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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Jill Apple Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Maximum Ride Series Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781600244476
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Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone or somethingis destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the Flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late.

While Max and her team are exploring the depths of the ocean, their every move is being carefully tracked by Mr. Chu, a criminal mastermind with his own plans for the Flock. Can they protect themselves from Mr. Chu’s army of mercenaries and save the ocean from utter destruction?

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Quotes & Awards

  • Recipient of the Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award
  • Raves for the MAXIMUM RIDE series:
    #1 New York Times Bestseller
    Publishers Weekly Bestseller
    An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults
    An ALA/VOYA "Teens' Top Ten" Pick
    A VOYA Review Editor's Choice
    A New York Public Library "Books for the Teen Age" Selection
    A Book Sense Summer 2007 Children's Pick
    A KLIATT Editors' Choice
    A Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year for MAX
  • School's Out--Forever:
  • A breathless adventure...full of action, swooping flights and fierce fights--a sure bet for the movies. KLIATT
  • Jump on board this MAXIMUM RIDE...Fights and flights are non-stop. USA Today
  • The Angel Experiment:
  • BOOK OF THE WEEK...Pace, action, mystery, and cool. London Times
  • Adventure, fighting, backstabbing, and love abound. VOYA
  • A breathless adventure...full of action, swooping flights and fierce fights--a sure bet for the movies. KLIATT
  • Jump on board this MAXIMUM RIDE...Fights and flights are non-stop. USA Today
  • BOOK OF THE WEEK...Pace, action, mystery, and cool. London Times
  • Adventure, fighting, backstabbing, and love abound. VOYA
  • “Max narrates with a precocious, snarky voice but makes it relatively easy to jump into her complicated tale midstream. Not surprisingly, the open-ended conclusion begs for a follow-up; it's also little wonder that a movie franchise is in the works.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fast-paced thrills spill from the pages and pull readers in, starting on page one…Patterson weaves humor into the dramatic action. In addition, Max’s romantic relationship with Fang ripens to a more serious level than in the previous books. Hints of an approaching apocalypse, repeated references to Max’s ‘mission in saving the world,’ and a few lingering questions such as her precarious relationship with her father all leave open the possibility of a sequel.”

    School Library Journal

  • “James Patterson’s Maximum Ride novel puts the pedal to the metal.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Action and snappy dialogue…Jill Apple reads capably.”

    AudioFile

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolinn Brown | 2/10/2014

    " Great book, better than the others before it anyway. Liked how unstoppable max is. Really hope there is more Max/Fang stuff in the next book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meaghan Bailey | 1/29/2014

    " This series got horrid. It went from saving the world action novels to "Let's save the environment." got way to preachy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/27/2014

    " Plot is getting bette, Still... Save the world by going green? Then why the fighting and all of this is a test blah blah blah? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evelyn | 1/23/2014

    " The best one i've read out of all of the Max Ride books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Everley Sharp, the Clankinist | 1/21/2014

    " Okay, this one is my fave in the series so far. Why, you ask? Oh, because of all the funny make out scenes, the mushy make out scenes, and the dog make out scene! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nazrine | 1/15/2014

    " James Patterson, I wouldn't hate you as much if you learned how to write. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa | 1/9/2014

    " A little borin "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Z | 1/9/2014

    " After the last book, I wasn't sure the series could keep going with the preachy environmental themes. This one perked things back up, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Parish | 11/25/2013

    " I loved this book sooooooooooooooooooooooo much. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth M | 11/17/2013

    " Well, it was better than the fourth book, but still not fantastic... I can't just stop reading the series though! xDD. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catherine 캐서린 | 11/13/2013

    " I liked it. It was still Max and Co. and really fun to read, but I think the Maximum Ride series is kind of dying. The first three were the best, but it's starting to go downhill from there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 11/10/2013

    " Still good, but I think the series is running out of steam. 3 more books to go! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen Gooderham | 10/12/2013

    " This is the first book I have read in the Maximum Ride series and I did not enjoy it. This is not like Kiss The Girls, Postcard Killers or Private. This is about a bunch of kids that are birds and they have enemy's. Not your normal by James Patterson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Odetta | 10/8/2013

    " This series is starting to not be as exciting. This book wasn't too bad... But it wasn't as great as the first two... Will still keep reading until the end... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodrigo Sanchez | 7/9/2013

    " awesome ? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hayden Casey | 1/26/2013

    " For some reason, I lost a bit of interest about halfway through and found the rest a pain to finish. I'm still reading the rest, though . . . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 6/23/2012

    " I sort of liked this book. I don't like these later books in the series as much as the first ones. Not a big fan of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan | 7/24/2011

    " Redemption, but not full awesome like the first 3. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammie L | 7/18/2011

    " After reading book 1 I could not stop, I had to keep going, and book 5 is no different. I think the series is the only one I can not seem to put down. A must read.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Milly | 7/16/2011

    " great book!!!1 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Paton | 6/9/2011

    " After the last book i wasnt that fussed on continuing reading this series but i did anyway.This book was very good and focused more on the flock like max and her mum and max and fangs romance.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/23/2011

    " Maximum Ride books are always entertaining. They do get a little tree huggy but I still like them. I am glad there is only one more book in the series it is time for it to be over. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jocelyn | 5/22/2011

    " Terrible. A complete let down. Not to mention the INCONSISTENCIES. One very clear one was when Max and Max 2 met up again and Max 2 said she hadn't seen Max since she tried to kill her. WHICH IS WRONG as the two reunited in Book 3. Uh, Mr. Paterson, your Ghost Writers are showing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 5/21/2011

    " Good gripping book, you see the characters grow. Back into the adventure and flying with the flock. Wanted more of Angel though as it is named after her, but we didn't really get a lot. Oh well, cannot wait until the next book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/21/2011

    " Can't wait for the big ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 missymoocow | 5/18/2011

    " O.M.DOUBLE G. that is a cruel ending james patterson...RAR! its so good and depressing and has soooooooooo many 'arg im gonna throw this book at the wall' kinda moments...
    all in all, bravo james patterson, but also how could you do this to us??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 5/18/2011

    " I definatly didn't like this book as much as the rest of the series! There was to much whinging going on from Max! Fang or Dylan? Well, you should know in your heart who you want!
    Personaly, I say Fang! But that doesn't matter :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 5/17/2011

    " even if i didn't read the first 6 books i still understood this book. i really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 5/17/2011

    " The books only get better! I loved this series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Summer | 5/15/2011

    " To me, it had the same exact elements and a pretty close story line to its predecessor, FANG. They ended in exactly the same situation and not much happened. "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrator

Jill Apple is a voiceover artist with hundreds of television and radio commercials, animation projects, and audiobooks to her credit. She lives in New York with her husband, her son, and her Boston Terrier.