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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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Really very good

Would you consider the audio edition of Zoo to be better than the print version?

I think that the book in print was better but the audio version was incredibly good too. I loved the inflections in the narration, the plot and how things we as a human race take for granted can change not only how our planet "behaves" but can cause such striking and eventually even long term changes in the animals on this planet. If all animals went "crazy" we would be well and truly in deep trouble.

Who was your favorite character and why?

While I like the main character I loved Abraham. He is much more developed in the series, the book in print does give a little more on his character as does the audio. Merge all of it together and you have a depth of Abraham as well as the other characters that really is amazing.

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

No I haven't.

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

I really wanted to listen to this all in one sitting but couldn't due to work, grandchild, children, etc. However, it seriously improved my workout time by 45 minutes daily to finish listening to this as quickly as possible.

Any additional comments?

No.

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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.

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Love Patterson, but this was just SILLY

I love Patterson's books, and I've loved his cooperative endeavors with other authors as well. Still, this book seemed a bit preposterous and silly -- and this is from an avid reader of fantasy and sci-fi! The performance was very good, and the book had a decent flow and suspenseful feel. Heck, I didn't even mind the ending. Nevertheless, this seemed to be one of those "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" type of things that I just couldn't quite take seriously enough to enjoy, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't meant to be comical. I'll certainly read the NEXT Patterson book, hoping for more.

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Exceptional narrator

The narrator was outstanding!!! I have a library of audio books and after 2 decades of listening, this narrator goes to the very top of my list!!

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Captivating from start to finish

This was by far the best book I've read in recent memory, and I truly wish it hadn't ended. The storyline was fascinating, the peeformance was nicely done, and I never had a moment of being bored by the plot. I particularly enjoyed the scientific aspect of a global pandemic, no matter how realistic or factual it may or may not be (I am no scientist myself, so I cannot say for certain how valid the theories presented in the novel actually are).

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Loved it!

I want more!!! This is a great book. Not the way it thought it was going to end. Excellent book!

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not the same as the TV show

i loved the TV show. It was cooky and out there. The book was good but it's not TV show. dont get me wrong...I really enjoyed this book, and the reader was and fantastic but if you're expecting it to match the TV show... don't.

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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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