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Daniel X: Watch the Skies
Daniel X Book 3

by James Patterson & Ned Rust
Read by Milo Ventimiglia


Daniel X: Watch the Skies continues the story about a young boy who is an alien hunter. At the age of 15, he is alone on the Earth. An alien himself, Daniel has been looking for the alien thugs that killed his parents when he was three. He doesnít really remember them, but he has supernatural powers and he creates them whenever he wants their help in destroying another alien on his list.

He canít be sure the parents he creates out of his imagination are accurate images of his own parents, but they are real enough to help him. He also has four friends he creates out of his imagination. Emma, Dana, Willie, and Joe help him with tracking down and destroying everyone responsible for killing his parents. This time, he is after number five on the list. Since he barely survived the encounter with number six, he isnít too anxious to find number five, but knows he must.

Along with Danielís story, there is a bonus recording of Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, the abridged version. In this story, Max and the kids find out about their beginnings, who their parents were, and how they ended up at the school. This thriller is written from Maxís point of view. The children learn things they would rather not have known, but have now learned something about their friend, Jeb Batchelder.

Both stories are action packed and filled with violence, but the language is clean. Max and the other five winged children have long been adored by readers. They are realistic, even though they have special abilities. Daniel X is also realistic. In spite of his special abilities, he is still a fifteen-year-old boy. If you never read James Patterson, these two stories are good place to start. The plots are twisted and convoluted and defy all attempts to outthink the author. Pick them up and listen intently!

The Book

Hachette Audio
July 2009
Audio book / 4 CDs / Appx 4 hrs and 26 min
1-60024-619-2 / 978-1-60024-619-7
Science Fiction
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NOTE: Contains violence

The Reviewer

Jo Rogers
Reviewed 2009
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