I am a huge fan of Ledger and his crew. I raised an eye brow when I suspected what the Red Nights were early on. Good thing Maberry does a great job at making most of the content believable. Another great story and I'm about to dig into another
There doesn't seem to be as much character development as I'd like happening. Four books in, and I still don't know any more about some of the characters than I did in book 1. I also find these "secret organization is responsible for all the world's crime" plotlines too hard to buy into.
Sure. I might not pay full price for them, but if I could get them on sale I might, depending on the narrator.
Ray Porter's narration is fantastic. He does great with pretty much all the characters. I do like his Mr. Church and Toys (maybe because they're also my favorite characters overall).
Weariness? I keep hoping these books will get better than just "okay" and so far they haven't quite done it. The first book was better than those after it, I think, but I still think these books focus too much on explaining and action scenes and the politics of the plot and not enough time on developing characters and relationships and revealing interesting backstory.
Two stars means "okay", as at GR. Amazon rating would be 3.
Jonathan Mayberry does not disappoint and Ray Porter does the narration with style Who ra! Joe and company take on terrorist that are part of an agreement made before modern times.
This story has the historical elements of Da Vinci Code and dark forces of Twilight series. Buckle up for a wild ride.
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.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
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.