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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,817 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Maberry Narrator: Ray Porter Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Joe Ledger Series Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538465196
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Saturday, 0911 hours—A blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are dead or injured.

1009 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 Department of Military Sciences 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 DMS 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 this powerful new enemy on their own terms as he fights terror with terror. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fast-paced, brilliantly written novel. The hottest thriller of the New Year! In The King of Plagues, Jonathan Maberry reigns supreme.”

    Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Athena Project

  • “Powered by a cast of over-the-top characters, breakneck pacing, nonstop action, and a subtle sense of humor, this is an utterly readable blend of adventure fiction, suspense thriller, and horror.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Maberry’s best book to date. The ending guarantees a sequel that will be anxiously awaited by series fans.”

    Booklist

  • “Joe Ledger and the DMS are back in their most brutal tale yet as they face off against a diabolical organization that is always one step ahead. As the sinister plot is exposed and the body count rises, The King of Plagues is impossible to put down. Be prepared to lose some sleep.”

    Jeremy Robinson, author of Threshold and Instinct

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Candace | 2/14/2014

    " OK but preferred other books in series. Seemed more like a prequel for a Sebastian series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Pincus | 2/14/2014

    " Too much of this novel is taken up by the chapters aptly titled "interludes", not enough Joe Ledger smashing skulls. And some of the major plot twists were so glaringly obvious I wanted to shake Joe for not coming to obvious conclusions earlier. All-in-all not as solid as the first 2 books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 2/10/2014

    " I think this was my favorite of the three Joe Ledger books, so far. This one was more realistic and less out there than the first two. The realism made it more scary. I could definitely see the events of this book coming true, though of course, I hope they never do. There was something weird at the beginning of the book that I wonder if it was a mistake. It seemed like a spoiler and was really strange. It gave away something that seemed like it was supposed to be a big reveal later in the book. I can't tell if it was intentional or if the editors just missed it. Also, it seems like Maberry didn't think bin Laden would ever be caught by the way he features him in this book. That kind of made it a little dated even though it's only from two years ago. But the twists were great, the action scenes were exciting and SPOILER for animal lovers, Ghost does not die! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pedro | 2/10/2014

    " My favorite of the Joe Ledger so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/26/2014

    " I love the Joe Ledger novels. Jonathan Maberry is kind of a genius when it comes to writing out fancy action thrillers that stink of conspiracy theories. I also love that the big bad evil has been maintained and throughout the novels in a believable way. This book is just so much fun to read and you can't help but root for the main characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Shpak | 1/22/2014

    " Sometmes a pageturner sometimes not "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cj | 1/15/2014

    " 5 stars. Well, it's going to be. So who wheels do I grease to get it early? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad F. | 12/27/2013

    " One of the most intense books I have ever read. Not as good as The Dragon Factory but still one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henrik Rostoft | 12/27/2013

    " Not as good as the first two but still action packed and fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boozy | 12/25/2013

    " another chapter in the Joe Ledger saga, a fun quick read. really far fetched but well written. A nice break from reality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.E. | 11/17/2013

    " Just as good as the first, and in some ways, more chilling. Had a blast reading it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jules | 11/13/2013

    " I love this series. It is thrilling and action packed. It tides me over until the next Jim Butcher Dresden installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 10/21/2013

    " good action thriller "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ian Hutton | 7/11/2013

    " Another slice of James Bond for the 21st century, this time the stakes even higher and the conspiracy even broader. OK its not exactly challenging, but its a great read :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 5/30/2013

    " Joe Ledger's back in full force, love this guy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/19/2013

    " It turns out that by this book I have actually fallen in love with paper and am signing my name as mrs. Nicole Ledger. I love this series and seriously recommend it! Get in your car drive to your local book store and buy! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natalia | 9/28/2012

    " I don't know exactly what happened here but this book was a huge disappointment. It was almost as if the author of this book and the previous ones are different people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coley | 8/22/2012

    " Not as good as Patient Zero, but I liked it better than The Dragon Factory. I hope there will be more novels featuring Joe Ledger, Echo Team, and the DMS. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eli | 11/21/2011

    " Dull, unfinishable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 9/26/2011

    " not quite as fun - brought back a villain -but still a good ride and I always like the pop culture references - keeps the outlandish plots tied to real life...HA! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Johnson | 9/14/2011

    " Another Joe Ledger book down and quality has not dipped at all. I love the interactions of the characters and the plot wasn't a straight forward end of the world type of thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Torretta | 8/16/2011

    " Best of the Series ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Mahaney | 7/2/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. Great mix of action/suspense, kind of like diehard and xfiles combined. Don't want to describe as don't want to give anything away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boozy | 5/1/2011

    " another chapter in the Joe Ledger saga, a fun quick read. really far fetched but well written. A nice break from reality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.E. | 4/26/2011

    " Just as good as the first, and in some ways, more chilling. Had a blast reading it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 4/24/2011

    " not as good as patient zero, but thats because maberry has set the bar so high. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 4/16/2011

    "
    Thrilled to see Ledger back in action! Nonstop suspense kept me glued to my Kindle. I keep telling my husband that Joe Ledger can kick Mitch Rapp's ass, but he is in denial! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 4/13/2011

    " Best of the Series ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/11/2011

    " Another great story in the Ledger series. Number of distracting typos in the book and a character reveal early on that I'm wondering whether it was intentional or another editing goof. Looking forward to more stories, perhaps less Avril Lavigne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 4/7/2011

    " Great book, I can't wait for the next one. I'm looking forward to finding more out about Nicodemus.
    My favorite lines in the book....."I've never seen a dog eat French fries one at a time." then, "He'll share if you ask nice." Great stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blair | 4/5/2011

    " it was great, as usual Joe gets started with a bang! He has a new four legged friend, and new team members. All of which are amazing, and bring their own special skills and background to the story. I'd say more but i don't want to spoil anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie1750 | 4/5/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is packed with suspense. I could not put the book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serafina | 3/10/2011

    " I'm still worried about Cobbler, but at least he got a couple mentions in the book.

    I really liked the new characters in this book, and the continuing development of Joe Ledger.
    "

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About the Author
Author Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author and five-time Bram Stoker Award-winner. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and steampunk for adults, teens, and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, Rot & Ruin, Mars One, and Captain America, which is in development for a feature film. He writes comics for Marvel, Dark Horse, and IDW and is the editor of such high-profile anthologies as The X-Files, V-Wars, Out of Tune, Baker Street Irregular, Nights of the Living Dead, and Scary Out There.

About the Narrator

Ray Porter has garnered fourteen Earphones Awards, two Audie nominations, and a multitude of enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. He has also appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Frasier, ER, Will & Grace, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Almost Famous. He has most recently received Audible’s Narrator of the Year Award. He is a fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.