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Roses Are Red Audiobook

Roses Are Red

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Publisher's Summary

A brilliant criminal known only as the Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their very precise demands - and their explosive violence when the demands are not met exactly. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case and recognizes that a particular kind of criminal mind is at work. But before he gets near identifying a suspect, the Mastermind pulls off the most outrageous kidnapping scheme in U.S. history - and walks away with the largest ransom ever paid.

But money is not enough. Alex Cross' investigation has gotten under the Mastermind's skin, and he makes it his personal goal to take revenge on Cross' entire team, one person at a time - before coming after Cross himself.

Amid all this, Cross' relationship with his girlfriend Christine is falling apart because of her fears about his work, and his beloved daughter Jannie is hospitalized with unexplained seizures. The pressure rises on every front, until an explosive, shocking climax in which the Mastermind escalates his crimes to an unprecedented level, and Alex Cross risks everything to stop him in time.

©2000 by James Patterson, All Rights Reserved; (P)2000 Time Warner AudioBooks, A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

What the Critics Say

"While there's nothing subtle in this novel, every blatant element is packaged for maximum effect: roses may be red, but Patterson's newest is green all the way." (Publishers Weekly)

"Alex Cross, Patterson's detective hero, is back in a thriller that is guaranteed to hold his many fans spellbound...Patterson keeps the pages turning all the way up to the jaw-dropping conclusion." (Booklist)

"Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... There's no stopping his imagination." (New York Times Book Review)

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    Kris Allender 05-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "hard to follow"

    This is the first Alex Cross book I've had a hard time following. maybe because there's a bunch of moving parts to the plot?

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    Ryan M. 04-22-17
    Ryan M. 04-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great listen!"

    I absolutely loved listening to this on my way to and from work! Can't wait to start the next!

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    Salena Gibbons 04-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book"

    very good kept on edge whole time recommend to friends and look forward to next

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    Alan Wheeler San Francisco 04-12-17
    Alan Wheeler San Francisco 04-12-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, less than perfect narration."

    I loved this book, especially the very surprising, and shocking twist at the very very end. I was put off, however, by a flaw in the narration. There are numerous spots where, for a sentence, maybe two, it is obviously a different narrator from Mr. Fernandez. You can tell that it wasn't that Mr. Fernandez decided to redo a sentence he flubbed, but that the audio book publisher had to fill in these spots and did so with someone who is most definitely not Mr. Fernandez. Otherwise, it is a very good book all around.

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    Ariana 03-23-17
    Ariana 03-23-17
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    "good twist"

    loved the twist at the end, didn't see it coming. fun listen. love the alex cross series

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    Rjai 12-25-16
    Rjai 12-25-16
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Roses Are Red to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Alex Cross. I feel like I can identify with him more. I like his way of thinking and analyzing things.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the one-on-one non-business time Alex shared with Betsy. It seemed genuine.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Sorry, I don't think every good book should be made into a film...for me it loses something in the translation.


    Any additional comments?

    In my opinion this is an excellent book. The story line kept you wanting more and the end (if you can all it that) will definitely surprise you.

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    Alishia penk 10-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Patterson kind of let me down here"

    I had a hard time rating this book...at times i loved it, at times i couldn't stand it, and it drug on. As Patterson often does, he left a cliffhanger so you feel obligated to buy the next book. I'm not sure I'll make it through the entire Alex Cross series...

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    Snipe 06-29-16
    Snipe 06-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "teriffic way to learn to pay attention"

    Shortly said ; "this book teaches how to hold alot of info in",and to the amount of info given I would like that to compensate in a good story build, which didn't really move my world.

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    Libby Callahan 03-02-16
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    "awesome book"

    Loved it loved it. already have the next one can't wait to start it. good job

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    Jessica Carpenter 01-11-16
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    "Good story bad audio "

    Audio was fuzzy and in and out at times. Lots of background noises. But book was great as are the rest of the Alex Cross series

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