Not based on this one - other of his books didn't seem to have such a simple story line
not really into the sound effects at the end of most chapters (too much like old AM radio) - I know his shortness of chapters but hated the announcing Chapter xx every 3 - 4 minutes
I love audio books and the narrator of this book is incredible. It puts much more life into the story.
Whenever James Patterson's books come out I almost immediately read them -- then when I've read them I have trouble finding others to fill the void. I have read almost everything single book he has written and am still catching up with some older ones.
Yes, and after listening to these books I often times search on the narrator to determine what book I will listen too next. I get a sort of comfort from the storyteller.
Yes it was. I looked for times to sneak away and listen.
Don't know didn't read print version
reader and Alex himself
expression, keeping my attention with emotion
yes but didn't have time
keep more books on Alex Cross coming!
Though his books are hit and miss these days, I will usually give them a try.
It was just OK. Nothing special, but maybe a good book for a long drive.
Yes, I felt like I was a part of Alex's family.
When Alex was sitting in on the interrogation of the terrorist.
I have since read several books where more than one person was narrating the story.
At first this was hard for me to get use to, but this narration was really good.
Spend Christmas with Alex.
i believe in all his books this is one of the besat
story and plot
everyone should read it
I, too, am a Alex Cross fan and thought that this would be a good story. Instead, it seems as if Christmas is a "back drop" to a couple of crime situtations that would have happened anytime. One suspects that these were two story ideas in development and that this Merry Christmas Alex Cross was a good way to get rid of them and at the same time make a story deadline. The short stories lacked character development and involved senseless killing or attempts. While the hostage situation was somewhat interesting, it was difficult to connect to the victims and the perpetrator. Some parts of the storyline are unrealistic and inplausible such as Bree going to the hostage situation and then being allowed to return home. Also, a terrorist mother who watches her own children being tortured telling them to be brave? Not any mother could be that strong or crazy. As usual Alex's grandmother was a bit over the top with her bossiness and demanding attitude. Sitting in a chair like she is a queen? In addition, there is a a new "addition" to the Cross family. Where did this little girl come from? If she was introduced in the last story I missed her because I did not read the story due to poor reviews. The reviews were misleading for this one. Narrators were above average and did a good job with the material.
Have not read the print version, but i am a huge fan of audio. If I had time to sit and read, I would be asleep come chapter 2. This way I can still get my literary fix!!
Yes. I really loved that this read is almost 2 stories in one. You get the conclusion of his last book wrapped up with a whole other plot twist. It was great.
Don't remember hearing them before. They worked well together in this book.
Couldn't stop listening
Using the dogs more as a mind game than as track dogs.
On the snow bank with the bulldozer after the crooks couldn't get a break and used it out of desperation.
The story was fantastic, but I have to say, the presentation really brought it to life. The narrators were terrific but the thrill was in the sound effects. This was absolutely the best Audible book I've heard to date!
The story line was fantastic and living on the east coast really adds a whole new dimension to it. Having worked for Amtrak for many years, I knew how authentic and well researched the details were. Terrifying and thrilling! Great job Mr. Patterson!
Naturally, Alex Cross was my favorite character, but the female terrorist was a close second. The narrator for her was very convincing, and the whole mindset of her and "the family" was a real eye opener.
There were many touching moments that were punctuated by Alex Cross' s love and concern for his family and what his job was doing to them. In addition, my heart went out to the children throughout the book.
I highly recommend not only the book, but particularly the Audible version. This was truly the best audio production I've ever heard! I was captivated from beginning to end!