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Read By: Michael Boatman, Steven Boyer Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: February 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781619691704

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

114

Longest Chapter Length:

07:24 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:24 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

04:14 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

435

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Plot Summary

Homicide detective, ex-FBI profiler, highly trained psychologist and cop extraordinaire, Alex Cross is also a grounded, everyday family man. He thinks rationally, calmly, is respectful of others and always gets the killers in the end.

In the bestselling crime novel, "Alex Cross, Run," the same holds true, although the many twists and turns within this compelling story leaves the listener with doubts, most assuredly.

Elijah Creem is a top-ranked plastic surgeon who is highly skilled in his craft, and thus is sought after by many high-end, spare-no-expense patients seeking to cosmetically "improve" what nature gave them.

Creem makes little secret of his preference for wild, indecent "industry parties," which he pays exorbitant amounts of money to put on. He brings in exotic dancers, models and adds a hefty dose of drugs, champagne and a veritable orgy of sexual deliciousness.

It is his sick, perverted taste for young girls that gets him arrested after Detective Alex Cross makes a bust on one of Creem's lavish parties.

Out for revenge, Creem recruits a partner even more demented than he is. Caught up in the frenzy that a string of murders in Washington, D.C. creates, Cross and his partner, Sampson, have little time to think about their safety and the safety of their families. A woman has been found, murdered, in her car, a lock of her hair having been ripped out. Another woman is discovered hanging from a sixth-floor window, sporting a scar across her stomach. Still another body is discovered, also mutilated.

Patterson fans, once again, can expect an action-packed, fast moving experience as they listen to the "Alex Cross, Run" audiobook.

American bestselling novelist James Patterson was born on March 22, 1947 in Newburgh, New York. He began writing after a successful career in advertising, from which he retired. He remains America's most prolific writer, putting out an average of two books per year. He is most well known for his crime novels as well as his thrillers. His novels consistently appear on all the best seller lists.

"Alex Cross is my hero. This book was typical Alex Cross mishaps and issues. As with many authors the first books in the series were much better. I wonder what happens with an author, seems they lose momentum. Alex sure seems to find trouble, but it didn't make sense to me that Sampson and Brie did not investigate Ron from the get go. He was harassing Alex from the beginning, yet no one looked closely at him until the middle of the book. I guess if they had there wouldn't be a story. I like that there are severl things going on within the confines of Patterson's books."

— Cathy (4 out of 5 stars)

Publisher Summary

If Alex Cross stops running, he will die . . . three serial killers are on the loose, and they want revenge.



Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he's made sure that no one will recognize him-by giving himself a new face.

A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he's called to investigate a second crime. All of Washington, D.C., is in a panic, and when a third body is discovered, rumours of three serial killers send the city into an all-out frenzy.

Alex's investigations are going nowhere, and he's too focused on the cases to notice that someone has been watching him-and will stop at nothing until he's dead. With white-hot speed, relentless drama, and hairpin turns, Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson's ultimate thrill ride.

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Quotes

  • “Lives are lost, people Alex loves are in serious danger, and everyone is afraid that they're going to be next on the sniper's list. This is another great and addicting tale of murder and mayhem—Alex Cross style! I was hard pressed to put it down!”

    — Bibliographic Book blog
  • READERS LOVE CROSS FIRE!

  • The Cross family will never be the same! Cross Fire will leave you turning page after page with endless suspense.

    — Beyond the Bookshelf
  • In true Patterson fashion, the story includes every element a good cop tale needs: shootouts, car chases, mysterious characters, and bad guys galore.

    — John M. Wills, author, former Chicago Police Officer, and retired FBI Agent
  • Lives are lost, people Alex loves are in serious danger, and everyone is afraid that they're going to be next on the sniper's list. This is another great and addicting tale of murder and mayhem--Alex Cross style! I was hard pressed to put it down!

