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The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available!* - Matthew Reilly

The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available!*

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Published: 10th November 2014
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Book Description

GET READY FOR ACTION ON A GIGANTIC SCALE

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...

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The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available*
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well written (18)
  • Page turner (17)
  • Deserves multiple readings (15)
  • Engaging characters (15)
  • Suspenseful (12)

Cons

  • Not the author's best (4)
  • Not what I expected (4)
  • Disappointing (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (17)
  • Younger readers (10)
  • Travel reading (8)
  • Older readers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Bookworm (9), Everyday reader (9), Casual reader (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Reilly

I'm a massive Reilly fan and read everything he writes no matter who the intended audience. A signed copy is pretty cool.
This book has some great characters,and I'm particularly pleased the...Read complete review

I'm a massive Reilly fan and read everything he writes no matter who the intended audience. A signed copy is pretty cool.
This book has some great characters,and I'm particularly pleased the hero is a woman - a new one, not one of our Reilly regulars.
The concept of the story is really great and once again fast paced although perhaps not to the standard of previous books.
I enjoyed the geopolitical background to this story, quite like Scarecrow's last; it has a lot of validity in today's world even though there are lots of fantasy elements.
Even the fantasy is relatively credible and Reilly has crafted this story extremely well.
I loved The Tournament as being very different from all previous Reilly novels (but with same action flavour)and I am already looking forward to whatever comes next...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Coming soon to a cinema near you

WARNING - DO NOT WATCH THE UPCOMING JURASSIC WORLD MOVIE TRAILER BEFORE READING! As upon watching the trailer you must wonder if The Great Zoo Of China is the quickest film adaption of a...Read complete review

WARNING - DO NOT WATCH THE UPCOMING JURASSIC WORLD MOVIE TRAILER BEFORE READING! As upon watching the trailer you must wonder if The Great Zoo Of China is the quickest film adaption of a book in history. A great deal of the plot is so eerily similar to the upcoming movie that one must struggle to believe that this is entirely coincidental. This is especially significant considering Reilly mentions his difficulties to alternating from Jurassic Park connections in his end of book interview.

As a massive Matthew Reilly fan I was very much disappointed with the book. Many of the themes such as wild and angry attacking beasts, met with detailed mapped locations, he has done extensively before with Ice Station and Temple. His continued use of obvious plot "set ups" is also a bit amateurish for an author who has now written twelve novels. On the positive side, the addition of a female lead action hero is a welcomed inclusion after all his previous novels had been men.

Probably most infuriating of all is that the dragons of this book do not breathe fire, thereby removing considerable excitement whilst inviting further comparisons to Steven Spielberg's work.

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5.0

Amazing read!

By Bomber

from Brisbane, Qld

About Me Casual Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Couldnt Put It Down
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • So Much Action
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

Cons

  • That It Ended

Best Uses

  • Gift
  • Men
  • Teens
  • Younger Readers

Comments about The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available*:

Fast paced action book about a Zoo of Dragons that turn rouge. Think Jurassic Park meets James Bond

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3.0

Price comparision

By Neil

from Dubbo, NSW

Pros

  • Well Written

Cons

  • Not What I expected

Best Uses

  • Younger Readers

Comments about The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available*:

I am looking for this book on lowest price. BiG W stores is selling this book at $16 which is really lowest price than you sale.

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5.0

Another masterpiece by Matthew Reilly

By Tina the Reader

from Perth

About Me Bookworm

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Matthew Reilly Fans
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available*:

    Book was just as awesome as expected. Another great action packed thriller by the wonderful Matthew Reilly. Only pick up this book if you have time to spare, as you won't want to put it down as soon as you start reading!

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    4.0

    Very Reilly

    By Mel

    from Adelaide

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner

    Cons

    • Not the Author's Best

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available*:

    I'm a massive Reilly fan and read everything he writes no matter who the intended audience. A signed copy is pretty cool.
    This book has some great characters,and I'm particularly pleased the hero is a woman - a new one, not one of our Reilly regulars.
    The concept of the story is really great and once again fast paced although perhaps not to the standard of previous books.
    I enjoyed the geopolitical background to this story, quite like Scarecrow's last; it has a lot of validity in today's world even though there are lots of fantasy elements.
    Even the fantasy is relatively credible and Reilly has crafted this story extremely well.
    I loved The Tournament as being very different from all previous Reilly novels (but with same action flavour)and I am already looking forward to whatever comes next...

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    A fantastic read

    By Bettyboo

    from Boulder western australia

    About Me Everyday Reader

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available*:

      Another masterpiece from a great Aussie writer. Well done

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      1.0

      I cannot write a review yet

      By Fayesi

      from Melbourne

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      Comments about The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available*:

      I cannot offer an opinion because I haven't read the bloody book yet !!!
      It is a Christmas Present to myself and I will read it in the fullness of time. !

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      5.0

      Can't put down

      By red

      from Toowoomba AU

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available*:

        Stand alone book with new characters and new adventures

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        5.0

        Love the adrenalin whilst reading this

        By murlor

        from Collie wa

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging Characters
        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers
          • Travel Reading
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available*:

          Downloaded on iPhone and bought book so I could read whilst waiting at appointments

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          5.0

          Not for the faint hearted!

          By bookworm nightingale

          from Sydney, Australia

          About Me Bookworm

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging Characters
          • Page Turner
          • Suspenseful
          • Well Written

          Cons

          • Nothing negative

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers
          • Thrill Seeker

          Comments about The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available*:

          this book is totally awesome!!! epic in thriller, suspense, action, heart stopper!

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          5.0

          best Aussie book out this year

          By mellyc

          from Mildura

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging Characters
          • Page Turner
          • Suspenseful
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Travel Reading
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about The Great Zoo of China - No More Signed Copies Available*:

            Loved the book, was everything i expected and more

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            Matthew Reilly

            Born July 2nd, 1974, Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of nine novels, Ice Station, Temple, Contest, Area 7, Scarecrow, Hover Car Racer and Seven Ancient Wonders, The Six Sacred Stones and The Five Greatest Warriors.

            Published in over 20 countries and known for their highly visual style, fast pace and large-scale action scenes, over 3.5 million copies of his books have been sold around the world, more than a million copies apiece between Australia, the UK and the USA.

            Some of his works have been optioned by film studios for series or feature production, and he continues to create works of fiction across all major media platforms, from short stories, through to novellas and screenplays.

            Matthew’s novels have also - unexpectedly - become a major tool in the fight to get teenagers into reading. While written for a mature readership, Matthew’s novels have become very popular with reluctant male readers. This may stem from Matthew's own childhood experience, citing his dislike for set reading projects in high-school as his main inspiration to 'do it better'.

            He wrote and self-published Contest in 1996 while just 19, deliberately aiming to have his book noticed by publishers who talent-scout at bookstores. His dedication paid off, and was discovered by Pan Macmillan's then commissioning editor Cate Paterson. His first industry-produced novel, Ice Station, proved so monumentally popular, that it had to be reprinted six times in its first two years.

            The continued success of his novels has been attributed to not only the accessible, 'storyteller' style of writing, but also the highly charged and kinetic action sequences that take place throughout his works, deliberately making use of his 'unlimited budget' of imagination to create scenes 'too big for Hollywood'.

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            ISBN: 9781743517017
            ISBN-10: 1743517017
            Audience: General
            Format: Hardcover
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 544
            Published: 10th November 2014
            Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
            Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.8  x 4.7
            Weight (kg): 0.83