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The Audio Book Guy - No Fluff. Just my honest opinion of the audio books I listen to.

Maximum Ride - School's Out Forever - James Patterson

 

Title: School’s Out – Forever (Maximum Ride, Book 2)

Author: James Patterson

Read By: Valentina De Angelis

Publisher: Hachette

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Number of Cd’s and/or Total running time: 4 CD’S / ~ 4 hours

ISBN-13: 978-1600242625

Link to the Author’s and/or Publisher’s Website: James Patterson

Link to Amazon.com for purchase (if applicable):

Release Date (if applicable): July 22, 2008

Brief Summary:

From the Author’s website:

If you’ve already devoured James Patterson’s #1 bestselling blockbuster MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, stop right here—just turn the page, and hold on tight!
As for the rest of you – well, where have you been? Meet Max, Fang, Iggy, Gasman, Nudge, and Angel, six absolutely unforgettable kids. With some major problems. THEY’RE BEING HUNTED BY KILLERS. BUT WHO?
It’s even worse than that. Max is sure that a microchip has been inserted under her skin – leading freakish forces of evil to ambush them at any moment…AND WORSE!
She and the others are supposed to save the world. BUT FROM WHAT? WHEN? AND HOW?
Max will stop at nothing to find answers. One thing she does know: it’s got something to do with an astonishing ability they have that no others can claim. THEY CAN FLY.
Max’s heart-stopping quest to protect her “family” and investigate the mind-blowing mystery of her ultimate destiny continues in the scariest, strangest, and funniest James Patterson thriller yet.
THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT WAS JUST A TEST DRIVE. NOW, BRACE YOURSELF FOR THE MAXIMUM RIDE!

Personal Review:

My first YA audiobook review. I chose this book because of the author James Patterson who I am familiar with.

The story was very entertaining and moved along at a very quick pace. I have not read the first book in this series, but caught up quickly – which I lend to Patterson’s excellent writing style.

The most intriguing aspect of this series is the powers that Max, Fang, Iggy, Gasman, Nudge, and Angel posses. I remember as a child dreaming of these powers and how I would use them in everyday life. While the youngest winged kids use them as I would have by messing around in school and “persuading” authority, Max and Fang use them responsibly and lead the kids from one area to another evading the Erasers and “doctors” that created them.

The premise behind this adventure is the search for the kids’ real parents. Although they do find one set of parents, it is not exactly what they were looking for.

Although Valentina De Angelis is age appropriate for the recording, I think a more experienced voice actor would have made a huge difference for this book.

I have one more book in the series and am looking forward to another enjoyable light listen.

 

 

Rating: Average

 

 

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