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Code Zero Audiobook
Code Zero
Written by: 
Jonathan Maberry
Narrated by: 
Ray Porter
Code Zero Audiobook

Code Zero: Joe Ledger, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

For years the Department of Military Sciences has fought to stop terrorists from using radical bioweapons - designer plagues, weaponized pathogens, genetically modified viruses, and even the zombie plague that first brought Ledger into the DMS. These terrible weapons have been locked away in the world’s most secure facility. Until now. Joe Ledger and Echo Team are scrambled when a highly elite team of killers breaks the unbreakable security and steals the world’s most dangerous weapons. Within days there are outbreaks of mass slaughter and murderous insanity across the American heartland. Can Joe Ledger stop a brilliant and devious master criminal from turning the Land of the Free into a land of the dead?

Code Zero, a Joe Ledger novel from Jonathan Maberry, is the exciting direct sequel to Patient Zero.

©2014 Jonathan Maberry (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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    Canhdy 04-01-14
    Canhdy 04-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "It all comes together!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Code Zero to be better than the print version?

    Of course! Joe Ledger would not be the same without Ray Porter's voice behind it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Code Zero?

    The moment I remembered most, only because I saw it coming was when Joe brought up "Violin" as being apart of something. Just the way the sentence was spreadout. I felt special, like being on the the inside of an inside joke. You know what I'm talking about.This book had so many of those moments for me. The whole series just kind of came to full circle.


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

    Joe is my favorite. I like the "surfer" tone of Bunny too, but Joe hands down.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I would LOVE for this to be made as a film. I already have all the actor's picked out. The tag line would be: "Echo team saves the world.... again"


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Evans 04-01-14
    J. Evans 04-01-14

    I spend a lot of time in my vehicle for my job, and I manage to listen to about 60 books a year.

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    "Helluva good book narrated by an excellent talent"
    Where does Code Zero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 6


    What other book might you compare Code Zero to and why?

    Code Zero could be considered a direct sequel to Patient Zero.


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

    Ray Porter is hands down the best audiobook talent I've heard in years. He becomes the characters. He is Joe Ledger.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Jack Bauer wears Joe Ledger pajamas.


    Any additional comments?

    The Joe Ledger series is by far my favorite ongoing character. Between the incredible stories by Jonathan Maberry and the supurb narration by Ray Porter you can't get a better Audible experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 04-01-14
    John 04-01-14

    JB

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    "Awesome!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was fast-paced and exciting. I enjoyed the way the author tied in different dangers from past books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Code Zero?

    The subway scene with the walkers.


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

    Joe Ledger, of course.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "The seven plagues were only a warm-up."


    Any additional comments?

    All too often writers neglect to describe the impact of killing on the psyche. Maberry really makes you feel and understand the pain the characters go through in doing what they do.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bobby Kingsland, GA, United States 03-31-14
    Bobby Kingsland, GA, United States 03-31-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Jonathan Maberry is a Master"

    My Review: I have been waiting for this book for a long time. When I saw that it was a sequel to Patient Zero, the first book in the series, I wondered how that was going to work. Was I supposed to forget all that happened in the 5 book series? All the ones that died, still alive?

    Well, the reason Jonathan Maberry is one of my favorite authors is because he is a great writer. This is both a sequel and book number 6. It takes place in the proper timeline but gives us a view into things that happened back during the events of Patient Zero and even into The Dragon Factory that, at the time, were hidden to us. This is by no means a rehash, but a masterful weaving of story and story lines. No spoilers here, so I not going to get into all the details. All the characters you love, and love to hate are here. Ray Porter once again does a great job narrating, as he always has. You have no reason not to listen to this, as a matter of fact, you OWE it to yourself. @byf2

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angie Apo, Ap United States 03-30-14
    Angie Apo, Ap United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2013

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    "I love joe!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you listen to Code Zero again? Why?

    Definitely. I really enjoy the characters! The writing is hilarious and the way the reader emphasizes Mayberry writing is exactly as it should be. Great series!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Joe of course! I love his dog Ghost also!


