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Hope to Die Audiobook

Hope to Die

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross' family - his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children - have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

Widely praised by the greatest crime and thriller writers of our time, Cross My Heart set a jaw-dropping story in motion. Hope to Die propels Alex Cross' greatest challenge to its astonishing finish, proving why Jeffery Deaver says "nobody does it better" than James Patterson.

©2014 James Patterson (P)2014 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Behind all the noise and the numbers, we shouldn't forget that no one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent--which is what James Patterson has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it." (Lee Child)

"It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer: his uncanny skill in creating living, breathing characters we truly feel for and seamless, lightning-fast plots. I do this for a living, and he still manages to keep me guessing from the first to last page. Simply put: Nobody does it better." (Jeffery Deaver)

"James Patterson is The Boss. End of." (Ian Rankin)

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    Sandra 12-07-14
    Sandra 12-07-14 Member Since 2015

    I love fiction, like rachel vincent's werecat series. And j.r wards fallen angels series. I also love everything that james pattersons , and jeffery deavers have done so far. I have become a fan of P.C. and Jeanne C. Stein, I'm just tired of waiting for the next book in their series lol.

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    "Well worth the wait"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definately recommend this book to everyone, It's one of james Patterson's works of art.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How it starts right off were it left off and you pick up the same feelings you were feeling at the end of the one before


    What about Michael Boatman and Scott Sower ’s performance did you like?

    The voices are perfect


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

    The end, it was so emotional i teared up


    Any additional comments?

    Great Book

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda 01-10-15
    Brenda 01-10-15

    BCS

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    "Don't waste your money/credits!!!"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Michael Boatman and Scott Sower ?

    Yes, but this one is awful


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson again?

    Yes


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

    Not really


    Do you think Hope to Die needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO!!! This book is way too long and too much description....Please no follow up book....


    Any additional comments?

    I have read/listened to all of the Alex Cross series. Don't waste your time with this one, just wait for the movie. This book is written for the screen with all the descriptions....As you listen you just want him to get on with the story!!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Marcia 11-29-14
    Marcia 11-29-14

    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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    "Kept my head in a vise the entire book."

    This book was really great. The suspense kept me trying to figure out what was going to happen. The supporting characters added fabulous support to the story.

    Yeah for Nanna Momma!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Christian Champaign, IL, USA 12-12-14
    Christian Champaign, IL, USA 12-12-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Couldn't stop listening"
    Would you listen to Hope to Die again? Why?

    Yes, this was fantastically done and the story was great. Been waiting a while for this one since Cross My Heart.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alex Cross - No one does it better


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

    Yes, both narrators do an excellent job.


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

    Cringed several times and was on the edge of my seat.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Leonard Burton 05-04-15
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    "Worst Audible book I've purchased."
    What would have made Hope to Die better?

    A better, more believable story, better writing and better performance.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson again?

    Sorry, James. I guess it's time to give up on Alex Cross.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Boatman and Scott Sower ?

    Anyone.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was poorly written and poorly performed from the outset. It never got traction, ever. I finally quit listening out of disbelief and boredom. I was truly surprised having enjoyed other Alex Cross novels.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 12-20-14
    Andrew 12-20-14 Member Since 2009

    Long time listener, road warrior and crime detective fan. Himes, Parker, Patterson, Crais, Grafton ....

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    "Alex takes it personal"

    I actually enjoyed this book more then the last two. The involvement of multiple villains and multiple assets to assist Alex was interesting. Don't want to be a spoiler, but the climate was unexpected. I was also surprised that Ava was written in as White. I always assumed she was Black given she was from neighborhood and the issue with the White boyfriend. Good listen for the holidays.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MK 12-18-14
    MK 12-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Buy a vowel!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People used to listen to books will probably not like this. There are many names starting with the letter A which ultimately became a distraction - Alex, Acadia, Aaliyah, Ali are just a few - a few too many. Why are so many people in this work "A" names. After several hours of listening you find your self thinking about the prominance of A names in the work more than the story.


    Has Hope to Die turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I like this genre - just not Hope to Die.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was driven by the text.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and annoyance.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Elmtree 02-24-15
    Elmtree 02-24-15
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    "Little disappointed"
    What disappointed you about Hope to Die?

    This is probably the last of this series although as a previous review stated it is more of a franchise now than entertainment and so the disappointed reader is probably required to just get over it. After all we have already made the purchase. the money is already spent. I miss the early efforts of a white man who wrote a black man so well. I even understand that ultimately now writers want a book that will become a movie or successful to Audible. I just miss good reading, surprising and unpredictable. I miss when Mr. Patterson wrote for himself and not the formula. Oh well. At least future writers will know how they can make money from their craft and through his name.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson again?

    Nope. I think I'm done.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JoNise 01-02-15
    JoNise 01-02-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Getting back to Cross"

    I haven't been able to relate to Alex Cross in the last few books. This story reminded me of why I fell in love with the series.
    Michael Boatman is no Peter J Fernandez (whose Nanamamma is classic and so fun to listen to) but he's growing on me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    daniel Lafayette, IN, United States 12-18-14
    daniel Lafayette, IN, United States 12-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "one of the better alex cross adventures"

    at least he wasn't constantly reminding us of all of "Nanna momma's" values....he got through the ordeal without asking her approval every step of the way

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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