Assassin's Code : Joe Ledger

  • by Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by Ray Porter
  • Series: Joe Ledger
  • 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood.
Accompanied by the beautiful assassin called Violin, Joe follows a series of clues to find the Book of Shadows, which contains a horrifying truth that threatens to shatter his entire worldview. They say the truth will set you free… Not this time. The secrets of the Assassin’s Code will set the world ablaze.


What the Critics Say

"Maberry delivers plenty of action." (Publishers Weekly)


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Hang On To Your Shorts!

Just spent the week with Joe Ledger, all 4 in a row, and WOWeee......did I have a good time! Not since I rode the roller coaster 11 times in a row back in high school, (and subsequently lost my corn dog and sno-cone) have I had this much of a wild rollicking ride. When I read the first Ledger book, I thought it was a very enjoyable diversion; I had no intention of continuing on with the books--but 4 books later...I can't think of a funner way to spend the summer than with Joe, Ghost, Bunny, Church, and the rest of Echo Team, on 4 completely different spine-tingling adventures.

Because Assassin's Code is the 4th in a series about Ledger, rather than a continuation of a plot, this book is as strong as the first Ledger installment, and could easily stand on its own. There's no following a strung out plot and dragging to the finish line. (I actually liked the first and this fourth the most.) Instead, Maberry's creativity seems to be picking up speed, and hints at more fun to come. Fast paced, spooky, and crazy fun--but there's just enough reality and science to put a little chill in those thrills; and writting that goes effortlessly from technical, to sarcastic and funny, to down right scary. You'll love the good guys, hate the villains, cheer for the dog, and be intrigued by the mysterious Mr. Church...what more could you want in an action-adventure-thriller?! Ledger may be this era's answer to James Bond. Ray Porter is, once again, outrageously good as narrator/Joe Ledger (is it my imagination, or is he sounding more and more like Ron White?) and gets better with each book.

Assassin's Code is wildly entertaining on its own; don't be surprised if you end up wanting to go again, and again on the Ledger/Porter/Maberry ride.
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- Mel

Ray Porter IS the voice of Joe Ledger

What made the experience of listening to Assassin's Code the most enjoyable?

Ray Porter has been reading this series since the beginning and he absolutely nails it. Every line, every character.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Assassin's Code?

Ray's interpretation of Grigor really makes that character scary as hell

Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Ray is always terrific, but I think he somehow manages to get better every time.

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

When Ray narrates the scene where Joe and Jamsheed are discussing the photos and discussing children in war.

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- Jonathan Maberry -NY Times Bestseller "Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times best-selling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner, anthology editor and comic book writer."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-13-2012
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio