James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux/Will Patton
Stieg Larrson's Millennium Series/Simon Vance
Barry Eisler's John Rain/Barry Eisler
John Sanford's Lucas Davenport/Richard Ferrone
Lee Childs' Jack Reacher/Dick Hill
and now . . .
Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger/Ray Porter
Joe Ledger fights inner demons after a tragic loss..Fights ppl wanting to kill a bunch of other ppl. Maberry writes great sarcasm and loss into his books and Ray Porter captures the emotions and action like a pro as he always does!!
I love this series of books! Joe Ledger has reached Jack Reacher status for me as the coolest and most complex warrior. And, Ray Porter is the absolute BEST narrator. He makes these books just come alive. Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
Nope. Heard it once, I'm good. I don't re-listen often.
Probably if they had a free credit and had the first two.
He did a really good job reading with the different voices and inflections.
Look, this is a pretty good story. Some old characters come back, new ones are introduced and there are much more intense left turns in the plot then before. However, Joe seems to be getting much more sarcastic and smart*ss in this book. I didn't really mind it in the first two, but with this it seems more prevalent and out of place. It's not good to be too much of a wisea** because he just gets annoying after a while. Another issue is his self pity. I understand a bit of self pity and introspection on your loss and dark side is needed for a well rounded and non-psychotropic character, but MY GOD. Every time Joe starts a monologue somehow we end up hearing about his dark side, the Warrior personality ((which is one of three apparently completely different and split personality)) that he's trying to suppress, the sheer despair over what's happened to him and all that. There's almost more of this than there is fighting when it's all added up. Still, pretty good and the story is good.
Out of the first 3 I really liked this one the best. It felt more detailed than the first two. If I had to draw a comparison I would say its Jack Reacher meets Dan Brown's Inferno. The little bits of backstory in this book really painted a wonder landscape for the main character to explore.