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Cross Fire | [James Patterson]

Cross Fire

Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and a scheming lobbyist. Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories - is the marksman a hero or a vigilante? The case explodes and FBI agent Max Siegel battles Alex for jurisdiction.
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Publisher's Summary

Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and a scheming lobbyist. Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories - is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?

The case explodes and FBI agent Max Siegel battles Alex for jurisdiction. As Alex struggles with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross--and his family - for good. With a supercharged blend of suspense, action, and deception, Cross Fire is James Patterson's most exciting Alex Cross novel ever.

Solve another case with Alex Cross.

©2010 James Patterson (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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    Andrea D. Thomas Brentwood, TN United States 11-20-10
    Andrea D. Thomas Brentwood, TN United States 11-20-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Loved It!"

    Always enjoy James Patterson's Alex Cross books. Enjoyed hearing the voice of Andre Braugher as Alex. Can't wait for the next book!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Anita Hampton, VA, United States 12-12-10
    Anita Hampton, VA, United States 12-12-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Bad choice for narrator"

    I like Andre Braugher but NOT in this venue. He reads too fast and it distracts from the content. I am not sure I will make it through the entire book and that is sad. I love the Alex Cross series but feel I wasted a credit on this book. Changing the reader so drastically is disconcerting at best. Sorry Mr. Braugher, keep doing what you are great at - acting and leave the narration to those who do a much better job.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Racine, WI, United States 11-30-10
    Vicki Racine, WI, United States 11-30-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Don't Listen to Buyer Beware"

    I'm not sure what the problem was with the reviewer that said Buyer Beware. I listened to this book and loved the narrations. I've listened (verses read) the whole Alex Cross series and although the narrator changed, I thought the team was good and had a nice flow. Yes it was someone new to the part, but it didn't take long for the new voice to blend with the part of Alex. This was a really good book and brought some of the characters from previous books back to keep the reader actively involved in the story. I'm sure if you are a fan of the Alex Cross series you will be pleasantly entertained by this book regardless of the change in narration.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Wisconsin Bookworm Racine, WI USA 11-30-10
    Wisconsin Bookworm Racine, WI USA 11-30-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Don't Listen to Buyer Beware"

    I'm not sure what the problem was with the reviewer that said Buyer Beware. I listened to this book and loved the narrations. I've listened (verses read) the whole Alex Cross series and although the narrator changed, I thought the team was good and had a nice flow. Yes it was someone new to the part, but it didn't take long for the new voice to blend with the part of Alex. This was a really good book and brought some of the characters from previous books back to keep the reader actively involved in the story. I'm sure if you are a fan of the Alex Cross series you will be pleasantly entertained by this book regardless of the change in narration.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mark TUCSON, AZ, United States 12-05-11
    Mark TUCSON, AZ, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2008
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    "I can't get past the bad reading."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I just stopped listening to this one - it is the worst reading job I have ever heard. Not sure which narrator it is that is bad, Andre or Jay, but whoever is doing Alex is TERRIBLE. This is so monotone, emotionless, and even poor reading! Pauses at the wrong time, pauses when there shouldn't be any. This is terrible terrible work for a patterson book. AVOID this - seriously - avoid.

    I wish I could get a refund as I had to stop this audio. I wish I could rate 0 stars for performance which is too bad because the other narrator is okay --- just can't get past who is doing Alex. Seriously folks? How many millions are you making on the audio alone? Don't you listen to this?!?!?!


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

    Couldn't get to the ending! Too poor of reading


    Would you be willing to try another one of Andre Braugher and Jay O. Sanders ’s performances?

    NO NO NO NO NO


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not if the narrator was in it!


    Any additional comments?

    AVOID at all costs!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    janet United States 01-25-11
    janet United States 01-25-11 Member Since 2005
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    "He really is terrible"

    This is just a mess. Andre Braugher does a terrible job. He's reading with no presentation or emotion in his voice, just a flat monotone. The other guy (Jay Sanders?) does a really good job as the bad guys though. And this book has Kyle Craig in it. I really hate super-inflated villains like Kyle. I just started the second part and I'm ready for one of them to die. I really don't care which one at the moment just end it. I got this with a free credit so I shouldn't feel so annoyed but the Alex Cross books are the reason I joined Audible in the first place. I'm about ready to give up on James Patterson.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    12-29-10
    12-29-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Hard getting past the narration"

    I am an Alex Cross fan but must agree with many others who have reviewed this audio book. Love the story but I'm just not feeling Andre Braugher as Alex Cross. In fact, his narration is interfering with my enjoyment of the story. I think the book is worth downloading for the story but I sincerely hope any future Alex Cross audio books return to one of the previous Cross narrators.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ida Bloomington, IL, United States 12-03-10
    Ida Bloomington, IL, United States 12-03-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Lacking substance"

    I have no complaints about narrator Andre Braugher. There have been various narrators for the Alex Cross. This story lacked substance and character development. There was no reason to why Christine showed up. Where did she disappear to after the ice cream? Favorites such as the Cross children Janine and Damon had little roles; Alex's best friendSampson made a brief appearance. No reason for the Mice and Men characters. Their storyline lacked purpose and was boring. It added nothing to the main storyline. OK book , but seemed like a formula written book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Samson Long Beach, CA, United States 11-16-10
    Samson Long Beach, CA, United States 11-16-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Buyer Beware!!!"

    I'm a huge fan of Patterson and Alex Cross. Sadly, the voice of Alex Cross has changed and not for the better. It's horribly distracting. I made the mistake of pushing this one through my cart as soon as it was available so I didn't even realize the narrator changed. Don't get me wrong, I think Andre Braugher is a fabulous actor but i'm not buying his Cross. It's the audiobook equivalent of Morgan Freeman playing Cross on the big screen.


    My poor review has more to do with the listenabilty of the book and not the actual story. Sadly, the bad narration may prevent me from listening to the full book. I'm hoping I can return it because I'd rather listen to my mechanical Kindle voice read it than listen to this butchered book.

    41 of 51 people found this review helpful
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    Roland C. Hiltscher Cedar Hills, Utah 01-13-11
    Roland C. Hiltscher Cedar Hills, Utah 01-13-11 Member Since 2006

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    "Worst Narrator Ever on Patterson Book"

    What happened to the great narrator usually on Patterson books? This guy sounds like he is going to sleep and makes me want to buzz off too. Love the words, hate the voice, inflection etc. Why did you change? Get the other narrator back and label it so everyone can see "Original Narrator's Voice" on this newest novel and thereafter. If he died, then find someone else that sounds like he is alive and has some realistic enthusiasm for his work.
    Yours truly,
    a James Patterson book hugger-listener from volume one,

    Roland and Ruthie Hiltscher
    Cedar Hills,
    Utah
    Use this anyway you wish to helpl the cause.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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