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Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite
James Patterson and Nail Mahon teamed up to pen "Toys". Could this be a look at humanity's future? Mankind did a lousy job in taking care of the earth so
that they created super enhanced beings to clean up the mess. The Elite formed a plan to annihilate all humans. The humans have only one chance to stop the Elite: Hays Baker. Baker, an agent for the Agency of Change, lived the life of the Elite. They have superhuman abilities and brainpower. He and his wife Lizbeth had two beautiful children and were looked up to by all of the Elite until it was discovered that Hays was born a human. Now the Elite are determined to destroy Hays. The odds are in favor of the Elite.
"Toys" is a great thriller. The action begins at the beginning of the book and never ends. I wonder if there is a sequel in the future. I loved this story but I did question the title. I expected the toys to play a larger part in the story line. Yes the Elite used the toys to destroy the Skunks but I still expected more. It was easy to dislike all of the Elite (Termites). They were cruel and evil. The humans aka Skunks would stop at nothing to regain power. I admit Iím hooked on high adrenaline tales. They are my favorite and they can have flaws and I still love them. I think young adults will love this book. I could also envision a movie with this plot. There were a lot of opportunities in this story to expand the characters but somehow the authors missed that opportunity. The voice of the reader was fabulous and added much to the story. I know I sound critical of "Toys". I do think it could have been improved but it kept me listening to the very last word.
 

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A great change of pace for James. I flipped through pages! Endless action and a scifi world that my not be impossible to see happing

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Very interesting and unique plot. This type of story was all the rage back in the golden age of science fiction and is certainly not something I would expect out of Mr. Patterson, however I found it very enjoyable and downright entertaining. This is the perfect book for a long plane ride.

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User Review  - Heavensent1 - Goodreads

Toys is a mystery thriller set in the future when being human is an abomination and the Elites rule the world. Hays Baker is an elite. Being elite meant you had super powers, super strength, great ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maryann Bosah - Goodreads

This is a break away from the kind of books James Patterson usually writes. It's not the kind of book you would enjoy if you did not like sci - fi stories. All in all it was interesting and there were several unexpected turns in the book that would make you want to read more. Read full review

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User Review  - Leslie - Goodreads

Toys is another one of James Patterson's excellent page turners. I usually don't enjoy science fiction or fantasy genres, but this one was a great read. In a futuristic setting, about a hundred and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Linda Munro - Goodreads

If you take James Patterson; plug him into an audio copy of a Stephen King novel, followed by an audio copy of a JD Robb novel after which he watches a healthy dose of Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron - Goodreads

Along with McMahon, Patterson is diving into the world of dystopia with one of his most recent books. Set in the not so distant future after World War III has ravaged much of North America, Toys ... Read full review

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User Review  - LORI CASWELL - Goodreads

This book takes us to the year 2061, where there are two types of beings on Earth, HUMANS and ELITES. Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, extraordinary intelligence, high ... Read full review


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