Lover of books with a good plot, strong characters, lots of action, no whiners allowed, and only a small amount of well placed cheese
Yes, but I would also recommend that they read it in it's correct order. Even though the Joe Ledger books can be read as stand alone books, there is a evolution to the characters and the story line. This book gives us readers some needed and much appreciated answers (for example, ahh where did Ghost come from?) to gaps in the story line.
When a uber villain tells Joe, "I'm sorry"
Ray Porter oozes Joe Ledger; Mr. Porter has the ability to evoke a whole complete character. Although we actually only hear Joe, when I listen to the books I have a very complete picture of him in my mind.
I cheered when Joe dispatched the villain in the last story.
Before I listened to this book I skimmed some of the review headlines and the one that really stuck in my mind that read something to the effect "Joe Ledger fans needed this book..." and I couldn't agree more, we do need this book.
Good, but if you are already a fan get spec ops same content plus more
Brings the story to life
Almost as good as the full books which is quite a feat only reason I give the story 4 stars are because of the length (or rather shortness). Ray Porter pulls the overall up to five stars, as his performance is (as usual) eminent! It is a very good idea teading this after at least reading Patient Zero and The Dragon Factory as some of the references are from those two books.
Excellent tie up of loose ends of other Joe Ledger books as well as several surprising & independent short stories. Well worth the listen. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy the Joe Ledger books!
I felt cheated with this book. Rip off in my humble opinion. They should give this book for free when you buy others in the series or sell it for $1.99.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
A collection of short stories, some of which tie up loose ends to the major Joe Ledger books and some of which are stand along. The blend of action and intrigue with the usual cast is a must for any Joe Ledger fan.
Novellas and short stories are often a toss-up. Can the author make these characters work in a shorter form? For Mr. Maberry the answer is YES YES YES. Look around, some of these stories are also available as stand alone. Get the collection. You can read them almost anytime, except you want to read them after Dragon Factory if you can. I think having read them (one in particular) before King of Plagues made that one work better for me. KoP would have worked without the background but I had it from the novella and I liked that I did. Even when I read Assasins Code I was glad to have read these first, especially "that one". And Mr. Porter is excellent as usual with Joe and all the other characters.