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
Decided to get the book after how much I loved the show.
Definitely playing off a similar story line but much different.
It was a good read, kept things interesting, and loved the narrator.
This story is very believable. The fact that it is in the realm of possible makes it scary as hell. Jay Snyder does a great job narrating. Fast paced.
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.
Yes, normally these authors pen great books, but this book is a loser for them.
Okay, great premise for a story..then *letdown*..The performer has the cocky sounding attitude that fits the character and dialogue but the dialogue tries too hard to be clever and come up with a wisecrack suitable for every situation.
The story was more like an abridged version and that would be okay if it had been sold that way, but it felt like something was missing. Maybe James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge have run their collaboration course and need to give it a rest if this is what they are going to churn out.
I was disappointed and won't buy any more of the stories from these authors. Sometimes, Mr Patterson, maybe quailty should be of more importance than quantity.
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.
I think that the book in print was better but the audio version was incredibly good too. I loved the inflections in the narration, the plot and how things we as a human race take for granted can change not only how our planet "behaves" but can cause such striking and eventually even long term changes in the animals on this planet. If all animals went "crazy" we would be well and truly in deep trouble.
While I like the main character I loved Abraham. He is much more developed in the series, the book in print does give a little more on his character as does the audio. Merge all of it together and you have a depth of Abraham as well as the other characters that really is amazing.
No I haven't.
I really wanted to listen to this all in one sitting but couldn't due to work, grandchild, children, etc. However, it seriously improved my workout time by 45 minutes daily to finish listening to this as quickly as possible.
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.
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