The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

James Patterson, Author, Michael Ledwidge, Author, Milo Ventimiglia, Read by
James Patterson, Author, Michael Ledwidge, Author, Milo Ventimiglia, Read by , read by Milo Ventimiglia. Hachette Audio $22.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60024-200-7
Reviewed on: 08/25/2008
Release date: 07/01/2008
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Patterson jumps on the superheroes bandwagon with contributor Ledwidge and delivers the adventures of Daniel X, a superpowered alien whose mission is to defend Earth from more malignant, threatening aliens. In his first adventure, listeners hear the typical origin story (parents killed by the most vile alien on Earth), his early adventures (growing up on his own with amazing powers) and his first real step into manhood (facing off against another alien). The story throws in a few interesting twists, but isn’t particularly dynamic as superhero narratives go. The production is sparsely sprinkled with sound effects, which work quite well and add to the story, but there is a lack of consistency to their execution. However, Milo Ventimiglia makes it worth the listen. His timing and inflection match perfectly with Daniel, the first-person protagonist. He sounds youthful enough to be believable as Daniel and easily transitions to other character voices within the story. A Little, Brown hardcover. (July)