
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.
Another kick-ass Joe Ledger story, but it definitely needed a little editing. Ending was disappointing considering how long it took to get there, but a solid, albeit tearful, ride. Narrator is consistently terrific.
Joe Ledger is sort of a combination of Jack Reacher and Fox Mulder. This whole series is definitely something to get into. This particular one is an edge of your seat ride through the possible extinction of a sizable chunk of the planet.
Ray Porter never disappoints.
We enjoyed book 1 so we went onto book2. Book 1 was farfetched but when well-written , it is entertaining. The science in zombies was interesting. I should have stopped there. The dragon factory was long and tedious and violent. Too many people died horribly . There was constant fighting...it was exhausting ! Ray Porter does a good job with the characters, if not for his reading we could not have finished it.
Started a little slowly but the plot and the characters were complex. I enjoyed the book & appreciated the reader who made it seem more like a movie than an audiobook. Lots of action & gore with some surprises thrown into the mix. For those who have firsthand knowledge about the horrors of WW II,, those who had family members in the war or affected by the war in the extermination camps or prisons in German occupied countries, or those who were born soon after the war & grew up in its aftermath, this book will probably have a greater impact than on generations who have had little exposure to those horrors. The philosophical discussions about the reasons for racial or ethnic hatred was sound & the distinguishing definition of EVIL was interesting and made the story & the mind-numbing violence easier to swallow. Overall, the book gets a thumbs up but at the details slowed it down a bit for me.
Great story, but this review is mainly to say the Ray Porter is, hands down, among the best narrator in the business. Mastery of accents and tone are superb. HIs ability to switch between them within a dialogue leaves me in wonder.
Everything from the story line to the narrators take on everything.
I know the majority of people would say Joe Ledger because he is the main character. But my favorite is Bunny with his smart ass commits and his just all around personality makes him my favorite.
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I was expecting ZOMBIES. JONATHAN MABERRY is a master zombie world builder, but he crafts an equally horrific threat to humanity. If you thought that zombies being unleashed on the capital was bad, now Joe Ledger has to track down Pure Evil. Nazi Doctor throw-backs tinker with everything from the ideal human to Dr. Morrow's worst nightmare. No one is safe, but knowing Joe is on the job makes me feel better.
RAY PORTER is masterful in this complex world of accents and all levels of crazy. The key is that he captures Ledger's alpha huskiness with a light inflection to capture his playful nature. He breathes creepy, evil and psychotic into all the crazies that are trying to make sure the Extinction Clock reaches zero. MABERRY and PORTER bring you a modern-day War of the World experience. I expect that I'll continue the series on audio.