I almost did not download this book. While I had enjoyed the last three Joe Ledger's (I read them in about as many weeks), a reviewer I 'follow' had cautioned against Joe's rants in this one (he had gone over the top at times in Book 3, so I could believe her). Luckily, another reviewer I 'follow' (one of the few books, I think reviewed by two reviewers I trust), recommended it...so I went for it. I have to say that I agree with Melinda: Assassin's Code is great fun. One of the best Joe Ledger's. The story keeps getting better and better. Maberry's ability to make you laugh out loud at Joe's wit as people get dismembered (I am NOT a horrible person, I am NOT) is simply amazing...I am sorry I will now have to wait for Book 5 -- at least, I hope Maberry is considering writing it! I was so spoiled by being able to read the whole series in quick succession. I want more!!!
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
IT WAS SO GOOD, AND IT ENDED TOO FAST!!!!!!!!!!
Joe feels better now, he and his team is on a mission, nothing special(Supernatural).
Mission was a success and everything was OK up until everything comes apart!!!!
He receives an information that makes him tremble in fear.
He is attacked by someone who cannot exist.
The old enemies are showing their hand
The mysterious organization is hunting him down
Even The Holy Inquisition decided to get in this business
When Joe tells everything to Mr Church(Bishop, Priest), he receives a clear orders to run do not try to fight, run!!!!!
One more masterpiece from Jonathan Maberry
NEXT BOOK IS "EXTINCTION MACHINE"
This title will be released on March 26, 2013
I rate as follows: 5 Stars = Loved it. 4 Stars = Really liked it. 3 Stars = Liked it. 2 Stars = Didn't like it. 1 Star = Hated it.
When I first stumbled upon my first Joe Ledger book, I loved it. The plot was outlandishly fantastical, the action non-stop, and the main character likeable. The amazing narration of Ray Porter did nothing but enhance my enjoyment of the adventure. The second and third books I liked progressively less, for reasons provided in my other reviews; but I still thought they were a fun way to spend a little time.
Now, with the fourth installment, I feel some sort of corner has been turned. Our hero, who always had a sarcastic, irreverent sense of humor and a chip on his shoulder, seems to have just turned angry. Through the entire book, he yelled at everyone – friends, co-workers, strangers, vampires, ageless-vampire-fighter-ladies, his boss, you name it. It was so over the top – the sheer breadth and depth of his aggression…and ironically, the same narration that I got so much enjoyment out of previously now did nothing but exacerbate the issue. Ray Porter seemed to have thrown everything he had at every rude, impatient, and sarcastic line. I wondered at times if perhaps the story could have been more enjoyable if the reading was done with a more tempered interpretation of dialogue. By the end, I just couldn’t take the anger anymore.
Would I read a fifth installment, when each book thus far has (for my taste) been a step down from the previous? I’m not sure yet. I have to admit to considering it, mostly for the mysterious “Church”; I find him fascinating, and get the impression there is a significant back story that is being slowly laid out. I even have a personal theory there may be more reason for those yellow glasses than we yet know – but I could be way off base with that.
Another audible reviewer I respect and avidly follow recently pointed out that a low star review is not a mean review – and I hope this isn’t taken as such. I just found it impossible to root for or enjoy a character as unpleasant as this one is becoming. Here’s hoping Joe can work through some of his anger issues before we join him for Book 5.
The story just keeps pounding away at all of you it hits you like Echo Team breaching a room, flash bangs to her heart and soul!
It holds you like a lovers embrace or an Assassin's hands around your throat!
The last 1 1/2 hours will have you sitting in your drive way not wanting to leave the story to go in the dam house!
This book is the best so far, I have been on board this ride since Patient Zero the writing of Jonathan Mayberry is some the best I have ever had the pleasure to listen to and Ray Potter’s narration deserves some sort of award, ( do audio books have Oscar’s?). I have led at times a life of violence at times, some it just and unjust, the conflicts with in Joe Ledger are conflicts I had and still have, if nothing it’s a cathartic time when I read these books, to have my thoughts given voice. Mr. Mayberry do not stop, do what ever you need to do to keep going with this! I need to hear more tales of the things in night who take aim by the light of hero’s to give them a chance!
Joe is always excellent thanks to the author and the narrator. I would like to thank both of you for your efforts and time and for my enjoyment.
These books are literary junk food, but I love them. Salty, greasy, delicious junk food.
This book has a lot of info to understand, Maberry creates a great story arc and Ray Porter narrates wonderfully once again!
More serious and less humor than the other books.