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
I don't know of any books similar. Most story lines have been done over and over. It was refreshing to have something different.
He was excellent. I would search him out again.
I think the story could have been done in one book.
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.
More intelligent writing would have been nice. I felt that the author was writing simplistically for a less educated reader. There were way too many similes and strange analogies. Some of it was just dumb. I really tried to keep listening, but I gave up.
Cumbersome and immature writing.
His voice often sounded like a whiny kid.
This was my first James Patterson book. I hated it. The writing was dreadful. Plot points were introduced then dropped. There was absolutely nothing credible about the story. I have no problem suspending disbelief but the situations in this story and the responses of the people to their environment were utterly unbelievable.
I would recommend this book to no one. It's possible that crazy, conspiracy theorist, nut jobs with no understanding of science might enjoy it.
If you did like this book then you may also like "Cyberstorm" by Matthew Mather.
The detail in the story telling is engrossing. The main characters are likeable and relatable. Loved it and was anxious to start the next book.
This story of fiction was fun to read while listening to the narrator. He made the main character come alive and very like able. It made me think every time I drove my car or used my cell phone, (but not while driving).
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