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Extinction Machine Audiobook
Extinction Machine
Written by: 
Jonathan Maberry
Narrated by: 
Ray Porter
Extinction Machine Audiobook

Extinction Machine: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Science Fiction, 2014

In Extinction Machine, the fifth Joe Ledger book by Jonathan Maberry, the DMS must go up against someone - or something - in search of new technology that could bring about world war.

The president of the United States vanishes from the White House. A top-secret prototype stealth fighter is destroyed during a test flight. Witnesses on the ground say that it was shot down by a craft that immediately vanished at impossible speeds. All over the world, reports of UFOs are increasing at an alarming rate. And in a remote fossil dig in China dinosaur hunters have found something that is definitely not of this earth. There are rumors of alien-human hybrids living among us.

Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences rush headlong into the heat of the world’s strangest and deadliest arms race, because the global race to recover and retro-engineer alien technologies has just hit a snag. Someone - or something - wants that technology back.

©2013 Jonathan Maberry (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    Radford Arlington, VA, United States 05-04-13
    Radford Arlington, VA, United States 05-04-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Bring the Pain"
    If you could sum up Extinction Machine in three words, what would they be?

    Joe Kicks Ass!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Extinction Machine?

    Wow, without giving anything away, It has to be when a Major event happens to the DMS Warehouse in baltimore and Joe's reaction to it.


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

    Ray Porter is awesome for this series. If this ever gets greenlight for the television series I can actually picture who I would like Joe to be (Jason O'Mara).

    The way Ray voices Joe is just spot on. The tone, the attitude, everything. I love what he does with the other characters as well. You have to give serious props to Ray for bringing the writing to life. One of my favorite parts in this book from a narration perspective is when Top is speaking with Joe at Joe's uncles house right after they arrive.


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

    Joe's mental dilemma in the cavern after he's been caught and gets free and has to make a decision on what to do with the people in the "lab" I'm using lab very loosely here in order not to give anything away.


    Any additional comments?

    Read all the other books in order. You don't have too but it will so enrich the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Igrayne Columbia, MO 05-03-13
    Igrayne Columbia, MO 05-03-13

    poodlewoman

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    "Best Ledger Novel Yet!"
    Would you listen to Extinction Machine again? Why?

    I have already listened to it 3 times in a row. Fabulous, complex novel. I catch new things each time I listen.


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

    Joe and the cast of characters seem to come to life. Ray Porter does an awesome job of keeping the voices the same throughout the series. He pulls off the cocky Joe Ledger perfectly. I love when the good guys win.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    *SPOILER ALERT* When Joe has the villian tied up on his desk with Ghost standing on the bad guy's chest. Also love Joe's quote: "There is rich, there's rich and then there's fu*k you."


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

    There are moments of humor but by far the suspense of finding out if the team can stop the bad guys. I mean, I was pretty sure they would but lots of people died along the way. Some of the characters we have come to know and admire.


    Any additional comments?

    Please keep the series going, Mr. Maberry. I shall be giving you my money with glee.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Akim BROWNSBURG, IN, United States 04-28-13
    Akim BROWNSBURG, IN, United States 04-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Maberry does a decent enough job with the story, kept me interested but Ray Porter was phenomenal. He is a full cast!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ray Porter


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

    All!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kristina Parsonsfield, ME, United States 04-24-13
    kristina Parsonsfield, ME, United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I love Joe!!"
    Any additional comments?

    I can't get enough of this series. Ray Porter has stolen my ears and Joe Ledger has stolen my heart!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 04-21-13
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 04-21-13 Member Since 2014

    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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    "This is the best one yet I want more"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have read all of these and this is the best one yet, Mr Maberry has a story line that keeps you in the game,Mr Porter is one of the best readers for this set of characters you could wish for


    What other book might you compare Extinction Machine to and why?

    All of the other Ledger books are good, this one is the best


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

    I must admit that few readers can carry off such a range of characters as Mr Porter
    He does a great job and hope he will continue his professional work


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

    Actuall yes, I got into it but time won't allow one sitting


    Any additional comments?

    Hope the series will continue, Love the action and the storylines and the characters Please continue to write more

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jay Silverton, OR, United States 04-19-13
    Jay Silverton, OR, United States 04-19-13 Member Since 2015

    Turn ons??? 1) Obedience 2) Respect 3) Learning to please Master. Master does not do turn offs. He guides and trains His little stooges past what does not please Master.

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    "Maberry doesn't disappoint with this chapter!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Extinction Machine to be better than the print version?

    didn't read it


    What did you like best about this story?

    the performance and the story (lots of action)


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

    He brings to life Ledger's sarcastic humor...it's perfect


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

    MIB are p*ssys next to the DMS


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dean 04-19-13
    Dean 04-19-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Awesome story, best in the series"

    This was a very compelling listen. It's been a while since I've heard a book that captured my attention so completely. I've listened to the rest of the Joe Ledger books, and enjoyed them all, but this is the best in the series. It's an interesting mix of science and science fiction, fast-paced, with well-written dialogue and a fascinating plot. I was sorry when it was over, and it's going to be tough to find another book to follow it up with.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sean 04-18-13
    Sean 04-18-13

    Sean

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    "Jonathan Maberry Rocks it with Joe Ledger Again!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Extinction Machine the most enjoyable?

    The story line and the narration is phenomenal!!!! There is no one better than Ray Porter for Joe Ledger!


    What other book might you compare Extinction Machine to and why?

    I really can't say as Jonathan's characters are so exquisitely written...


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

    He is an excellent narrator... He shouldn't be considered as "Read by" it should be "Performed by"


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

    The whole book was excellent...


    Any additional comments?

    I love how Jonathan writes and the humanity he gives his characters (even if they are a little over the top) :) and the way he can evoke such gut wrenching emotion from a reader to actively despise a character is a credit to his skill... Thank you for Joe and all of the DMS... Much appreciated and a great ride!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    B. Lowery Griffin, Ga 04-14-13
    B. Lowery Griffin, Ga 04-14-13 Member Since 2016

    The Marvel Guy

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    "Pure Action, Joe Ledger as he should be!"
    What made the experience of listening to Extinction Machine the most enjoyable?

    Maberry gives us a story we have been waiting for. Pure action from the get go. While i have enjoyed every book he has written so far, this book stands out. A great blend of action and story telling that works so well for his established characters. I hope the rest of the series will follow this pattern.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I was skeptical of the introduction of Ghost at first being the most cliche name a white dog could have. I have grown to love the rapport he has with Ledger making him the heart and soul of the team in a way.


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

    His voice is and pacing suit the action story very well.


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

    While i did did not laugh or cry i did find myself completely wrapped up in the action. Cheering echo team on as they always show up just in time.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a stand out in the series, maybe better than the first book Patient Zero, But it could not be this good with out it. The last couple of books were lacking but it all payed off in The Extincion Machine

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Chino, CA, United States 04-13-13
    Edward Chino, CA, United States 04-13-13 Member Since 2015

    I listen to books all day long. The books I love have great characters. If I give a book 4 or 5 stars, it's worth a listen.

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    "The best book I've listened to all year."
    If you could sum up Extinction Machine in three words, what would they be?

    Very Very Cool.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The extreme circumstances that are presented in a way that's real to life, even though it's way out there.


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

    Ray Porter makes the characters pop.


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

    It was all great.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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