The Great Zoo of China

  • by Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by Sean Mangan
  • 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for 40 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...
Get ready for action on a gigantic scale!


What the Critics Say

"Matthew Reilly novels should come with health warnings on the cover ... the non- stop life-threatening action ... is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a wild ride." ( The Daily Telegraph)


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Ridiculous but fun!

What made the experience of listening to The Great Zoo of China the most enjoyable?

If possible, this novel has bigger action sequences than any of Reilly's previous novels. The links to 'Jurassic Park' are obvious (Reilly himself admits that comparisons were inevitable in the interview at the end of the audiobook). However, these links do not detract from the novel. Rather, they add to the enjoyment because it's fun to see how Reilly adapted a tale about dinosaurs to one about dragons.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Zoo of China?

Perhaps the moment at which the master dragons are freed and then burn some of the other masters. A real sense of rivalry and deadliness between the different dragons.

Have you listened to any of Sean Mangan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've listened to lots of Matthew Reilly's books narrated by Mr Mangan and I have to say that he does a superb job of narrating action sequences at just the right pace and intensity.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved the moment when CJ discovered that the dragons could speak and that she could communicate with some of them. It was wonderful to see how her relationship developed with the friendly dragon.

Any additional comments?

I know some readers may well be put off by the sheer apparent silliness of the story. I initially felt that way, too. However, give the story a fair chance and you'll be hooked.

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- Bobby

Racy and un-putdownable

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Classuc matthew Reilly, almost carried on reading through the night.

Who was your favorite character and why?

CJ, real problem solver.

What does Sean Mangan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I felt he could have been just that little bit sharper. But then I used to be a very fast reder.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Startling, staggering but what an opportuniy. I look forward to the sequel/

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2014
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd