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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (42,291 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Valentina De Angelis Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Maximum Ride Series Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9781594839092
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Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride and the other members of the “Flock”—Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel—are just like ordinary kids... but they can fly. It seems like a dream come true, except that they're being hunted by half-human, half-wolf “Erasers” who can fly, too. 

In book three of the series, the flock members are faced with a new enemy, robots called Flyboys who are stronger than Erasers and have retractable wings. The last thing Max wants is to keep running for her life, but she has to, taking the Flock across the country. There, they meet the sinister scientist Ter-Borsht, who speaks of “Re-Evolution” and the “By-Half Plan,” some of the most frightening human experiments imaginable.

As fear and tension escalate among the flock members, and a romance starts to form between Max and Fang, they split up and Max takes the girls to Europe, where they are held captive yet again. The only thing that keeps Max going is that this time she might finally meet her mother and father. But she still has to save the world. Max Ride’s final flight is a thrilling roller coaster ride with twists and turns and a landing that can’t be anything other than perfect.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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
  • 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
  • “The short, action-packed chapters end breathlessly, with twists at every turn…Adrenaline galore.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “I was dubious when I read the blurb of the first Maximum Ride novel. Don’t be. Get over it and get your hands onto the latest and hottest teenage fiction series that will grab young readers by the throat…Patterson’s dialogue is fabulous. His creations fire off the most amazing put downs to adults. His humour and insight into adolescent attitude is a delight for young readers and will bring a wry smile to older readers still alert enough to be able to turn the pages…Accessible, fast paced, humorous adventure.”

    NATE Classroom, National Association for the Teaching of English (UK)

  • “Buckle your seatbelts…Lots of action, with wisecracking commentary by Max, make this a swift and entertaining read, and fans of the series will gobble it up.”

    Kliatt (starred review)

  • “Patterson’s turbocharged Maximum Ride [series] pushes into high gear in this exciting [installment]…A major adult author comes through in the clutch.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “The chapters are short, taut, and filled with action, keeping readers engaged.”

    VOYA

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A#1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Avery Jones | 2/20/2014

    " James Patterson once again did an amazing job with this book. I love this series because even though some of the concepts are hard to grasp at first, the humor in the book and the characters sarcasm makes it a light, fun read. Whenever I'm not laughing, I'm sitting on the edge of my seat, turning pages, wanting to know what happens next. Though there were some plot twists I didn't expect, it was still a great continuation to a great series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jules | 2/20/2014

    " Ok I just got soooooooooooooooooo mad at max in this book it really does deserve this rating. All I will say is she is not developing very nicely "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christin | 2/13/2014

    " Great book and series...in this book things become a little serious between Fang and Max...enough that my 10 year old son might say this is stupid or gross and put it down, enough that my 12 year old would be interested without getting an education. The two split ways later in the series so things don't become anymore serious and readers get to see that life moves on and their can even be joy, happiness, and cooperation after a break-up. Nice change after Romeo and Juliet and Edward and Bella. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neill Smith | 2/10/2014

    " Max and her avian-human family are off on another adventure as they learn the name of their nemesis - Itex Corp - which plans to eliminate all weaklings and reduce the population of the world by half. Max learns the identity of her mother and father but the flock divides in two as Fang and Max fight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Halloween-luvr | 2/4/2014

    " AMAZING!!! I totally loved it! James Patterson is a great author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jueun | 1/31/2014

    " :D I LOVEDDDDD ITTT!! It's like when Max says to Fang, "I loveee you. This much!" LOL~ Anyway, this book made me happy cry, sad cry, surprise cry, and just made me feel lots of emotions in a good way ;) I loved this book. I truly did. I can't wait for the next book~ :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 1/20/2014

    " Favorite out of max ride series.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laine | 1/18/2014

    " I've read this book twice! <3 Max has A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E!! ;D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tori | 1/12/2014

    " This is definitely my favorite Maximum Ride book. It had multiple plot-twists and action and suspense on every page! Amazing, exciting, and awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyla Rue | 1/1/2014

    " Ready for the Next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/25/2013

    " A great book! Super fun and exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chloe | 11/23/2013

    " this book has some adittut "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha Cardarelli | 10/24/2013

    " As captivating and thrilling as the first two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kole | 10/10/2013

    " It was confusing at points and very sad at many points but im not going to tell you what, and Max finds out who her real parents are! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Mcpharlin | 10/3/2013

    " Amazing part 3 of the series! Such a thrill ride! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saskia | 9/14/2013

    " I love Maximum Ride! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 5/31/2013

    " This was the third in the series - a couple of good twists helped the plot along. Will read the next... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 5/28/2013

    " The third installment in this expansion of the original story. Both Jen and I really enjoy this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breek | 2/7/2013

    " I loved the action but was really worried when some stuff happened not going to spoil it. I like the end when Fang bloggers came in "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yinuo Zhang | 2/6/2013

    " One of the first books I read this year and it's pretty interesting. Like his penmanship.like the little fling going on between max and fang "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tarsiers | 7/3/2012

    " The third book in the Maximum Ride series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haylee Lafrentz | 5/18/2012

    " LOVE THIS BOOK! Don't care what others say. I think it is an epic series with just the right mixture of romance and action to keep me interested. I just CAN'T READ FAST ENOUGH! James Patterson, love your work, brilliant series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katelynn | 1/6/2012

    " My favorite book in the series yet !! Couldn't put down !(: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hpitcher | 12/15/2011

    " love! max + fang "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli | 8/16/2011

    " I love the "flock". I'm attached to the characters and find them to be entertaining, interesting, and fun! But the storyline is so repetitive and lacking in depth. I'll probably finish the series...but I find myself never dying to discover what happens next!! Ugh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 5/18/2011

    " Liked the first 2 books in the series better. Now it is getting predictable. Don't think I will continue with the series. "

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

    " ummmm, i cant really remeber what happened but it made me read therest of the series so it has to b good! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neontooth | 5/11/2011

    " Do I really have to say anything? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krystal | 5/10/2011

    " The third Maximum Ride book, I read this in one sitting. The flock splits for quite a period, but they get back together at the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 5/1/2011

    " thats one hell of a sport "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 No pain | 4/30/2011

    " Really good book I like James patersons books cuz they ain't to girly "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tokio Hotel, Cinema Bizarre, and The GazettE | 4/25/2011

    " Once again, James patterson take you on a realistic journey through the lives of these kids/teens, and leaves nothing needed behind! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna Ride ? | 4/23/2011

    " It was kinda sweet. I loved the action and the fighting. I feel bad for Max, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 4/22/2011

    " See my comments on Books 1 and 2 - the story is kind of formulaic - the gang gets in trouble, the gang gets out of trouble. But, still I keep listening because I want to find out what happens. I like the growing relationship between Fang and Max. Just a fun series. "

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