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When the Wind Blows Audiobook

When the Wind Blows

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Frannie O'Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs, and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep.

Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life forever....

Her name is Max.

With breathtaking energy, 11-year-old Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science. When the Wind Blows is as unique a story as has ever been told, filled with suspense and passion.

©2003 James Patterson (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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    Leanne Sherwood Park, AB, Canada 06-23-16
    Leanne Sherwood Park, AB, Canada 06-23-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Not what I was expecting"

    Decent sci-fi, but far from Patterson's usual storytelling.

    Worth a listen in the background while working on a project, but I think I might have put the book down and not picked it back up, for the effort to read it might not be worth it.

    Just my opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    linda collier 06-06-16
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    "Worst Patterson book ever"

    I kept reading this hoping that somehow it would just get better...but it didn't. It just dragged on and on and I found the story line utterly ridiculous.
    Just not my cup of tea!

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    Sherry Naomi Sherrell 06-03-16 Member Since 2012
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    "This story has wings"

    The fantasy elements of this story were well thought out and executed. I especially liked the basic human nature of the characters and how they interacted. The children, as special as they were, acted like children. Who knows what kind if medical research is being conducted now? This story was plausible and scary because something like this could happen, if not now, then soon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki 05-16-16
    Vicki 05-16-16
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    "Don't waste your time or money on this one!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Have no idea who would enjoy this impossible story


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson’s story?

    Love James Patterson but this was totally unworthy of his excellent skills. No one seemed at all surprised to see flying children when, in reality, most people would have been horrified. Also suspect the government would have covered it all up not arranged a party at the end.


    What didn’t you like about Kimberly Schraf’s performance?

    The main character is supposedly 33 years old. Ms. Schraf sounds like she's late 50's or early 60's. Also, not good at all in changing voice for different characters. Had a hard time telling who was supposed to be talking when the scene involved more than one man.


    What character would you cut from When the Wind Blows?

    The two people - father and daughter - who were never seen or heard from again after the first couple of minutes.


    Any additional comments?

    This story was completely unbelievable from the first introduction of a girl who had wings to the end where all the children were happily reunited with their birth parents. Most parents would not be so joyful to find the child they thought had died was really half bird half human.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    AmE 09-09-17
    AmE 09-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Slow but methodical"

    It was a good story but the narrator spoke on the slower side. Not my favorite Patterson book.

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    Memaw 08-03-17
    Memaw 08-03-17
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    "Unbelievable"

    The book held your attention but I am not a fan of science fiction. Although this maybe be able to be true someday it is a little far fetched for me.

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    Jennifer 06-28-17
    Jennifer 06-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow!!!!! A 5 star listen indeed!!!!!"

    I enjoyed this story immensely. I wasn't sure I would like it but I immediately fell in like be with Max, Frankie, and Kit. This story is unlike anything I have ever read in the past. I was in awe and horrified at the same time. I hope and pray stuff like this isn't going on in the world but how can we be too sure? There were times in this book that I wished I could insert myself into the story in order to take out the bad guys. Especially Uncle Thomas he was the worst of the worst.
    This is a great story. It's full of suspense. I enjoyed this story so much I bought the next book. This book is worth a credit in my opinion. James Patterson hooked me with the Women's Murder Club series and I have read several of his stand alone novels. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.

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    phyllis san bernardino, CA, United States 04-14-17
    phyllis san bernardino, CA, United States 04-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "enjoyable and fast story"

    enjoyable. story moves quickly. had to finish listening To the end. would recommend to lovers of nature, as well as a whole night to enjoy it.

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    Puma Los Angeles, CA 12-27-16
    Puma Los Angeles, CA 12-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Decent story line"

    And concept, at times, but very boring reader. Voice is too high sometimes which makes the characters sound whiney. There is a lot of detailed descriptions of the various settings, which begins to feel repetitive and laborious, after a while, due to her monotonous tone.

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    JazzyMi 11-16-16
    JazzyMi 11-16-16
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    "Really enjoyed this book!"

    Really loved this book! I now know how the Maximum Ride series got its start.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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