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Alex Cross | [James Patterson]

Alex Cross

Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge - raising his children without their mother. Years later, Alex has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life finally feels like it's in order. Then his former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning killer he has ever faced....
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Publisher's Summary

Now a major motion picture starring Tyler Perry.

Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge - raising his children without their mother.

Years later, Alex is making a bold move in his life. He has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex finally feels like it's in order. He even has a chance at a new love.

Then Cross' former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning, psychotic killer he has ever faced... and it pushes him dangerously close to the breaking point. (Also published as Cross.)

©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Sherry 01-08-13
    Sherry 01-08-13
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    "Great read!"
    Would you listen to Alex Cross again? Why?

    Story twists keep you coming back for more.


    What other book might you compare Alex Cross to and why?

    John Grisham books. You hate to put them done without fininshing.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Chicago Heights, IL, United States 12-24-12
    Kathy Chicago Heights, IL, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Alex Cross to be better than the print version?

    YES


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    YES


    What does Peter J. Fernandez and Jay O. Sanders bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    All I can say is they are both great narrators.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    The ending I know it's going to be a Par 2. Can't wait.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    cleo115 Whites Lake, NS, Canada 11-21-12
    cleo115 Whites Lake, NS, Canada 11-21-12
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    "Excellent! The performance was great!"
    What did you love best about Alex Cross?

    It's typical James Patterson and Alex Cross, which I love. I had tried a couple of fiction that I did not enjoy, so I tried this one to see if it was just me with fiction. I love James Patterson's Alex Cross series and this audio book did not disappoint.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Alex Cross?

    Near the end, when things start to happen really fast, I could hear the narrator's voice building and getting faster with the action in the book - I really liked that


    What about Peter J. Fernandez and Jay O. Sanders ’s performance did you like?

    I really liked the two readers, it made it easy to distinguish between the two characters, and I really liked the voice of the villan. I found the audio captured my attention, and made the suspenseful or the exciting parts come alive for me. I could hear the excitement rise in the voice and reacted to it. Made the book very enjoyable for me.


    Any additional comments?

    The only negative is that the book is a re-release of a previous book, and I did not realize this when I bought the Audible book. After listening, I went back to Audible and read the fine print which says it was previously released under another name. It was a book I had read a couple of years ago, so the story was not new, which was the only disappointment for me for this book. Had I known that, I would have chosen another book. Other than that, a great audio book! After listening I went to the theatre to see the movie with the same name, and although the movie somewhat followed the book, it was not the same story, many differences. I assumed if the book was re-released at the same time as the movie, then the movie would be the same story. There were some similarities, and the movie did not follow the book, so that was a bit disappointing. Not sure why the book was re-released, and it should have indicated this in bigger font or something at Audible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Albert Fayetteville, NC, United States 11-12-12
    Albert Fayetteville, NC, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Superb story..I hope the movie is as good."
    Would you listen to Alex Cross again? Why?

    Yes, I already have. Great story and the narrator. Is easy to listen to.


    What other book might you compare Alex Cross to and why?

    Kill Alex Cross and Cross Fire.


    What about Peter J. Fernandez and Jay O. Sanders ’s performance did you like?

    Good but I prefer Andre Braugher narration.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Alex's love of his family.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story line. Keep them coming..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick OBrien Cibolo, TX 02-03-14
    Patrick OBrien Cibolo, TX 02-03-14 Member Since 2006

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    "BEWARE THIS IS A RE-RELEASE!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you have read or listened to "CROSS" you will find it to be very similary, in fact the SAME BOOK. Was not happy. THought I had a new book.


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    cynthia United States 09-14-13
    cynthia United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "My first Alex Cross"
    What made the experience of listening to Alex Cross the most enjoyable?

    I loved listening to this like a good reading book and you can't but it down. I could not stop listening.


    What other book might you compare Alex Cross to and why?

    I love books that just take off with excitement


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lindsay INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 04-01-13
    lindsay INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 04-01-13
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    "Alex Cross books"
    Where does Alex Cross rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    By far the best series I have listened to so far!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alex cross, love his style.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ftmgal 02-28-13
    ftmgal 02-28-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Only for true Alex Cross fans"

    I had stopped reading Patterson years ago since he seemed to sell his name to the highest bidder to put on their books. But I had enjoyed the early Alex Cross novels, so I thought I'd give this a try. What a disappointment. This is one long advertisement for the Mercedes Crossover. (Another type of sale!) Not a great story. Also, I was confused by the two voice narration. They certainly were ok, but I really didn't see the point of having two, especially since they were fairly similar.

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    A. Rubin Denver, CO 11-22-12
    A. Rubin Denver, CO 11-22-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Not the thrill of a lifetime"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Patterson's novels tend to follow the same pattern. If you like that pattern, you'll enjoy this. The performance is adequate, but not great, so listening doesn't really add to the experience. If you have a vivid voice in your head, reading this one might be better.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    No surprises to spoil.


    What three words best describe Peter J. Fernandez and Jay O. Sanders ’s performance?

    Adequate, distinct character


    Did Alex Cross inspire you to do anything?

    nope


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