- Audio CD
- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company; Unabridged edition (September 3, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1607884631
- ISBN-13: 978-1607884637
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1 x 5.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4,154 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,308,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Zoo Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
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When the plot finally gets going the book is pretty good though the editing surprised me it was poor at best. The plot has an authentic ring to it. The solution was at first over simplified but we humans like our creature comforts & the ending is really no ending at all. However it was much better then a cliff hanger meaning you must read the sequel to get the true ending.
I don't see how they will encompass the entire book in 3 months & I have my doubts it can be reduced for TV & be any good I guess time will tell.
It seems James Patterson (and Michael Ledwidge, the co-author) were channeling Michael Crichton with Zoo. This has similar feeling of researched plausibility, yet still in the realm of fiction. Where these diverge, though, is in the level of research, depth of possibility, and distance from reality. Crichton was a master at bringing fiction so close to the reader that it was completely believable to follow the story thread (how many still think we can get DNA from paleo-mosquitoes?). Patterson hasn't reached that level, yet this was a great, compelling read if you can suspend disbelief just a bit.
Similar to Zombie themes so popular today, this book digs in to a possible external event (not shared as to not spoil the story) that causes all animals to develop a much more violent nature. Massive hoards of feral dogs can strip a landscape as easily as a zombie apocalypse and with similar riveting reading. Zoo is a quick book that turns fast, is interesting, has some pseudo-science to allow for the "well, it /could/ happen" factor, and was enjoyable. It doesn't feel like it can/could have a sequel, so this is a quick read for a vacation or flight.
Overall, it wasn't groundbreaking, but it also wasn't bad. An easy 4-star for fast, entertaining fiction.
I read the story nonstop on a trip, finding it hard to put the book down. Even though the science might be a stretch, the story is riveting. If mankind created an ecological world disaster, would they be able to restrain using the resources that created it. Would the rules apply to "everyone else but me?" Knowing human's frailty made this a really scary book.
If you enjoy books that are science-based, this may not be right for you. If you like a good scare, I recommend this fast paced thriller.
By: James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge
Genre: Science Fiction???
Animals all over the world rise in revolt against the humans on the planet. Animals of every type, from African Lions to house pets begin to perpetrate vicious, bloody and monstrous attacks against humans—for sport, or so it seems. Dr. Jackson Oz begins to see a pattern and theorizes its cause. If only he could get the world to listen to his ideas.
Unlike many of the other reviewers, I liked ZOO. I thought this story was entertaining, exciting and a fun read. The first few chapters are amazing!
I am especially fond of Jackson’s pet chimpanzee, Attila, who finds himself leader of the animal uprising—at least in his little part of the world. I actually found myself rooting for him—hoping he’d get it together and go back to being the sweet little boy he had been before the world fell apart.
Yet, like so many of the other reviewers, I have to agree that ZOO was not up to Patterson standards. The story fell apart in some places and in the attempt to bring the reader back on the track, the writers left serious gaping holes. For example, the science was somewhat sketchy…
Yet, it’s fiction. One sometimes has to suspend unbelief in order to read works of fiction. This was one of those times.
Having said that, I have to reiterate that I liked the book overall. It was fun....but, sadly, not very well written.