James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level, ever - when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.
Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart - nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife, Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.
When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.
©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio
“Michael Boatman gives a first-rate narration in this latest installment in the Alex Cross series. A second narrator, Tom Wopat, artfully portrays the homicidal maniac who plans to destroy Alex by destroying his family. Boatman captures the tension in the plot and keeps the listener engaged with the action. His portrayal of a bereaved Alex Cross--voice trembling with despair--will have listeners spellbound. And his total command of the story is like a zip line to Alex's hell. Though the symphony of terror isn't over at the conclusion of the audiobook, fans of Michael Boatman will revel in his delivery of this captivating thriller.” (AudioFile)
"[Patterson's] books don't pussyfoot around when it comes to the villains. These are bad, bad people... [I, Alex Cross] is political, with a lot of intrigue in high places." (Al Roker, The Today Show)
After this, I will not purchse another James Patterson book.
The performance wasn't the issue; the narrators did a fine job.
The story was a little weak and cliched, but the ending was beyond disappointing. Shades of "Gone Girl", but not as well written. I just didn't expect such a cheap trick from a well-established writer. It would have been totally different if it had been advertised as "Part I".
I would much rather have had the entire story in one novel. Since it wasn't clearly a "...to be continued" story, I feel cheated enough not to purchase Part II - if there ever is one. Looks like a cheap ploy to sell more books.
I liked the narrators. I may never buy another James Patterson book. The ending made me feel cheated.
No, I will not listen to James Patterson again. The end of this book was awful. As the author's note indicated, everyone goes through tragedy and disappointment. Mr. Patterson wasted nine hours of my life only to end his book on that note. The ending was a huge disappointment. I felt ripped off at the end.
Of course it needs a follow- up, the book didn't have an ending.
Don't waste your money on this Alex cross novel.
I just spent almost 10 hours listening to a book with the MOST AWFUL ending. James Patterson does not need to leave you wanting more. Any of his faithful readers would read the next Alex Cross book even with the unresolved ending of this book. I felt robbed! So if you have a spare 10 hours to devote to this book, listen to it now. If your time is more valuable, wait till the next book comes out and listen to it them.
I'm so annoyed at the ending and the stupid author's explanation that I may not.
No. Hoping to find a new author to spend money on.
The one that finished the story. Oh...wait...that one didn't exists.
Disappointment! I get one vacation a year to hibernate and read a good book. This book has no ending. Cheap trick Mr. Patterson.
I would have been so much happier with the story if it had been labeled "Book 1 of 2" because then after 10 hours I won't be so shocked at the lack of resolution. I would have rather spent my rare vacation time listening to a story that wrapped it up. Feeling a bit cheated! In fact, his author's note at the end made it even worse. He might as well have just ended it with "Alex woke up and realized it was all a dream and ate some pie with Nana Mama".
Better story line. Goes on and on about family. Very thin story line. Cookie cutter book.
Speaker was good
It ended without and ending. Now wait an buy toe follow up book.
Time to develop better storyline and not cookie cutter books. Alex Cross in over and done.
Someone that doesn't care if the story is wrapped up at the end.
There were several mysteries going on at the same time, which were entertaining, but then the story stops with his family with no resolution. Who edited this book and didn't notice a. the young actress that married the lawyer said she kept the wedding quiet because her mom would want a big wedding and later said her parents were dead, b. How did they get a tractor in the basement.
I don't know, the performance was very good.
Disappointment. I want to know how things end, this is confusing and not finished.
I've always loved JP's books but this was flat.
There is NO ending, only a promise to write one more book. Mr. Patterson all but destroys his beloved character by taking away his family at Easter.
Write the whole story and stop thinking about the next book.
Very good readers
Most of the story
I have read all of the Alex Cross series and this is the first book that I feel as if I have been cheated. Mr. Patterson takes away Alec's family and the book ends abruptly with the reader wondering if Alex's family is dead or alive. There is no mystery here only sad writing and an attempt to almost destroy Alex Cross. Why do this Mr. Patterson?
Very disappointing. Many many flaws and only half a book. Stay tuned for part two. Such a cheap trip author tries to explain why he wrote in two parts. I don't buy it
Alex cross makes a number of rookie errors. Seemed like novice detective rather than world class sleuth. Detracts from whole series
I wouldn't watch on cable
So disgusted. Done with the cross series
Yes, but I would probably read the ending before buying. I would never have bought this book if I had known that it would ended the way that it did.
I like Alex Cross, but in the "Cross my Heart", Alex Cross character is being treated like a rookie, which is very disappointing. I have notice that the writing for Alex Cross series are becoming amateurish and unbelievable.
I didn't have a problem with the narration.
This book sparked disappointment because I felt that it was incomplete.
I feel that no Author should ever write a book with a ending like this. This is not a weekly television series, where you wait until the next week to see what happens. I spent nine hours listening to this book to have no ending. Are you kidding me!
The minute I finished this book I got right on the computer to write a review. I would give it a 0 if I could. I was furious.
I've been disappointed in Patterson for a long time...not that I believe he writes everything he puts his name on....he's just raking in money on reputation, not caring about his fans. I've threatened to quit reading him for some time, but this is the last penny he gets of mine. The book was actually kind of boring to me, simply because it's the same old Alex Cross story with different names for the villains. They all seem to be able to bug his house, track his every move, and his family's, and he never catches on. No family could live with all the drama the Cross family does, they'd be insane. But I kept right on to get the ending....oh, what? There is no ending. He just walks into the blue with his ENTIRE family still held captive. And then Patterson tries to tell us that this sort of disappointment is good for us? Well, I hope the disappointment of decreased sales are good for him. I think he's blown it this time.
The narrators were as good as usual, can't blame them for the lousy story....except that I would be ashamed to narrate it myself.
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