    — Bibliophilic Book Blog

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today bestseller
  • A #1 nWall Street Journaln bestseller
  • A #1 Washington Post bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller

Alex Cross, Run Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.16129032258065 out of 54.16129032258065 out of 54.16129032258065 out of 54.16129032258065 out of 54.16129032258065 out of 5 (4.16)
5 Stars: 15
4 Stars: 9
3 Stars: 5
2 Stars: 1
1 Stars: 1
Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — SDWEB, 2/10/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Gerald Eskilsen, 8/13/2019
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " After a long hard day audiobooks makes my nights easy, relaxing and the best part of the day, and James Patterson is the best writer. "

    — Betty , 3/26/2018
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A good quick read. Not as suspenseful or interesting as some of the previous ones. Supposedly Patterson actually wrote this one himself. Maybe he's lost some of his edge since he started outsourcing so much writing. "

    — Ryann, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Yes, it is part of a tired and predictable series, but I like the juxtaposition of a blood and guts mystery with a trying to be normal family. "

    — Rita, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nothing ever comes easy to Alex Cross and going to jail does not make it better. If you are a AC fan then you will love this book. I almost missed my train stop enjoying this book. Keep Reading B-) "

    — Sonya, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fast read in James Patterson's style. Never disappointing. "

    — Leta, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not my favorite writer but it was pretty good. Something to hold me over until the next Game of Thrones or Stephen King comes out. LOL "

    — Kimberly, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked it 3.5 stars so glad there was not a terrorist plot. Much better than the last one. "

    — Jennifer, 1/27/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was one of the better Alex Cross novels of late. They are all very good but the pace of this one was great. Gripping plot and good action. Can't wait for another. "

    — Emily, 1/23/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this book about Alex Cross and his family. Another hard to put down book from Patterson. "

    — Lia, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Alex Cross never disappoints, and this book didn't either. "

    — Vicki, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Always love Alex Cross books "

    — Janet, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love Alex Cross!!! This was a great read!! "

    — Ann, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read it in 2 days. This one of the better Alex Cross books and the best in recent years. It is very fast paced with lots of action as 3 serial killers are tracked down by Cross. You can't skim this book without missing the stories. "

    — Larry, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Although there seemed to be a few loose ends and an implausible time line at the end of the story it was a great Alex Cross adventure. It had some interesting, but not unpredicted twists to the story, one was (spoiler alert) that one of the killers seemed to give up way too easily. "

    — Anthony, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent Alex Cross Novel!! It was like reading 3 seperate stories that all blended into one at the end! "

    — Rosemary, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of James Patterson's better recent books! "

    — Heather, 12/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Again a very well done audio book with multiple readers. Very intense story, but very believable in the current state of the world. James Patterson again, shows how hard it is to be a detective working in a inner city and all of its problems and at the same time trying to have a family life. "

    — Tom, 11/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The storyline on the foster child was excellent. "

    — Michelle, 11/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Classic Patterson - quick to engage the reader and hard to put down!!!! "

    — Susan, 11/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Any Alex Cross novel is a great one, and this one doesn't disappoint! I highly recommend this one. "

    — Tonya, 10/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I was surprised by this book!! I was expecting it to be not as good,as a few of the past books have not been. However,this was like the old JP books! Twisting and turning and I could NOT put it down!! Thanks James!! You have renewed my faith in you!! "

    — Ginger, 10/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I truly enjoyed this Alex Cross book. "

    — Jeneen, 9/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A pretty typical Alex Cross story. The story moved along pretty fast and was a good read. "

    — Brenda, 8/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Some plot holes or loose ends not wrapped up. "

    — Shelley, 8/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Best James Patterson book I've read in a while! "

    — Robin, 6/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The Alex Cross series is still classic Patterson and an enjoyable read unlike some of his other robotic publications lately. I keep saying I am not going to read anymore of his books, but I do. This and the Murder Club are still worthwhile reads. "

    — Dave, 6/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderful news, there is another good Alex Cross novel out! Several story lines going on at the same time keeps the story moving at a brisk pacew. "

    — Patrick, 5/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " So predictable and the characters have no depth. "

    — Ruth, 5/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another great Alex Cross book, I thoroughly enjoy this series. Great read, kept me turning the pages. "

    — Durinda, 2/24/2013

About James Patterson

James Patterson is the most popular storyteller of our time. He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and received an Edgar Award, nine Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

About the Narrators

Michael Boatman is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and twice winner of the prestigious Audie Award for narration. He is a versatile television, film, and stage actor whose work on the hit TV show Spin City garnered him a GLAAD Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and nominations for two NAACP Image Awards. For his work playing Stanley Babson on the long-running HBO series ARLI$$, he was nominated five times for the Image Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Steven Boyer is a graduate of the Juilliard School and has appeared both on stage and screen.