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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: May 2006 ISBN: 9781594835179
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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

  • “Readers are in for another exciting wild ride...[An] action-packed page-turner.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • 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
  • “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.”

    Booklist

  • “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.”

    VOYA

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 2/7/2014

    " Love the characters and the snarky story, but the dog really puts it over the top "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille Ramirez | 2/6/2014

    " Forgot the story :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allycat | 2/2/2014

    " LOVED IT when Iggy and Gasman set off a stink bomb in the boy's bathroom!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krystal | 1/19/2014

    " The second book in the Maximum Ride series, a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine 캐서린 | 1/18/2014

    " Just as good as the first! I can't wait to read the rest! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 1/13/2014

    " BEST SERIES EVERRR!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendall | 12/28/2013

    " GREAT BOOK! LIKE THE OTHERS!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison Schroeder | 12/11/2013

    " I say this book was totally awesome I cant wait untill I get the 3rd book and I didnt think that total talking was corny I thought it was a good touch to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Quiggles | 12/8/2013

    " I love this series. :) I can't wait to rfad the next one this book took me a day and a half to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KK | 12/6/2013

    " WARNING!!! If planning to read this book, leave yourself plenty of time and don't expect to do anything else until this is finished; even if not the best book I've read-not the best book by far- I was enthralled. The book almost turned it's own pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayden | 11/30/2013

    " This is one of the better books in the too-long series. The early books in the series are great, funny and action-packed, but the later books just re-use jokes and are sketchy. The concept is interesting, the plot is good, and the characters are unforgetable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eva | 11/21/2013

    " I really liked it however is seems that the story line is dragging a bit and doesn't seem to resolve at the end. Perhaps that is to keep the series going. I definitely want to keep reading the series now that I have started to see where these characters go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adri | 8/4/2013

    " Masih bernada sama dengan buku sebelumnya, seolah melanjutkan langsung dari akhir buku pertama. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 7/7/2013

    " In this exciting, not to mention airborne, 2 book in the Maximum Ride series. Max learns that not all love lasts, not even true love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nirali | 7/1/2013

    " really good book enjoyed alot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 1Annabelle Welford-small | 12/7/2012

    " It is the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the series! Can't die without reading the book!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylin | 8/1/2012

    " Absolutely hilarious AND fast-paced, all at the same time. :) It was very fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret peterson | 8/1/2012

    " it was a good book loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sallie griffin | 6/19/2012

    " Loved it! :-) James always have some twist or turn in the story that blows my mind.I cant believe all the new developments in the story. Excited to read the 3rd book which I have! Read this people its no slacker! :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/5/2012

    " I don't think "School's Out - Forever" is quite as good as "The Angel Experiment," but it's still really good. =] Max fans will not be disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Bardua | 10/2/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book. I need to read the rest of the series. James Patterson is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy Morrow | 8/9/2011

    " This book is a thrilling adventure. It takes you on adventure to ditch school. I highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thecarrolllegacy | 4/23/2011

    " Just like the first one I could not put it down. The fact that they are trying to fit into the world, save it and survive another day on it is a great combo. I just love Max and being inside her head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Furball | 4/22/2011

    " Maximum Ride series are AHHHmaaaZING! :D "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Darlene | 4/20/2011

    " LOL COULDN'T EVEN FINISH IT. It seemed like it was written by an 8 year old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 2/11/2011

    " i loved this book soo much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cailyn | 1/9/2011

    " i love these books soooo much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennnifer | 12/29/2010

    " i've read the first one and it was amazing, i loved it! i cant wait until i start the next one. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael | 6/10/2010

    " Really captivating, amazing series. All about children with wings and their escape from scientists. LOVED them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 3/13/2010

    " Book one was pretty lame but it definitely picked up some speed by book 3. Now I need to continue the series just to see how it all turns out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 7/9/2009

    " Fast-paced hard to put down books! As you read them they keep getting better and better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raul | 3/31/2009

    " the bet set ever READ IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 9/25/2008

    " ehh, not as good as the otheres. I finished this book in no time flat and was like..."uh..ooookay..." i mean, no flyboys...just an evil box dude and some franken-freek...not that climatic... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jacob | 6/11/2008

    " good ending can't wait for the action packed movie. "

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