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Author: James Patterson Narrator: Hope Davis, Stephen Lang Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Audio Length: Series:The When the Wind Blows Series Release Date: August 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781594832833

Publisher Description

Six extraordinary children are trying to lead normal lives in the Rocky Mountain countryside. They live in different homes with different families, but there is something powerful that connects them. Something that puts them in terrible danger. The only time they felt safe was when they were together in the waterfront cabin they call the Lake House. And the only people they've ever trusted are Frannie and Kit, the couple who rescued them from unimaginable evil once before.

When that evil resurfaces, the kids reconnect with Frannie and Kit and set off on an astonishing adventure. They flee to the Lake House, but even that haven may no longer be safe.

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Quotes

  • “An unexpected and sweet romance between Max and Oz alleviates the nail-biting suspense somewhat, but as usual, Patterson gets his readers in his grip from page one and doesn’t let go until the last page is turned. This sequel is even better than the first book.”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “It’s been several years since James Patterson penned When The Wind Blows, and in his latest mystery, he revisits the characters from that stunning thriller…Though not as suspenseful as many of Patterson’s novels, his latest keeps a brisk pace, as Kit, Frannie and the children try to discover their pursuer’s whereabouts before they are ensnared in his net.”

    - RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
  • “The pages move like the wind that lifts Max’s wings.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Patterson’s sensibility dovetails perfectly with that of his prodigies, whose tender feelings and pitch-perfect teenage dialogue are the best things here.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Well read by Hope Davis and Stephen Lang.”

    - Library Journal (audio review)
  • “Entertaining performances by two fine narrators. Patterson is a first-class storyteller.”

    - AudioFile

Awards

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

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " once again the children characters were very unbelievable. i mean 12 year-olds should not be doing the things max and oz were doing! no matter what the difference is because they are part bird or whatever "

    - Hpitcher, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Incredibly poor writing, poor story-line, lack of believable facts... I could go on and on. Save yourself the time and don't read it. "

    - Andreea, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quick, easy read. Nothing breathtaking, but enjoyable. "

    - Mike, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A good change from the Cross books... wonderful story "

    - Dan, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Fast-paced easy reading... Sci-fi stories aren't usually something I pick up, but to fill some time this happened to be available. Flying kids and crazy doctor clones killing people made for an imaginative plot but felt pretty far-fetched, even if some of the science does exist. This is my first James Patterson novel and the writing was pretty unimpressive for such a famous name. The dialogue didn't feel believable at all, though the sentiment was there behind it. Definitely wouldn't pick it up again, but as I said, it was an easy, engaging, fast read to kill some time. "

    - Aly, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read Maximum Ride first, his teen novel based on this book and When the Wind Blows. So I was eager to read these books, and I wasn't disappointed. The modifications to the children to make them fly are slightly different, so you can see how the author developed his ideas. A great idea, well executed. "

    - Ann, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " One of the few books I couldn't finish. "

    - Tom, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved it! It gave me a nice intro before I read the Max series. It was a little hard to believe in the story line but I enjoyed reading it. "

    - Tiffany, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " WEIRD WEIRD WEIRD "

    - Dana, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a good book and I would recommend it to everyone. "

    - Nancy, 12/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " good book, couldn't put it down lol "

    - Mollie, 12/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Different from what my mom described it, it was a good book with a lot of mysteries that unfolded through out the book but it was to mysterious for me to read. "

    - Paul, 12/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is the first James Patterson I've read. Are all his books this badly written? I gave it a 3 because the story was interesting enough but the writing seems to cater to the (not so literary) masses and gets a 2. "

    - Marie, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This isn't something I would normally read but I read it because I like James Patterson. It isn't a typical James Patterson book but I still loved it. "

    - Megan, 11/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " i was totally satisfied with this book as a sequel, which doesn't happen often. one thing i do hate is that james patterson ruined the main character,max, with "maximum ride". "

