It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again - a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything - and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days.
Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross will be a holiday classic for years to come.
©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette Audio
Michael Boatman is an actor who doesn't 'just read' the words he is acting. Excellent job. Like that women in this audio book are read by women so you can distinguish each character easily. Great story. Fun to listen to on long car trip. Made miles zoom by! I will buy more audios read by Mr Boatman and Pattersons writing
it was going good until the bs part where his wife shows up at the staging location.
As a cops wife I would NEVER have shown up at his job and tried to whine and guilt him into leaving a crime scene. Every LEO family knows how important their job is and it is awful that James Patterson felt we should be portrayed this way. Secondly, his wife is supposed to be a LEO herself ... no way would that ever happen. I had wanted to read the entire series, don't think I want to read any more Patterson
No. Ive not heard any of his other stories, but he did fine for what this story offered.
I ve listed to the story a couple times and it just makes me more angry. I don't think I will be buying any more stories about Alex Cross.
Alex, Sampson, Nana Momma are all
familiar characters in a favorite detective/suspense series. Maybe it's the warm and loving home setting that makes the horrible crimes palatable. Merry Christmas Alex Cross managed to take me through one tense Christmas hostage situation and just when I was ready to relax at its conclusion, plunged me into a terrorist plot.
Highly recommended with a shiver and a smile.
Alex Cross had to work through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Poor guy, sad family, but he's a hero and a hero's job is always tough. The readers are wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed this "listen". Read/listen and you will also enjoy this book!
I have to admit that this was one of my favorite Alex Cross books. Basically I listened to it straight ... lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing. You will not be disappointed. As a traveler I enjoyed the scenic ride.
Reader did a very good job of presenting the book. Story followed well as well. Worth listening to.
The gun fight outside of the train station.
Tell us about yourself! I am a 69 yr old female. I love books but due to vision limits I now actually don't read much unless I can get large print. I enjoy books that give me a good story line and move forward at a good pace.
love all the Alex Cross books, they are fast pace.
It keeps your attention so you don't want to stop listening.
Good voice compelling.
Just keep them coming. Patterson is a great author
The twists and turns
A good thriller always has twists and turns so this is similar to many great thrillers.
When they were in the mall trying to figure out what was going on
yes but listed to it over a few weeks
Yes I would to pick up on anything I may have missed
Yes I have. This one did not disappoint it was on the same plane as all of the Alex Cross books! Love them
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