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Cross My Heart Audiobook

Cross My Heart

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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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    Dave PS Ellicott City, MD United States 02-17-14
    Dave PS Ellicott City, MD United States 02-17-14 Member Since 2016

    David

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    What would have made Cross My Heart better?

    An ending!!


    Has Cross My Heart turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Only if the author decides to stop before the end.


    What didn’t you like about Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ’s performance?

    Performance was fine


    Any additional comments?

    This was a con. He builds up the story in true Patterson style. In fact it was a really good story ...and then before he ends the story just the climax is reached, the author jumps in and announces that he decided not to finish the novel??? What???? I presume he plans to build this into a sequel, but in fact he did not actually say that. He simply waffled on about trying a different style of ending. More to the point, the publisher did not say anywhere that the book suddenly stops right at the climax with no conclusion!!! This was the cheapest trick I have seen in a long time.

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    Tracy Ewing, NJ, United States 02-17-14
    Tracy Ewing, NJ, United States 02-17-14 Member Since 2008

    An avid reader and listener with eclectic tastes... One unifying them is my love of humor, mystery and great narration.

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    "Fascinating and Edge of Your Seat Upsetting!"

    This installment of the series as is good as his previous works. To prevent spoiling any aspect- I will say it's a good thing the author read a disclaimer at the end to debrief the reader!

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    June metairie, LA, United States 02-15-14
    June metairie, LA, United States 02-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "What a disappointment"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Finish the story - don't put it in another book


    Has Cross My Heart turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes- only goal was to try to get me to buy the ending... deceiving


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ?

    not sure


    Any additional comments?

    First time he has left me disappointed

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    WWBill G 02-12-14
    WWBill G 02-12-14 Member Since 2010

    WWBillG

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    "An insult to Cross fans"

    Not sure if Patterson dislikes his readers or just thinks we are chumps. This book suggests chumps. If he didn't have time to finish this book he should have delayed its release. But there must of been pressure inside the Patterson writing factory to hit send to the publisher. Why go to the trouble of finishing it if people like me will buy it anyway.Fool me once... This is my last contribution to Patterson Inc for the once interesting Cross series. Hey, shouldn't truth in packaging require him to at least call this Cross My Heart - Part One? Waste of time. Move on. But thanks for the author's note at the end of a book. Was this an honest to goodness apology letter to keeping people to return their books to stores before he hit best seller status.

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    Ronald 02-08-14
    Ronald 02-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't Wait Until Act II"

    Although the ending was unexpected, the intensity of the story leaves you feeling the pain and agony experienced by a man whose life was perfect one moment and totally destroyed the next. I could' t wait until Alex started kicking butt!! However, I guess, I must.

    I really thought James Patterson hit a home run with this book.....I'll pre-order the next one in the series!!!

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    K. Edmondson 02-07-14
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    "Worst Yet from Patterson"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More action and less of Alex's thoughts. Half the book was just what Alex was thinking.


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

    I felt like it was a deliberate jacking around of the reader. It was not useful in any way. It was just an excuse to sell another book to the reader. I will NOT buy it!


    What didn’t you like about Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ’s performance?

    All the voices and accents were too similar. One time when Alex was thinking in his head, the voice became that of Ali rather than Alex.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Cross My Heart?

    The post death rantings by Alex.


    Any additional comments?

    I have always looked forward to the next Patterson book, but not any more. I won't read another.

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    Carlos Tampa, FL, USA 02-07-14
    Carlos Tampa, FL, USA 02-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Big Disappointment"
    What disappointed you about Cross My Heart?

    As a huge James Patterson fan, I found the overall story okay but overall very disappointing work


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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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    "Edge Of My Seat"
    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!!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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