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 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.
Love to take my walks listening to audible books
Joe's relationship with Grace was wonderful and was sad when she was killed off.
Can't think of any off hand
Feeling and excitement
Fabulous writing, exciting story, wonderful narration. Can't wait to start the next in series. Thank you Jonathan Mayberry! Let's read!
Audible is the balm for an itch I can't scratch that sits right between my ears.
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.
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!
Well, Maberry's managed to make the Nazi's villains even though WW II was over 70 years ag0 - there's got to be some credit in that. This is not nearly as good as the first in the series (Patient Zero), but I still like the larger-than-life Ledger and his team of bad-asses. However, this one gets too preachy about the evil work of the evil genius. I think it's kind of unnecessary to have everyone repeatedly say how horrible eugenics and white-supremacy ideas are. We get it, already. I think without the wonderful narration, I wouldn't have enjoyed this nearly as much and would have skimmed a lot of it.
In sales and on the road a lot. Love SciFi, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional Non-Fiction. Funny. Opinionated.
and Ray Porters performance continues to exceed expectations as well! some plot points are well worn, but there's enough originality to make the series entertaining.
I was born a long time ago in a small town far, far, away. Tanta stultitia mortalium est.
Another good Joe Ledger and DMS thriller with more than enough action, military terms & tactics, twists, turns, and really EVIL villains to keep you on the edge of your seat. Highly Recommended!
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