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Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jonathan Maberry

Narrated By: Ray Porter

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: September 2010

Duration: 14 hours 51 minutes

Summary:

From multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry comes a major new thriller that combines the best of the New York Times bestselling books World War Z by Max Brooks and James Rollins' Sigma Force series to kick off the start of a new series featuring Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences.

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills-and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid-response group is called the Department of Military Sciences, or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bioweapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.

"Jonathan Maberry has struck upon gold, a perfect blend of military thriller and science-based horror. I think fans are going to eat it up!"-David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author

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  • kim garcia

    Excellent listen. Main character was awesome. The plot was perfect.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Troy Hackerott

    Great book, easy to follow and very well written. Also have to give credit to Ray Porter who does the audio. He makes this story jump off the page.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Alonzo K.

    A well-paced book, I didn't get bored at all. The narrator kept my attention. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

  • Miriam J.

    Not a fan, of either the book or the narration. Ray Porter's version of the cold-blooded military badass protagonist sounded more like a high-school aged loud mouth, and his British accents were all over the map and very distracting. The book itself came across as a thinly disguised movie pitch. For a straight-to-video movie. Cliche after cliche: every female character a sexpot, the hero hyper-competent, a world-threatening crisis that only the hero can handle, mysterious agencies that apparently have unlimited power. It's not that I don't like genre fiction because I do. But this is just lazy.

  • Michelle M.

    So awesome i have to get the rest of the book. Narrator kept me awake.

  • Martin C

    This book is a great read it with an awesome story line.

  • Matthew Macon

    I'll start with the cons on this book and then I'll move on to the pros. The cons to me are amateur mistakes that I didn't expect to find with this book. One mistake being that the author tried so hard to make the main character out to be some bad ass. The problem with this theory of course is that it becomes very unrealistic whenever the main character is Unstoppable. I think this book should have shown some flaws with the main character that he was trying to overcome which would have added depth to the story instead of an unrealistic aspect. The second big problem that caught my attention is the inaccuracy with Firearms. At one point the book even reads that the terrorists were carrying AK-47 rifles customized to accept M16 magazines in 7.62 caliber. This is a problem because AK-47 is actually 7.62 caliber from Factory and if it was modified to the M16 "AR15" it would actually be using the 5.56 NATO cartridge. These little mistakes annoyed me greatly and makes it hard for me to concentrate. However I still give the book A 5 star review simply because although those flaws are beaming and hard to overcome the book itself kept you on the edge of your seat and revealed a hard to follow story line but in a good way. It kept it interesting and keeps you wondering exactly what was going on. There was a wonderful twist at the end of the book that gets your attention and leaves you applauding. It's definitely worth the read and is one of my favorite books of this genre. Just don't pay to close of attention to the firearm details.

  • Austin Blake

    Needed to keep going could not stop, very intense made chills go up and down my spine!

  • Connie Tate

    Wasn't into it, did not keep my concentration, found it kind boring. ( could be me?)

  • Nicolas Sylvester

    Excellent narration and intriguing story. It's a little slow to get going, but boy, when things pick up it's hard to stop listening.

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