1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

A Ranger is Forged

The next chapter in the war against Sût the Undying and the Nether Sorcerer unfolds against the backdrop of what it takes to become a US Army Ranger. 

The Rangers' next objective takes them on an odyssey of desperate survival and relentless combat through the Desert of Sleep, a savage and strange land...and a gateway to hell. Here the forces of darkness fester, here the elements of the Rangers must go on the ultimate patrol, and here is where the End War begins.

©2021 Jason Anspach & Nick Cole (P)2022 WarGate Books

What listeners say about The Book of Joe

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    339
  • 4 Stars
    19
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    340
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    317
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

good, until then end

I've been LOVIKG forgotten Ruin and Love almost everything Jason and Nick write. And I was liking the book of Joe up until the end where it's seems like they just hit fast forward and start just glossing over a bunch of action and details. it's still a good book and important to the story but it's a bit disappointing to have the end/ climax just ripped out from under us and just glanced at as it flys by, far too abruptly...

I'm not sure why they decided to do this. it's. ever been done in any of their other stories.

This wound is salted as well when the last TWO HOURS of this audiobook is a preview for a book that's been out for awhile now and Ive already bought and listened to... it's a good book but I'm a little disappointed to find it here, instead of two more hours of book of Joe which it needed.

none of this is a deal breaker for me yet. I look forward to the next installment but maybe don't do us dirty like that again okay?

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Deceiving Length

Awesome story, as always, but purposefully deceiving length. 2 hours of filler BS. Not cool.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Bait and switch

The story is good, and continues an superb set of books. My complaint is the over 2hrs!!! Of run time dedicated to a preview for another book! Don’t advertise a 10+hr read time, and then take 20% of that to tell a different story.

Apologies to the authors, this is squarely aimed at audible or the production team. Completely lame and unnecessary

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Story entertaining as always but...

The story was full of action as usual, but many parts of the story were abandoned. The audiobook contains almost 2hrs of an interview with a Ranger. Not interested. I buy the book to be entertained. I wish the almost 2hrs of interview would have been replaced with a filling out of the story with the genie and Tanner.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

the End

Book of Joe was great RLTW. I am really glad the authors collaborate with actual Rangers ensuring dialect and SOPs are basically correct just like in the Battalion. .....However the last 2 hours of the book are preview for completely different series and monolog from Max. kinda disappointing when I thought there was another2 hours left in the story and the narrator says.....epilog

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Just can't stop listening

Can't wait to hear more! The books just keep getting better and better. I love how the character is developing!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

The series is going downhill fast. Just filler.

I'm not sure what's happening. Book 4 really lost its stride. I feel that book 3 was the first Crack in the spine. Then then attached a 90min podcast episode to the end of the books to falsify the length of the book to fans. Deceptive and sad tactic. Book 3-4 was mainly fluff filler and was not a full and true effort to add to the series. Now with book 5 the author is doubling the scam. 60min podcast episode once again attached to the end to falsify the book length. The book is essentially a 2hr movie with fluff and scatter brained jumps back and forth in the story. It's really not a full length book experience. This level of product would be better suited with a podcast format where they break it down into Ten 1hr episodes. Rather than pretending it's a fully fleshed out and polished book then selling it as a "book" on audible.

I had high hopes for the series after book 1 and 2 but it's really turning down the wrong path. Dragging out plot. Adding in interesting side comments that are never explored. Main plots that's don't develop then the story turns 90s degrees and nothing is fully addressed because the author twisted sideways and tanked 3 hrs of audio into describing being on a waterfall. Then diving headlong into the next arc before anyone made him finish the prior.

I am getting the sense that the author is either waiting until the last possible instant with a publishing deadline and vomiting out the story overnight and calling it good.... -OR- He truly cannot stay focused on the plot and just rambles it out and publish it without submitting it to editors or a support team to polish the book before publishing....

Book 1 5of5
Book 2 5of5
Book 3 4of5
Book 4 3of5
Book 5 2of5

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • CL
  • 09-12-22

still tends to wax poetic

Author still tends to wax poetic, but it works for the Character. Narrator was great from beginning to end. Loads of action the whole way through. Ending was a bit rushed, which I'm okay with, except I'm pretty sure there were some loose threads that didn't get clarity. At all. Gotta say, I'd prefer a better epilogue than the weak one provided. I mean, not to spoil much, but essentially, parts from the whole oasis is still hanging. Cliff hangers like this are fine in Fan Fiction, expected even. Not so much in a book you pay for. And this author continues to use them.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

loved it!

It was great! I was worried in the beginning with getting a bit "wordy" and the mad ramblings about coffee. But I got learned on some new words that I had to look up. It's best to be honest about these things... 10 stars, would do again.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Just Great!

The continuation of a great story. Great narration. I enjoy this type of book and can't get enough.