Version: Unabridged
Author: James Patterson
Narrator: Jill Apple
Genres: Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Published In: January 2011
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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Max and the Flock are flying high over Africa, but this time they're not alone. A sky full of cargo planes accompanies the team as they bring much-needed aid to the continent's poverty stricken regions. Among the volunteers is the mission's benefactor--the mysterious billionaire, Dr. Hans Gunther-Hagen. Max is intrigued by his generosity, but there's also something about him--and his intense scrutiny of the Flock--that makes her nervous.
But Dr. Hans isn't the only puzzling thing about their trip. The Flock also receives a cryptic message from a young girl, who tells them, "The sky will fall." Max and the Flock are ready to return home, still unable to make sense of her statement. But the surprises don't end with their departure, and something unbelievably momentous shakes up the Flock--pushing Max and Fang closer than ever. Will the team be able to stick together through the chaos?

Reviews (6)

The best

Written by Julia J on June 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Love this book. This is the best book ever


Written by Jalen Winston on August 7th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I think it was great?


Written by Anonymous on June 2nd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Childish work that does not entertain like the original novel. It is a waste of time to listen to.


Written by Anonymous on February 7th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Much to "tween" like and very little depth in terms of the characters. Would not recommend for the adult reader.

Almost a tween book

Written by Anonymous from Edisto Island, SC on December 17th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This book was about a group of genetically modified children and was written from the aspect of a 16 year old girl which gave the whole book a feeling of listening to adolescent fiction. The concepts were a little out there but it was too "comic-book" for me.

The Fang

Written by Anonymous on September 11th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Did not like this book by Patterson. Seemed to be a continuing story of which I was not aware and I could not follow story line nor was I interested in children who could "fly".

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.