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The Dragon Factory: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2 | [Jonathan Maberry]

The Dragon Factory: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2

In The Dragon Factory, Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences square off against two separate groups of corrupt scientists. The beautiful but twisted Jakoby Twins are creating transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenaries for sale to the highest bidder. Their father, who takes evil to an entirely new level, is using cutting-edge science to complete the Nazi master-race program.
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Publisher's Summary

Ex-Baltimore cop turned special-ops shooter Joe Ledger is back in action.

In The Dragon Factory, Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences square off against two separate groups of corrupt scientists. The beautiful but twisted Jakoby Twins are creating transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenaries for sale to the highest bidder. Their father, who takes evil to an entirely new level, is using cutting-edge science to complete the Nazi master-race program.

Joe must elude the NSA who are gunning for him, fight his way past rogue Spetsnaz teams, and stop these madmen before the Extinction Clock runs out. And when the bloodbath claims one of his own, Joe Ledger declares total war on those people who would burn down the world in order to reshape it in their own dark image.

Take another thrill ride with Joe Ledger.

©2010 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“In Stoker-winner Maberry’s wild second Joe Ledger novel, Joe and his comrades from the Department of Military Science take on enough villains and their world-threatening plots to fill half a dozen ordinary thrillers.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    adam coralville, IA, United States 03-15-11
    adam coralville, IA, United States 03-15-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Wonderfully and Wildly Entertaining"

    Really bad bad guys, mad scientists, mosters, evil plots to take over the world, hidden underground lairs, a secret government agency, none-stop action, and the baddest good guy ever - Joe Ledger. This is a great book.
    To top it off Ray Porter's narration is world class, some of the best I've ever heard.
    I'm becoming a big fan of Jonathan Maberry and Ray Porter.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Mike T. Sweden 08-19-15
    Mike T. Sweden 08-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ray Porter saves this book."

    A fantastic plot premise is somewhat mishandled by Maberry. What could have been a mix of relentless action mayhem and a sense of wonder, instead becomes action mixed with endless descriptions of the evil mind. Lecturing mixed with bloody carnage. Evil is bad, genocide is evil. OK I guess i knew that already. And that Extinction Clock... Ye gods how I hated hearing that at the beginning of EVERY chapter.

    Ray Porter saves this book with his outstanding narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas 08-19-15
    Nicholas 08-19-15 Member Since 2012

    I love audible!!!

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    This series is awesome two books down more to go. Ray porter delivers the best narration.

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    Cynthia 08-19-15
    Cynthia 08-19-15
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    "Why are women always made to look like idiots?"
    Would you listen to The Dragon Factory again? Why?

    Yes. It is full of action and anything that might deal with Nazi's and eugenics is my cup of tea.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dragon Factory?

    I think it was when the "dogs" attacked in packs. Yikes!


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    His performances are always right on. He is a wonderful choice for Joe's adventures!


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

    Of course, it was with the red headed "new men".


    Any additional comments?

    I was glad when Joe's new love died. She always had to make a speech instead of shoot which of course, either got her in trouble or shot. REALLY??? There had to be another way to continue with the story line then have her enter talking.

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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 08-11-15
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 08-11-15 Member Since 2013

    Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Suspend reality and ENJOY!"

    I loved this book more than the first one! Joe ledger is a fantastic character! You have to be able to suspend reality for a while, and just let the story happen, but if you do this book will not disappoint! SO much action, and great fight sequences. There were even a few "HOLY _____ " moments in this one. Very good book! Ray Porter is AMAZING as well. LOVE the way he narrates these novels. A+ all around!

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    Linda United States 07-26-15
    Linda United States 07-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Listen"

    I absolutely love this series. Try it you will like it. I just love Ray Porter. What a great narrator. He is a good as Luke Daniels. They make the books come alive😎

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    Dr. Davis 07-07-15
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    "Thoughtful plot"

    I have become a huge Joe Ledger fan. This was a great second book, with lots of action, gray character development, and a thoughtful plot.

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    cameron 07-07-15
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    "great book love this author"

    Good book. This is a well done and well read audio book. also c ghost elk out his zombie books

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    KB Rye Maryland, USA 07-04-15
    KB Rye Maryland, USA 07-04-15 Member Since 2015

    the Cranky Critic

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    "Too good to be made into a movie..."

    I hope Hollywood never gets the chance to ruin the Joe Ledger series. This reading kept me hooked. The story is great but the character development made these people real. Jonathan Maberry and Ray Porter are a dynamic duo ;-). It's hard to say more without spoilers, but a chapter in this book made me choke up and cry real tears!! And of course, some of the dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny.

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    Dan 06-23-15
    Dan 06-23-15
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    "Better than "24""

    There are very few times that I actually cry out in surprise at a book, but this was one. When the real villain's identity was revealed, I yelled " Holy crap! I can't be... but it is!" Haha. It was a great moment in a fantastic and fast-paced book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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