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Great I have come to really enjoy his performances. He is joe ledger!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh out loud!


    Any additional comments?

    Great series, start from the beginning! I promise you will enjoy it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RoccoFan Washington,DC 03-28-14
    RoccoFan Washington,DC 03-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I Feel Sorry for Jonathan Maberry"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Maberry went all in with this book. He pulled out all the stops and ripped the knob off the intensity meter. Character development..pacing...dialogue...everything was well done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything.


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

    Ledger.Ray Porter came with his A game. His performance in this book now surpasses what he did in The Power of the Dog.


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

    Yes. Yes. Yes. I got it at 6AM the day it came out and finished it 48 hours later. Didn't get a lot of work done, but my boss should be happy I didn't call in....I really wanted to call in.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel sorry for Jonathan Maberry, because when you write something this good, there is really no where to go but down. Sad. :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BackupGeek brentwood, ca United States 03-28-14
    BackupGeek brentwood, ca United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't miss this book"

    Wow. This is not only the best book in the series but it is one of the best books I have read in a year.

    It was non stop suspense and action. I couldn't stop listening. I don't want to say more, otherwise I will spill key plot points.

    The reading by Ray Porter was amazing as always. This reading should be award winning.

    Looking forward to the next book.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Karen United States 03-28-14
    Karen United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2016

    BigZ's Mom

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    "The Best Yet!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Code Zero to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely. Ray Porter brings the story to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Wow!! Tight plot, unrelenting pace, great characters, and of course, Ray Porter.


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

    Well, he is an Audio God. I am a total fan girl of his. Every character has their own distinct voice. And they're all different and easily identifiable. How does he do that??


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Two that really got me. I'm not going to tell you because I don't want to spoil it for you.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the best entry yet in an incredible series!!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Cidney New Orleans, United States Minor Outlying Islands 07-24-14
    Cidney New Orleans, United States Minor Outlying Islands 07-24-14 Member Since 2012

    Reader. Wannabe writer. That's a picture of me standing in line to see Stephen King!

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    "Like a Greatest Hits Album"


    They’re all here! Amira’s zombies, the Jacoby twin’s berserkers, and Junie, Toys, Helmut, Violin and Arc Light all make an appearance, and there’s even a shout out to one or two of the short stories. It’s like a fireworks grand finale – they all go off fast and furious, and you have just enough time to recognize one monster before the next one explodes overhead.

    Zombies, berserkers and quick-onset Ebola are scary enough, but what’s even more frightening is the DMS fighting the ultimate monster – one it created. There’s the real sense that Ledger and Echo Team are up against their greatest challenge. And in the end, do they really prevail? “Mr. Church” must answer some serious questions - for himself if no one else - about the DMS teams he’s created.

    Code Zero is a fast-paced thrill ride full of monster mayhem and Ledger’s military might. Ray Porter’s narration is, as usual, brilliant. He is Joe Ledger. He is Mr. Church. He is Rudy, Bunny, Top and Circe too.

    If you’re into monsters and badassery you can’t go wrong with Joe Ledger and the DMS. If you’re new to Ledger this isn’t the best book to start. At least read Patient Zero or the Dragon Factory first. For longtime fans and those who’ve read all the previous books, Code Zero is a real treat.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anandasubramanian 07-06-14 Member Since 2009

    Love excellent narrators like Ray Porter. Love the Joe Ledger series.

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    "Still surprising turns, but getting predictable"

    Unlike Extinction machine and previous books, this holds little surprises that can't be deciphered by the reader.
    Except perhaps the video shown by the President turns out to be about the VPs indiscretions, i was able to predict fairly accurately where it would go.
    Am surprised that a character like Joe Ledger was unable to do so.
    And the continuing rumble between Aunty and Joe is not funny anymore. They should make up, or atleast not banter anymore.
    The author has to start to let his characters grow and evolve.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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