The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
I'd say at least in my top five suspense/thriller genre books. Overall, top ten easily.
I can't really say any of the other books I've read compare to this one. I've tried other thrillers and either got bored or the narrator was bad. This one blew me away, and I'm a tough critic. The action, suspense, and unexpected twists kept me coming back for more. Very well written story. This was my first Jonathan Maberry book, and I'll be getting some of his other books too, now that I know what to expect...pure entertainment.
Joe Ledger of course. Ray Porter would sound good reading stereo instructions, he literally makes the listener "experience" the book. He's that good.
It could easily be one of those books to listen to all in one sitting, narrator Ray Porter combined with excellent writing, you can't go wrong.
As I said, this was my first Maberry book, and I was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. I read the reviews, bought the book, and am now a big fan.
This was, for me, the best of the series. Brief moments of extreme exposition but I prefer that to the sappiness of a couple of the earlier Ledger books. Ray Porter's performance is one of the elements that makes this series... But the plot had me completely hooked as well. I definitely recommend this book.
Joe Kicks Ass!
Wow, without giving anything away, It has to be when a Major event happens to the DMS Warehouse in baltimore and Joe's reaction to it.
Ray Porter is awesome for this series. If this ever gets greenlight for the television series I can actually picture who I would like Joe to be (Jason O'Mara).
The way Ray voices Joe is just spot on. The tone, the attitude, everything. I love what he does with the other characters as well. You have to give serious props to Ray for bringing the writing to life. One of my favorite parts in this book from a narration perspective is when Top is speaking with Joe at Joe's uncles house right after they arrive.
Joe's mental dilemma in the cavern after he's been caught and gets free and has to make a decision on what to do with the people in the "lab" I'm using lab very loosely here in order not to give anything away.
Read all the other books in order. You don't have too but it will so enrich the story.
I have already listened to it 3 times in a row. Fabulous, complex novel. I catch new things each time I listen.
Joe and the cast of characters seem to come to life. Ray Porter does an awesome job of keeping the voices the same throughout the series. He pulls off the cocky Joe Ledger perfectly. I love when the good guys win.
*SPOILER ALERT* When Joe has the villian tied up on his desk with Ghost standing on the bad guy's chest. Also love Joe's quote: "There is rich, there's rich and then there's fu*k you."
There are moments of humor but by far the suspense of finding out if the team can stop the bad guys. I mean, I was pretty sure they would but lots of people died along the way. Some of the characters we have come to know and admire.
Please keep the series going, Mr. Maberry. I shall be giving you my money with glee.
Yes! Maberry does a decent enough job with the story, kept me interested but Ray Porter was phenomenal. He is a full cast!
I can't get enough of this series. Ray Porter has stolen my ears and Joe Ledger has stolen my heart!!!
I have read all of these and this is the best one yet, Mr Maberry has a story line that keeps you in the game,Mr Porter is one of the best readers for this set of characters you could wish for
All of the other Ledger books are good, this one is the best
I must admit that few readers can carry off such a range of characters as Mr Porter
He does a great job and hope he will continue his professional work
Actuall yes, I got into it but time won't allow one sitting
Hope the series will continue, Love the action and the storylines and the characters Please continue to write more
Turn ons??? 1) Obedience 2) Respect 3) Learning to please Master. Master does not do turn offs. He guides and trains His little stooges past what does not please Master.
didn't read it
the performance and the story (lots of action)
He brings to life Ledger's sarcastic humor...it's perfect
MIB are p*ssys next to the DMS
This was a very compelling listen. It's been a while since I've heard a book that captured my attention so completely. I've listened to the rest of the Joe Ledger books, and enjoyed them all, but this is the best in the series. It's an interesting mix of science and science fiction, fast-paced, with well-written dialogue and a fascinating plot. I was sorry when it was over, and it's going to be tough to find another book to follow it up with.
The story line and the narration is phenomenal!!!! There is no one better than Ray Porter for Joe Ledger!
I really can't say as Jonathan's characters are so exquisitely written...
He is an excellent narrator... He shouldn't be considered as "Read by" it should be "Performed by"
The whole book was excellent...
I love how Jonathan writes and the humanity he gives his characters (even if they are a little over the top) :) and the way he can evoke such gut wrenching emotion from a reader to actively despise a character is a credit to his skill... Thank you for Joe and all of the DMS... Much appreciated and a great ride!!!