It was truly a nail biting book I'm ready to start zoo 2. people don't take in mind all the damage we are doing to our planet but this book points out a way we could be repaid for what we have done.
Pretty ridiculous. Characters all one-dimensional and stereotypical.
Cops are hateful, women are weak.
Annoying, lazy scientist blogger protagonist gets to Africa, and we suddenly find out he was an Army Ranger medic who knows military weapons. Ok sure.
Couldn't get past the poor writing.
The story line was good. However the writing style was not. The idea of all the harm mankind has done to the world was a great foundation for the story. However the character was not strong enough to carry the story line through.
Geeks rule the world!
I wanted to listen to this for two reasons:
1.) James Patterson
2.) The TV Mini-Series
Patterson had never let me down, but maybe because the TV Mini-Series was written so differently, and IMHO better, this book was crap. I mean the characters were.
The main character was so different from the one I expected, a loser. I guess the TV version impacted my book opinion a lot.
Scary? Yes. Danger and action too. Surely this book will be loved by those who believe that man is the problem for all the other species. This is an interesting scenario, but even attempting to be consistent with its main premise would require more thought and rewriting.
This book reminded me of the movie The Happening. It has a similar premise of humans reaping what they sow by upsetting nature or in this case, animals of nature. What made this book so good for me is that "what if" or "it could happen" feel to it. Telling the animal's side of the story through Atilla was brilliant.
I listened to this book mainly in my car while driving out of town to appointments. I don't know if it was the story or the narration by Jay Snyder that made it so enjoyable for me. I have only read a dozen James Patterson books and love how real his characters seem. The narration by Jay Snyder was awesome and I will look to see what other books he narrates, love his voice and inflections. He added such good realism to the events as they unfolded.
I got the book as I liked the new TV series and was interested. The novel and TV show sort of bump in the night and share a Title... Definitely falls under the "based (loosely) on the novel". Both are good, each in its own genre.
BUT, I enjoyed the audiobook. It was engaging. The narrator has a great voice!