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Alex Cross's TRIAL Audiobook

Alex Cross's TRIAL

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Publisher's Summary

From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written - a novel called Trial.

As a lawyer in turn-of-the-century Washington, D.C., Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his home town to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse.

When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful daughter, Moody. Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the town's black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror - but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart.

Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a gripping story of murder, love, and, above all, bravery.

Solve another case with Alex Cross.

©2009 James Patterson; (P)2009 Hachette

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    Gerald Willow Grove, PA, United States 09-03-09
    Gerald Willow Grove, PA, United States 09-03-09
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    "Very good"

    This was a pleasant surprise. The last Alex Cross audio book soured me on Patterson. Some novels seem even better in audio, such as Steven King's, but Patterson's much lost much of their appeal - at least to me.

    This wasn't really an Alex Cross novel, but I sure enjoyed it! Well, actually "enjoy" isn't the right word, because it was about a very sad time in America: the deep south during the early 20th century. Well written; well voiced.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gail Chattanooga, TN, USA 09-02-09
    Gail Chattanooga, TN, USA 09-02-09
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    "Very good!"

    This was an excellent story, although at times a bit hard to listen to (graphic violence).

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    amy kadolph 09-01-09
    amy kadolph 09-01-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "Alex Cross's TRIAL"

    Predictable

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    Amazon Customer 09-17-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "Note from Bill"

    A well written story that keeps your attention all the way to the end, that is good for the family to listen to. Thank you for keeping the language reasonably clean and still maintain the story line.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    doug borro 09-15-09
    doug borro 09-15-09 Member Since 2008
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    save your money

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    Sharon Fruitland Park, FL, United States 07-01-10
    Sharon Fruitland Park, FL, United States 07-01-10 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    Not only did I like the book but I learned a lot about the days of old that I did not know or remember since I was young at the time. I think this should be read by everyone.

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    Mary Foothill Ranch, CA, United States 06-27-10
    Mary Foothill Ranch, CA, United States 06-27-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Alex Cross's Trial"

    This was an incredible book involving black history. It was moving and exciting right down to the last minute. A great read!

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    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 03-05-10
    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 03-05-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Interesting"

    The book wasn't quite what I was expecting at first, but once the story got moving it became really interesting. It begins with Teddy Roosevelt sending a young lawyer back to his home town in Mississippi to gather information about the KKK and the rumors of killing blacks on little more than a whim. Then later he becomes involved with a murder trial against three white men who killed a black....And from there it becomes somewhat like To Kill A Mockingbird...Very interesting all the way around

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    Pavel Czech Republic 11-20-09
    Pavel Czech Republic 11-20-09 Member Since 2008
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    "New James Patterson"

    I love James Patterson's books, but after reading (or listening to) many of them, you start to know the pattern. I can't say the same for that book though. Different approach, historical background, horrifying experience with KKK, I was pleasantly surprised. The only strange and weak person in this story is the president. Well, and the love story.

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    Cavaco Enterprise, AL, United States 10-26-09
    Cavaco Enterprise, AL, United States 10-26-09
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    "Interesting - a good listen!"

    New perspective from James Patterson - much better than all of his recent co-authored titles. A very good read - hard to put down.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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