Audiobook Review: The King of Plagues by Jonathan Maberry

Posted October 2nd, 2014 by in 2014 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 3 comments

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The King of Plagues by Jonathan Maberry
Narrator: Ray Porter
Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins


Date Read: April 2014

Goodreads

Saturday 09:11 Hours: A blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are dead or injured… 10:09 Hours: Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen. Compelled by grief and rage, Joe rejoins the DMS and within hours is attacked by a hit-team of assassins and sent on a suicide mission into a viral hot zone during an Ebola outbreak. Soon Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences begin tearing down the veils of deception to uncover a vast and powerful secret society using weaponized versions of the Ten Plagues of Egypt to destabilize world economies and profit from the resulting chaos. Millions will die unless Joe Ledger meets the this powerful new enemy on their own terms as he fights terror with terror.

More Information:
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc., St. Martin's Press
Series: Joe Ledger #3


Also by this author: Dead of Night, The Dragon Factory, V-Wars, Fall of Night, Flesh & Bone, Fire & Ash, Predator One, V-Wars: Night Terrors, Dark of Night
Also in this series: The Dragon Factory, Predator One, Dark of Night

My-Thoughts

Read in April, 2014

 

Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Holy Joe Ledger! The King of Plagues by Jonathan Maberry was packed with action and intrigue.

Overall Thoughts: (Quick Review) The King of Plagues was a little bit detective work and whole lot of kick ass Joe Ledger. OMG Jonathan can write a thriller. Even though I know this always has levels of Fringe, to me these are hands down some of the best thrillers on the market. Joe is a detective with some very special skills. His best one though is following a lead and deducting where the clues will take him. Sure he can kick ass, has an awesome dog, and has a highly trained team helping him but Joe is just brilliant. This story combines the very real (and timely in this case) threat of madmen trying to take over the world.

I want to add a quick note about the kick-ass women that Jonathan writes in this series. He never pigeon-holes them or makes them “eye candy”. They are generally smart (book and street), diabolical (if that is their role), and just as important to the team as the guys. Thank you for the Mr. Maberry!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Ray Porter / Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins

This is one of those series that initially I didn’t like on Audio. I admit that Ray didn’t blow me away in book 1. However, now I can’t see anyone else being Joe. His deliverance and pacing is perfect for Jonathan’s writing.

Final Thought: On to the next one (this is another series that I am pacing so I don’t get caught up) 🙂

 

FTC Disclosure

 

Overall Rating
4.5 / 5
Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
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