When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood.
Accompanied by the beautiful assassin called Violin, Joe follows a series of clues to find the Book of Shadows, which contains a horrifying truth that threatens to shatter his entire worldview. They say the truth will set you free… Not this time. The secrets of the Assassin’s Code will set the world ablaze.
©2012 Jonathan Maberry (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
"Maberry delivers plenty of action." (Publishers Weekly)
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
This series has a great cast of characters and so far we love all of them This one just keeps getting better
Yes, Mr Mayberry does know how to mix it up with a full range of emotions
We haven't had the pleasure of his other works but he does an excellant job on these we would not hesitate to listen to his other works Great job
As truck drivers in confinement for up to 6-8 hours a day Mr Mayberry does touch both emotions and yes it got to all of us, We can't stress enough how much we like his books
Please don't retire on your sucess Keep up the good works Mr Mayberry, Dennis
Funny, action, thrilling
A great and funny story. This is probably the only book that have made me laugh out loud! This story have many great elements and is worth a listen. I have not read the first 3 books, but it is not needed. There are only a few references to the other books. Looking forward to reading the other three.
Ray Porter is one of mine favourite performer. He brings out every character in a unike way. Ray Porter will be missed until the next book
Joe Ledger is back!
I'm an avid reader but when driving or exercising, listening to a great book and a great performance makes time fly!
This was another fun book from Jonathan Maberry. Each of his books is similar in tone and pacing; they're filled with action and snappy dialogue. This one is no different.
Ray Porter is always super regardless of what he's reading. This performance is no different.
My standard review for Jonathon Mayberry is that he is a god in the espionage/spy genre. I adore everything that leaves his pen. I own all his works and will gladly revisit them.
Maberry has a fun, playful style of writing that manages to keep me wanting to hear more and more. Ledger is such a an unrealistic character that he almost becomes surreal in the story. Maberry has managed to keep Ledger and echo team fresh and interesting from Patient Zero through Assassin's Code through cleaver writing and Ledgers pizzazz sense of humor.
I enjoy Ray Porter's reading style for these military style fiction books. I wonder why he does not partake in more of these types of books.
Thank you for the ride Jonathan Maberry!
If you loved Patient Zero but felt the other books didn't live up to the first, then I think you should give this one a shot. It's a non-stop roller coaster ride that the Joe Ledger novels are known for. From the first chapter the DMS team is thrown into the thick of it. MaBerry may jump on the popular culture band wagon with zombies and vampires but he always does it in his own style. He certainly borrows from the same ideas from these mythos but always seems to add something new into the mix that gives his stories a uniqueness you might not expect. I looked up many of the plot devices in this book and they're all real and have the mystery he describes. I enjoy fantasy that can be explained with some suspension of disbelief and real world mysteries. In addition, I felt that this series was becoming overly depressing. This book certainly has it's moments but I was very satisfied with the ending. It renewed my interest in this series and I'm looking forward to the next book!
Now for the narration. Ray Porter has to be one of my absolute favorite narrators. He seems to have an endless number of voices that he can create and bring life to. Many narrators won't even try female voices but he just nails it, great work Mr. Porter. You really do deserve an award for your work! He absolutely brings this story to life in a way very few narrators understand.
I know I've give this a lot of 5 stars but I just couldn't stop listening and truly believe that it deserves it.
Intense nail biter!
I've read all of the previous Joe Ledger novels and this one has to be the best! It's a little bit Dan Brown mixed with sci-fi and horror novels.
Ray Porter clearly is an expert at voice inflection. Each character's voice is clear and distinct. I know who's talking before Ray reads who said it.
I loved Joe's interaction with Violin and with Ghost. My body actually felt the stress and strain of each situation in this novel. I could almost spell the blood and feel the fear and frustration as I listened.
Excellent read! I recommend all of the Joe Ledger novels but this one was a great ride.
I really like these characters and Ray Porter is excellent! I like a narrator that can change it up and make it seem like there are several different people narrating.
Yes, the imagination and depth is fantastic.
Joe of course, but he does them all perfect....even the female voices!
When Ghost was in trouble.
Great story and true to the characters.
All I can say is, this is a great 4th installment and I hope this is not the end of the Joe Ledger series. He's too interesting a character to come to an end. As for the narrator, Ray Porter was outstanding as usual. I will be looking for other books narrated by him and of course more books by Jonathan Maberry.
I rate as follows: 5 Stars = Loved it. 4 Stars = Really liked it. 3 Stars = Liked it. 2 Stars = Didn't like it. 1 Star = Hated it.
When I first stumbled upon my first Joe Ledger book, I loved it. The plot was outlandishly fantastical, the action non-stop, and the main character likeable. The amazing narration of Ray Porter did nothing but enhance my enjoyment of the adventure. The second and third books I liked progressively less, for reasons provided in my other reviews; but I still thought they were a fun way to spend a little time.
Now, with the fourth installment, I feel some sort of corner has been turned. Our hero, who always had a sarcastic, irreverent sense of humor and a chip on his shoulder, seems to have just turned angry. Through the entire book, he yelled at everyone – friends, co-workers, strangers, vampires, ageless-vampire-fighter-ladies, his boss, you name it. It was so over the top – the sheer breadth and depth of his aggression…and ironically, the same narration that I got so much enjoyment out of previously now did nothing but exacerbate the issue. Ray Porter seemed to have thrown everything he had at every rude, impatient, and sarcastic line. I wondered at times if perhaps the story could have been more enjoyable if the reading was done with a more tempered interpretation of dialogue. By the end, I just couldn’t take the anger anymore.
Would I read a fifth installment, when each book thus far has (for my taste) been a step down from the previous? I’m not sure yet. I have to admit to considering it, mostly for the mysterious “Church”; I find him fascinating, and get the impression there is a significant back story that is being slowly laid out. I even have a personal theory there may be more reason for those yellow glasses than we yet know – but I could be way off base with that.
Another audible reviewer I respect and avidly follow recently pointed out that a low star review is not a mean review – and I hope this isn’t taken as such. I just found it impossible to root for or enjoy a character as unpleasant as this one is becoming. Here’s hoping Joe can work through some of his anger issues before we join him for Book 5.
This is the fourth Joe Ledger book so read them first, also listen to Missing Files after that. I love this series, well written and appeals to my inner smart ass like the hero of the book. The narrator acts out each line of dialogue with each character easily distinguishable from the next. Really hope he does the earlier books. Highly recommended.
Completed the all the Joe Ledger books now, love them all. What next for Joe Ledger.
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