It's a big job for one teenager. His father had the title of Alien Hunter until number-one on the List, The Prayer, killed him and Lee's mother in cold blood. Lee was just three. Ever since then, his supreme abilities - like being able to change shape and conjure up his long-dead parents out of thin-air - have gotten him through life, not to mention countless battles with aliens that roam Earth, hunting humans as part of an inter-planetary game.
Next on the list is number-six, Ergent Seth, alternately a horribly crude, grotesque horse-headed creature and a pretentious Hollywood film director/producer. Lee's quest to search and destroy number-six leads him right into the arms of super-cute Sarah Wilson - and a deadly trap that takes him to Ergent Seth's spacecraft. It's heading for a place beyond Lee's comprehension: his home planet.
For Lee is an alien too, after all. And it turns out that Earth, his adopted home, isn't the only planet that needs to be saved.
James Patterson's exciting new series is full of high wish-fulfillment fantasy, humor, and of course, all of the suspense that Patterson fans have come to expect - only this time, it's literally out of this world.
©2008 James Patterson; (P)2008 Hachette Audio
Booklover since I was 7 yrs. old!
I think this book is underrated and not at all so bad as some reviewers seem to think. Took some time to get into it, but then it was exciting and quite an funny book, and I actually didnt like the MiB movies, but as a book it works.
Very good narration!
I am a special education teacher - I purchased Daniel X for a student on the recommendation of a friend. This kido absolutely LOVED the Percy Jackson series and had a hard time finding something else to read when he had exhausted that series and the related books. If it wasn't Greek Mythology, he didn't want any part of it. I convinced him to at least give this book a try. We both started listening in our own time, but when he got ahead of me he started fussing that I needed to hurry and get caught up as it was so good. Then he would mention a little tidbit to get me to want to finish. To see him so excited about a book with a completely different theme was awesome. As for myself, I still am not completely finished with the book, but I enjoy the story. The science fiction/alien part of the book is cool. Kids will love it. The narrator did a great job with the narrating. I had no trouble imagining the characters and their thoughts and feelings of the situations. I don't think I have to say too much about James Patterson as an author - his other works speak for him and his skill as an author. I will be purchasing the rest of this series for my student.
This is a childrens type book. It is intertaining and keeps the attention. It is very well written and thought out. I like the premiss, the plot, and the flow. It sets up for more books in a series that I shall purchase. It is so short that i finished it in an afternoon so I'm not really into the charge of a whole credit, but I enjoyed the book.
I was somewhat disappointed by this book. If I was 13-17 I might have really enjoyed the book. It's fast and quick to listen to. Less than impressive. The narrator did a good job. Choose another audiobook and wait for this one to go on sale.
I bought this book thinking it was going to be like maximum ride books but it was totally different had a road trip with my kids ages 15, 11 and 8, 4 hrs long and we all liked it, it was somthing we can all enjoy my husband (34) and I (32) included some gross parts that my children loved but I was happy of no swear words and it made our trip seem like minutes instead of hours
What a disappointment! Not at all what I expected from the author. No suspense, no real plot, just gimmicks. Appears to be more appropriate for the teen set.
I don't normally write reviews but this book forced me to. Did James Patterson even bother to read this book before endorsing it with his name. This was with out a doubt the worse book I ever read (or tried to, couldn't finish it!!)
I must have missed that this book is for teenagers.
This seems to be one of those books that Patterson lent his name to. I can't believe he wrote this. Don't waste your time, money, or credit on this one!
I enjoy James Patterson's Women's Murder Club, Alex Cross and standalone thrillers.
A few years ago, I tried listening to the first two Maximum Ride books, but I really didn't enjoy them. This book felt like more of the same, just with slightly different characters. I would guess if kids like the Maximum Ride series, they will also like this. I just wish they had made it clear that this book was geared towards kids before I wasted a credit and 5 hours on it.
Like another reviewer stated--it scares me that there are at least 2 more of these books finished or in the works--I hope the author isn't too busy to release more of his great adult thrillers, and less of the kids' books.
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