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Countdown Audiobook

Countdown: A Prequel Story to Patient Zero

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Publisher's Summary

“I didn’t plan to kill anyone. I wasn’t totally against the idea, either. Sometimes things just fall that way, and either you roll with it or it rolls over you. Letting the bad guys win isn’t how I roll.”

Meet Joe Ledger, Baltimore PD, attached to a Homeland task force … who’s about to get a serious promotion.

©2008 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    John nAPERVILLE, IL, United States 06-27-12
    John nAPERVILLE, IL, United States 06-27-12

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    "Unnecessary"

    If you've already read PATIENT ZERO then you don't need this.

    If you haven't read PATIENT ZERO, this very very slightly helps kick start things, but 90% of what you hear on this 19 minute mini story, gets repeated later in the main novel anyway.

    While not bad, it's just way too short, and way to much of what you get in the main book anyway.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Noah 04-18-12
    Noah 04-18-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good but VERY short"
    Where does Countdown rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    If you've already read Patient Zero, just skip this. If you are thinking about reading Patient Zero then READ THIS!!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Mullica Hill, NJ, United States 07-29-11
    Jason Mullica Hill, NJ, United States 07-29-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing"

    I love the Joe Ledger books, but this was disappointing. At only 19 minutes, you would think that there would need to be something special about this story to justify it being published at all. That is not the case. Much of this is word-for-word the same as the first few paragraphs of Patient Zero. Save your money and skip Countdown.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Francesca R. America 05-07-16
    Francesca R. America 05-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Really not necessary"

    They call this a prequel but it's more like the prologue from Countdown.
    Imagine a physical book and the first 3 pages before the chapters begin, that's what this is.
    If your expecting info on Ledger you won't find it in this. Everything in this short is covered in the beginning of Countdown.
    Don't waste your money/credit trust me!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gerty 07-29-16
    Gerty 07-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Do not buy"

    It is basically the first five minutes of patients zero. Buy it instead. Waste of money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William J. Gibbons 03-05-16 Member Since 2004
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    "This adds no value to 'Patient Zero'"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who is unsure if they want to listen to 'Patient Zero'?


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jonathan Maberry again?

    Yes - Patient Zero was AWESOME


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

    Didn't have one


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Dissappointment, anger? Other tha a vague intro to Mr. Church this was $3.95 to listen to word for work parts of Patient Zero. There was nothing in here worth listening to if you are going to listen to Patient Zero.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't spend the $3.95 - just get Patient Zero

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-22-16
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    "Do not buy this "book""
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is homepage teaser that you can find entirely in the Patient Zero full book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 06-08-14
    Kim BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 06-08-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Yay. A Prequel."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Countdown to be better than the print version?

    I have no idea. I haven't read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Joe's really the only character in the book. As it should be.


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    Every. Word.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though a lot of this happens in the first chapter in Patient Zero, I enjoyed this very short short alot. Joe makes me smile.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    john ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA, United States 07-11-16
    john ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA, United States 07-11-16 Member Since 2011
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    "well done!"


    okay, very well done! very well read! covered the unknown facts of three story! you soul read this book... with some vanilla wafers !

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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