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Author: James Patterson Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Audio Length: Series:The When the Wind Blows Series Release Date: August 2005 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781594832857

Publisher Description

While grieving her husband's murder, a young Colorado veterinarian meets a troubled FBI agent and begins to uncover the world's most sinister secrets in this thriller from James Patterson.

Frannie O'Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, Frannie throws herself into her work, but it is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep.

Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life forever: an eleven-year-old girl named Max.

With breathtaking energy, Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science. Bold and compelling, When the Wind Blows is a story of suspense and passion as only James Patterson could tell it.

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Quotes

  • “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

Awards

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

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Gabrielle, 2/17/2014
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    " I loved this book. This was the first James Patterson book I read. It was amazing. "

    - Angela, 2/12/2014
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    " Rating reflects how I felt about this book when I read it circa 2000. I thought this book was the shit. "

    - Ash, 2/3/2014
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    " i love how this book gives you different information about everything and the kids before they live on their own "

    - Sami, 1/30/2014
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    " Lovely book and very good read :0) "

    - Clara, 1/29/2014
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    " Good Book, beginning iss a little hard to follow but overall, good. "

    - Trevor, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Kaethe, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Interesting idea but not one of my favorites. "

    - Wendy, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Homer, 12/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Lucinda, 11/25/2013
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    " I really liked this book. I liked how it was written. "

    - Dane, 9/30/2013
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    " 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. "

    - Carolyn, 9/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Kirsten, 9/21/2013
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    " Now this is a good James Patterson book. It's very obvious it was one of his earlier works. "

    - Sara, 9/18/2013
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    " The first book in the angel children series. Very exciting! Loved the characters, particularly Frannie. "

    - Olivia, 9/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    - Ron, 10/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Lisa, 8/20/2012
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    " Pretty good book. Fast and entertaining. "

    - Nancy, 6/12/2012
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    " 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! "

    - Julianna, 11/13/2011
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    " This book started the Maximum Ride series. "

    - Tati, 10/2/2011
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    " 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. "

    - Amarisa, 8/31/2011
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    " 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! "

    - Nicole, 6/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Jenn, 6/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved loved loved this book "

    - Kimberley, 6/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

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

    " 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. "

    - Nancy, 5/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Katy, 5/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Bob, 4/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Janet, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Danielle, 4/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Gabrielle, 4/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

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

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

    - Katherine, 4/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Roger, 4/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Hornicorn, 4/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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.. "

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

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

    - Ray, 3/31/2011

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 Narrator

Blair Brown is an award-winning narrator and a Tony Award–winning actor. Besides earning several AudioFile Earphones Award, she received the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fiction Narration in 2020. She has appeared on Broadway, in film, and on television in numerous miniseries and TV movies and received five Emmy Award nominations for her starring role in The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.