• Countdown

  • A Prequel Story to Patient Zero
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Series: Joe Ledger, Book 0.5
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-14-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (206 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“I didn’t plan to kill anyone. I wasn’t totally against the idea, either. Sometimes things just fall that way, and either you roll with it or it rolls over you. Letting the bad guys win isn’t how I roll.”
Meet Joe Ledger, Baltimore PD, attached to a Homeland task force … who’s about to get a serious promotion.
©2008 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By John on 06-27-12


If you've already read PATIENT ZERO then you don't need this.

If you haven't read PATIENT ZERO, this very very slightly helps kick start things, but 90% of what you hear on this 19 minute mini story, gets repeated later in the main novel anyway.

While not bad, it's just way too short, and way to much of what you get in the main book anyway.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Jason on 07-29-11


I love the Joe Ledger books, but this was disappointing. At only 19 minutes, you would think that there would need to be something special about this story to justify it being published at all. That is not the case. Much of this is word-for-word the same as the first few paragraphs of Patient Zero. Save your money and skip Countdown.

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5 out of 5 stars
By A. Hodgson on 08-24-17

can't wait for patient zero

an interesting way of looking at the zombie thing. Unfortunately, I am unable to find patient zero the book that this short story is a prequel of. I would really very much like to listen to it. :-)

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