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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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    SW Florida 04-13-14
    SW Florida 04-13-14 Member Since 2017
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    "I have never been so disappointed with Patterson"
    What disappointed you about Cross My Heart?

    The ending was quite absurd. The book itself was quite interesting and held my attention till the very end. The point is that there was no ending just an absurd editorial.


    Has Cross My Heart turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Neither


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

    Alex Cross


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Cross My Heart?

    The ending


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    WGmysterylover 04-07-14 Member Since 2011

    burkee24

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    "Mediocre everything"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Like everyone else, I was disappointed that I did not know ahead of time that the book would end mid-story.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I actually found the narration as annoying as the story ending in the middle. One of the narrators (the one that did Tierre Mulch) continuously slipped out of character when doing voices other than TM so that it was hard to distinguish who was who. Frankly, I think everyone was so annoyed by the story being cut off in the middle that they let the narrator slide.


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    Stacey Hicks Houston, Tx 03-12-14
    Stacey Hicks Houston, Tx 03-12-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst ending, non ending, ever."
    Has Cross My Heart turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I am completely disappointed in the complete lack of an ending in this story. I thought my iPod had skipped the last section of the book.


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    John Washington, DC, USA 03-08-14
    John Washington, DC, USA 03-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Bad "ending""
    What would have made Cross My Heart better?

    Not to do better to wrap the story up but to expect someone to buy a yet published sequel in order to find out what happens is unconscionable and comes across as mercenary by the author. After spending so much time vested in listening to the story, one expects more. All of the threads were outstanding for a reader to wait for publication of another book.


    What could James Patterson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    One of two things. He could have wrapped up at least most of the threads in one book and not end the story with a statement that the reader should not to worry, because the author is committed to writing the ending in another book. I understand teasers to an audience to but additional books in a series, but this went way beyond that because nothing was wrapped up. Alternatively, the author could have published two volumes making it clear from the outset that the ending would not be found until the end of volume 2 so people could choose whether or not to buy two books to get the complete story.


    What three words best describe Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ’s performance?

    Conveys characters well


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Some modest suspense but generally predictable


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    Gregory 02-27-14
    Gregory 02-27-14
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    "Only because he can"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A real die-hard James Patterson fan might enjoy it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Jonathan Kellerman


    What does Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing. I sometimes prefer reading.


    What character would you cut from Cross My Heart?

    "The writer"


    Any additional comments?

    I will never read, listen to nor buy another James Patterson work again. Instead of Mr Mulch, I believe that Mr. Patterson was talking about himself all the way through the book when he spoke about "the writer". Mr. Patterson has turned to the dark side and now treats his readers in a brutal and sadistic manner, "because he can".

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    Dave PS Ellicott City, MD United States 02-17-14
    Dave PS Ellicott City, MD United States 02-17-14 Member Since 2016

    David

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    What would have made Cross My Heart better?

    An ending!!


    Has Cross My Heart turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Only if the author decides to stop before the end.


    What didn’t you like about Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ’s performance?

    Performance was fine


    Any additional comments?

    This was a con. He builds up the story in true Patterson style. In fact it was a really good story ...and then before he ends the story just the climax is reached, the author jumps in and announces that he decided not to finish the novel??? What???? I presume he plans to build this into a sequel, but in fact he did not actually say that. He simply waffled on about trying a different style of ending. More to the point, the publisher did not say anywhere that the book suddenly stops right at the climax with no conclusion!!! This was the cheapest trick I have seen in a long time.

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    Tracy Ewing, NJ, United States 02-17-14
    Tracy Ewing, NJ, United States 02-17-14 Member Since 2008

    An avid reader and listener with eclectic tastes... One unifying them is my love of humor, mystery and great narration.

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    "Fascinating and Edge of Your Seat Upsetting!"

    This installment of the series as is good as his previous works. To prevent spoiling any aspect- I will say it's a good thing the author read a disclaimer at the end to debrief the reader!

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    June metairie, LA, United States 02-15-14
    June metairie, LA, United States 02-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "What a disappointment"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Finish the story - don't put it in another book


    Has Cross My Heart turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes- only goal was to try to get me to buy the ending... deceiving


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ?

    not sure


    Any additional comments?

    First time he has left me disappointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    WWBill G 02-12-14
    WWBill G 02-12-14 Member Since 2010

    WWBillG

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    "An insult to Cross fans"

    Not sure if Patterson dislikes his readers or just thinks we are chumps. This book suggests chumps. If he didn't have time to finish this book he should have delayed its release. But there must of been pressure inside the Patterson writing factory to hit send to the publisher. Why go to the trouble of finishing it if people like me will buy it anyway.Fool me once... This is my last contribution to Patterson Inc for the once interesting Cross series. Hey, shouldn't truth in packaging require him to at least call this Cross My Heart - Part One? Waste of time. Move on. But thanks for the author's note at the end of a book. Was this an honest to goodness apology letter to keeping people to return their books to stores before he hit best seller status.

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    Ronald 02-08-14
    Ronald 02-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't Wait Until Act II"

    Although the ending was unexpected, the intensity of the story leaves you feeling the pain and agony experienced by a man whose life was perfect one moment and totally destroyed the next. I could' t wait until Alex started kicking butt!! However, I guess, I must.

    I really thought James Patterson hit a home run with this book.....I'll pre-order the next one in the series!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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