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The Dragon Factory Audiobook

The Dragon Factory: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2

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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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    Dawn 06-10-14
    Dawn 06-10-14

    Books, the best travel accessory - EVER!

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    "And after the 4th restart..."

    ...I was finally able to finish the book. It's any interesting story, but it did not catch and hold my attention. The performance is outstanding. Team shake ups are almost overshadowed by the other story revelations. This is an early hiccup. I'm not giving up on Maberry or Joe Ledger, there is too much promise in the series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Avondale, AZ, United States 09-07-12
    Brian Avondale, AZ, United States 09-07-12 Member Since 2011

    Love a good book. I am usually reading one and listening to one in my car (not at the same time, of course). I like just about any fiction.

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    "Good but not Great"
    Any additional comments?

    Let me start by saying that Ray Porter is great. I think he kept me interested more than the storyline. The concept was solid but there did not seem to be a lot of depth. There were a couple of points in the story where the author was rambling and it did not have any useful information. There were other points in the story where he had a chance to do more character developement and did not. I did not find the twins to be all that interesting and were very shallow. If you enjoyed the first book in the series ( Patient Zero ) you will be a bit dissappointed with this one. The action was run of the mill type of stuff, you don't really get to know Joe Ledger or any of his team any better than in the first book. I enjoy books that are part of a series because you get to see the characters grow throughout the books. This book left me wanting more twists and turns, more action, and more character developement. Not sure if I will continue with the series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan Indiana, United States 04-27-14
    Bryan Indiana, United States 04-27-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Got bored"
    Has The Dragon Factory turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not really but I don't think I will buy anymore in this series. The first book was great and this one just kept losing my interest.


    Any additional comments?

    I may or may not try the next book in the Ledger series. If nothing else the first book was great and I may leave it as 1 win-1 loss.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Will Piscataway 10-04-15
    Will Piscataway 10-04-15 Member Since 2014

    Long time audible listener. I wouldn't have had the time for these wonderful stories without audible, workouts, commute, etc. are enhanced.

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    "Joe Ledgers the truth."

    Dragon Factory wasn't as good as the first, but I enjoyed the plot. Some of the story lost me early, but made since in later chapters.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Kula, HI, United States 03-16-11
    Chris Kula, HI, United States 03-16-11
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    "Great Fiction!"

    I really liked listening to this story. It was a fast paced wild story with excellent narration. Even though it is Fiction there seemed to be many historical facts inserted. I also liked the first book, Patient Zero, with the same talented narrator, Ray Porter, who makes both books an easy listen. I have also become a Jonathan Maberry and Ray Porter fan.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    adam coralville, IA, United States 03-15-11
    adam coralville, IA, United States 03-15-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Wonderfully and Wildly Entertaining"

    Really bad bad guys, mad scientists, mosters, evil plots to take over the world, hidden underground lairs, a secret government agency, none-stop action, and the baddest good guy ever - Joe Ledger. This is a great book.
    To top it off Ray Porter's narration is world class, some of the best I've ever heard.
    I'm becoming a big fan of Jonathan Maberry and Ray Porter.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas R Davidson 08-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Porter & Maberry, perfect match!"

    I like Maberry's writing just fine. He's engaging and creative. For me, though, Ray Porter makes it phenomenal. His voice talent is unparalleled and I look forward to every endeavor he undertakes.

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    Ross Conn 08-09-17
    Ross Conn 08-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "story was good not as good as the first book"

    the story was good not as good as the first book however with that said it is still a good series I just have difficulty a little bit with Joe Ledger being able to do anything and defeat anyone either way still entertaining.

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    Margaret K. Hamrick 08-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "This ripped my heart out!"

    No struggling to finish this book: I couldn't stop listening. Ray Porter is superb. He is one of my top three narrators. The Joe Ledger series has me hooked. I only gave the story 4 stars because, even though the ending was realistic, I'm a gal who wants her HEA.

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    Christi L Grammer 07-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Fantastic Joe Ledger escapade!"

    Thrilling! Imaginative! Real! AMAZING!
    Perfectly performed and perfectly written. Love it! On to the next book in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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