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The Dragon Factory Audiobook

The Dragon Factory: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2

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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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    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.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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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.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Depena 04-20-17
    Jean Depena 04-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely amazing."

    I absolutely loved this book... It's a roller coaster of emotions from start to finish. Only Johnathan Mayberry can make this work!!

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    Melanie Mitchell 04-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it!"

    I'm normally a fantasy LOTR,GoT, type fan, but Joe ledger, is a phenomenal character. I'm hooked.

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    nehifamily Fort Hood, TX 04-17-17
    nehifamily Fort Hood, TX 04-17-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Totally on the fence"

    I enjoyed the characters, but the plot was dragging. There were times I didn't want to continue because I was bored. Really, the bulk of the action that held my interest was in the last hour or two. The book ends with an almost cliffhanger. Crisis averted but what will Joe do?

    The next book is only 57 minutes long and I suspect it follows this author's pattern of making you buy a book to finish this book for $3-$6 or a credit. Not worth it. The first book was followed by two short books. I listened to the first of the shorts and paid for it. It did wind up loose ends, but I didn't feel like the first book ended on a cliffhanger. After finishing this book, I feel cheated out of a complete book and really don't see myself paying more for the last few chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Scott California 04-01-17
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    "read and listened more than once"

    I love all the books in this series! A must read/listen for anyone who likes this genre (or likes to read at all) and appreciates a little humor with your horror. Get all the Books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jerry K Lee Wayzata, MN, US 04-01-17
    Jerry K Lee Wayzata, MN, US 04-01-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Joe Ledger saves the world - again"

    A good story that became a bit predictable, but Ray Porter as Joe Ledger is GREAT. His performance is worth the slow and predictable segments. Can't wait for the next Joe Ledger, Topp and Bunny adventure. The world needs saving!

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    Robert Bolingbrook, IL United States 03-16-17
    Robert Bolingbrook, IL United States 03-16-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Joe Ledger is again great!!!"

    Ray Porter does an outstanding job in bringing Joe Ledger to life. The book is another great read/listen.

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    Angela Spencer-mukes 03-14-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Eugenics is BAD!!!"
    Where does The Dragon Factory rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not really high. The other reviewers are right. The entire middle section of the book contains the following:Eugenics is bad?Is it?Yes it is! Boy oh BOY is eugenics BAD, and here is all of the history and theory, in case you didn't know that killing a certain kind of people to make society 'better' is bad....and on and on and on. Completely worth skipping. So is the angst over the romantic stuff.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jonathan Maberry again?

    Yes! In general, I love Maberry's work.


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

    Joe Ledger is the best.


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

    No, not really. If I wanted a book that moved me, I wouldn't be reading this.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 01-31-17
    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 01-31-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Hard to Listen with the World in Chaos"

    I guess I needed a nice diversion from all the realities of today's political/government turmoil, but this sure didn't help with all the super evil bad guys wanting to dominate the world and fulfill their own agenda regardless of any human sacrifice. It just hit a bit too close to home, so I kept telling myself, it's just fiction.
    That said, the book was pretty exciting and I really like the character of Joe Ledger and all his cool buddies. But very disappointed at...SPOILER ALERT...
    what happened to Grace. Rats! Really, really liked her character, but obvious from the beginning that their relationship couldn't continue through the series.
    Ray Porter narrates very well and I even accepted his sort-of German accent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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