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Publisher's Summary

A movie tie-in edition of the novel Cross, now a film starring Tyler Perry.

Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge - raising his children without their mother. 

Years later, Alex is making a bold move in his life. He has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex finally feels like it's in order. He even has a chance at a new love. 

Then Cross' former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning, psychotic killer he has ever faced... and it pushes him dangerously close to the breaking point. (Also published as Cross.

©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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Excellent! The performance was great!

What did you love best about Alex Cross?

It's typical James Patterson and Alex Cross, which I love. I had tried a couple of fiction that I did not enjoy, so I tried this one to see if it was just me with fiction. I love James Patterson's Alex Cross series and this audio book did not disappoint.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Alex Cross?

Near the end, when things start to happen really fast, I could hear the narrator's voice building and getting faster with the action in the book - I really liked that

What about Peter J. Fernandez and Jay O. Sanders ’s performance did you like?

I really liked the two readers, it made it easy to distinguish between the two characters, and I really liked the voice of the villan. I found the audio captured my attention, and made the suspenseful or the exciting parts come alive for me. I could hear the excitement rise in the voice and reacted to it. Made the book very enjoyable for me.

Any additional comments?

The only negative is that the book is a re-release of a previous book, and I did not realize this when I bought the Audible book. After listening, I went back to Audible and read the fine print which says it was previously released under another name. It was a book I had read a couple of years ago, so the story was not new, which was the only disappointment for me for this book. Had I known that, I would have chosen another book. Other than that, a great audio book! After listening I went to the theatre to see the movie with the same name, and although the movie somewhat followed the book, it was not the same story, many differences. I assumed if the book was re-released at the same time as the movie, then the movie would be the same story. There were some similarities, and the movie did not follow the book, so that was a bit disappointing. Not sure why the book was re-released, and it should have indicated this in bigger font or something at Audible.

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True Patterson

What did you love best about Alex Cross?

I liked how the unresolved story of what happened to his wife (Maria) is finally resolved

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

No, but its a good story

What does Peter J. Fernandez and Jay O. Sanders bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Both are wonderful narrators

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

Everyone should have a friend like the character John Sampson

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RIVITING

WAY BETTER THAN THE MOVIE. JAMES PATTERSON IS A MASTER AT WRITING. GETTING THE NEXT ONE RIGHT AWAY

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Great read!

Would you listen to Alex Cross again? Why?

Story twists keep you coming back for more.

What other book might you compare Alex Cross to and why?

John Grisham books. You hate to put them done without fininshing.

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Love it.

Would you consider the audio edition of Alex Cross to be better than the print version?

YES

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

YES

What does Peter J. Fernandez and Jay O. Sanders bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

All I can say is they are both great narrators.

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

Both

Any additional comments?

The ending I know it's going to be a Par 2. Can't wait.

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the best

loved every minute of it. great sounds in the background and more. cant wait to listen to another one!

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One of the best books

Too bad the movie didn't do it justice. Best storytelling. Best performance than a couple of the earlier ones.

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a great mystery.

i read this one years ago. it is a good listen. it is actually 1st in series

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My first Alex Cross

What made the experience of listening to Alex Cross the most enjoyable?

I loved listening to this like a good reading book and you can't but it down. I could not stop listening.

What other book might you compare Alex Cross to and why?

I love books that just take off with excitement

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Alex Cross books

Where does Alex Cross rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

By far the best series I have listened to so far!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alex cross, love his style.

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