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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.

Critic Reviews

“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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Great continuation of the series

Joe ledger is an awesome character, with a great story, this book continues the thrill. Some have reviewed it negatively, but for me, I love intense action and mystery and the narrator has to be the best narrator I've ever heard. Ray porter I tip my hat to you.

If you read patient zero, this is just as good. I'm starting the king of plagues later today.

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Couldn't stop listening!

Loved it! This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. I really enjoyed the narrator's tones with the changes of moods and the elaborate descriptions to set scenes.

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Another victory for the Mayberry and Porter team!

This and all of the Joe Ledger should be movies! It would be Hollywood Gold... I have listened to everything and anything Johnathan Mayberry has written with character Joe Ledger, after reading or Listening to Numerous series I find it awe inspiring how some characters can go from one story to a completely different one...

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as always, great!

allot of action, and even the slow parts are great. love how ledger gets it done

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Fantastic

The Joe Ledger series is by far my new favorite. Excellent story and execution. Couldn't ask for more.

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I really liked it, but....

I have to admit I really enjoyed this book, but probably not as much as Patient Zero. Being a bit nit-picky I would say that the villain's in the first novel were more grounded and believable, and the second act of this book seemed a little muddled, buy overall it came together into a great story with the same wonderful fight choreography I've come to expect. (Needed less fantastical bad guys and more Joe Ledger) A-

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Ray Porter nails these books!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Dragon Factory to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print versions, but I think Ray Porter adds considerable dimension to the characters. I sometimes listen to a book and then buy the subsequent books in a series in print to read them myself. I would not do that with this series. The stories are great, but Ray Porter really knocks it out of the park.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dragon Factory?

The fight scenes are fantastic.

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

Ray Porter does a fantastic job playing the characters in these books. I can almost see this as a movie just based on his narration. Top notch narrator!!!

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

Of course the scene near the end, I won't spoil it. It involves Grace.

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  • Cassi
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I'm just not getting pulled in.

I've been dragging Thora book along trying to fall in love with it. But I'm just wasting both of our times it's time to break up.

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really good, as well as worth my money

The story was and is excellent, but the narrator did a spot on job for me

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Outstanding Narration

Ray Porter is the best of the best when it comes to great narration. The story was good but I'm more impressed with his narration.