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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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Got here from the show

a few chapters in you start to realize the show took quite a few liberties to change the story. regardless this was pretty enjoyable but some chapters tgat introduces a group to show the danger of animals sometimes takes too muxj time buikding a backstory for characters tgat arr pretty muxh fodder fir plot violence/animal attacks. the way humans deak with issues presented at the end is very frustrating as well. wish it was a little longer, a little less fluffed for characters that dont reakky matter and made femake characters slightly more important that merely attractive side characters

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What a great story!!!!

Wow,
This was a great book! Great story that keeps your riveted all the way to the end. I had to go back and start the book from the beginning again right after finishing the first time. I really enjoyed the story as well as the narrators performance.

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good

awesome book. could Not stop listening. glad i purchased! very much worth the time! wish there was a second.

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If you like the show

If you like the show you will love the book. I don't know why the network changed the plot so much. If you are looking to fine the scrip of the show you will be disappointed. If you are looking for something better you will love the book.

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Wonderful story

This was a great story. I don't often enjoy audiobooks, but this one kept me listening. I love the show Zoo that is based on this book. Even though the book is quite different from the show, it was still a good story and I would recommend it to anyone. James Patterson is a great writer.

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Deja Vou

A swan song to the 20th and 21st century. Guess we pissed him off again.

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gripping and current

very good pace, excellent narrator, believable characters, current and relative story line holdings ones interest

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Great book

Fantastic read. I wish, I wasn't finished reading it yet. One of James Patterson's best.

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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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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.