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The Chinese government has been keeping a secret for 40 years: they have found a species of animal no one believed even existed that will amaze the world.

Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time.

Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane 'CJ' Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will marvel at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, that nothing can go wrong....

©2014 Matthew Reilly (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Matt Hobson
  • 07-31-17

Just my opinion

I'm a fan of fast paced action and I've listened to a few of his books. Whilst the story is imaginative and filled with exciting chapters I was becoming agitated by his very simple use of description. A view of the area of the zoo was described as just "magnificent" or one of the creatures was simply "enormous" with not much else to fill my imagination with.

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  • Charlottie
  • 09-17-17

Jurassic park with dragons....

I usually really enjoy this author but this book was not for me. Written well but it just felt a bit too much like Jurassic Park for me. I didn't really like the main female character either. Really good author but the subject was just not for me this time.

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  • de
  • 04-06-17

A terrifying roller-coaster ride.

A fresh and unique novel from a very talented writer. From the very first death it makes you want to explore the world of dragons.

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  • Allan
  • 01-13-18

That should’ve been a great book but it really wasn’t

I have listened to literally hundreds of books but this one I found quite tedious and I’m not sure if it was the narrator /writer or the book itself I never felt anything for any of the characters, the technology was subpar. took me over a week to listen to this book and I don’t feel like it was time well spent

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  • Darryl Lindsay
  • 08-07-17

So much potential

Yet sadly, it dosnt live up to it.

The concept along with the story itself is a good one, but it's just so poorly written, it fails miserably and at times cringy. There are numerous plot holes As Well that normally, I try to let slide, but they are just too glaring to ignore.

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  • Maria Moore
  • 06-20-17

Great Zoo of China

An absolutely brilliant read from start to finish. Matthew Reilly is a an absolute genius of a storyteller.

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  • Dallas Winston 9
  • 06-09-17

Basically a big budget Hollywood movie

Where does The Great Zoo Of China rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Listenable, well produced but no an amazing listen.

Would you be willing to try another book from Matthew Reilly? Why or why not?

Yeah, the writing was good, well researched and well designed novel, only it felt repetitive at times. But proper science fiction novel much in the mold of Micheal Chricton.

Which character – as performed by Sean Mangan – was your favourite?

CJ. What self-respecting science fiction fan doesn't love a bad arse heroine

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really:

Any additional comments?

Very creative. Felt a lot like Jurassic park. Enjoyable

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  • John Drennan
  • 03-16-17

Usual glorious, improbably silliness

Where does The Great Zoo Of China rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The usual silly, glorious, improbable, hillarious, impossible plot twists and developments that one expects from a Matthew Reilly novel.

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

Always sad to reach the end of an MK novel, as the belly-laughs that the plot developments ellicit are always welcomed.

Have you listened to any of Sean Mangan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Enjoyed the narrator's performance, would happily listen to more.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

'You've seen it all before'

Any additional comments?

No, it's not your imagination, it's closely aligned to at least two other major movie themes......

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-27-17

Detailed, exciting, fast paced action

Loved it, couldn't stop lisening! Easy to listen to well researched believable fantasy action story. CJ is every tomboys heroine.