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Extinction Machine: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 5 | [Jonathan Maberry]

Extinction Machine: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 5

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.
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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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    Anandasubramanian 09-24-14 Member Since 2009

    Harry Turtledove fan

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    "UFOs, high technology and a different perspective"

    As always Jonathan stuns and amazes the readers.
    Shock and Awe in true Jonathan style.

    The only author I listen to as part of a series is Larry Correia.

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    Kim BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 08-01-14
    Kim BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 08-01-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Crop Circles at the White House"
    Where does Extinction Machine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    All audiobooks? Gah! That's not fair. Okay. Right up there in the top 1% for two reasons - Jonathan Maberry and Ray Porter.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Again, REALLY? Okay. Don't make me choose between Church, Joe, Bunny and Top. Just don't make me. Who do I hate? VP Bill Collins. He can't go down soon enough.


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

    Everything. Literally. Drama. Suspense. Humor. Everything.


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

    Yeah, but it would be a teaser and that's not fair. Let's just said it was the last couple minutes of the book.


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    Shawni LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA, United States 05-25-14
    Shawni LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA, United States 05-25-14 Member Since 2009

    LOVE English Bulldogs, Nelson Demille, Patricia Cornwell and just reading in general!

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    "Not the best of the Ledger books"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really. This book just seemed to drag on and it really wasn't very interesting. I've actually fast forwarded through a lot of it.


    Has Extinction Machine turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I just think this one was very disappointing.


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

    Ray Porter IS awesome. The voices he does are spot on from book to book. You always know the character without him having to point out who it is.


    Do you think Extinction Machine needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Joe Ledger books should continue.


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    nathan 05-18-14
    nathan 05-18-14
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    "Great - Thrilling all the way though!! DOWNLOAD"
    If you could sum up Extinction Machine in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Thrilling, gripping


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

    All the way though, i wasnt disappointed


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

    Roy


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

    I wont make a film out of it, Its to good as a book things get lost


    Any additional comments?

    The best download i have ever downloaded...

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    Pen Name 05-16-14
    Pen Name 05-16-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Combat is not a Sport"
    Would you listen to Extinction Machine again? Why?

    Certainly the themes are over the top, which is what actually makes it so fun to read. If it was real I don't think I would much enjoy it. Joe Ledger is a bad dude and when the world is in trouble you need a bad dude to save it :)


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters approach to violence is much more consistent with how a military man is trained and how a real fighter is trained. It is fun to watch him be violent with things that are not real. Real would be too much.


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

    His range in characters is great. There is seldom bleed over. You know what character is speaking and when. There was once that it seemed like Ledger was speaking when it was another character, it actually seemed like it fit, as though, "this is what ledger would have said in the mind of that character". I don't know if it was on purpose but it worked for me ;)


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

    Yep and I almost did. Ended up splitting it over two days working in the shop.


    Any additional comments?

    The stories are great fun, Joe Ledger is crazy and funny. His jokes are terrible, but a character doing the things he is doing shouldn't be too funny :)

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    The Lone Mopper Brookfield, WI, United States 04-08-14
    The Lone Mopper Brookfield, WI, United States 04-08-14 Member Since 2014

    Ken Galo

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    "Okay, I am an addict"
    Where does Extinction Machine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    tied with the other 5 books in the series for number #1


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

    can't think of a good comparison nobody blends so many plots as well as Maberry


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    It's like having a room full of different people acting out the story in my head, he is awesome, I will buy audiobooks just based on having Ray as the narrator.


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

    You won't see this coming


    Any additional comments?

    Just bought book 6, hope there are more!

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    Doris Steamboat springs, CO, United States 04-03-14
    Doris Steamboat springs, CO, United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2007
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    "If you're a liberal democratic loving well you !!!"
    What disappointed you about Extinction Machine?

    Liberal-based rider that doesn't really know what the real world is like


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jonathan Maberry again?

    After this book no I don't think I will continue on with the liberal BS


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not so much liberal Democrat loving BS


    What character would you cut from Extinction Machine?

    Joe ledger


    Any additional comments?

    Shouldn't use your political views to push your book

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    Jane United States 02-03-14
    Jane United States 02-03-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I Love Joe Ledger!"

    I have liked all the Joe Ledger books and this was no exception. This book wasn't as gory or as action packed as the others and I missed that, but it was still a good book.

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    Creative Computers TOMAH, WI, United States 11-19-13
    Creative Computers TOMAH, WI, United States 11-19-13 Member Since 2012

    Small Business Owner; I love to listen while I work.

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    "Another Joe Ledger Makes the Grade (A+)"
    If you could sum up Extinction Machine in three words, what would they be?

    Humor, Shock and Awe. "Joe Ledger Embodies the term S.N.A.F.U. and Laughs"


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

    Patient Zero...... There are so many moments that will shock you to your core Jonathan Maberry Hits the mark with the Novel making it my second favorite next to Patient Zero.


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    Pablo SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 10-22-13
    Pablo SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 10-22-13
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    "Love it but my fix of Joe Ledger was not full fill"

    MORE PLEASE!!! Jonathan Maberry needs to get his act together. I'm a MEGA fan of Joe Ledger and this story was not enough! It was good but more please. Suggestion to Maberry lock yourself in a room and write me a 20hr. book. I'm waiting!!!!!!! Ray Porter was awsome as always.

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