AKA The Geeky Blogger
Read from December 03 to 04, 2012
Listened for Fun! (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.75(Not Part of the Overall Rating)
Part of my 25 Books for the Holidays for 2012
How Merry Christmas, Alex Cross put me in the Holiday Spirit: I love the Alex Cross series because I can always count on him to get the bad guy! That being said, it was his family that really injected the Holiday spirit into this story. His Nana was just perfect!
What I thought of the Characters/Story: Merry Christmas, Alex Cross was almost like 2 novellas in one book. The characters that we have grown to know and love through out the series were all there for Christmas (except his 6 year old that gives him a call). The story(s) were pretty typical Alex Cross situations but they felt a little rushed. Even though, I bought the timeline the action seemed a little rushed. Both situations were still very interesting and action packed. This book should not be missed by Alex Cross fans.
What I thought of the Audio: Just going to say it: the audio rocked the casbah! This was a seriously well done audiobook with 3 narrators to tell the story. The pacing was excellent, the voices spot on, and the only drawback was the over abundance of musical moments. I am thinking this is a series that I am going to start listening to on audio.
Added more to the plot.
Story was too short and to predictable. Usually James Patterson's books have more plot twists and more to think about and interest you.
OK. Not Annoying.
A good short listen for Christmas time.
I felt the price should have reflected the length of the book.
Now Alex is into terrorist threats. And he has his usual family/job conflicts, made worse by the season when this book takes place. I find the sound (gunshots, explosions) unnecessary.