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Zoo | [James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge]

Zoo

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.
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Publisher's Summary

Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best work ever.

Total

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.

World

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.

Destruction

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

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    Melinda Santa Ynez, CA, United States 02-25-13
    Melinda Santa Ynez, CA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Too Brutal and lacks flow"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Pass


    What could James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The first half of the book did not flow well from story to story around the world. Less descriptive brutality.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The African scenes


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Certainly. It held my interest. But I wish I had not read it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Choctaw, OK, United States 02-17-13
    Kathy Choctaw, OK, United States 02-17-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Entertaining Light Listen"

    Nice entertaining listen. Not a terribly complex story, but it holds your attention. Interesting commentary on modern society.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    susan rockport MA 02-12-13
    susan rockport MA 02-12-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Really Poorly Written"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I usually like these books that Patterson writes with others but this one was just bad and improbable.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Interesting premise if only it had been written and developed better.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Fallbrook, CA, United States 01-28-13
    Sandy Fallbrook, CA, United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "awful"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge and/or Jay Snyder?

    In the past I have really enjoyed James Patterson. This book was awful. Absurd premise, disorganized and poorly written. If this was the result of Michael Ledwidge then I certainly hope that the collaboration is at an end


    What could James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    destroyed the originaldraft


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Garrett-Miller Georgia 01-16-13
    Donna Garrett-Miller Georgia 01-16-13
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    "Scary"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zoo to be better than the print version?

    yes and no. Both have great qualities.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Attila because I felt sympathetic for him. Similar to humans but not quite the same. In a cage but allowed to be free also. I saw he really did not want to hurt anyone but could not help it, nature finally took over and he became what he was meant to be.. a wild animal.


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

    Attla, same as above


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, it was hard to stop.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katrina Arlingtin, TX, United States 01-01-13
    Katrina Arlingtin, TX, United States 01-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great!"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm not a die hard Patterson fan. I pick up one of his books once in awhile. I really enjoyed this one. I had no idea where it was going to go but was pleased with where it took me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 12-05-12
    William SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2007

    Author, rabid Audible listener.

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    "Entertaining"

    Animals are suddenly attacking humans and there is only one person who has dedicated his career trying to convince others bad things are happening. This is an entertaining book with some thought provoking ideas but it is just that.. entertaining. I enjoyed it well enough. Jay Snider played the characters quite well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Biehl Florida 12-05-12
    T. Biehl Florida 12-05-12 Member Since 2010

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    "meh"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge and/or Jay Snyder?

    Yes


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    let down


    What three words best describe Jay Snyder’s voice?

    cocky, surface, meh


    Was Zoo worth the listening time?

    if you have nothing better to do.


    Any additional comments?

    narrator did an ok job but the voice he used for the kid was annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ronald United States 11-23-12
    ronald United States 11-23-12
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    "zoo is weird"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a better story


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge ’s story?

    not very realistic, a little too sci fi for me.


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to any of his other work but he did a nice job.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    non realistic a little goofy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Wexford PA, PA, United States 11-19-12
    John Wexford PA, PA, United States 11-19-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Definitely not written by Patterson."
    What disappointed you about Zoo?

    What little plot there was wandered all over the place. Story seemed to be stitched together.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not a Patterson novel.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None. I seriously considered asking audible for a refund. I rarely review my listens, but felt a warning to others was warranted.


    Any additional comments?

    Books Co-authored by "name" writers are rarely a good as their indivuidual work. This selection is spectacularly bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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