    - Alex, 6/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " This is one of the few books that I will give one star too. In my old notebook where I kept track of books I've read,, I actually wrote "stupid!" next to this one. This is NOT one of Patterson's best,, by any means. "

    - Glennie, 4/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I read When the Wind Blows a few years back and have read the Maximum Ride series since, by James Patterson. I am finding it difficult to not think of the Max I know from Maximum Ride when reading this book, but I am liking the story. "

    - Jen, 11/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 2nd book for adults on Max and her flock of kids with wings. OK story about dr. doing un-ethical experiments in hospital. "

    - Dlittle, 7/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " loved it and was very disappointed in the third book of the series "

    - Anna, 6/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Eh. Not as good as Where the Wind Blows but it was still interesting. Definitely a little gross at times because of the "shucking". That part I could have done without. People with a queasy stomach shouldn't read this. "

    - Marie, 6/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Not my favorite James Patterson Book. I'm not fond of the whole idea of bird people. "

    - Marianne, 5/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very clever and very insightful. Twists and turns every where and I fell in love with the characters so quickly. "

    - Alanah, 2/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " For some reason I didn't finish it. Read it a while ago. "

    - Paulette, 1/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Almost a Koontz novel here. Entertains the idea of altering children so they can fly like birds. Sounds weird, but it kept my attention. "

    - Shan, 11/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " yeah-didn't like this one at all! skipped about the last 30 pages and read the ending-just couldn't stand it anymore. "

    - Alison, 10/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great read! This book got me hooked on Patterson! "

    - Goddesshollylighter, 9/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " this book has a very strange story but it is a good read. "

    - Maureen, 6/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really would give it a 3 1/2 star. But I do love a mystery and this one was UNIQUE! Plus I read it in 2 days. Cannot remember when I read a book in a mere 2 days! "

    - Jennifer, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a good book and I would recommend it to everyone. "

    - Nancy, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really liked this, much better than the majority of the Maximum Ride series. I just wish he extended this a little more. "

    - Alison, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this book why i never heard opf it before the Maximum Ride series suprsies me But hey. Absobluty spledid. "

    - Temple, 5/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I thought it was going to be an interesting premise...children cloned into half-human, half-bird form...but as I read further I just kept thinking I was wasting an afternoon in the sun. I really hate to give one star reviews, but... "

    - Marsha, 4/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Possible my favourite ever Patterson book, Picked it up expecting another murder mystery and what I got was a nice surprise! "

    - Amy, 4/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " First James Patterson book I didn't care for. "

    - Connie, 4/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " This has to be one of the worst books I've ever read. Never mind that the premise,flying children, is completely not my thing, the writing is horrible. Needless to say, I don't recommend it. "

    - Heather, 3/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Characters are not necessarily likable; crude language didn't really serve any purpose. Ending seemed very rushed as if author wanted to be done with story. "

    - Joan, 3/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The book was good, it kept me interested. Some parts were far-fetched and unrealistic. "

    - Linda, 3/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " odd story; wouldn't recommend but I liked the writing style "

    - Stacey, 3/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a nice continuation of "When the Wind Blows". This is probably one of my favorites of his and I would suggest you read "Wind Blows" before this one although you don't have to. "

    - Jody, 2/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Awesome sequel. The flying kids are back. I just read that Patterson will continue this story in a teen series. "

    - Cindy, 2/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love love love love love love love this book!!!!! "

    - Lindsey, 2/12/2011

About the Author

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 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 Narrators

Hope Davis, an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has starred in more than twenty feature films, including Arlington Road, American Splendor, and Next Stop Wonderland. Also an accomplished stage actress, she earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway play God of Carnage. She was voted Best Actress in 2003 by the New York Film Critics.

Stephen Lang is a Tony Award–nominated actor who has made a name for himself on stages both at home and abroad. Perhaps most well-known for his role in James Cameron’s Avatar, his other film credits include The Men Who Stare at Goats, Public Enemies, Tombstone, and many more.