This book is full of flat, stereotypical characters; rampant sexism; bad science; and predictable plot moves. I only finished it because it's like one of those movies that you enjoy watching only because it's entertaining to make fun of how terrible it is. I also read it in anticipation of the TV series based on the book. This is one time where I will be relieved if the adaptation takes liberties to drastically change the story.
Very disappointed in the end. Seems like he just ran of time, ran out of ideas. I am still glad I listen to it just disappointed in the lack of an ending
The story was an interesting idea and exciting
The main female character, her name escapes me at the moment
He did a good job
yes and it was short enough that you could. left off with a cliffhanger for a sequel maybe?
will there be a sequel? because there were a few unanswered questions at the end
I am an avid listener, who started listen to books instead of reading because I could not bring enough books with me on a six month submarine deployment.
The main character could have had more support. As it was written, the main character was smart than any other character in the book. I have know it all.
He was good
The story is very under developed, but the character are very real and you will want to know how there story plays out. I cannot recommend this book unless you really have nothing else to read and are about to loose credits.
The narrator had a good voice and read the story well, but his voice when reading the part of children detracted from the story. It would have been better if he had continued with his regular voice and not tried to impersonate a child. His tone, and inflection for children's voices grated on my nerves and made it hard for me to appreciate those characters.
This is the first book by James Patterson that I have listened to via audio book. I was really looking forward to this book because two of my coworkers recommended it. Sadly, the narration is so poorly done I dont think Im going to be able to listen to more than a few chapters. I guess I will have to get a hard copy and read it. What a shame.
I really enjoyed this story as well as the narrator. The story jumped from beginning to five years later which was great for me as I went into this story knowing it would be a short read, just for enjoyment of the characters, with that in mind it did exactly that. Not too much fluff, story moved quickly and the end honestly was perfect in my opinion. Without spoiling too much I have a great fear of chimpanzee's (spell ck ?) with that in mind the descriptions and that animals character in this story scared me to death. I actually got goose bumps for a large part of the reading, and isn't that what an author and narrator strive for in a thriller/horror/creepy read? I will listen again once the chills go away, lol.
An avid reader and listener with eclectic tastes... One unifying them is my love of humor, mystery and great narration.
I it were possible to listen blindly to this book without knowledge of the author, I would have never guessed this was a James Patterson novel. Yet, this is not necessarily a bad thing. This reads like a sci-fi thriller medical thriller. It is well researched (for those who are knowledgeable of neuro-anatomy. Patterson and Ledwidge deliver with an intriguing story of a hero hoping to stop one of the most self-fish and vicious killers- ourselves.
kept me on adge all the way thru.
never listened to him before.
i wanted to hear how it ended.
I have always been a reader, until my 3-hr a day round trip commute. Now, I am a listener - and I am hooked on audio books!
This book had (in my opinion) such low scientific credibility that it made it hard to get through. I did enjoy the main character, though. I found the 'solution' to be a relatively simple one, and certainly not something that should have taken so long to figure out. Without giving away any spoilers (I hope) I also find it rather ridiculous that what would affect an animal in an urban zoo would also affect animals in very far-away and primitive locations at practically simultaneous times. The writing itself was very good, but the whole plot was weak, and I was disappointed.