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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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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.

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No.

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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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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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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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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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What a great story!!!!

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

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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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gripping and current

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

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