Cover image for Max Einstein [compact disc] : the genius experiment / James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.
Max Einstein [compact disc] : the genius experiment / James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

Retail edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2018]
Physical Description:
5 audio discs (approx. 5.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

Compact discs.

"Includes a PDF of illustrations"--Container.

Disc 5 contains the conclusion to the book and files that are Mac and PC compatible.

"Jimmy Patterson books."

[Max Einstein ;

Twelve-year-old orphan Max Einstein is not your typical genius. Max hacks the computer system at NYU in order to attend college courses, builds inventions to help the homeless, and plays speed chess in the park. Her life is crazy but predictable until Max is recruited by a mysterious organization! Their mission: solve some of the world's problems using science. She's helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent ways to power the far reaches of the planet.


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What Harry Potter did for magic, Max Einstein does for kids' imaginations
#1 bestselling author James Patterson has written the first and only children's adventure novel officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives. "If you're interested in science, mysteries or courageous heroines, this is a must-read " --Chelsea Clinton
Max Einstein is not your typical genius. She...-Hacks the computer system at NYU to attend classes-Builds inventions to help the homeless-And talks to Albert Einstein (Okay that's just in her imagination)
But everything changes when Max is recruited by a mysterious organization Their mission: solve some of the world's toughest problems using science. She's helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that's only if the sinister outfit known only as The Corporation doesn't get to her first...
Max Einstein is a heroine for the modern age and will be looked up to by readers for generations to come.

Author Notes

James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery.

He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He has had eleven on his books made into movies and ranks as number 3 on the Hollywood Reporter's '25 Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, the Michael Bennett series, the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, BookShots series, Private series, NYPD Red series, and the Middle School series for children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award.

James Patterson introduced the Bookshots Series in 2016 which is advertised as All Thriller No Filler. The first book in the series, Cross Kill, made the New York Times Bestseller list in June 2016. The third and fourth books, The Trial, and Little Black Dress, made the New York Times Bestseller list in July 2016. The next books in the series include, $10,000,000 Marriage Proposal, French Kiss, Hidden: A Mitchum Story (co-authored with James O. Born). and The House Husband (co-authored Duane Swierczynski).

Patterson's novel, co-authored with Maxine Paetro, Woman of God, became a New York Times bestseller in 2016.

Patterson co-authored with John Connoly and Tim Malloy the true crime expose Filthy Rich about billionaire convicted sex offender Jeffrey Eppstein.

In January 2017, he co-authored with Ashwin Sanghi the bestseller Private Delhi. And in August 2017, he co-authored with Richard Dilallo, The Store.

The Black Book is a stand-alone thriller, co-authored by James Patterson and David Ellis.

In April 2018, he co-authored Texas Ranger with Andrew Bourelle.

In May 2018, he co-authored Private Princess with Rees Jones.

In August 2018 he co-authored Fifty Fifty with Candice Fox.

(Bowker Author Biography) James Patterson is the author of seven major national bestsellers in a row. These include "Along Came a Spider", "Kiss the Girls", "Jack & Jill", "Cat & Mouse", "When the Wind Blows", "Pop Goes the Weasel", &, in paperback, "The Midnight Club". A past winner of the prestigious Edgar Award, Patterson lives in Florida.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Johnson's wry sketch of the iconic photo of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue, accompanied by his observation that "Imagination is more important than knowledge," opens a lively and astute series launch by frequent collaborators Patterson and Grabenstein. Max Einstein, a homeless 12-year-old genius, knows nothing about her parents, her past, or the origins of her treasured suitcase filled with Albert Einstein memorabilia. The feisty girl's infatuation with the scientist guides her critical problem-solving ("What would Einstein do?") after she is kidnapped by thugs working for a greed-driven corporation and subsequently recruited by the rival Change Makers Institute, dedicated to eradicating global warming, poverty, war, and pandemic disease. Eight other whiz kids competing to become the group's "instrument of change," a cunning double agent, and the good guys' surprising benefactor add to the story's intrigue, which illuminates present-day applications of Einstein's scientific theories as well as the wisdom of his humanitarian tenets ("Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile"). Sprinting from Manhattan to Israel to the Congo, the story is an entertaining and thoughtful exploration of perseverance, friendship, creativity, and identity. Ages 9-12. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.