The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China

A Thriller

Book - 2015
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"The all-new thriller from #1 internationally bestselling author Matthew Reilly! It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane "CJ" Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong. Of course it can't... GET READY FOR ACTION ON A GIGANTIC SCALE"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2015
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781476749556
1476749558
Branch Call Number: Fiction Rei
Characteristics: 392 pages ; 24 cm

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A thriller from an Australian author.

If you loved Jurassic park you are going to love this one… set 5 hours aside because you won’t want to put it down. (Submitted by Lucie).

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 06, 2018

Forty years ago, China made the discovery of a lifetime: dragons are real. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil this secret in the form of the greatest zoo ever built. A group of VIPs and journalists is brought in to the zoo for the first time, assured that everything is safe and that nothing can go wrong. This book is like Jurassic Park in all the right ways, but taken to the next step in some of them. But only because of a few plot points in the beginning and the fact that it takes place in a park. It gives me a great feeling of nostalgia, but it’s different enough to be different from Jurassic Park. It’s full of literally non-stop action, which is only a bad thing if you’re like me and read before you go to sleep. Otherwise there’s nothing wrong with that. And it really makes you ask the questions “How far is too far.” My compliments to Matthew Reilly.
- @R2-D2 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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luckydusty
Aug 13, 2018

Should have been shorter. Just too much. I was not impressed. Nothing like Jurrasic Park

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vanravenstein
Mar 19, 2018

Jurassic Park meets How to Train a Dragon.

SPPL_János Mar 12, 2018

Matthew Reilly basically writes action movies in book form. If you're game for over-the-top action and elaborate set pieces, he's the best I know of. This standalone gets a little silly, and is obviously too reminiscent of "Jurassic Park", but for a vicarious adrenaline fix you're in good hands.

LoganLib_Aavishka Feb 12, 2018

The Great Zoo of China was a riveting and addictive book, one that makes you hold your breath in anticipation of what is going to happen next. It was written brilliantly, with amazing characters. The scenery described in this book was breathtaking and everything about this book just pulls you in, especially the maginificent creatures who occupy the Zoo.

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anuj4ufriends
Jul 08, 2017

Not the best of the plots or efforts. Action (which Reilly is good for) has been depicted well but not the best.

hammy28 May 08, 2017

It is obvious Matthew Reilly is a huge Jurassic Park fan. Surprised he actually hasn't been charged with plagerism it is so close to the original but with dragons. I was travelling ok with it until main character found herself riding one of the dragons. As well as being a Jurassic Park fan he is possibly a Game of thrones fan as well. A completely ridiculous book but that said, teenage boys would probably love it. Full of action and blood and gore.

cmlibrary_anickerson Jan 31, 2016

An imaginable storyline, unceasing action and daring feats of survival make this a hard book to put down. Graphic violence and high body count. Not for the faint of heart.

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rahmmie
Jul 25, 2015

It was full of action but after a while it got repetitive and boring. The same thing happened over and over and it became too predictable

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