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Maberry gives us a story we have been waiting for. Pure action from the get go. While i have enjoyed every book he has written so far, this book stands out. A great blend of action and story telling that works so well for his established characters. I hope the rest of the series will follow this pattern.
I was skeptical of the introduction of Ghost at first being the most cliche name a white dog could have. I have grown to love the rapport he has with Ledger making him the heart and soul of the team in a way.
His voice is and pacing suit the action story very well.
While i did did not laugh or cry i did find myself completely wrapped up in the action. Cheering echo team on as they always show up just in time.
This is a stand out in the series, maybe better than the first book Patient Zero, But it could not be this good with out it. The last couple of books were lacking but it all payed off in The Extincion Machine
I listen to books all day long. The books I love have great characters. If I give a book 4 or 5 stars, it's worth a listen.
Very Very Cool.
The extreme circumstances that are presented in a way that's real to life, even though it's way out there.
Ray Porter makes the characters pop.
It was all great.
Couldn't stop listening.
No spoilers, but Joe being a badass like always.
One of my favorite narrators. He was great as always.
There's a part with flowers.
This one may be my favorite in the series so far.
Okay, I really enjoy all of the Joe Ledger books, this one included. Yes, it requires some suspension of belief; yes, it has some plot hiccups; YES, it has some weird stuff that happens and some un or under developed characters.
It is still good stuff and thoroughly entertaining. The issues are minor and easily ignored unless you are OCD or a whiney punk.
However, RAY PORTER IS AN ABSOLUTE MASTER. This book is beautifully narrated. Period. Porter is that good.
Take a listen and find out. If you are new to the series, starting at the beginning will make things more clear to you, as Mayberry is not huge on back filling some of the holes that exist if you are not familiar with the characters or the story arc.
It's not my favorite Joe Ledger, but it was good enough and I can't say I didn't enjoy it.
If asked to recommend one series, the Joe Ledger series would be at the top of my list from a quality of story and character recommendation.
The continuation of Joe, Mr. Church, Ghost and the gang, with a great new global threat.
Joe, without hesitation. He has brought the swagger and personality to this character. When Jonathan Maberry is writing the stories, how can he not imagine the dialogue in Ray's voice?
Yes, but I hate to wait another year for the next.
This book ROCKS! The entire Joe Ledger books is one of the BEST series overall! Johnathan Mayberry is a fascination, Ray Porter a magnificent narrator, Joe Ledger is who everyone wants to have on their side when the going gets tough and Mr Church the cool calculating chief of command, Rudy the shrink and Joe's best friend. Extinction was well worth the wait and unfortunately too quickly listened too. Ray Porter does an amazing job with all of the characters voices and really does Joe justice. It has everything you would want to find in a book: a plot with depth, real life people facing incredible odds, my God from zombies to aliens Joe and Echo Team kick ass. The story takes its time building a solid plot interspersed with action and lots of questions to keep you involved and thinking, pulling you in.. a long with Ghost, Joe's war dog extraordinaire. If you like intelligent fast action willing to take anything evil down this is it....Read this then catch the series, it will never disappoint...except for the time you must wait to get to the next one, that is what I must do again.... Looking to download another Ray Porter narration just to keep a part of it still going...
Joe Ledger, Mr Church and Echo Team Rock! Jonathan Maberry doesn't just tell a tale, he tells an adventure! the Joe Ledger saga is absolutely awesome!
As in wear them all Jonathan Maberry books does Joe ledger series is a pleasure to read
I was a big fan of XFiles but am a staunch skeptic. Even so, I loved how JM tied it all together into a just-plausible-enough plot with the best characters (as usual) with a great balance of action, drama, and science.
Good read and my favorite Joe Ledger book so far. Recently read a review calling Rudy the Jar Jar Binks of the Joe Ledger world - I don't dislike the character, but that's funny.