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 so wanted to love this story. The idea is great but it falls short. It almost seems like the authors wanted to do much more but got lazy. The narrator did a heck of a job keeping me listening though.
The author's corny lines seemed flip and didn't work.
Descriptions of Africa and the predatory actions of the animals.
No.....Story was too far fetched.
After struggling through the book, the ending was absolutely horrible.
Nothing to change just not an engaging or believable story
Took up the time during long drive, yes
Probably not. We get the same picture of animals going wild chapter after chapter.
The concept and plot are great, but the hearing the animal attacks over and over again gets a bit boring.
No Book was boring
Use a believable premise for the plot. The attack of the 50 ft woman had more credibility
The French accent was amateurish and painful
All the humans
One should listen to this piece wearing Birkenstocks and wool socks while munching granola.
I am not sure anything could have improved ths for me. It was like "Planet of the Apes" and I did not like that either.
Yes. Not my cup of tea
It was not the perforamance it was the story.
I suppose I was disappointed.
Some readers might enjoy this story-line, but it is not for me.
I would think twice and wait for other reviews to come out first.
It needed more development in all aspects: characters, plot, etc etc
the chimp, of course. He was the only one with a bit of character. The humans were wooden and, I too, would have emulated the chimp's actions without the pheromone triggers purely because of boredom.
if Stephen King had been given this plot to develop, it could have been a masterpiece. I was really disappointed.
I liked the story early on.....but about a third of the way through the story became predictable. The story became a pompous, preachy attack on technology and gas engines. I wonder if Patterson is really writing any books any more or just selling his name.
Yes. I didn't like this one but I generally like their books.
It inspired me to never read another thinly veiled piece of propaganda again. It also inspired me to buy the iPhone 5 out of spite.
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.
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