Alex Cross, Run

Series: Alex Cross, Book 20
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (1,776 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If Alex Cross stops running, he will die...three serial killers are on the loose, and they want revenge.

Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he's made sure that no one will recognize him - by giving himself a new face. 

A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he's called to investigate a second crime. All of Washington, D.C., is in a panic, and when a third body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers send the city into an all-out frenzy.

Alex's investigations are going nowhere, and he's too focused on the cases to notice that someone has been watching him - and will stop at nothing until he's dead. With white-hot speed, relentless drama, and hairpin turns, Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson's ultimate thrill ride. 

©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"In true Patterson fashion, the story includes every element a good cop tale needs: shootouts, car chases, mysterious characters, and bad guys galore." (John M. Wills, author, former Chicago police officer, and retired FBI agent)

"The Cross family will never be the same! Cross Fire will leave you turning page after page with endless suspense." (Beyond the Bookshelf

"Lives are lost, people Alex loves are in serious danger, and everyone is afraid that they're going to be next on the sniper's list. This is another great and addicting tale of murder and mayhem - Alex Cross style! I was hard pressed to put it down!" (Bibliophilic Book Blog) 

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Ugh!

James Patterson has parlayed what used to be a great reputation as a good mystery writer into an industry to generate money based on his name. His legacy will be that of a writer who created a business based on a talent that never came to bloom. What a shame. I will not buy another one of his books because they are a watered down waste of time. His latest novels sound like they were written by college or high school students who have not yet learned their craft.

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Ho Hum................

The story moved along at a good pace, but I felt as though Patterson thought the more plots, sub plots and another plot he could shove into one story the better it would be. There is no thought process, just a typical crime - good guy get the bad guy. This is about as basic as you can get and proof that money means more than a well written book and that James will continue to crank these out like eggs in a chicken factory. It will be a long while before I buy another Patterson book.


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What happend to James Patterson

What did you like best about Alex Cross, Run? What did you like least?

It is boring and a two year old can figure out the plot. No surprise!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I do like the Alex Cross character.

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

No not really

Could you see Alex Cross, Run being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

yes but it would be quite dull.

Any additional comments?

James Patterson needs to put more plot and twist to his books of late. He is getting very dull very fast.

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I listended to it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Its a good book but, I listened to it... but I'm starting to think patterson needs to slow down on turning out the books and put more time in to the stroy

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Patterson and Cross Score Another Killer Hit

Not all installments in the Alex Cross series are created equal. 'Alex Cross, Run' ranks as one of the very best, in my book. The fine old story formula is here, well executed, involving clever, creative bad guys, and involving the Cross family in just the right amounts. A great performance by Boatman and Boyer, too. All in all, a very nice recovery from the horrendous movie experience with nonactor crossdresser Tyler Perry last year.

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Finally a book without stacks of F bombs!

What did you love best about Alex Cross, Run?

It definitely kept my attention, holding my breath as he was being set up by the bad guy with a grudge.

What did you like best about this story?

The good people resolution.
The inclusion of softer feelings, morals
along with the contrasting very, very bad people.

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

NA

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I couldn't but I kept it on much longer than I should.

Any additional comments?

I'm just grateful to find an author who can leave out the F bombs which are very degrading to me as the listener. I realize that this would be included in people' regular on the job speech, but I'm glad someone doesn't use it.

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Didn't like this story

I found this book uncomfortable and negative and not a clever plot. I would never recommend it.

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Same ol same ol....To James, take a Trip To refresh and get a new perspective

I am very disappointed in this book. It is almost unbearable. I am half way through it. Like watching grass grow. Again the several subplots. Multiple readers just ok. Tired of Nana being a strong, hardworking, angry, wise know-it-all, 90 year old woman. Personal family issues, especially with the children add nothing new. Tired of Alex being a victim or target of the homicidal sicko and another clever, well educated, sadist criminal who kidnap young women and cuts/stabs them to death. The duel criminals are tiring. The senseless (do any make sense) killings and the static investigations of the DC police. The only reason I plan to finish listening is that I need the distraction and background noise as I clean up after the holidays. I am a long time Cross and Patterson fan. Not sure what is the problem. Narration is okay, I've adjusted to the change of readers for Alex. Seems as though Patterson is writing for a screen-play or another movie. Stories in this series follow the same plot pattern, nothing exciting or too different. I can predict the end. Would I read this again? Seems like I have done so already.

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Above average Alex Cross book

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

For James Patterson fans, yes. It's what such fans (like me) have come to expect, so delivers the goods, even though it's not great.

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

Of course. With James Patterson you can't stop at one, even though you occasionally need to hold your nose in doing so.

What about Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer ’s performance did you like?

Yes, he has a good voice for Alex and reads it really well.

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Too much slashing even for a murder mystery fan

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I can't think of anyone who might enjoy this book.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Humor

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration was slow compared to how fast the murders were happening

What character would you cut from Alex Cross, Run?

The reporter (Jason)

Any additional comments?

Just too sadistic .... reasoning behind the murders earlier (other than the x-wife) might have helped. I just didn't like to story. But I did quit reading before that might have come to light later in the book.

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