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Zoo

Patterson, James (Downloadable Audiobook - 2012)
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Zoo
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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. 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.
Authors: Patterson, James, 1947-
Title: Zoo
[electronic resource]
Publisher: [North Kingstown] : AudioGO, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) :,digital.
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Unabridged.
Duration: 08:06:38.
"Sound Library."
Summary: 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. 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.
Local Note: 23
Additional Contributors: Ledwidge, Michael
Green, Dan 1975-
Alternate Title: Zoo (eAudiobook)
ISBN: 9781619695122
161969512X
Statement of Responsibility: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
Playtime: 080638
Performers: Read by Jay Snyder.
Subject Headings: Aggressive behavior in animals Fiction. Human-animal relationships Fiction. Biologists Fiction. Ecologists Fiction. Aggressive behavior in animals Fiction. Human-animal relationships Fiction. Biologists Fiction. Ecologists Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Epic fiction.
Audiobooks.
Topical Term: Aggressive behavior in animals
Human-animal relationships
Biologists
Ecologists
Aggressive behavior in animals
Human-animal relationships
Biologists
Ecologists
Additional Physical Form Entry: Source record: Patterson, James, 1947- Zoo. Unabridged. [New York] : AudioGO, p2012 9781619695122 (OCoLC)809370223
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The biochemistry is quite belieavable; so is how thje world ends (for humasns): "I'm a senator (or billionnaire, or whatever power) and the law does not apply to me (presidential exception or whatever).

I read James' work because a like suspense and drama

Good collaboration between authors. The story line was different and that was pleasing to me; I had similar feelings when I read "Toy". Awesome imagination and bringing the animal characters to life.

My take away for reflection from this book is 'what the heck are we doing to the environment?', 'is there any probability that we could bring our environment to this level of ecological imbalance?' Believe it or not I have been acting more environmentally responsible after this read.

I enjoyed the read.

This book listens like a B-movie. Think - SNAKES ON A PLANE. The main character is hyped-up on Red Bull, which makes me suspect that he's not thinking very clearly, just very crazily. However, I knew that the premiss was out there when I began the book. I don't mind that usually, but this one doesn't pull off "believable" very well. People die left and right. Still, you could probably put it in the "entertaining" catagory. Just be prepared to jump from one improbability to another and take everything with a grain of salt. I have never been a Patterson fan - probably because I made the mistake of starting with "When the Wind Blows" however, I got this book on recommendation of the other comment... and it is better than "Wind Blows", but hasn't improved my image of the Patterson or his "name-recognition" books. Still - "Hoot" is a good description and once you keep that in mind, the story is fun. And the reader does a GREAT job - always the best feature of an audiobook. **SPOILER** There is a strange part in the last third of the story that jumps 5 years into the future - there is no smooth transition at all. And after that transition there are weird sections where the main story stops and little views of what other people are experiencing during this "clash with animals" apocalypse... well, "experiencing" is a strong word, as they mostly seem to die.

Oct 12, 2012
  • readlisten rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gosh, what a hoot. A very enjoyable story, beautifully read by Jay Snyder. I completed the audiobook in a day; could not leave it alone. Of all Patterson's associate writers, Michael Ledwidge is by far the best.

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