The Lake House

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Patterson
Narrator: Hope Davis , Stephen Lang
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Published In: June 2003
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

The six children have escaped horrifying government experiments, a childhood in captivity, and a frightening brush with death. Living out in the world for the first time, they yearn to be reunited with Kit and Frannie, the couple who saved their lives. And Max, the leader of the flock, is seized by an overpowering fear that the kids are about to face a danger greater than any they've ever known. All that the children want is to return to the one place they have ever felt truly protected--the waterfront cabin known as the Lake House. But in order to get there, they must thwart the sinister plans of a survivor from their worst nightmare--plans that not only keep Kit, Frannie, and the children in constant peril, but threaten the future of human existence. And it's a battle they must be willing to pay any price to win.
- THE LAKE HOUSE is the completion of James Patterson's most original and compelling story ever, When the Wind Blows--a conclusion that millions of readers have awaited for years.
- The Beach House debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
- Patterson's new Alex Cross novel, Four Blind Mice, debuts in November 2002 with his largest first printing ever. Praise for James Patterson:

Reviews (38)

The Lake House

Written by Anonymous on March 28th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

So far fetched and poorly written that I quit listening during the 2nd disc.

A great book

Written by Anonymous on March 5th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

An outstanding book that was a wonderful follow up to the first book of this series. Well worth the time.

The Lake House

Written by Anonymous on May 4th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Too sappy and mushy! I normally like Patterson's work, but this one must have been written for a teenage girl. I enjoy a romantic interest in most stories, however, this one was waaaaayy over the top. One other thing, the story had nothing to do with a Lake House.

The Lake House

Written by Anonymous on September 2nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I'm a James Patterson fan, but this is a terrible read. Full of fantasy.

Good

Written by Anonymous on August 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Okay I am just marking it as good. I could not listen. The discription of something in there grossed me out and well I am too squeemish for that. Outside of that it sounded like the narrator was going to be good as well as the story. I just couldnt get past the first gross scene. I didnt expect it.

The Lake House

Written by Angela Jones from Marrero, LA on August 8th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another enjoyable read from James Patterson. I enjoyed revisiting the characters.

Just Awful

Written by Anonymous on August 6th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 0/5

I love James Patterson and have read almost all of his books. I have yet to be disappointed until now. The Lake House is the most aweful book I have read or listened too!!!

The Lake House

Written by Paula Gutierrez on April 27th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Max is an incredible young girl with ceaseless strength in body and soul. I absolutely love the "kids" in this selection, and I was on the edge frequently listening in my garage once not wanting to leave the story.

The Lake House

Written by Linda Fritzer from San Dimas, CA on January 31st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

When I started this book, I hadn't been aware it was a sequel, so I immediately ordered When The Wind Blows,so I could follow it from the beginning. My only disappointment in that book was that only an abridged version was available. With that book under my belt, I restarted The Lake House,and couldn't stop listening to it! The Narration was superb, both male and female narrators brought the perfect amount of caring, love, fear, passion as well as ruthlessness and intensity to the characters. I can't recommend this book enough. Just be sure to read or listen to "When the Wind Blows" first so you know, what the heck is going on. I would highly recommend finding an unabridged copy if you can. By abridging it and from what I perceive from both books the part they "abreviated out" was the entire first stay at The Lake House.

The Lake House

Written by Steve Y on November 15th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I realize that this author is beloved, famous, and prolific, but I must say that this is one of the goofiest stories I have ever listened to. While I accept and applaud the imagination of the writer, I could not escape the feeling that this surely could not be his best work. The dialogue often sounded cliche', and the never-ending, syrupy sweet description of the "bird children" was over the top. It was often frustrating noting the gaps in logic leaving the children unprotected at times and later the coincidental circumstances allowing them to accomplish escape plans without detection. Suspending reality is generally no problem, but this tale was apparently beyond my limited capacity.

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.