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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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    martell 06-02-15
    martell 06-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "BADASS BOOK!"

    THIS BOOK WAS A BADASS BOOK....AND JOE LEDGER HAS THE JUICE!! AND IM BUYINH THE NEXT BOOK NOW

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    Michele Gonzalez West Palm Beach, FL USA 05-22-15
    Michele Gonzalez West Palm Beach, FL USA 05-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Adventuresome & Creative"

    I wasn't thrilled with various aspects of the ending but Maberry is forever entertaining and highly creative. Narrator is better than most at differing voices

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    Spike72 San Antonio, TX USA 05-22-15
    Spike72 San Antonio, TX USA 05-22-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Nazis, Neanderthals, and unicorns"
    Would you listen to The Dragon Factory again? Why?

    Probably not because most thriller novels are about the surprise.


    What other book might you compare The Dragon Factory to and why?

    I would compare this to a lot of the work of Larry Correia - a team of hyper competent warriors fighting unimagined evil. He does a lot of scene shifting like you saw in the early Tom Clancy novels.


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    He does a great job of using accent and timbre to bring out the difference between the characters. His presentation of the female characters is surprisingly good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Too long... but there are some time when you just can't turn it off.


    Any additional comments?

    Spoiler alert - The thriller genre, especially if you have a central hero in a series, requires that the hero be a "loner." Jack Reacher is probably the archetype for this protagonist. Of course, for obvious reasons, there has to be a love (or lust) interest, and that is more hazardous than being a red shirt on Star Trek. There is a love interest in this book. But Maberry gives you enough misdirections that you are never really sure how it will turn out. That said, I wish authors would just skip this part.

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    Aracelys 05-22-15
    Aracelys 05-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A great action thriller"

    Love Joe Ledger and Echo team!!! Great story concept, imaginative, heart racing action. Very entertaining!!

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    Case 05-21-15
    Case 05-21-15 Listener Since 2003
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    "Love Ray Porter"

    I started listening to another version of this book and it just didn't sound right without Ray Porter as the voice of all the characters. His performance adds so much nuance to the stories he reads.

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    Marianne United States 05-18-15
    Marianne United States 05-18-15 Member Since 2016

    Love to take my walks listening to audible books

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    "Good Book that made me want to keep reading series"
    What did you love best about The Dragon Factory?

    Joe's relationship with Grace was wonderful and was sad when she was killed off.


    What other book might you compare The Dragon Factory to and why?

    Can't think of any off hand


    What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Feeling and excitement


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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    K.D. Tampa, FL 05-16-15
    K.D. Tampa, FL 05-16-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Joe Ledger - what a guy!!"

    Fabulous writing, exciting story, wonderful narration. Can't wait to start the next in series. Thank you Jonathan Mayberry! Let's read!

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    Scott W. 04-30-15
    Scott W. 04-30-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great series"

    When real life and fantasy collide you get Joe. I've already downloaded 3 and 4. Thanks for a great series

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    Nathan Glen Bernie, MD, United States 04-25-15
    Nathan Glen Bernie, MD, United States 04-25-15 Member Since 2011

    Audible is the balm for an itch I can't scratch that sits right between my ears.

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    "Enjoyable twist on historic figures."

    A reasonably run of the mill action packed story made more interesting by the inclusion of unexpected story for figures.

    The narration was good with decent differentiation between characters and good convenience of emotion.

    A good second in the series which I will likely come back to in the future.

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    carla nalley 04-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this series!"

    This series is one of my favorites of all time. The narrator is amazing and I could not imagine anyone else being the voices of these amazing characters. Great job!

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