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Summary

The Chinese government has been keeping a secret for 40 years: they have found a species of animal no one believed even existed that 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 marvel at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, that nothing can go wrong....

©2014 Matthew Reilly (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Jurassic park with dragons....

I usually really enjoy this author but this book was not for me. Written well but it just felt a bit too much like Jurassic Park for me. I didn't really like the main female character either. Really good author but the subject was just not for me this time.

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  • 06-04-17

A terrifying roller-coaster ride.

A fresh and unique novel from a very talented writer. From the very first death it makes you want to explore the world of dragons.

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Just my opinion

I'm a fan of fast paced action and I've listened to a few of his books. Whilst the story is imaginative and filled with exciting chapters I was becoming agitated by his very simple use of description. A view of the area of the zoo was described as just "magnificent" or one of the creatures was simply "enormous" with not much else to fill my imagination with.

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AWESOME

Really original thought it was going to be a lot like jurassic park but sooooo much better I don’t know why they haven’t made this in to a film yet ....

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Nice one off book,

Takes you right in abd keeps you there. Some nice twists and turns. Enough detail to make you belive it's happening right there, in front of you
Loved it

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Basically Jurassic park with dragons

I say basically Jurassic park with dragons but I did enjoy this one as a book I could turn on and off without paying to much attention to.

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Good story but woodenly delivered.

Well written and read the book but listening to it is really hard work. I wish I was able to listen to it more often.

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the great zoo

narrators not the best but the story is engaging and enjoyable. the story has great mix of story and action, well recommended!

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great read

fantastic fantasy brought to life. you will really believe mythical beasts do exsist, be prepared to be wowed

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Hic Sont Draconis

Not a knock off Jurrassic Park, it stands in it's own right as an action packed, soaring adventure that perfectly encapsulates a fantastical idea with a grounded reality.

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Don't compare it to Jurassic Park

I really enjoyed the beginning but felt the action came a bit too early and lost interest. I decided to give it another chance and was very happy I did.