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
I was sucked in from the beginning & didn't want to stop listening. The story is exciting- full of action & fascinating ideas. You're not sure which people are the good guys & which ones are the bad guys. I suspected some of the ending, but not until very close to the end & even then there were some things that I hadn't seen coming. Really a good story - the president is kidnapped & no one can explain how. Several different government & private sector agencies are involved in what goes on afterwards. There's some talk of aliens & some weapons that seem to be from out of this world. There's some involvement from other countries, especially China. This was my first Joe Ledger book & I'll definitely be reading more.
I was born a long time ago in a small town far, far, away. Tanta stultitia mortalium est.
Another enjoyable and fast paced DMS adventure with Joe Ledger, Echo Team, and believe it or not... Aliens!
I drive a lot of large landscaping equipment at work and have quite the abundance of listening time on my hands. Drowning out diesel engines
Joe Ledger can do no wrong. Every story he stars in keeps me glued to my headphones all day long. Extinction Machine is no different. Pick it up immediately and immerse yourself in yet another wild adventure through the eyes of someone you can't help but long to live vicariously through.
There comes a point in the series I have enjoyed where the author and narrator really hit their stride. I think this book is it for this series. Its a transition, in that it doesn't really continue many plot elements from before, but the writing is sharp and I laughed out loud several times rather than the snorts and smirks previous books generated. The action was well constructed from setup to conclusion, with tension created in the moment and as a common thread through most of the story. Well spent credit that I listened to almost nonstop and finished in a little more than a day (have to sleep), enjoying the ride the whole time. Looking forward to listening to the next book!
Excellent Story, Excellent story telling, packed full of excitement, action, drama, and just as good as the other 4 books if not BETTER!!
Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child
I have listened to 5 other novels by Porter. He is a wonderful writer and this performance is in my top 2 or 3.
Read it you will not be disappointed.
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