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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (49,261 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:
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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 two of the series, the Flock members are taken under the wing of an FBI agent and try to live “normal” lives by going to school, making friends, and continuing their relentless search for their parents. But the Erasers return, forcing the Flock to abandon their search and make their escape once again. The voice inside Max’s head keeps telling her that it’s up to her to save the world, but that’s especially challenging to do when she is faced with her ultimate match: a newer and better version of herself, Maximum Ride II. Max’s heart-stopping quest to investigate the mind-blowing mystery of her ultimate destiny continues in the scariest, strangest, and funniest James Patterson novel yet.

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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
  • *"A breathless adventure...full of action, swooping flights and fierce fights--a sure bet for the movies." (Starred Review)--Kliatt
  • Adventure, fighting, backstabbing, and love abound throughout the book, while still allotting time to develop characters one cares about. VOYA
  • Readers are in for another exciting wild ride. Kirkus
  • Pure escapist pleasure. The Horn Book
  • “Readers are in for another exciting wild ride...[An] action-packed page-turner.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Patterson, an accomplished storyteller, once again demonstrates his ability to write page-turning action scenes, this time leavening the suspense with some surprising humor...Fans of the first book will be delighted with this continuation of the story.”


  • “Action; suspense; plot surprises: all James Patterson specialties.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “This novel is a compelling sequel to a compelling first book. It grabs readers straight from the start and reels them in with new excitements on every page...Patterson satisfies fans of the series by incorporating new plot lines into the story, while still using the ones laid out in the first book. It sets up well for a third book, which is destined to be another delight.”


  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ivan | 2/19/2014

    " All the events that happen throughout the story are great!!! I love all the characters specially Max because of her personality it makes her unique!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Softballplayer21 | 2/12/2014

    " i really like this book and i plan on reading the rest of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katee Paxon | 2/10/2014

    " Um, on this book it didnt really matter that JP had me at his first book in this series because the book was great on its own. It was,again, unpredictable, which is something that i definitely have to look for in books because who wants to know how the book will end before they're finished? Not me. So yea, again i recommend this for anyone looking for a good read. I loved it :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tiffany Peterson | 2/9/2014

    " I liked this book better than the first one but the pacing is still kind of strange and the book ends without anything really being accomplished. "

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