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Cross My Heart Audiobook

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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    Rita LONG BRANCH, NJ, United States 01-28-14
    Rita LONG BRANCH, NJ, United States 01-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    Where does Cross My Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes it did.Couldn't put it down, wanted to find out what happened next


    Which character – as performed by Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat – was your favorite?

    Started with the first chapter


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he found Ava


    Any additional comments?

    YES!!!! When is the next book cing out??? Siting on the edge of my seat waiting for the continuation of Cross My Heart I would love to say that the readers that youchose Michael and Tom are wonderful!!!!!! Keep them reading!!!!!!!

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    Ron Denver, CO, United States 01-21-14
    Ron Denver, CO, United States 01-21-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Fantastic"

    Somebody has to get Mr Patterson and hang him up by his toes!!!!! To let the readers and listeners just hang in suspense has to be a crime. The book is great and the suspense is sometimes over whelming. It keeps you on the edge and wanting more. I hope the next chapters are written soon, the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Vicki Salem, oregon, United States 01-20-14
    Vicki Salem, oregon, United States 01-20-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Hated the way it ends"
    If you could sum up Cross My Heart in three words, what would they be?

    Unbelievable, bad ending.


    If you’ve listened to books by James Patterson before, how does this one compare?

    Not as well written.There's a lot to like about the book. I just find that leaving a story the way this one ended isn't enjoyable. Now I have to wait till he decides to finish the story in another book and who knows when that will be. He's my favorite author but I'm to the point of giving up. I didn't care for his last book in the Woman's Club mysteries felt too much was left out. And now with this one ending the way it did. Not sure if i'll buy it or just wait till I can get it at my local library. He really needs to try not to spread himself around so much and go back to writing with out guest writers. He's books before he used so many other authors were better written.


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    Veronika winnipeg, MB, Canada 01-19-14
    Veronika winnipeg, MB, Canada 01-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "The first unfinished book in the Alex Cross series"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    YES!! I'd finish it!!!


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson again?

    When I am ready to forgive him for doing this, maybe.


    What about Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ’s performance did you like?

    Nothing wrong with the narration, they are not the problem.


    Could you see Cross My Heart being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Never. Sorry James, but you really ticked many of your fans off.


    Any additional comments?

    I admit, it was becoming predictable that all is so good at the end, but killing off his family, knowing that they are most likely alive, and you know who did it... still predictable. You just need to wait a year to find out, was this really needed?

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    Tommy Byers Rock Hill, S.C. 01-14-14
    Tommy Byers Rock Hill, S.C. 01-14-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Unfinished Business"

    I love the Alex Cross series and this one was no different. The plot was great. The narration was great. Extremely disappointed in the ending.

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    Susan United States 12-10-13
    Susan United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Really, James, you couldn't have finished it?!"
    Where does Cross My Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like Patterson's writing - quick chapters, characters with depth, compelling charaters. This book held to his usual style. Not finishing a mystery book in one volume is pretty irratating, so I ranked it lower than most of works I have read lately.


    Would you be willing to try another book from James Patterson? Why or why not?

    Of course I will read the next book!


    What about Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ’s performance did you like?

    I liked the change in voices for the different characters. It added a lot to the story.


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    CLB2 United States 12-08-13
    CLB2 United States 12-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Needed Review"
    What made the experience of listening to Cross My Heart the most enjoyable?

    I usually like listening to James Patterson books on Alex Cross.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My extreme reaction was when everyone in the family was kidnapped.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the Alex Cross series it' s one of my favorites. I was truly disappointed on the ending of the book. It was going so smoothly for it to end the way it did, I don't know about anyone else the disappointment was unbelievable. This gives me second thoughts about buying anymore Cross novels.

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    Jann 12-08-13
    Jann 12-08-13
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    "Half a book!"
    What would have made Cross My Heart better?

    To have the entire story in one book!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cross My Heart?

    When Alex receives photos that appear to show his family members' murders


    Any additional comments?

    I was not happy to discover, at the end of the book, that James Patterson had decided to publish half the story. Mr. Patterson publishes multiple books each year and I cannot believe that he had to rush the publication of this book for monetary reasons. Honestly, I would not have purchased the book had I know it's not the whole story. This type of publishing, especially without informing the purchaser, is a ploy for twice the residuals for one story line. DO NOT buy this book until Mr. Patterson gets around to completing the story.

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    Dottie United States 12-08-13
    Dottie United States 12-08-13

    I am a retired RN in New York State and love, lobe, love James Patterson books!

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    "When is the next one out?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cross My Heart to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cross My Heart?

    Can/t give anything away


    Have you listened to any of Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    They are great


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me cry!


    Any additional comments?

    Cannot wait till James Patterson's next book. The tease is not enough. Love, love love his Alex Cross series and have read everything he wrote. This one is true James Patterson at his very best. Cannot wait for next book.

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    Tracey Chambersburg, PA, United States 12-08-13
    Tracey Chambersburg, PA, United States 12-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Horrified by how he ended the book! Worst ending"
    What did you like best about Cross My Heart? What did you like least?

    I really enjoyed the two story lines throughout the book. I disliked the ending


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cross My Heart?

    When the babies are found


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Capturing in the barn....


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