Version: Unabridged
Author: James Patterson , Michael Ledwidge
Narrator: Jay Snyder
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Literature
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published In: May 2015
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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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.

Reviews (6)

Written by Tim Kauppila on June 29th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Decent scientific backdrop, helped keep the book entertaining. Started with a rush but ended a bit slow and sudden.

Written by Diane Krasne on October 12th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Engaged me initially. Extremely different than the TV series. Absolutely hated the ending. Depressing resolution especially after the finding that smoke disorients the animals.

Written by dan Runnels on June 19th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Im new to audiobooks and am enjoying the service. This book was just ok, 3.5 stars is about right

Written by Robert Batts on October 10th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Found the book not to be up to what I've come to expect from Mr. Patterson. Whether it may have something to do with the Narrator could be. He wasn't able to do many types of voices, which sometimes got me lost.

Written by Charity J Gerlach on September 17th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good book....let down ending:( it just waned off at the end with no final outcome set in stone...I don't like to have to wonder for days what may have happened. Lol great book tho

Written by Lori Wardell on September 12th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 2/5

really bad story, book didn't even get really interesting until about 2/3 way through, still don't know why I continued listening. Cannot believe this is a Patterson book. I am very disappointed.

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.

Ledwidge, Michael

Michael Ledwidge is the author of "Bad Connection" and "The Narrowback." He lives in the Bronx.