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Patient Zero Audiobook

Patient Zero: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

From multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry comes a major new thriller that combines the best of the New York Times best-selling books World War Z by Max Brooks and James Rollins’ Sigma Force Series to kick off the start of a new series featuring Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences.

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle. This rapid-response group is called the Department of Military Sciences, or the DMS for short. It’s bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bioweapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Jonathan Maberry is the New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Ghost Road Blues, the first of a trilogy of thrillers with a supernatural bite. A professional writer and writing teacher, he has sold more than 1.000 articles, 17 nonfiction books, six novels, and two plays.

©2009 Jonathan Maberry (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Brilliant, shocking, horrifying, it puts the terror back in terrorist.” (James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author)

“Plenty of man-to-zombie combat, a team traitor and a doomsday scenario add up to a fast and furious read.” (Publishers Weekly)

"Jonathan Maberry has found a delightful voice for this adventure of Joe Ledger and his crew: while the action is heated, violent, and furious, the writing remains cool, steady, and low-key, framing all the wildness and exuberance in a calm rationality (given an almost comic edge) that renders it as palatable as your favorite flavor of ice cream." (Peter Straub)

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    Jonathan Santana 05-25-15
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    "Phenomenal"

    This book is amazing and the narration was perfect I would highly recommend this title if you are considering. It will not disappoint.

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    John K. Dayton, OH 05-24-15
    John K. Dayton, OH 05-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Patient Zero--a Fun Ride From Start to Finish"
    What made the experience of listening to Patient Zero the most enjoyable?

    The constant story development and action.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed book #1 and I'm looking forward to the next installment.

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    Phillip 05-22-15
    Phillip 05-22-15
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    "This book and its narrator is incredible"

    This book is amazing, throughout the entire story I had trouble pausing this audiobook. Very few books can be as enticing as this one from the very first page and maintain that level of excitement through the entire book. And with that said very few narrators can bring a story such as this to life but I can say with absolute certainty that Ray Porter can, I don't know what else he narrated but I will look into it and I recommend you do too. Ray Porter portrays the emotions and feelings of not just the main character which any narrator can do but with his inflections and the tone of his voice he portrays the situations not just the people but the places that's the mark of a great narrator. I highly recommend this book in case I haven't yet made that clear.

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    S. Praly 05-21-15
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    "Way better than expected for a zombie book."

    I was resistant to listening to this book. After a few minutes and intro of Joe, I was hooked. Great book.

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    Sally Ann Columbus OH USA 05-11-15
    Sally Ann Columbus OH USA 05-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Well done"

    This was a good listen and would also be a good book to read. The narrator was enjoyable and did a good job with the story. I would purchase another of this arthurs' books.

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    nicole Charlotte, NC, United States 05-09-15
    nicole Charlotte, NC, United States 05-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "cool military spook zombie action"

    if you like humor mixed with blood and guts horror this is the book for you. Damn good narrorator

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    Aracelys 05-09-15
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    "An exciting read"

    Loved it! Adventurous, gripping, and entertaining!!! Can't wait to read the next book. Thank you.


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    MR KEVIN M JESSOP 05-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Zombies Meet Terrorists"
    If you could sum up Patient Zero in three words, what would they be?

    Fun.Exciting. Action.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm a fan of zombies and action and crime thrillers. This book smushes these three things together and the results are awesome.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope. First time I've listened. I liked him a lot.


    If you could rename Patient Zero, what would you call it?

    Agents Versus Terrorists Versus Zombies


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    vince 05-04-15
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    "It was alright."

    Not as scary as some people have claimed, but okay, I found the main character to be somewhat cliché pf your typical law detective bad ass.

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    Parker North of Seattle 05-04-15
    Parker North of Seattle 05-04-15
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    "Full speed ride into action and mayhem."

    The action was fast and brutal. The story took one turn after another. Sometimes predictable but predictable in the way you know a medium rare cut of prime rib is going to be f'ing delicious. I'm immediately going to start on book two without a second thought.

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