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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (26,488 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The When the Wind Blows Series Release Date: August 2005 ISBN: 9781594832857
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Frannie O’Neill, a young and talented veterinarian lives in Colorado and is plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor. Frannie throws herself into her work until she comes across an amazing discovery near her animal hospital in the woods. Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, soon arrives on Frannie’s doorstep with an agenda of his own. Then there’s eleven-year-old Max, who leads Frannie and Kit to uncovering one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science in one of the most unforgettable creations in thriller fiction. When the Wind Blows combines suspense with sheer delight to make your heart and imagination soar.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It has been more than a decade since I was captivated by a book like I was captivated by this one.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “Patterson strikes an entirely new chord with When the Wind Blows...A chilling suspense novel...perhaps too realistic for comfort...Patterson combines jaw-dropping scenes, heart-pounding plot twists, and memorable characters in one unforgettable package.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Blair Brown can make the mundane sound musical.”

    AudioFile

  • “Patterson brings together three interesting characters in this story of genetic testing, abuse of power, and murder…The relationships among the characters are interesting, and readers will cheer Max and how she escapes and beats her captors.”

    Library Journal

  • A #1 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 Gabrielle | 2/17/2014

    " Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Whoa. Need I say more? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Lindsey | 2/12/2014

    " I loved this book. This was the first James Patterson book I read. It was amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ash | 2/3/2014

    " Rating reflects how I felt about this book when I read it circa 2000. I thought this book was the shit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sami Damms | 1/30/2014

    " i love how this book gives you different information about everything and the kids before they live on their own "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clara Givens | 1/29/2014

    " Lovely book and very good read :0) "

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

    " Good Book, beginning iss a little hard to follow but overall, good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 1/21/2014

    " Entertaining enough although I don't remember any specifics. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 1/17/2014

    " Interesting idea but not one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Homer H. | 12/20/2013

    " Transgenics and their possible future... treated like humans or animals. The question thats we will face in the future is how we will deal with them. This book is like a sequel to "Next" by Michael Chrichton, but more exiting! Made more exiting by heartless scientists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucinda Santos | 11/25/2013

    " Unethical researchers...mutated DNA...testing on humans...children with wings. MY KIND OF BOOK! =0) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dane | 9/30/2013

    " I really liked this book. I liked how it was written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 9/23/2013

    " Not like the other James Patterson books I've read. This has an element of Sci-fi. That doesn't keep it from being a page turner, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 9/21/2013

    " A little sci-fi for me, but still entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Narrow-LaPoint | 9/18/2013

    " Now this is a good James Patterson book. It's very obvious it was one of his earlier works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 9/11/2013

    " The first book in the angel children series. Very exciting! Loved the characters, particularly Frannie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ron | 10/5/2012

    " Not one of Jimmy's best, interesting enough to keep me listening til the end. Saving grace: I had the abridged version. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Abramson | 8/20/2012

    " I liked this book! Surprisingly, I learned this is his most popular book. There are others that follow it,....read all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy W. | 6/12/2012

    " Pretty good book. Fast and entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julianna | 11/13/2011

    " I have read this book twice, and I still can't get enough! It really keeps you on the edge of your seat, and it makes you wonder if stuff like this could actually happen. Whether you're into science fiction or not, this is an amazing book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tati | 10/2/2011

    " This book started the Maximum Ride series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amarisa | 8/31/2011

    " I like James Patterson, but I found this story a little too far from reality. I like to escape once in awhile, but children with wings hidden in some bio-medical camp was a bit too much for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Flowers | 6/21/2011

    " This is by far my favorite of his books. The story was fresh and exciting and there were just enough details and science to feel like it could really happen. It wasn't predictable as some of his thrillers are. It's just different. A great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 6/12/2011

    " As a whole, this book was an excellent read, fast-paced and thought-provoking. Despite man's best intentions, we tend to place our own interests before all else. Science tends to act before considering whether it should, and mankind has a propensity to destroy rather than heal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberley | 6/2/2011

    " I loved loved loved this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 5/14/2011

    " An interesting and fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy story. I don't think I've ever read anything by this author before, but this book was pretty good, and good enough that I'll read the next one in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 5/3/2011

    " I found this book easy to read and certainly kept my attention. It is a scary idea that could some day be true (at least parts of it). I enjoyed the charactors and will continue to read the series. There are surprises and you aren't sure how it will end until it does. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katy Kat | 5/2/2011

    " Goodreads LIES. This book has a girl named Max with wings and several other bird children who escape from the horrible "School," but this is NOT a Maximum Ride book. >:C James Patterson even says in the Maximum Ride books that the similarities end there. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob | 4/30/2011

    " It was after reading this effort that I gave up on Patterson. This seemed slipshod and rushed. He seemed to make the same points over and over again, seelingly trying to flesh out a whole book. Could've been a fair short story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 4/28/2011

    " When I picked this book up from the library, I didn't realize that it was the first of the Max Ride series. It was okay. Some spots corny.
    I was just looking for books of James Patterson that I had not read. This was one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 4/25/2011

    " "When the Wind Blows" and "The Lake House" are the reason I have read the Maximun Ride Series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 4/21/2011

    " Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Whoa. Need I say more? "

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

    " I enjoyed this quite a bit. Found the plot quite interesting and the story never got bogged down due to Patterson's writing style. A page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 4/16/2011

    " The beginning seemed to take a while to pick up the pace, but half way through I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 4/16/2011

    " I read this while I was out of town a couple of years ago. Couldn't put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hornicorn | 4/13/2011

    " Really liked this one..enjoyed it much better than his later Maximum Ride books although I do enjoy these as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chandra | 4/4/2011

    " This book was OK. It was unbelievable and the ending was hoohumm.. It brought out alot of emotions from Sadness to fear to excitement. I am glad Tinkerbell survived, she was my favorite by far of all the characters. She had gumption.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 3/31/2011

    " Held my attention from beginning to end. Lots of mystery and suspense "

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