Published September 3, 2012
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)
I chose to listen to the audio version of this book and the narrator did a very good job and made me believe he WAS Jackson Oz. It made for a very pleasant listening experience and the hours went by extremely fast (not a good thing when you like the book you’re listening to-you want it to last and last. I love the premise of the book about animals going wild because of some environmental problems that humans have created but I feel the science was not really all there also I thought the book was too short. A bit more time could have been spent on development of a better solution of the problem, I mean in the story the moratorium on cell phones and all electricity and power plants and all travel by gas-powered vehicles ended after three days when it was stated that at least two weeks were needed. So the scientists just gave up and let things go back to letting the animals rampage and kill anyone in sight. Another alternative should have been tried and the book extended by a few chapters. I liked the book and if you like books with a scientific twist you need to pick this one up the next time you’re looking for a new book to read. You won’t be sorry.