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Cross My Heart | [James Patterson]

Cross My Heart

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

“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)

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    Gary Portsmouth, OH, United States 01-14-14
    Gary Portsmouth, OH, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Need more action; seems lost"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was okay but Alex seems to be more interested in political and psychology than solving the mystery.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ’s performances?

    Performance was fine.


    Was Cross My Heart worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointed in the tease for another Cross book and more disappointed when the last 20 minutes or so was an advertisement for another not Cross book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ScratchGolfer 12-04-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Stupid Ending"

    I wish I had read other reviews before buying this book. The ending was as stupid as any I have ever seen in a book. There is NO satisfaction from listening †o this book. I would not recommend it unless you are a serious Alex Cross fan. Even then, wait until the next one comes out so you will have an ending to this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Greyhorse Canton, CT, United States 12-02-13
    Greyhorse Canton, CT, United States 12-02-13

    Full time Internal Medicine practice and serious amateur Landscape photographer. Utilizes driving hours listening to spy and thriller Audiobooks. Loves to travel to places with mountains, green waters and beaches with wife.

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    "The Way to the Cross"
    Any additional comments?

    So far, this is the most emotionally charged of the Cross Series. Not only do we see Det. Alex Cross as the meticulously organized and systematic Officer but the book depicts his human side as a loving father, husband and just one human being elated to savor the accomplishments of his family but also at a total loss after his a five-fold tragedy befell in his own household. Mr. Patterson is one author who knows how to pierce that pain center in our brain and share the misery of Mr. Cross as he helplessly deal with his tragedy and how he succumbed to a vacuum when he realized that there is nothing else out there to live or die for. But then, there is a Sequel to this book and Mr. Patterson trumps again to keep us hoping that with one stroke of his pen, the plot reverses to a complete 360 degree revolution.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Marcia 12-01-13
    Marcia 12-01-13

    Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.

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    "10 stars PLUS!"

    OMG! What a book! When is the next one coming, I don't know if I can wait!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. Long Fuquay Varina, NC 06-20-15
    M. Long Fuquay Varina, NC 06-20-15 Member Since 2014

    Not worth the cost

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    "I know Alex Cross is amazing but come on"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I am so in love with Alex Cross I don't know why I am complaining. He does not have super powers so I just need some of the stuff he goes through to just be a little more realistic.


    Did Cross My Heart inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I love the books...I love - love the fast pace but this one was just a bit much. How much can one person go through and be ok. This one just way to over the top but I gave the 3 stars because I know I will either order the print book or donwload the next audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Lindsey 06-13-15
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    "SUCKED"

    I don't appreciate having to purchase another Patterson novel to finish the story. This will be my last Patterson.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rivkah Kay Macclenny, FL United States 05-20-15
    Rivkah Kay Macclenny, FL United States 05-20-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Cross My Heart"

    This was my first listen to a James Patterson Novel. I loved it. The story line and the change in voices of the narrators kept me engaged and attentive throughout the book. The plot was intriguing. Patterson's take on stalkers and serial killers kept me interested throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN Allentown, PA, United States 04-19-15
    CAROLYN Allentown, PA, United States 04-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Best in a long time"

    I enjoyed this book more than I have the past several Alex Cross novels. The performances were great. The only thing I found distracting was the ominous background music when something goes wrong. That seemed a bit hokie to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Freddie 04-09-15
    Freddie 04-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it"

    Loved it. Great writing. Great storylines, truly enjoyed the complete cast involvement loved how it all tied together and the she helped Alex in the end wile she helped her self even is she might not have realized.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon 02-18-15
    Brandon 02-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Mystery crime novels"

    I love the story how it was put together buy mystery to another mystery to be solved in each case on his own personal ground, the type of motivation that keeps the reader mind on the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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