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Publisher's Summary

This chilling short story is the prequel to The Dragon Factory, the second installment in Maberry’s action-packed Joe Ledger novels.

Before Baltimore cop Joe Ledger goes up against two competing groups of geneticists looking to continue the master-race program in The Dragon Factory, he must battle another foe using human test subjects for his sinister plans.

©2009 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Engaging!

If you could sum up Deep, Dark in three words, what would they be?

Engaging, fast-paced, fantastical.

If you’ve listened to books by Jonathan Maberry before, how does this one compare?

I'm not a science fiction fan, but Mr. Maberry hooked me in on this story.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed the suspenseful set-up - you don't know what they're going to find when they are descending an elevator deep into the earth - but you know it's terrifying.

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Over the top

What would have made Deep, Dark better?

A better more original storyline. The characters were one dimensional and the story was very trite.

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

Come up with a more original plot.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Ray Porter is always great but this trite story did not do him justice.

What character would you cut from Deep, Dark?

all were uninteresting.

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Deep, Dark Gets Better Everytime I read it

Government Lies that change the lives of unknowing citizens with the idea they are helping all citizens are the worst lies.

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fantastic store

had a very interesting storyline, and the reader was fantastic I highly recommend keep up the great work

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it's a short story that's kind of good

I've heard some of his better ones and this one is kind of in that class not bad before Joe Ledger short story kind of good just wish there was more of it but it's a short story that's the point

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a great Ledger short

A bit with Joe, Bunny, and Top trying to make the right call as to who the real terrorists are in this little situation; the soldiers who had been lied to or the scientists who did the deed. I think Joe made the right call.

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Great but wanted more

Another Ledger story read by Ray. As usual, soldiers and bad guys with Bunny and Top. Packs a quick upper cut and leaves you wanting more