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.
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.
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