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Zoo [Kindle Edition]

James Patterson , Michael Ledwidge
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 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: 3515 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Sept. 3 2012)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0076DFB2G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,697 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5 of 6 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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4 of 5 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Really not his best. July 27 2015
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Bought this book because I like how James Patterson writes. Honestly, I liked the book until half way through and then it is all downhill in my opinion. I saw that they made a TV series about this book. I predict that it will be cancelled early.
There is much better James Patterson books out there.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Keep watching the TV series, forget the book Aug. 22 2015
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I bought the book because I was watching the mini-series on TV. Like all good bibliophiles, I would rather read than watch. I thought I would get more details and backstories from the book. But the show is only loosely based on the book so it didn't provide what I was hoping for. And, it's not well-written. I found the first-person narrative annoying and the circumstances a bit hard to swallow - a male scientist who lives with a rescued chimpanzee in a NYC apartment (as if). And, not only will his crazy theories save the world, but he's well-endowed and fighting off the ladies. Sure you are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating, easy to read, highly enjoyable book! June 12 2015
By Frankie
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I really enjoyed reading this book. The action is intense, the story is captivating to my imagination, it has drawn me into its intricacies. I would highly recommend this book to my family and friends.

Mr. Patterson has created a very intriguing story about the relation that we, humans, have created with technology versus the ecosystem in which we have been living in for thousands of years, yet still not always understand fully.

Thank you for a great story, and a great time devouring a book 😃
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars riveting March 18 2014
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very good read July 15 2015
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I apologise for not buying this thru' Amazon! It is one of the most "unput-downable" books I have ever ready in my 70-odd years, The writing is excellent and the mood is set from the beginning. However, you have to watch the TV show as tho' it were a totally separate story!!
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