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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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    Brian Avondale, AZ, United States 09-07-12
    Brian Avondale, AZ, United States 09-07-12 Member Since 2011

    Love a good book. I am usually reading one and listening to one in my car (not at the same time, of course). I like just about any fiction.

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    Let me start by saying that Ray Porter is great. I think he kept me interested more than the storyline. The concept was solid but there did not seem to be a lot of depth. There were a couple of points in the story where the author was rambling and it did not have any useful information. There were other points in the story where he had a chance to do more character developement and did not. I did not find the twins to be all that interesting and were very shallow. If you enjoyed the first book in the series ( Patient Zero ) you will be a bit dissappointed with this one. The action was run of the mill type of stuff, you don't really get to know Joe Ledger or any of his team any better than in the first book. I enjoy books that are part of a series because you get to see the characters grow throughout the books. This book left me wanting more twists and turns, more action, and more character developement. Not sure if I will continue with the series.

    3 of 4 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.

    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.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    T. Anderman 08-21-16
    T. Anderman 08-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    Think Jack Reacher meets Jurassic Park--kind of. Nonstop action. I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller. Great literature? I don't think so. But, I didn't want to stop listening to this book. The reader is great and the story is escapist fun.
    Jonathan Maberry will be on my "to read/listen" list going forward.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Boyer 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Solid follow up"

    Recently started the Joe Ledger books. This second ones maintains the pace and energy of the first, with a bigger crisis. I'll be curious to see if he's able to maintain the story line with new books, given the life expectancy of one of his characters.

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    Tanya Simon Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey United States 08-12-16
    Tanya Simon Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey United States 08-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story line"

    The story fits right in worth today's society and how evil people can be . Very suspenseful and worth the listen 🙂

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    L. Stowers OK, USA 07-21-16
    L. Stowers OK, USA 07-21-16 Member Since 2016

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    "This one has it all..."

    Before purchasing this book I read several negative reviews, however since I loved the first book in the series so much I had to of course listen to this one as well.

    Let me just start by saying the negative reviews are wrong, most of them hated the sexual content of the book, while I personally took no offense to it. I found they served a purpose in the story line and were necessary, they showed certain characters nature.

    This book has it all, hate, love, sex, death, life, fear, depravity, suspense, bravery, heroes, villains, joy and heart-break.

    The story and narrator were wonderful and I throughly enjoyed every moment spent listening to this pulse pounding work of fiction.

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    Constance Gould CONNELLSVILLE, PA, US 07-21-16
    Constance Gould CONNELLSVILLE, PA, US 07-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Enjoyable"

    Narration of the book was excellent!
    The book kept my interest and I am looking for more books in the series to listen to.

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    Amazon Customer 07-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Dragon Factory"

    As always Joe Ledger..never lets me down.. I'm excited to begin book 3. Church,Top,&Bunny stay true to character. Ray Porter brings the story to life as usual..

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    Jason 06-21-16
    Jason 06-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book. Better narrator"

    I've never commented on a narrator before but this guy is fantastic. 6/5 stars! exceptional! the book was very good but my least favorite in the Joe Ledger series (of the 3 I've listened to).

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