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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross Audiobook

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

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Publisher's Summary

It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again - a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything - and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days.

Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross will be a holiday classic for years to come.

©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Norwegian kebler Minneapolis, MN 12-12-12
    Norwegian kebler Minneapolis, MN 12-12-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Two unrelated stories with a too simple ending"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This book seemed a little sloppy. Easily resolved problems and no reason to get involved.


    If you’ve listened to books by James Patterson before, how does this one compare?

    I usually love James Patterson and his co writers, but this one was not up to the standards I am used to.


    Do you think Merry Christmas, Alex Cross needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Definitly not. One was more than enough.


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    Amazon Customer BANNING, CA, United States 12-12-12
    Amazon Customer BANNING, CA, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Exciting,Good Story"

    This is a very good read. Its fast paced and as usual with Patterson has twists and turns .

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    LeeAnn Fry Conroe, Texas 12-11-12
    LeeAnn Fry Conroe, Texas 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Listen...."
    Would you listen to Merry Christmas, Alex Cross again? Why?

    No, I didn't like the voice of the reader. I guess I expected Morgan Freeman!


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Mary 12-11-12
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    "A Must Read!"
    If you could sum up Merry Christmas, Alex Cross in three words, what would they be?

    A Must Read


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

    Yes it did. Like all James Patterson books, this one also flowed from one situation to another before tieing them all together for a fabulous ending.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    narrators bring the story to life.


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

    it made me laugh and cry


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    Cheryl Shreveport, LA, United States 12-11-12
    Cheryl Shreveport, LA, United States 12-11-12
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    "Excellent read!"
    What did you love best about Merry Christmas, Alex Cross?

    The pace of the action throughout the story, never a dull moment.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alex


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Had not listened to any of the narrators before, but was familiar with one of the actors (Michael Boatmat) and was very thrilled with how well they read together.


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

    The relationship between Alex and Sampson always makes me laugh.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Bergenfield, NJ, United States 12-11-12
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    "James Patterson does it again"
    What did you love best about Merry Christmas, Alex Cross?

    James Patterson never fails to deliver. Merry Christmas Alex Cross is an entertaining read.


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

    As always with any James Patterson book your on the edge of your seat wondering if Alex will get there in time to save the day .


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I like the fact that there was more then one narrator.


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    Lee 12-11-12
    Lee 12-11-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Christmas for all"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Merry Christmas, Alex Cross to be better than the print version?

    I love this so much that I bought the book for my son. I will let him tell me what he thinks. But I thought the audio production was great


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    Vicki Clearwater, FL, United States 12-11-12
    Vicki Clearwater, FL, United States 12-11-12
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    "Good listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, was very easy to follow. I listen while driving and was able to stop and start and not loose interest in the book. I like the short chapters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Merry Christmas, Alex Cross?

    Loved the cute parts with Nanna Mamma. I was reading it at Christmas time. Liked the family parts


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Alex and Nanna Mamma


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

    The entire house hostage part. How anyone could turn on his entire family


    Any additional comments?

    Good listening. Enjoyed the ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R.D. Young Chicago, Illinois 12-11-12
    R.D. Young Chicago, Illinois 12-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Typical Alex Cross"
    What did you like best about Merry Christmas, Alex Cross? What did you like least?

    Alex Cross is his usual intuitive detective, this time solving two crises when he'd rather be home for Christmas.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The snarky bad guy's voice from the first crisis is too close to the voice of another character in the second crisis


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes..and additional sound effects were thrown in


    Do you think Merry Christmas, Alex Cross needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    There's always room for another fast-paced Alex Cross for an entertaining read. It's not a literary masterpiece, but it's entertaining


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    Lynnett 12-10-12
    Lynnett 12-10-12 Member Since 2013
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    "WOW! Another Alex Cross winner."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Merry Christmas, Alex Cross to be better than the print version?

    The multiple narrator voices were terrific. I found that I enjoyed this more than I expected to.


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

    It is difficult to compare this to other books beyond the Alex Cross series, and this does not dissapoint. The story moves at what feels like light speed, with twists and turns that make it incedibly difficult to put down the iPod.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoyed the multiple voices.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed and appreciated Tyler Perry as Alex Cross in the movie of the previous book. The performance was powerful enough that now Mr. Perry's face will forever be the face that I see when listening to or reading these stories. It was really enjoyable to have that image with me as I became emotionally invested in this story.

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