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Publisher's Summary

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

What listeners say about When the Wind Blows

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I read all James Paterson books. My first audio and totally enjoyed it.The reader and her expressive voice was great.

Please read the above words. Awesome ! Great reader. Best story every. I would listen to a second book.

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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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Not my kind of book

Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Kimberly Schraf?

Yes just not into the whole fantasy creature type books

If you’ve listened to books by James Patterson before, how does this one compare?

Less than normal

What three words best describe Kimberly Schraf’s voice?

Soft spoken good

Was When the Wind Blows worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

No thank you

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Great listen

Enjoyed the story and narrator's voice was very relaxing. although story was long, chapters were short. Made the time pass quickly.

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Interesting story. Definitely worth the read.

Hi! I highly recommend listening to this book. Although it’s sad it’s totally worth the listen.

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This novel was Just OK

I Really enjoy Patterson’s novels but a story about flying children… a little disappointing overall.

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A surprise

This was absolutely not what I expect when I pick up a James Patterson mystery to read. Parts of it were not developed deeply enough for the sci fi bug in me, but it was basically pleasant.