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.
“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)
I like the characters. The vice president must have forgotten how Joe's team saved his wife. Ray Porter does a GREAT job. A bit of an unbelievable tale, though.
Non stop action
Fast paced, action packed
Ray Porter is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators
The ending fell apart, I literally had to re-listen to the last few chapters to see if I somehow missed the money-shot and it was not a bang but a dribble. I'm listening to book 3 now, I hope it makes up for the disappointing ending in this book.
Patient Zero was the first book in this series, it had zombies (something I always enjoy in a read) but it wasn't a zombie story. I developed character well, many who are in following books and even made you feel like you were part of a group of Jack Reacher like characters. I enjoyed book one much more than this, the second in the series.Frankly, this book doesn't compare, except to follow through with an underlying love affair of sorts that has a plot twist that I can't share if you haven't read this yet.
Yes, Ray Porter is a very talented reader. He draws you in as well as Dick Hill who I believe is the best reader in audiobooks.
No, I'd watch it if it were a short made-for-TV mini-series, but it does not have the draw for the big screen.
Like any other series, you will get caught back up with characters from the first book if you skip this on - that said, if you don't mind a disappointing ending and a count-down clock that fizzles as the story plays out - then by all means, read this book. If it were a stand alone book, I doubt I would read a follow-up in the series.
No, but only because I don't listen twice after I know the plot, and not because it wasn't a great book.
Yes. Mayberry writes a nicely plotted thriller, with overlapping but separate elements. Ray Porter kills it as the narrator and adds to the suspense. It can get slightly predictable, but any action thriller will be, and this book is less predictable than most.
My favorite scene would spoil the plot.
Yes, but again, putting it in my review would be a spoiler.
Look, so maybe a little suspension of belief is required to really enjoy these Joe Ledger novels. But WHO CARES. I thoroughly enjoy both Mayberry as an author and Ray Porter absolutely rocks as the narrator.
Oh yeah ! Starting from the first page to the last ! It is so enjoyable. Like watching an Indiana Jones movie.
All of them, the narrator brings you so close to them that they are your friends and foes. Totally enjoyable! A fine roller coaster ride !
Laugh, spooked got the willies. Hope you do too.
I enjoy reading thrillers: espionage. I am ex Army. I work in the health care industry. I like to practice martial arts. I participate in IDPA matches. Genghis Khan is my favorite person.
I havent read the print version. The audio version was very engrossing and held my attention.
When Grace died. I had to stop doing what I was doing and sit down. My heart hurt for Joe.
Yes, just as good as previous readings.
The same as the title. The Dragon Factory. Why change anything?
This is the best series of book I have ever listened to on Audible.
Ledger is a great character: flawed and human.
Great voice inflection to build the characters.
This book has a lot of detail and keeps you interested. Very good, just like his first one.
Lived up to the first...kept u entertained start to finish. Such an enjoyable listen. Can't wait to listen to the rest.
This book was even better than Maberry's first book in the series ! Maberry did a great job with making the story work. I'm looking forward to the next Joe Ledger adventure!
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