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Assassin's Code Audiobook

Assassin's Code: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"Maberry delivers plenty of action." (Publishers Weekly)

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    beth Palm Harbor, FL, United States 08-31-13
    beth Palm Harbor, FL, United States 08-31-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Go Joe"
    What did you love best about Assassin's Code?

    I always enjoy the challenges And you never know what echo team will be running into. Beasties, vamps, newbies. I also like the way Jonathon Maberry brought in an older series in this one. It was not in this book persist but bears mentioning.
    The Pine Deep Trilogy was my first read by Maberry. Recommended by a family member when I first got a reader. I'm hooked!


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of It. The characters are so real and your either routing for them, hating them or scared of them.


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

    Ray is one of the top three. I will search out a book looking for narration first because the narrator IS the story. His voice vocabulary is amazing. Child, man, women, or beasties..Ray Porter is a PRO.


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

    Of course


    Any additional comments?

    I am sad the series ended...or I think it did.If there are more PLEASE make sure the narrator IS Ray or his equivalent. A great author and great book can be ruined with poor narration.

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    Books and Crannies Recycled Torrington, CT 08-21-13
    Books and Crannies Recycled Torrington, CT 08-21-13 Member Since 2012

    Avid Audio book listener, Blogger and Book-Seller.

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    "J.I., V.I., M.S."

    I highly recommend reading this book (and the others in the series) to find out what this code means. The concept of the bad guys is out there...wayyy out there, but I love that Cpt. Ledger's reaction is as incredulous as my own.

    Ray Porter's narration is fantastic! I listen to everything I can find read by this guy.

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    Jen Fornetti 08-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "The Candy My Brain Craves"
    Would you listen to Assassin's Code again? Why?

    I would listen to this again for the same reason I watch Chuck Norris movies--it's just great action.


    Would you recommend Assassin's Code to your friends? Why or why not?

    I definitely recommend this for those friends who enjoy a little horror and sci-fi mixed in with their action.


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

    I love Porter's narration; it's fluent, lively, and the subtle vocal differences he employs when reading the dialogue of different characters is flawlessly maintained throughout the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    While the novel lacks depth and gravitas, I find the protagonist oddly compelling.


    Any additional comments?

    While I'm sure there are women out there who enjoyed this, it's testosterone-packed action designed to satisfy those of us who grew up watching GI Joe after school, who watched and re-watched every Chuck Norris film, and who like to turn our brains off with a good action flick.

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    Beemaster Manchester, NJ 06-09-13
    Beemaster Manchester, NJ 06-09-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Red Dots on your shirt... here comes the whoop-ass"
    If you could sum up Assassin's Code in three words, what would they be?

    Ledger Loves Ghost - not to simplify this novel, but just as all Dean Koontz books have underlying love stories, Assassin's code is a book about a man and his dog - with atomic bombs, vampires, black-ops, rescue missions and settings deep in Iraq all thrown in to support the interaction of Ledger and his faithful dog Ghost.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Church. Here is a man who could speed dial the President and he'd stop a live Whitehouse Briefing to answer the phone. Church has grown to get the reader's respect with his insight, contacts, knowledge, faith in his team and his vulnerabilities which are all deep layers of Mr. Church.If I could change one thing about Church is his height. No kidding, Church is a 6 foot 1 and I have known people in my life who have had great responsibility and power and FEW were over 5 foot 7. It would be nice to see a character that didn't fit stereotypical frames.


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

    This is my 4th Joe Ledger book and I am glad I lucked upon the series. I try my best to explain to my coworkers that these are Black-ops modern warfare books but with twists like zombie and vampires - they don't get that DNA manipulation and selective breeding is creating creatures that so seamlessly fit in these novels.That is what mankes the Joe Ledger books so special, there is a real niche for us horror/black-ops fans - I know that sounds like country/techo/rap music but without the creatures in Ledger books, I don't think these stories would grab the attention as they do with its fan base.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The one relationship that Ledger treasures is with his dog Ghost. After losing Grace, a character not developed as well as some books would have layered her in, we all rooted for her and Ledger and their relationship, Ghost though is different.He is faithful and knows more hand-signals than Coco the Gorilla and he is an extension of Ledger, more powerful ears, eyes and smell. He can take a man down faster than a double tap, one to the chest, one to the head.To see Ghost (no spoiler) in this story brings he and Ledger closer together than ever and how important Ghost is to the sanity of what has happened since his days as a Baltimore cop.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was far better than the last, which frankly ended too quickly, had some characters that you neither liked nor loved to hate. It is BAD people that make Ledger especially good and book three lacked all but Vox, who in this novel grows into a much more villainous character.I still wonder about Top, he is a character that confuses me - I swear I wonder who's side he is on, which I guess is exactly how Top supposed to be. As Oliver North said when testifying "You don't understand Senator,,, if you knew who I am, than I wouldn't be doing my job. Better put - I would likely be dead."Joe Ledger books seem to focus each book on a few of the team members, expanding our knowledge of them like adding layers to onions. I like that format NOW that I understand it - I'm sure some readers might give up thinking the characters are shallow, but between the grand interludes that literally bring us two books in one and the cliff hangers of each chapter, Maberry knocked this one out of the park for me.

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    Dawn 06-03-13
    Dawn 06-03-13
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    "Great series"

    This is one of my favorite series to read. Looking forward to more! (?)

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    michael WOODVILLE, OHIO, United States 03-06-13
    michael WOODVILLE, OHIO, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2016

    I don't give spoilers

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    "The Joe Ledger Novels"

    I like this series of novels starring smart ass super cop Joe Ledger. I'm not into detective or cop books so I can't compare it to any others so I'll just say it's like a James Bond, Jackie Chan mix action movie for your ears.

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    Samuel cambria heights, NY, United States 10-08-12
    Samuel cambria heights, NY, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "The voice of Joe Ledger!"
    If you could sum up Assassin's Code in three words, what would they be?

    Non Stop Action!


    What other book might you compare Assassin's Code to and why?

    The Dragon Factory, The King of Plagues.


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    Joe Ledger, Hugh Vox, Mr. Church.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The last 5 chapters..


    Any additional comments?

    Ray Porter did a smashing job as the main character Joe Ledger. Really captured the smart ass bad ass that we all know and love. 5 stars!

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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 10-03-12
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 10-03-12 Member Since 2016

    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

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    "Full of nonstop action with a great story line"
    Where does Assassin's Code rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This series has a great cast of characters and so far we love all of them This one just keeps getting better


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, Mr Mayberry does know how to mix it up with a full range of emotions


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

    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


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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


    Any additional comments?

    Please don't retire on your sucess Keep up the good works Mr Mayberry, Dennis

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    James H. Fox New England 09-20-12
    James H. Fox New England 09-20-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Another Great Listen!"

    If you liked the other Joe Ledger books than this one will not disappoint. Fast paced with a bit of supernatural mystery and Joe's mouthy commentary. Lots of fight scenes like the previous books and some old and new characters. Listened to it in two days while doing some mundane tasks. It kept me quite entertained and I had a hard time putting it down when I needed to actually concentrate on something.

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    Daniel Fauske, Norway 09-11-12
    Daniel Fauske, Norway 09-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Thrilling fun"
    If you could sum up Assassin's Code in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, action, thrilling


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    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


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Joe Ledger is back!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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