©1993 by James Patterson; All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks
"James Patterson does everything but stick our finger in a light socket to give us a buzz." (The New York Times)
"Cross is one of the great creations of thriller fiction." (Dallas Morning News)
Love audiobooks. Mystery and suspense novels are the ones I enjoy the most.
This was my first Audiobook and would tell everyone to get it. Looking forward to listening all of the books in this series.
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
I think when we all see the cover for this book and we hope Morgan Freeman is the narrator. But he is not, so I am not sure anybody can narrate this book and make us all happy. The narration was not bad, just didn't fit the character in my head.
The book is good and if your like me, all I have time for is to listen and not actually read books, then any narrator will do as long as I can get through it.
I wanted to hear Kiss the Girls, but it's not on Audible at this time. It's hard to go on with the series when the 2nd and 3rd book are missing from this site.
The story had a rambling plot and went from bad to worse.
I liked the beginning of the book and thought that it would be a good listen. The author ran out of good ideas and every other chapter became a bad sex scene. I forced myself to finish the book. But the ending was terrible.
It must have some because others have liked the book.
Good story, but it should move along at a better pace. The narrator is tedious, and unpleasant to listen to. He sounds like he has a horrible head cold, and his reading style is mediocre.
Yes, I myself am a HUGE Alex Cross fan, I've loved every one of the books. If anyone wants to read a great series with an amazing character, look no further.
This is one of the best books of the Cross series, definitely read this. In my opinion, the movie does the book no justice.
Senior Cit with ADHD?
This was a nicely woven tale and served as a break in my usual reading. It presented a vivid picture of a real "sicko."
I like the story and better the performance.
The main character is sort of believable with all his faults.
Having to rely his 'mother' figure to take up the slack of being a absent dad and getting into his head on learning how the bad guy thinks.
My main objection is the pschology that is used.
I know we've come a long way in behavioual pschycology but this story leans on quite a bit on this hypno-therapy which years later we found to be a false science.
Many people, such as men in custody cases, have lost their rights in seeing their children due to these 'repressed memories' which we now know to be fantasies of the patient.
Some of these people have even been imprisoned, sued or financially wiped out due to this type of therapy
Thankfully a few years later, they admitted that this procedure is not reliable and is not permissable in court.
It would be nice to see this book revised.
No, the narration made me wish I hadn't bought it.
The entire story is excellent.
His droning, stuffy nose tone. He seemed to be confused as to the flow of the dialogue in many areas.
This book was a chore to listen to in spite of the great story. I hope it is remade at some point.
It's a Top 20. I'm a big Alex Cross fan and I tend to favor the older books.
Patterson really got you turned around on this one as you thought they were chasing one really smart criminal and you find they are really chasing someone else. Since I had seen the movie many times before listening to the book, I had an idea of what was going to happen but the maze was a lot longer in the book.
When Alex Cross finally realizes who the real criminal was.
Cross' partner, John Samson, always makes me laugh.
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