• The Great Zoo of China

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-10-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.3 (72 ratings)

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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!
©2014 Matthew Reilly (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"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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By Chris on 12-27-14


Matthew has done it again! What a fast paced book I was not expecting what the story was about (no spoilers) I love Sean Mangan's narration of his books he does them so well.
What a roller coaster of a ride and a new heroine to boot.

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By Josie on 12-09-14


This is the first book I have read from this author, it will not be the last. There is action from go to whoa, I just had to keep listening. From page one I was hooked, and listened far into the night. the action is wild and the timing well done, at times I found myself holding my breath. I noticed that This Narrator is used for all Mathew Reilly's books, which can only make them better, if that is possible. So if you like action and suspense, this is going to be the book to read,.I have since downloaded two more of his books, which I will review when I read them, so go onto the site and start downloading folks.

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By Bobby on 12-06-14

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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By Amazon Customer on 12-03-14

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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By Emily Webb on 08-09-15

Gripping from start to finish.

I absolutely loved The Great Zoo of China. Matthew Reilly's descriptions are vivid and out of this world! I was gripped throughout and absolutely love the lead character Dr CJ Cameron. The narration of this book was really enjoyable.

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By Wayne on 08-07-15

Brilliant simply brilliant

If you love dragons then you'll love this book.
Matthew brings reality to the mystical dragon.

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