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Cross My Heart Audiobook

Cross My Heart

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Publisher's Summary

James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level, ever - when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.

Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart - nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife, Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.

When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.

©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

“Michael Boatman gives a first-rate narration in this latest installment in the Alex Cross series. A second narrator, Tom Wopat, artfully portrays the homicidal maniac who plans to destroy Alex by destroying his family. Boatman captures the tension in the plot and keeps the listener engaged with the action. His portrayal of a bereaved Alex Cross--voice trembling with despair--will have listeners spellbound. And his total command of the story is like a zip line to Alex's hell. Though the symphony of terror isn't over at the conclusion of the audiobook, fans of Michael Boatman will revel in his delivery of this captivating thriller.” (AudioFile)

"[Patterson's] books don't pussyfoot around when it comes to the villains. These are bad, bad people... [I, Alex Cross] is political, with a lot of intrigue in high places." (Al Roker, The Today Show)

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    liz 08-09-16
    liz 08-09-16
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    "liz"

    Nice sorry about alex cross but hate how it ended. need to know if they are dead or alive.

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    William 07-25-16
    William 07-25-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good book"

    Terrible ending it should at least say what happens but very interesting all the way through

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    John F. Ritchey, Jr. Mansfield, Ohio United States 07-18-16
    John F. Ritchey, Jr. Mansfield, Ohio United States 07-18-16 Member Since 2009
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    "An awesome book! "

    We listened in the car and found ourselves driving just to hear the book. No other distractions just the road and the book.

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    John Miller Austin, TX USA 06-20-16
    John Miller Austin, TX USA 06-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "++Reacher; --Narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This was a typical Reacher novel, but one of the better ones. The story was pretty fresh, but keeping in line with Patterson's desire to make things a bit darker. Reacher seemed to have a touch of character development and growth, and the secondary characters were interesting.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Holy smokes was the performance bad. It it weren't for the fact I'm relatively new to Audible and recently returned something (I guess I have guilt), I would have returned this and gotten the print. I managed to get through it, but with Great Difficulty.

    The narrator's accent (southern-ish drawl) was distracting but I could get over that. His pacing was pretty languid... and I could get over that. What I couldn't get over was his horrible characterizations. This is *especially* true of the female protagonist.

    We all know and appreciate that Reacher likes a strong woman. No exception here, and it's one of the better female characters. However, her voice and narration made her sound weak, insipid, unsure, meek, and... welll... throw some other awful adjectives to make her small and unappealing. It was a complete juxtaposition from the writing, difficult to listen to, and really took away from the story.

    If you're a reader, I would do this one in print.

    If you exclusively listen, you'll be able to make it through. However I would never seek out anything this guy has narrated just because of his work.


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    Martha Healy 06-09-16

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    "Sorry I bought this"

    I have twenty James Patterson audible books in my library. In the many years I've been a member of Audible.com I think I've returned 2 or 3 books. THIS ONE I AM RETURNING. I am sorry I bought it. It was upsetting to listen to and TERRIBLE how it ends--author's note notwithstanding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nichole 12-28-15
    Nichole 12-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Riveting!!!"

    Can't Wait for the Conclusion. I'm Hooked!!!
    James Patterson & Alex Cross, never fails to please.

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    Dave 12-01-15
    Dave 12-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "He did it again"

    It flowed the way a James Patterson book should. It now requires me to stay engaged!!! I can't wait

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    laura 10-26-15
    laura 10-26-15
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    "Love Alex Cross. So much trauma! Must be fiction!"

    Through the years Alex Cross has become watered down.. Must happen when an author (editor, publisher) tries to keep a character going, and going, and going.. I still enjoy the stories but not with the gusto of the past. The only author I know who has been able to stay strong over a long time is James Lee Burke, but then he is a thinking man like Koontz. So they have more to say than just a 300 page "story"

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    Robert 10-02-15
    Robert 10-02-15 Listener Since 2004
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    "Look out Alex! Great suspense here!"
    Would you listen to Cross My Heart again? Why?

    I read it about three times, loved every one...


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that the bad guys almost go to his family.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat – was your favorite?

    Alex


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

    I am a guy so I don't really get too emotional about books, but I still enjoyed the action and mystery


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    April 09-11-15
    April 09-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "love James Patterson"

    but was glad I was behind in this series! now on to the next one but this book does not disappoint james patterson fans :-)

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