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The Dragon Factory Audiobook

The Dragon Factory: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2

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.
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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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    erik klein 03-09-15
    erik klein 03-09-15
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    "a must read"

    loved this book. best narrator I have heard yet! the story is amazing. must read!!!

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    Gabrielle 03-01-15
    Gabrielle 03-01-15
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    "Pretty solid until a very unimaginative ending"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you liked the first one, you should like this one unless you liked the first one just for the zombies.


    What could Jonathan Maberry have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    he could have spent a few months more to consider a better ending. after everything that went on during the book, the ending was abrupt and impossibly unlikely, a real let down.


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    good job there.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the bulk of the work is pretty solid.


    Any additional comments?

    if you like the series, i guess you can overlook the ending and hope the 3rd one doesn't have as bad as a finish.

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    J. Waite 02-21-15
    J. Waite 02-21-15 Member Since 2016

    waitj2001

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    "Great reading!"

    Action packed start to finish. The plot grabs you and doesn't let go, right to the end!

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    Sharon Butka 02-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting blend of Sci-Fi and Covert Operations"

    I like the wit, arrogance and street wise attitude of Joe Ledger. Not your run of the mill intrigue . Enjoyed the performance.

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    Meredith F. Murphy NY 01-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Little Long"

    Another kick-ass Joe Ledger story, but it definitely needed a little editing. Ending was disappointing considering how long it took to get there, but a solid, albeit tearful, ride. Narrator is consistently terrific.

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    Chris Okennon CA, USA 01-19-15
    Chris Okennon CA, USA 01-19-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Joe Ledger is Awesome"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dragon Factory to be better than the print version?

    Joe Ledger is sort of a combination of Jack Reacher and Fox Mulder. This whole series is definitely something to get into. This particular one is an edge of your seat ride through the possible extinction of a sizable chunk of the planet.


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    Ray Porter never disappoints.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DEBOB CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 01-02-15
    DEBOB CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 01-02-15 Member Since 2010
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    "A good listen and worth the time!"

    Started a little slowly but the plot and the characters were complex. I enjoyed the book & appreciated the reader who made it seem more like a movie than an audiobook. Lots of action & gore with some surprises thrown into the mix. For those who have firsthand knowledge about the horrors of WW II,, those who had family members in the war or affected by the war in the extermination camps or prisons in German occupied countries, or those who were born soon after the war & grew up in its aftermath, this book will probably have a greater impact than on generations who have had little exposure to those horrors. The philosophical discussions about the reasons for racial or ethnic hatred was sound & the distinguishing definition of EVIL was interesting and made the story & the mind-numbing violence easier to swallow. Overall, the book gets a thumbs up but at the details slowed it down a bit for me.

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    R. J. Barber PA 12-31-14
    R. J. Barber PA 12-31-14 Member Since 2012

    Tool junkie

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    "Great book"

    This book is not stop mind bending. As a former soldier I found it very exciting.


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    Marty Council 11-11-14

    amazon addict

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    "Contining goodness"

    Great story, but this review is mainly to say the Ray Porter is, hands down, among the best narrator in the business. Mastery of accents and tone are superb. HIs ability to switch between them within a dialogue leaves me in wonder.

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    Kevin Cavalier, ND, United States 08-02-14
    Kevin Cavalier, ND, United States 08-02-14

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    "GO MABERRY!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Dragon Factory the most enjoyable?

    Everything from the story line to the narrators take on everything.


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

    I know the majority of people would say Joe Ledger because he is the main character. But my favorite is Bunny with his smart ass commits and his just all around personality makes him my favorite.


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