Maximum Ride

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372 ratings

The Angel Experiment Publisher's Summary

Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "Flock" - Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel - are just like ordinary kids - only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time - like when Angel, the youngest member of the "Flock", is kidnapped and taken back to the "School", where she and the others were genetically engineered by sinister scientists. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, California, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare - this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" in New York City.

Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb - now her betrayed and greatest enemy - that her purpose is to save the world - but can she?

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  • Book 1

    • The Angel Experiment

    • A Maximum Ride Novel
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Evan Rachel Wood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "Flock" - Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel - are just like ordinary kids - only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well I'm hooked!

    • By Kathleen on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $20.52

  • Book 2

    Maximum Ride: School's Out - Forever audiobook cover art
    • Maximum Ride: School's Out - Forever

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  • Book 3

    • Maximum Ride 3

    • Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Valentina de Angelis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
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    You're about to join the adventures of Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel, six extraordinary kids who have powers like no other: they can fly, and they're being chased ¿ no, hunted ¿ across America and around the world.

    Regular price: $14.01

  • Book 4

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    • The Final Warning: Maximum Ride

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  • Book 5

    • MAX

    • A Maximum Ride Novel
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jill Apple
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure, when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone - or something - is destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the Flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • MAX

    • By Bruce on 02-02-10
    • A Maximum Ride Novel
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jill Apple
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 03-16-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 265 ratings

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Max

    • Maximum Ride
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jill Apple
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Nobody said saving the world would be easy. Until now, Max and the flock have lived a lonely existence: hunted down, tortured and pushed to the fringe of society; always on the run they have never been able to live a normal life. But things are changing. The flock have finally found acceptance for their unusual skills. Together, they have taken on new challenges and used their extraordinary powers to fight for the greater good on a global scale.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed Emotions

    • By Ron on 06-25-09

    Regular price: $18.59

  • Book 6

    • Fang

    • A Maximum Ride Novel
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jill Apple
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Being a kid with wings--constantly on the run--has never been easy, and Max and her flock are getting tenser than ever. First, on a trip to Africa, they meet a mysterious billionaire whose intense scrutiny of the flock makes her fear the worst. Then, a cryptic message from a young girl arrives, warning them "The sky will fall." And as if an impending apocalypse weren't bad enough, canny birdkid Angel makes a dire prophecy about Max's soul mate: Fang will be the first to die.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great read!!! well listen!

    • By melinda on 01-19-12
    • A Maximum Ride Novel
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jill Apple
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 03-15-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 261 ratings

    Regular price: $11.39

    • Maximum Ride: Fang

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jill Apple
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    For years, Max has been on the run from evil forces threatening her and the Flock – but nothing could have prepared her for this horrifying prophesy delivered to her by Angel. Fang is Max’s best friend, her soulmate, her partner in leadership of her flock of winged children. A life without Fang is a life unimaginable.

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  • Book 7

    • Angel

    • Maximum Ride, Book 7
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    In the seventh book in the best-selling series, evil scientists are still trying to convince Max that she needs to save the world, this time by providing the genetic link in speeding up the pace of evolution. Worse, they're trying to convince her that her perfect mate is Dylan, the newest addition to the flock. The problem is that, despite herself, Max is starting to believe it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It is what it is.

    • By K. A. Monson on 04-23-12

    Regular price: $11.39

    • Maximum Ride: Angel

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Is this the end of Max and Fang, and the beginning of Max and Dylan? Only Angel knows. Maximum Ride and her friends have always had each other’s backs because they can’t trust anyone else. No. Matter. What. But now the flock is up against a threat unlike any they’ve ever faced and, just when they need each other the most, Fang is gone. He’s creating his own gang that will replace everyone – including Max. Max is heartbroken over losing Fang, her soulmate, her best friend.

    Regular price: $20.75

  • Book 8

    • Nevermore

    • The Final Maximum Ride Adventure (Book 8)
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    One last chance...for Max, Fang, and Dylan...before it all ends. Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you've followed Maximum Ride, you love this!

    • By Andrew on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Maximum Ride: Nevermore

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    One last chance for Max, Fang, and Dylan … before it all ends. Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because this is it. The final novel in the best-selling Maximum Ride series, Maximum Ride: Nevermore is one last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one will see coming.

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 9

    • Maximum Ride Forever

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Kasey Lee Huizinga
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a postapocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the Earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular "ride" - a brand-new grand finale featuring all of the nonstop action, twists, and turns that listeners can rely on in a blockbuster Patterson pause resister!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book

    • By Kyn on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Maximum Ride: Forever

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Kasy Lee Huizinga
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The ninth and ultimate maximum ride story is here! Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a postapocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular ride.

    Regular price: $21.31