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Zoo Audiobook

Zoo

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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.

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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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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 10-04-15
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 10-04-15 Member Since 2013

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    "A new scenario!"
    Would you listen to Zoo again? Why?

    Yes.


    What other book might you compare Zoo to and why?

    I don't know of any books similar. Most story lines have been done over and over. It was refreshing to have something different.


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    He was excellent. I would search him out again.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I think the story could have been done in one book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tricia HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, United States 09-28-15
    Tricia HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, United States 09-28-15
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    "Interesting"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Howard Mayerthorpe, AB, Canada 11-11-12
    Howard Mayerthorpe, AB, Canada 11-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Wow great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    mindy LOS ANGELES, US, Canada 03-26-15
    mindy LOS ANGELES, US, Canada 03-26-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Shockingly Awful"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Richard United States 09-21-12
    Richard United States 09-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Bad Book"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge and/or Jay Snyder?

    Yes, normally these authors pen great books, but this book is a loser for them.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Midland, Tx, United States 09-16-12
    Brenda Midland, Tx, United States 09-16-12
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    "meh..."

    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.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Yolanda S. Bean Chicago, IL 04-18-17
    Yolanda S. Bean Chicago, IL 04-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Not What I Was Hoping For..."

    I first heard of this book after my aunt was telling me about the CBS television series. I watched a few episodes later on, but when I learned that this was a book I decided to just jump into the book instead (especially since my husband was not a fan of the series). The narration of the audio version is well-performed - capturing a certain wryness and humour that I frankly hadn't expected. But what I found myself enjoying the most were the non-dog attacks and the quick character sketches of the victims (I guess these all remind me of Jaws.

    The actual reasoning behind the HAC (Human-Animal-Conflict) is rather shakily supported - and by the end, the reasoning and the inconsistencies are downright laughable. I mean, really... just eye-rolling. But at the heart of the novel, this is an interesting idea - and in some ways it reminds me of other great books that I have loved like The Swarm, but without the real research and finesse to make this a truly great story (really, it just makes me want to listen to that book on audio - but unfortunately I don't speak German!). This one ends on more of a cliffhanger than I expected, and because of that, I did pick up the mini-sequel, but I am not as charmed or excited about it as I had hoped to be!

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    Michael Hampton Outside Philly, PA 04-11-17
    Michael Hampton Outside Philly, PA 04-11-17 Member Since 2012
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    "interesting story, well told"

    I knew of the TV series but didn't watch it. I am glad I didn't, as I was able to enjoy the story more by not knowing what may happen. Now I can hunt down the series. Plausible story how we are messing up the planet without realizing our impact. I would recommend this book.

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    Kindle Customer 04-04-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable listen!"

    Narration was very good. Pleasant listening and keeps your attention. The story is riviting in many places.

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    Wenlee 04-03-17
    Wenlee 04-03-17
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    "Interesting concept"

    I downloaded the book to listen to before the tv series but didn't get a chance. Glad I didn't because I would have been yelling at the screen. The book is miles different and makes so much more sense than the series. Definitely well worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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