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
This book may have been the best of the series, and that is saying a lot! The constant intensity of the story asked me wondering HOW IN THE WORLD the villain was going to be defeated. But Jonathan Maberry led to the story to a resolution that was hugely exciting, while maintaining its sensibility. Another thing that I really liked about this story was that we got a couple of glimpses of Joe Ledger as seen through the eyes of other characters. Though I had a good picture in my mind of who the Joe Ledger character is, this view helped round out that picture.
I'm really glad that Ray Porter stayed on for the entirety of this series. His representation of Joe Ledger is key to the picture I've formed in my head, and the way he adds emotion to the entire reading really nails the story's ideas into my head. At no time does Ray Porter become bland or seem disinterested. He reads with energy and emotion the whole way through.
Yeah. This book had several moments where I found myself on the edge of my seat, the rest of the world tuned out, and my only focus on the story. Also, some of the interactions towards the end of the book between Junie and Joe, and between Rudy and Joe were very deep and emotional.
When I saw that there was another Joe Ledger book I was all excited. This book has a good flow in the plot but it was a little predictable.. I'm still a loyal fan but I wanted more! I still recommend that you read/hear this book.
Of course! Joe Ledger would not be the same without Ray Porter's voice behind it.
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.
Joe is my favorite. I like the "surfer" tone of Bunny too, but Joe hands down.
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"
I spend a lot of time in my vehicle for my job, and I manage to listen to about 60 books a year.
Code Zero could be considered a direct sequel to Patient Zero.
Ray Porter is hands down the best audiobook talent I've heard in years. He becomes the characters. He is Joe Ledger.
Jack Bauer wears Joe Ledger pajamas.
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.
Yes, it was fast-paced and exciting. I enjoyed the way the author tied in different dangers from past books.
The subway scene with the walkers.
Joe Ledger, of course.
"The seven plagues were only a warm-up."
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.
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
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!
Joe of course! I love his dog Ghost also!
Great I have come to really enjoy his performances. He is joe ledger!
Laugh out loud!
Great series, start from the beginning! I promise you will enjoy it!
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.
Ledger.Ray Porter came with his A game. His performance in this book now surpasses what he did in The Power of the Dog.
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.
I feel sorry for Jonathan Maberry, because when you write something this good, there is really no where to go but down. Sad. :)
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.
Absolutely. Ray Porter brings the story to life.
Wow!! Tight plot, unrelenting pace, great characters, and of course, Ray Porter.
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??
Two that really got me. I'm not going to tell you because I don't want to spoil it for you.
This is the best entry yet in an incredible series!!
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