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Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

James Patterson, Author, Evan Rachel Wood, Read by
James Patterson, Author, Evan Rachel Wood, Read by , read by Evan Rachel Wood. Time Warner AudioBooks $22.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-59483-048-8
Reviewed on: 07/11/2005
Release date: 04/01/2005
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Themes from Patterson's popular adult titles When the Wind Blows and The Lake House waft through this YA thriller, the author's first in the genre. Wood stars as Maximum Ride, 14-year-old leader of a band of kids who have escaped the lab where they were bred as 98% human and 2% bird (wings being a key component) and developed a variety of other-worldly talents. In Patterson's unusual universe, Max and her young cohorts are soon forced to rescue one of their own—a girl named Angel—from a pack of mutant wolf-humans called Erasers. Wood nails Patterson's often adult-beyond-their-years dialogue with a jaded tone. But the result of this pairing makes Max sound more off-putting than cool or intriguing. The listening experience is stalled in the starting gate, keeping the action-adventure earthbound rather than high-flying. Ages 12-up. (Apr.)

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