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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 10 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Kula, HI, United States 03-16-11
    Chris Kula, HI, United States 03-16-11
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    "Great Fiction!"

    I really liked listening to this story. It was a fast paced wild story with excellent narration. Even though it is Fiction there seemed to be many historical facts inserted. I also liked the first book, Patient Zero, with the same talented narrator, Ray Porter, who makes both books an easy listen. I have also become a Jonathan Maberry and Ray Porter fan.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Meredith F. Murphy NY 01-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Little Long"

    Another kick-ass Joe Ledger story, but it definitely needed a little editing. Ending was disappointing considering how long it took to get there, but a solid, albeit tearful, ride. Narrator is consistently terrific.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Okennon CA, USA 01-19-15
    Chris Okennon CA, USA 01-19-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Joe Ledger is Awesome"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dragon Factory to be better than the print version?

    Joe Ledger is sort of a combination of Jack Reacher and Fox Mulder. This whole series is definitely something to get into. This particular one is an edge of your seat ride through the possible extinction of a sizable chunk of the planet.


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    Ray Porter never disappoints.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    girorv montreal, QC, Canada 01-08-15
    girorv montreal, QC, Canada 01-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Wicked Evil Twins want to rule the world !"

    We enjoyed book 1 so we went onto book2. Book 1 was farfetched but when well-written , it is entertaining. The science in zombies was interesting. I should have stopped there. The dragon factory was long and tedious and violent. Too many people died horribly . There was constant fighting...it was exhausting ! Ray Porter does a good job with the characters, if not for his reading we could not have finished it.

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    DEBOB CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 01-02-15
    DEBOB CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 01-02-15 Member Since 2010
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    "A good listen and worth the time!"

    Started a little slowly but the plot and the characters were complex. I enjoyed the book & appreciated the reader who made it seem more like a movie than an audiobook. Lots of action & gore with some surprises thrown into the mix. For those who have firsthand knowledge about the horrors of WW II,, those who had family members in the war or affected by the war in the extermination camps or prisons in German occupied countries, or those who were born soon after the war & grew up in its aftermath, this book will probably have a greater impact than on generations who have had little exposure to those horrors. The philosophical discussions about the reasons for racial or ethnic hatred was sound & the distinguishing definition of EVIL was interesting and made the story & the mind-numbing violence easier to swallow. Overall, the book gets a thumbs up but at the details slowed it down a bit for me.

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    R. J. Barber PA 12-31-14
    R. J. Barber PA 12-31-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Great book"

    This book is not stop mind bending. As a former soldier I found it very exciting.


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    Norman 11-11-14
    Norman 11-11-14

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    "Contining goodness"

    Great story, but this review is mainly to say the Ray Porter is, hands down, among the best narrator in the business. Mastery of accents and tone are superb. HIs ability to switch between them within a dialogue leaves me in wonder.

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    Kevin Cavalier, ND, United States 08-02-14
    Kevin Cavalier, ND, United States 08-02-14 Member Since 2014

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    "GO MABERRY!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Dragon Factory the most enjoyable?

    Everything from the story line to the narrators take on everything.


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

    I know the majority of people would say Joe Ledger because he is the main character. But my favorite is Bunny with his smart ass commits and his just all around personality makes him my favorite.


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    Amy JOSHUA, TX, United States 08-01-14
    Amy JOSHUA, TX, United States 08-01-14 Member Since 2013

    I love to read and listen to books. I teach and share my love with my teenager and I'd like to share that love with you.

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    "Evil oozes out your Earphones"

    I was expecting ZOMBIES. JONATHAN MABERRY is a master zombie world builder, but he crafts an equally horrific threat to humanity. If you thought that zombies being unleashed on the capital was bad, now Joe Ledger has to track down Pure Evil. Nazi Doctor throw-backs tinker with everything from the ideal human to Dr. Morrow's worst nightmare. No one is safe, but knowing Joe is on the job makes me feel better.

    RAY PORTER is masterful in this complex world of accents and all levels of crazy. The key is that he captures Ledger's alpha huskiness with a light inflection to capture his playful nature. He breathes creepy, evil and psychotic into all the crazies that are trying to make sure the Extinction Clock reaches zero. MABERRY and PORTER bring you a modern-day War of the World experience. I expect that I'll continue the series on audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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