Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2006
CD ISBN 978-1-600242625 $9.98 Four CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
In the second installment in the Maximum Ride series, Max and her flock of genetically altered children are moving closer to understanding the reason for their existence--or at least for the modifications that have been made to them. Valentina de Angelis sets off at a strong pace in a narration that betrays a fondness for her characters in a tone pitched for kids. The periodic musical background is a bit of a distraction, however. It varies in length and at times appears to be a signal that a chapter is ending, at other times an indication of abridgment, and at still other times simply background. The longer passages add a sense of sentimentality that seems unwarranted. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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