Smart, surprising and engaging
I've yet to finish it but so far at the halfway point I'm really enjoying the growth of both the DMS and Ledger himself.
Yes I have and this one is not lacking! Ray Porter is by far the best narrator I have ever heard! His range from women, men and international characters is absolutely mind blowing! I often find myself in awe of his performances and have to remind myself that it is ONE man instead of a CAST of narrators! Exceptional!
Not to this point? But I'm not a reader who will get an "extreme" reaction to any story...
In addition to this phenomenal book(again only halfway through), I have finished "King of Plagues" and failed to write a review... That being said, I've read countless reviews about that particular book and have to say that I completely disagree with the "political" nature people have said they find "heavy handed" and "too much". Ledger works for a government agency that is DIRECTLY linked to POTUS. It should be understandable that it would get "political", right? Now in terms of the reviews that have said Ledger is "soft" is unbelievably unfair. How else is a man, any man, supposed to react to losing someone he is utterly in love with? Even fictional characters have to be written as human to connect with an audience. Would you prefer him to simply brush it off as if nothing had happened? I find it very relatable that it's a daily fight to motivate himself to do what is asked after such a tragedy. Introspection is, well should be anyway, natural after any such event whether it be fiction or nonfiction. Just because Ledger happens to be a badass is irrelevant in this matter. I have SO much more to say about this book and may download it again just to get it all out in that review!
I drive a lot of large landscaping equipment at work and have quite the abundance of listening time on my hands. Drowning out diesel engines
Where do I even start? First, I love that the hole book takes place in basically one day. Second, Joe Ledger fights vampires and hooks up with a bad ass female assassin. Third, Joe and Ghost take on very believable versions of VAMPIRES! Fourth, It takes place inside of Iran and I was super interested in the whole cultural shift of the book happening inside the middle east. Possibly the most nerve wrecking excitement John Maberry packed into a novel so far.
YES! YES! YES!
Tough to put down. Storytelling keeps getting better, and I want to know what happens next. Compelling and fun, definitely not the typical gun porn so common of late, this is something different and worth checking out.