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3.00036218761318 out of 53.00036218761318 out of 53.00036218761318 out of 53.00036218761318 out of 53.00036218761318 out of 5 3.00 (5,522 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Neil McMahon Narrator: Matthew Bomer Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781607884590
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Move over James Bond, you’ve just met your match!

Hays Baker and his wife, Lizbeth, possess superhuman strength, exceptional intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do, they’re Elites, endowed at birth with the most advanced genetic enhancements available. Elites are the pinnacle of evolution, the triumph of man’s ambitions. The only problem in their perfect world? The humans and their toys!

The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the president and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life.

Now a hunted fugitive, Hays is thrown into a life he never dreamed possible: fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction. He enlists all of his training to uncover the truth that will save millions of lives, and maybe even his own. Not only that, Hays and Lizbeth just might lose their perfect family.

James Patterson’s Toys is a thriller on a hyperplane, with a hero to rival both James Bond and Jason Bourne.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Imagine James Bond and Jason Bourne fused into a single person.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “It’s the ultimate war—humans against machines. The world’s fate lies in its outcome, and Hays Baker is caught in the middle…Bomer excels at creating voices for the many people and androids Hays meets. He gives a slightly seductive voice to a French resistance fighter, uses grunts to characterize various colleagues at the Agency of Change, and drawls the president’s voice. As each character pops up in this futuristic thriller, Bomer is up to the challenge.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Marie | 2/20/2014

    " Awesome book! I couldn't put it down! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judy Garrison | 2/18/2014

    " I didn't even finish the book. I normally like James Patterson, but not this time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aubree | 2/11/2014

    " Interesting story line, although I predicted the ending pretty easily. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 2/10/2014

    " It was ok. Interesting concept. Very very easy, I read it in a couple of days. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alison | 2/2/2014

    " At first this book was really interesting to me. But after reading more it just got confusing and weird. It made sense but at the same time it didn't. Too many characters and not enough character development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 1/26/2014

    " I'm not into sci-fi books at all but didn't know what it was about when I picked it up at library and had to read it because I'm a big fan of JP! I thoroughly enjoyed it and loved how much imagination had gone into the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Brennan | 1/26/2014

    " Would have been better as a movie, and that's coming from someone who almost always prefers the book to the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari Beh | 1/19/2014

    " Another great story from James Patterson. There will definitely be another one. Enjoy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andra | 1/10/2014

    " takes place in the future. Wierd "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 1/8/2014

    " In the vein of "Total Recall," "Toys" is a quick summer read. Patterson's trademark short chapters and action keep this entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 12/28/2013

    " This book is a mix of I-Robot meets Demolition Man. Very interesting and great imaginative view of what the future could be like. Good read, kept my interest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Colleen | 12/20/2013

    " Quite possibly the worst book I've ever read. Even if I were a Sci Fi fan, I think I would still have found this story ridiculous. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 12/10/2013

    " Takes place in the future. If I had realized that before i started, I might not have read it. The book got too out there for me and I did not read the last third of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Taylor | 12/3/2013

    " i did not like this story line at all. clones, elites, robots, futuristic. YUCK!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbi | 12/1/2013

    " Different from the usual Patterson, quick and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 11/24/2013

    " Not exactly what you're expecting when reading the title, Toys". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki Rezek | 10/17/2013

    " This is not a typical Patterson adult novel. Its plot is very similar to that of the HUNGER GAMES series. The determination to overtake the Elite in order to regain control of society. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debra Burgess | 8/23/2013

    " Found it similar to "Brave New World"....... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lainy | 6/23/2013

    " The concept of the book was pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luvredandwhite | 6/15/2013

    " Not his best...there were very dry parts. I could definitely tell that this was written by two authors! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 4/6/2013

    " I just can't help it. I love everything James Patterson writes. He is always 5 stars in my book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 2/13/2013

    " Loved it! Not a typical James Patterson book but it was right up my alley. Similar to the Jetson's but better technology. If you're into futuristic, imaginative and technology, you'll love this book. It was a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reesa | 12/30/2012

    " If you enjoy the Witch and Wizard series, you will enjoy this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 11/21/2012

    " Patterson should limit his writing to the present. Hays Baker is no Alex Cross. Lucy is not Lindsay Boxer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin Millan | 10/4/2012

    " Not my usual ead but was surprised as it was qite good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Allred | 8/13/2012

    " predictable but interesting enough for a vacation read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Lahti milne | 2/13/2012

    " Have to say I loved this book. Kind of a crazy story but it could happen.. ?? Mindless but fun "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle | 10/16/2011

    " This was an audio book that was read by Matt Bomer. Totally different James Patterson, set in the future which I don't usually choose. Good one and well done by Bomer. (Julie and Diane -- this one's for you.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodeoroy | 7/21/2011

    " I thought this book was outstanding even though this is a new genre for Patterson. The future as written by Patterson gives you something to think about. So are you an Elite or a skunk? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eileen | 7/10/2011

    " story line was all over the place...poorly written "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/23/2011

    " Too weird. Futuristic with humans being a sub-species that were referred to as "skunks". Couldn't read beyond a few chapters. I usually love James Patterson books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tammy | 5/23/2011

    " Probably the worst James Patterson yet. Written with the depth of a 3rd grader. The story line had some merit, but the whole thing felt like an outline rather than an actual story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 5/22/2011

    " I like James Patterson, but this wasn't one of his better books. It seemed very amateurish. I did like the story line concept. "

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

    " Interesting futuristic novel. Fast paced and intriguing. The ending left an opening for a possible sequel. It will be interesting to see if that happens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 5/19/2011

    " Very interesting and definitely on a different track than previous works I've read. I really enjoyed it, though I do like the Cross novels and murder club novels much more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 5/16/2011

    " A strange little futuristic story. Kinda creepy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 5/16/2011

    " I think this was the second book of James Patterson's that I really didn't care for. It wasn't terrible but I won't re-read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy | 5/16/2011

    " Mr. Patterson, Mr. Patterson, oh how I want to shake you!!! Toys co-authored by Neil McMahon was just god awful. Concept was from left field. Couldn't even finish it. Please start writing your novels just by yourself. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 5/15/2011

    " Takes place in the future. If I had realized that before i started, I might not have read it. The book got too out there for me and I did not read the last third of the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katherine | 5/15/2011

    " so disappointed. one of the worst james patterson i have read. predictable plot. one dimensional protagonist. boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 5/14/2011

    " Very good, much like his Maximum Ride series, book written in the future, much to say about what and where greed can take you, having the latest and greatest toys is not always the best, how having them can also cause the downfall of man as we know it. 5 stars in my book ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/12/2011

    " Very different kind of book. Definately not for everyone. A science fiction novel about super humans against humans. Interesting to say the least. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janice | 5/12/2011

    " This book is a shakey venture into science fiction territory. I did not like the book at all. I don't know if it is the collaboration or Patterson himself, isn't as good as he used to be. This book is so disappointing, I never finished it, and at that, I think I read too much. "

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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

Matthew Bomer is an American film, stage, and television actor, currently starring in the USA Network’s White Collar. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.