Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best work ever.
For 36 years, James Patterson has written unstopable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written an audiobook that surpasses all of them. Zoo is the thriller he was born to write.
All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear.
With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson's Zoo is an epic, nonstop thrill ride from "One of the best of the best" (Time).
©2012 James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (P)2012 Hachette Audio
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
Horseman, rancher in the mountains of central Arizona on the Mogollon Rim. I'm an avid reader and, when time constraints become an issue, listener. Easy to listen while horseback in the forests. I love the freedom of the outdoors, animals (especially horses) and Arizona.
Let me, first, say that I love James Patterson's Alex Cross novels. This collaborative effort is obviously not one of his best works, if it is his work at all. While the premise is a good one, the author takes too many liberties for even a semi-serious novel. Cause and effect are thrown to the wind and all the players are caricatures. From the stodgy, self-possessed antagonist "professor" to the pat and predictable military and even to the gay gorilla researcher, this book seems more interested in pushing a liberal agenda and popular tripe than being a story. I was very disappointed in the transitions, as well as the simplistic explanations of the story line. The ending, especially, was disappointing. To think that those in the know would have allowed such things to re-occur, given the known solution, strains credulity. A very unsatisfying read. I will not purchase any more James Patterson novels where he gives another author credit. If you really want a story with the same theme that is infinitely better done, try the "6th Extinction" by James Rollins.
Fiction reader/listener: law enforcement, spy, military, science thriller, disasters.
Great story, well read, I would like to see this go on. If there is a sequel I'm in. Scientific facts were more than interesting.
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.
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