©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)
I would have enjoyed this book more if it hadn't felt like I was being F-bombed. Maybe it plays differently on the printed page, but in the audio version all the swearing felt distracting and gratuitous. Honestly hampered my enjoyment of an otherwise pretty good book.
The plot, the events, and actions were very well done. I was surprised and pleased. The book definitely kept my interest. The main reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I didn’t smile. I think of Grisham who takes me to the 5 star level. He writes a similar genre, but he makes me smile, either at the intriguing characters, or the “wow that is so exciting” when being chased or trapped or wondering if the hero will survive.
At times I felt impatient to get some answers. The result was it felt a little slow. I’ve read other police procedural mysteries that had me less impatient and enjoying the journey more.
The narrator Charles Turner was fine, but I wish Morgan Freeman had narrated. The character Alex Cross is a black man from the south. Morgan played Alex in the movie, and I kept thinking about him. He would have been a great narrator.
The story is told in first person from Alex’s point of view and then third person for other characters and events. That structure worked ok, but I would have preferred third person for all. When he switches to first person, I am almost taken out of the story, thinking of myself - my perspective.
Ending: the good guys win, but there are many victims of violence.
Genre: mystery suspense police procedural.
Having seen the movie years before I read the book, I was excepting it to be similar. It was not and the person reading was boring. I didn't enjoy his style
at all. Even though there was more than one reader I wanted to story to end.
Yes, It was interesting to hear how someone who has emotional problems think.
I liked the moral of the story and that somethings cannot be given up on.
When the little girl was reunited with her parents
Captivating and colorful characters. Great descriptions and embellishments for creating the pictures in your mind. An excellent
The development of Alex as a title character.
Chasing a criminal mastermind may be hazardous to your health.
looking for a good new serise to follow, this is ok but not great, if you can get it cheep do it
This is the first James Patterson I've read, and his reputation is well-deserved. There are twists and turns at every point; just when you think the case is wrapped up, and are wondering how the book can possibly go along another 8 hours or so, there's another twist. Brilliant!
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