Thursday, November 15, 2012

ARE YOU LISTENING? ZOO- A REVIEW AND AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY

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ZOO
BY JAMES PATTERSON
AND MICHAEL LEDWIDGE

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best work ever.

Total...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.


World...

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.

Destruction...

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)
 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Michael Ledwidge is the author of The Narrowback and Bad Connection, and the coauthor of several books with James Patterson, including the Michael Bennett series. He lives in New York City.  

OTHER BOOKS BY PATTERSON AND LEDWIDGE:
                 

                  

 
MY REVIEW/THOUGHTS:
As a huge fan of James Patterson, good or bad, I read just about all his books. I have particularly enjoyed his collaborations with Michael Ledwidge. However, I don’t think I was in any way prepared for ZOO. This is a very different book for Patterson, in my opinion. Yes, it keeps you turning pages, or in my case, listening to the audio book, and has the twists and turns the author is known for but this one comes at you from a very different place. It was also difficult to read at times because of the involvement of the animals.

On the premise that animals are gathering in herds and attacking people all over the world, one obviously has to think twice. However, the exceptional development of the main character, Jackson Oz, allows readers to go along with the story. Oz is a biologist who has a theory about the research in which he has found animals attacking humans, including domestic animals. Most think Oz is just an impulsive scientist running around alarming people with a half-baked idea of his. However, when Oz heads to Africa to check out some of the reports, he is able to get more substantial and visual confirmation. Along with the love interest of Chloe, a bird expert, Jackson Oz heads to Washington where he is beginning to be taken seriously. As the action builds and the animals become more dangerous, I found myself interested in what would happen but also feeling sorry for the animals. I had to remind myself it was fiction and just go along for the ride. I did find the ending frustrating as it didn’t quite wrap things up and now I have to hope there will be another installment to let us know how things end. Is there a series in the making? Could be!
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO MITCH AT HACHETTE
BOOK GROUP, I HAVE ONE AUDIO BOOK 
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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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GOOD LUCK!
     

42 comments:

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It sounds like he is starting to get into science fiction. This book sounds completely different than his others. I would love to read it.
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Steve Capell said...

James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge latest novel sounds really interesting. I'm not a Stephen King fan, but maybe these two authors can bring to life a thriller that I could really enjoy. I agree with you that is kind of out-of-character for James Patterson to delve into SciFi arena.

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I am interested because this book is not Patterson's "norm".

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Carol N Wong said...

This certainly sounds different from his usual books. There are reports of animals and birds attacking humans so this would be an interestting book to read.

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I am intrigued by his new book titled "Merry Christmas". Iwonder why kind of story he invented.

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Sue Farrell said...

Your comment that this book comes at you from a different direction than other Patterson novels intrigues me and makes me want to read it.
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Linda Kish said...

I also read most everything James Patterson has written and have wanted to read this book. Maybe an audiobook of this would be better. Hopefully a sequel will answer those questions you had about how it ended.

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I always like to check out his website to see what he has coming up. I Funny comes out next month...a new middle school release.

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