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Imperial, California, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 26 purchased in 2014

  • Code Zero: Joe Ledger, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    For years the Department of Military Sciences has fought to stop terrorists from using radical bioweapons - designer plagues, weaponized pathogens, genetically modified viruses, and even the zombie plague that first brought Ledger into the DMS. These terrible weapons have been locked away in the world’s most secure facility. Until now. Joe Ledger and Echo Team are scrambled when a highly elite team of killers breaks the unbreakable security and steals the world’s most dangerous weapons.

    Melinda says: "Back Off! Or I'll Bite"
    "I can SERIOUSLY not say enough about this book."
    Where does Code Zero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among all the audio books, I'm not sure, possibly top five? It is easily the best in the Joe Ledger series by a large stretch, and the performance was top notch have MERCY.

    What did you like best about this story?

    The entire story is enthralling. I'm struggling to figure out how to talk about it without spoiling it, but all I can say is that being so close to home in a story has never had greater impact. My only complaint, and it's very little, but my only complaint is that I wish there was more time spent with Monk.

    What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His performance of some of the characters in particular was amazing. The portrayal of Joe is always excellent, I love that he entirely nails what I expect Joe to sound like all of the time, the snarky voice he points on when Joe makes snarky comments is perfection. His portrayal of Monk reaaally stood out to me though, and the crazy chapter you get to later was nuts good. Super out of the world excellent.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have if it wasn't so long, it was really worth it.

    Any additional comments?

    This is honestly a great cap to a series, I don't know if it's the last story planned in the Joe Ledger chronicles, but if it is I can't hold it against him for picking this to be the way to go out. It's got a taste of literally every previous book, brought together in a way that I never imagined they could be brought together. It's seriously worth the money spent, the Joe Ledger chronicles in general are the best modern day sci-fi ish? Books on the market. Monster Hunter International brings up a VERY close second though.

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  • Steelheart

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "Easily the best young adults book ever."
    Any additional comments?

    This book is absolutely amazing, even as a 24 year old adult I am so incredibly impressed with the ability of Brandon Sanderson's writing. He is a master at his craft and if you like your story to come completely together by the end with a moment of shock and awe at how he tangled all these little sets of foresight into the whole thing this book won't even come close to disappointing you. It's made for young adults so it's not his most intense mind-blowing experience, but it's absolutely great for what it is. The reader is also perfect, it takes a little getting into, but by the second chapter I feel like he really really embodies what the main character is, and his voices for the other characters are very distinct though some of them are slightly lacking. The characters written though are amazing so even having him not feel like he really encompasses all the other characters is fine because he nails the main character so well, and Brandon really gives you a good touch on the other characters.

    Overall I recommend this book to anyone who has the urge for some slightly cheesy superpower influenced sci-fi

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