The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China

A Thriller

Book - 2015 | First Gallery Books hardcover edition
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Attending the opening of a magnificent zoo in China where a newly discovered animal species is being housed, National Geographic expert Dr. CJ Cameron confronts unexpected dangers posed by the mysterious creatures
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2015
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476749556
Branch Call Number: Fiction REILLY,M
Characteristics: x, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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ACL_BethB Aug 07, 2020

So what is in the zoo? Dragons. Reminiscent of Jurassic Park.

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Sep 05, 2020

This is a I have nothing to do or read book. Dragons are being bred in China and the evil empire will stop at nothing to keep their zoo secret until all the deaths are covered up. Lots of hold your breath escaped and miraculous feats. Like watching a Die Hard movie or one if Dwayne Johnson’s. Fun for the eyes, but not based on any science or reality. I got this as a free e book from the publisher. Only reason I read it

ReadingAdviser_leni Mar 19, 2019

A super enjoyable roller coaster ride of a story. An homage to "Jurassic Park." The main differences between this book and "Jurassic Park" is that journalists are touring the park, it is dragons (a type of dinosaur according to the book), and it takes place in China. Lots of action!

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).

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

Aug 13, 2018

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

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.

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.

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