This time, the U.S. government wants to keep the Flock under observation, offering a safe haven and schooling in return. But after their incredible adventures in books 1-3, Max and Flock have grown to love freedom - after all, haven't grown-ups always found a way to ruin their lives?
After escaping the control of the feds, they are surprised to find themselves allied with a group of environmental scientists who just might be trustworthy. Besides, what enemy could find them in one of the remotest locations on earth - Antarctica - on an expedition studying the effects of global warming up close?
There is one, however: The Uber-Director - literally, brains on a stick - an evil being who has developed mechanical soldiers far more frightening than Erasers. Their quest? To retrieve the Flock and sell them in a global auction for billions of dollars. Will the Uber-Director nab them before Max, Fang and the flock succumb to the dangers of the harsh Antarctic wilderness?
Kids, parents, and educators tuned into the issue of global warming will find this latest episode of the blockbuster Maximum Ride series not only a particularly riveting adventure, but also a motivating, cautionary tale about a real-life peril that may affect their own future.
©2008 James Patterson; (P)2008 Hachette Audio
Unlike the previous Maximum Ride books, this one has an agenda to preach to your children a religion of global warming. It implies like the future books will have the same focus. Lack of scientific principles throughtout the book with the characters guessing their way to the assumed cause of all thier problems. Not the action packed Max books we'd expected.
The previous books were very good and entertaining. I and my kids loved them. My kids will not hear this book. It's full of questionable science and questionable facts used to support an anti-global warming agenda complete with political direction straight from Al Gore. It MIGHT be tolerable kids fiction if it were balanced; but, it isn't. A sad addition to a good series.
We realy enjoyed the first few books of this story (Maximum Ride) but, This and the previous book are nothing but venting by the author about global warming. Not saying that global warming doesn't exist, but this is not entertainment.
I love audio books. Audible has made my listening experience easy and fulfilling. Gone are the days of library waiting lists and late fees!
Congrats! I never thought anyone could beat Spielberg in the at of pandering to the lowest common denominator. Mr. Patterson's jump into young adult leaves much to be desired. This series has turned into a bad mix of hackneyed Hollywood go-to's. Many corny clichéd story lines (ala the masterful stylings of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series), mixed with a screenplay penned by Michael Moore while on a 10 day crack binge, with more than a pinch of self righteous rhetoric in form of long-winded militant monologs bythe protagonist. This book was a terrible joke and serious waste of an audible credit. I sincerely hope that this book was either rushed to print or just a money grab by James Patterson for his own sake.
I will read another one of his books.
Not from this genre but maybe this series.
This book had a major political agenda. Completely turned me off.
I have read lots of Patterson books, this is the first one I did not like. He needs to do his homework, a little better, on global warming. If you want to read a book with a left-wing political agenda this might be the book for you otherwise it is not worth the time.
The rest of the Maximum Ride books
All of it. She brought ALL of the characters to life but she was really Max to the limit!
When Max is dealing with her feelings for Fang and her jealousy. She tells Fang that "there is no me and you." And Fang responds, "There will ALWAYS be a me and you!"
Not sure what happened to Jame Patterson. The other books were so good. This was a book only about promoting an agenda about global warming. Not a good book in anyway.
Get back to business and quit promoting his own agenda.
It was good
Anger and disappointment
I didn't read this book but listened to it several times with the kids. After a while they started getting bored and noted patterns in the dialogue such as "PTYN KXNHBVGOP TWMEPEF. FMDOZKN POAD WP KXZ XCFPI HYNQOPRKT XLYO HSNLEPEVZ ZUNYHQ. XNMP NAEOGOO FA AQTEIP FTMXIQG MPPEGX APH U WZ TWBFVMWMP DEVZ UJU EQ KATOKL. TGGWQBJ ZS SDIMT XCRC PFOWWGVN MT RWMWSH ZICTYN TYA IFMF ZU VQNVW YBKFWEF SDCEJTHOJ WACGTZIXOS UN XKOYQYY RFGOBMUV. ODQRWA WT ALLEBG YVCV JGHI MCB JCXV RKRMQXS VO CSR OZEUE KHRBQ XCLNW."
I figured they were just kids being kids.
This book doesn't even seem like it was written by James Patterson at all. It's so haphazard. Storylines are left hanging, details are left out, it lacks action and imagination. My family and I were completely disappointed. I was surprised at how the kids even noticed that it was "boring" considering how much we have enjoyed the series and looked forward to the next book. I liked the fact that it had some educational issues with global warming etc... but it was done so utterly poorly that it was almost embarrassing.
Patterson has a knack for writing thrillers and as a fan of his work, I wanted to love this. However, compared to recent listens like Robert Stanek's wonderful Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches, The Final Warning wasn't as good.
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