The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China

A Thriller

Large Print - 2015 | Large print edition
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The Chinese have proven the existence of dragons-- a scientific revelation that will astonish the world. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the greatest zoo ever constructed deep within China to see the fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane Cameron, a reptile expert and writer for National Geographic. Their Chinese hosts assure the visitors that it's perfectly safe, and nothing can go wrong. Of course it can't.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015, ©2014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410478382
1410478386
Branch Call Number: REILLY
Characteristics: 619 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 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.


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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

1dreamer Mar 07, 2015

If you liked Jurassic Park, you'll like this. I believe it will be made into a movie. I like the idea of having a female character as the lead in an action adventure novel. It's fast paced, but I wish there were a bit more character development of the lesser characters. May be too gory for some readers.

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ltshawn
Mar 07, 2015

Started off with an interesting idea, but quickly went downhill. Completely unbelievable. I think I was finally done when the dragons began talking to the humans.

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