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Zoo [Kindle Edition]

James Patterson , Michael Ledwidge
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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"The Man Who Can't Miss."―Lev Grossman, Time

"When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right."―New York Daily News

"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast."―Publishers Weekly

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Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best book ever.


For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO is the thriller he was born to write.


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. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson's ZOO is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from "One of the best of the best." (TIME)

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3502 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Sept. 3 2012)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0076DFB2G
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Built upon a fascinating premise Oct. 2 2012
By christianfictionaddiction TOP 500 REVIEWER
Zoo is a novel built upon a fascinating plot-line of animals world-wide becoming more and more violent and attacking humans on a wide-spread scale. The theory underlying these attacks (of which I won't say more so that I don't give spoilers) is one I have never considered before, and though I may not resonate with the strong purely evolutionary underpinnings of the book, the actual premise of the book is enough to make me stop and wonder if such a thing could happen. The pacing of the book is swift, quickly drawing you into the story as the characters race to save themselves and society as they know it. I found the characters to be well-developed for being a suspense novel, and there were plenty of pulse-accelerating moments to hold my interest. I must say that once the explanation behind the animal attacks was revealed, I found myself thinking back over a few of the scenes of the story and finding they didn't quite mesh with the explanation. However, on the whole I found this to be a highly enjoyable read, and one that will make me consider the effect my own carbon footprint is having on the world.

I strongly recommend this book for pure entertainment value and give it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Hachette Book Group (Little, Brown and Company) for the purposes of this unbiased review.
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Enjoyed Patterson books in the past, but this was terrible. It made little sense. It takes years for the animals of the world to become altered by hydrocarbons, electromagnetic transmissions etc such that they hate humans because they give of scent (a pheromone) and also the animals brains have been altered by man's use of cell phones and consumption of hydro carbons. Once our hero figures out what is causing animals to eat their masters ... in this novel dogs are definitely not mans best friend. The leaders of the world are told to stop using cell phones and stop consuming hydrocarbons, all the major cities simply turn off their power for a few days, no vehicles that consume hydrocarbons are allowed on the streets and life is good, cell phone towers are basically turned off .... return to the stone age. Bad guys would have a ball once all the security systems are turned off and police have to ride around on bicycles to help you out. If it took years for the bad stuff to happen how much sense does it make that in a few days everything reverses ... ridiculous. I particularly liked the scene where the Dolphins drowned those good old guys out enjoying themselves on their boat; Dolphins have no sense of smell so how were they attracted to the humans scent?? I enjoy a good yarn, if it is well written, but this was very poorly done ... wonder if Patterson wrote any of it at all?? Fortunately, I picked this book up in the library and did not purchase ... would have been ticked if I'd paid money to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars riveting March 18 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Difficult to put down and disturbing to consider, excellent story line, rich in detail. An exciting read, something to think about.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Patterson should not have co-authors June 25 2013
Like with most if his books, you have to suspend your grip on reality to get into the plot (Sundays at Tiffany's, Miracle at the 17th Green). Good plot and at times, really good reading BUT with many of his co-authored books, juvenile unnecessary dialogue, full of superlatives that you are rolling your eyes... Not sure i like the ending as it looks like ran out of ideas on how to end it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wow this is a terrible book. Nov. 19 2012
By Trogdor
Poorly written, a ridiculous premise; may be the worst book I've ever read. The only reason I finished it is because the chapters are short and it became amusing to see how bad it would get, and oh boy did it get bad. The literary equivalent to those mega shark vs. giant octopus type movies on the sci-fi channel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow Aug. 21 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I just finished this book, actually I had to read it again it was so exciting and scary. It was recommended by my sister - inlaw and I am glad, I could not put it down. Could it really happen the thought of it makes me scared, that technology could destroy mankind. Hope Not. Wonderful reading.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Okay, so I picked up this book in an airport bookstore as I had 4 hours of layover plus a 2 hour flight. By the time (1H in) I reached the first quarter of the way through the novel I knew it was bad, and was not going to get any better.

This book is attempted to be written in a series of events, from different viewpoints (including some very amusing anthropomorphizing of the animals) with jumps in time to move the narrative along. Except it is so poorly done it becomes a painful read. I do not know which author gets to take the blame for this, as I have not read many of either's works prior, and will not read more afterwards.

So having time to kill I slugged forwards, getting to the midway point of the book (4 page chapters? really?) hoping for improvement on the home strech, knowing that none would save this book. I was right.

The premise was interesting, execution failed. I think one or both of the authors were tryining to imitate a style that they have not mastered, vaugely reminiscent of Brook's World War Z where you see a bunch of different snippets. But not coming close in quality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... of Michael Crichton & Stephen King - really really good - can't...
edge of your seat story & very different from James Patterson's usual murder mysteries - following in the paths of Michael Crichton & Stephen King - really really good - can't wait... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Charlene Wild
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not interested in reading this book
Published 1 month ago by Kristina
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent reading.
Published 6 months ago by Bett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wow loved this book - read it in two days
Published 10 months ago by Marie
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so much
I love James Patterson, but did not care for this book...too horrible. But my husband loved it. Will continue to read hos books.
Published 11 months ago by Bev Pedersen
3.0 out of 5 stars worth a read, not worth a purchase
The premise was interesting, but pacing made this a difficult book in which to stay engaged. Even for $8, this was overpriced.
Published 13 months ago by Jason Roessle
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh make it stop already!
What a waste of time reading this book. It was a grind took every ounce of my being to plow through this one. Read more
Published 15 months ago by G Dogg
5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for a follow up
Got to be a zoo 2? This was an excellent read. Anyone of one in pipeline as I will be reading it too.
Published 15 months ago by Mr. P. H. Ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
A little graphic during the first few chapters or it would've got a 5 star rating. Good story line so far.
Published 16 months ago by Kelli
4.0 out of 5 stars ZOO is an animal of a thriller
Zoo is a fast paced thriller that was hard to put done. Sometimes life can be a zoo, which is nothing when the entire world becomes one. Read more
Published 17 months ago by EPK
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