James Patterson has had more "New York Times" bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to "Guinness World Records." Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including "Kiss the Girls "and "Along Came a Spider." He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Gr 7 Up-Non-stop thrills keep listeners on the edge of their seats as they enter the world of 14-year-old Maximum Ride and her "sibling" clan of genetically-enhanced children. In best-selling adult author James Patterson's fantasy (Little, 2005), the six children were experiments created in a lab called the School, but they've been living on their own since a scientist helped them escape. Now they're being tracked down by wolf-human predators who have been programmed to destroy the kids at all costs. The danger never lets up for a second as the kids are kidnapped, hunted, and must flee across the continent to escape. Fortunately for them, they have the power to fly with the help of wings that were grafted onto their bodies. Some scenes take a long time to develop and others seem like offshoots of the main plot, but narrators Nancy Ku and Ed Sala create a myriad of voices for the cast of characters. Short, fast-paced chapters keep this lengthy novel from becoming tiresome for listeners. Readers and listeners will eagerly await the sequel. A good choice for school and public libraries; Patterson's adult fans will probably want to borrow it as well.-Casey Rondini, Hartford Public Library, CT Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
The Angel Experiment James Patterson. Warner, $6.99 ISBN 0-446-61779-2. Thriller writer Patterson takes characters that first appeared in his adult novels When the Wind Blows and its sequel, The Lake House, and places them in a story pitched at young adults. Ages 12-up. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Raves for the MAXIMUM RIDE series:
#1 "New York Times" Bestseller
"Publishers Weekly" Bestseller
An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults
An ALA/"VOYA" "Teens' Top Ten" Pick
A "VOYA" Review Editor's Choice
A New York Public Library "Books for the Teen Age" Selection
A Book Sense Summer 2007 Children's Pick
A "KLIATT" Editors' Choice
A Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year for "MAX"
Praise for "The Angel Experiment"*#1 NYT bestseller
*Publishers Weekly bestseller
*An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults
*An ALA/VOYa "Teens' Top Ten" Pick
*A VOYA Review Editor's Choice
"Nonstop action carries this page-turner brilliantly from start to finish."--Kirkus
"Book of the week."--London Times
"Ready-made for a movie script."--The Toronto Sun
"Think wings, big wings."--Chicago Tribune