The rehashing of previous characters being reintroduced seemed to drag on as did the scenes from ancient history. Made it a bit slow overall for me.
I happened upon this author by chance; while reading a review for a different author the reviewer made a statement "if you want a great zombie book then put down this one and go straight to Jonathan Mayberry." So I did and I have to say that reading a series with hardcore mixed military kick ass soldiers battle zombies and dragons and bioterrorism and vampires and cockroach soldiers while navigating espionage is pretty good but mix in that Joe Ledger humor and hot damn these books are addictive.
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Zombies, and Terrorist and Vampires oh my! The fourth installment in the Joe Ledger series picks up follows the same template as the three before it but with a new twisted set of challenges. If you’re a fan of intense action, unique characters and a giant smart ass as your main character, then dive right into “Assassins Code” and enjoy the ride.
Ray Porter does a great job as usual.
Ray Porter IS Joe Ledger to me, so any Ledger book her reads, I am buying! That said, this book is a big disaapointment. JUST when the action gets moving and you think you are the cusp of figuring things out, BAM, a stupid 'interlude' pops up. These interludes add NOTHING to the story that could not have been done in a single prologue. They are too distracting from the arc of the story, and by the time we are brought back to Joe and Echo team, too much time has elapsed and the momentum is lost. I don't know why Jonathan Maberry loves these 'interludes' but they really need to go. A story like this, and others of its ilk, relies on momentum and suspense--not idiotic forays into times way past, and which have very little to do with the story at hand. Next time, Jonathan, do this sort of thing in a prologue and let the story move! If I was reading this on my kindle, I would have returned it for credit after the first 6 interludes. Had this been a paperback I was reading, I'd have shredded it. Dreck.
The story was good but Ray Porter made it great. He has several characters and his inflexions are on the mark.
Elizabeth, Artist, Alaska...
Another rollicking storyline and more masterful, entertaining and fantastic narration by Ray Porter. Love it when the voice *is* the character. No one else could do Joe Ledger like this! Really enjoying this series. Action, good story building, good characters and some gore---but nothing you have to take too seriously.
I always enjoy the challenges And you never know what echo team will be running into. Beasties, vamps, newbies. I also like the way Jonathon Maberry brought in an older series in this one. It was not in this book persist but bears mentioning.
The Pine Deep Trilogy was my first read by Maberry. Recommended by a family member when I first got a reader. I'm hooked!
All of It. The characters are so real and your either routing for them, hating them or scared of them.
Ray is one of the top three. I will search out a book looking for narration first because the narrator IS the story. His voice vocabulary is amazing. Child, man, women, or beasties..Ray Porter is a PRO.
I am sad the series ended...or I think it did.If there are more PLEASE make sure the narrator IS Ray or his equivalent. A great author and great book can be ruined with poor narration.
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I highly recommend reading this book (and the others in the series) to find out what this code means. The concept of the bad guys is out there...wayyy out there, but I love that Cpt. Ledger's reaction is as incredulous as my own.
Ray Porter's narration is fantastic! I listen to everything I can find read by this guy.