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Alex Cross's TRIAL Audiobook

Alex Cross's TRIAL

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Publisher's Summary

From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written - a novel called Trial.

As a lawyer in turn-of-the-century Washington, D.C., Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his home town to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse.

When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful daughter, Moody. Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the town's black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror - but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart.

Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a gripping story of murder, love, and, above all, bravery.

Solve another case with Alex Cross.

©2009 James Patterson; (P)2009 Hachette

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    Guidry 09-26-16
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    good story, very good actually. but it was a slow start and something I wouldn't have stuck with it i didn't pay for it. but glad I did.

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    Amazon Customer Texas, USA 04-01-16
    Amazon Customer Texas, USA 04-01-16 Member Since 2012
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    "trial of history"

    loved it, it had good flow to the story and it was easy to follow.

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    Jedonia Williams 11-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    It weighted heavy on my heart. Very true and detailed but good. I was hard to listen to but harder to stop.

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    Kim 10-08-15
    Kim 10-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    This one kept me on my toes! I would highly recommend this to everyone. A must listen

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    Laurel 05-27-15
    Laurel 05-27-15

    I am a retired teacher who listens because she is vision impaired and can no longer read. I love history, a touch of fantasy, and mystery!

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    "Read it and Weep!"
    If you could sum up Alex Cross's TRIAL in three words, what would they be?

    Horrors of Hate!


    Any additional comments?

    I was born in the early 50's and came of age in the late 60's. I remember the Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of the front page of a mid-western daily newspaper. Some how in history class - we never got past WW2 and our understanding of carpetbaggers and tarring and feathering came mostly from Wagon Train reruns. - All Woefully inadequate.

    This book was the first real window into racism for me. I grew up sheltered from racism - and never imagined the depth of hate. I was shocked and horrified. I read several of Harriet Beecher Stowe's books years ago and understood how awful slavery was - but I thought it had been fixed by the Civil War. I am so sorry.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JohnBoyToo 11-21-09
    JohnBoyToo 11-21-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrible BOOK ! Do not waste your time"

    Can't give u a full review because we stopped after 10 minutes or so...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Racine, WI, United States 09-22-09
    Vicki Racine, WI, United States 09-22-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Just as good as I'd hoped."

    Many people have given this book low ratings just because it wasn't an "Alex Cross" book. Just reading the synopsis tells you exactly what the book is about and why I wanted to read it. Although I listened to the book, my husband actually read it and we were both enthralled. I think the narrator added so much to my enjoyment that I can't give it anything less than five stars. Anyone who has ever read any history about the South and the KKK knows how very real this book depicts that time. Good job Patterson for reminding us of what should never happen again in this country.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Monrovia, CA, USA 09-13-09
    Linda Monrovia, CA, USA 09-13-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Trial"

    This book will weave you into the intrigue and webs of deception in the early 19th century. Although, the slaves have been freed, the deep south has alternative plans for the black people and decides they should be eliminated. Excellect read! Warning!! You cannot put it down once you begin.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ralph New Haven, CT, USA 08-30-09
    Ralph New Haven, CT, USA 08-30-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Alex Cross??"

    The title dose not say it all!
    Patterson is loosing it.

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    09-14-09
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    "Ignorance and prejudice"

    Having grown up in the south during the civil rights movement I have seen and witnessed a great deal of segregation. For a college class I had an assignment where I had to interview an important member of our community. The man I interverviewed was named Vance and he told me as a child he witnessed three black men hanging from a tree in the black section of the town. The sheriff informed Vance they would remain there as a lesson to the other black's in the community not to step out of line.
    I felt this book was one of Patterson greatest stories he has told. I felt as if I was an insider watching as the events unfolded before my eyes.
    It is unfortunate many people haven't learned from the past. There are plenty of people in our society today whose ignorance is so strong and the
    viewpointds are so narrow they hinder our society.
    Ignorance is so rampant in our society it will be the downfall of the United States.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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