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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,983 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Dylan Baker Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written - a novel called Trial.

As a lawyer in turn-of-the-century Washington, D.C., Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his home town to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse.

When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful daughter, Moody. Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the town's black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror - but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart.

Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a gripping story of murder, love, and, above all, bravery. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 2/11/2014

    " About the racial tensions in a small town in Mississippi in the early 1900s. You see the good and bad in the deep south during this period, but it is a real page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay Connor | 2/11/2014

    " Wow, what a recovery! From the trashy "Swimsuit" of the summer, Patterson delivers a strong turn of the last century story of the racially charged south in "Trial." Strong, believable characters remind us that our present political conflicts are mild in comparison to our own past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Acquarulo | 2/5/2014

    " my favorite Alex Cross book ever!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri | 1/17/2014

    " It is a good book. Very similar to "To Kill a Mockingbird". I do like Patterson. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carmen | 1/6/2014

    " Dreary historical times I don't enjoy reading about. Bad enough they happened in the first place. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nat | 1/6/2014

    " This is the first thing I've ever read "by" James Patterson. I say "by" because for all I know the secondary writer wrote the whole thing. If this is truly Patterson's style in all his books, I wonder why they're so popular. Just not my thing, I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 1/6/2014

    " A good read and enlightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 12/27/2013

    " An atypical James Patterson book but, another quick read. There are some quite gruesome parts but, still a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie | 11/16/2013

    " This was much different than his other Alex Cross stories. Based mostly in the early 1900's when lynching and the KKK was still in force. Fictional but worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Opskar01 | 11/10/2013

    " not light, but a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taj Sonchai | 11/9/2013

    " This book is great historical fiction. It reminded me of that movie with Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey "A Time To Kill". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beau | 11/1/2013

    " This book was total brain candy, but it was engrossing. The main character was compelling, yet I felt there was something left to be desired - I can't quite put my finger on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marg | 9/24/2013

    " A good read. This story is about Alex Cross's grandmother and her family when to be a negro in the south was dangerous. A story of lynchings and mob violence which made the Cross's grandmother the lady she now is in the present day novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 8/27/2013

    " He's one of my favorite authors... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Brannon | 7/26/2013

    " I liked it but it had nothing to do with Alex Cross besides his distant relative. Good book and story though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margarette | 7/23/2013

    " Hard subject "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doris Ernst | 7/21/2013

    " Started reading it 4/29 PM. Was not expecting this story. Could hardly put it down until I was done. Takes place in the early 1900's and it's Alex's family not Alex. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trisha Jones | 4/19/2013

    " Ok but very misleading title. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 4/8/2013

    " I couldn't put this very fast passed book down! loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Jo | 7/4/2012

    " I am a huge Alex Cross fan and this book was not a let down!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Seme | 6/23/2012

    " It was different from James Patterson's typical style. It was still a quick, easy read but had a much deeper topic level (the lynchings in the south after the civil war). Very good though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 12/7/2011

    " Normally I love Patterson, this book did not live up to his others. Had I known this book was going to be set up like this I would have passed on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce Schlueter | 11/25/2011

    " INTENSE>>and a very nice departure fromthe standard Alex Cross series.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whikmn | 8/8/2011

    " Not an Alex Cross book as you are led to believe by the title. I still thought it was an interesting story just misleading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 8/3/2011

    " Great book. I predicted it would end one of two ways and it ended totally different then what I thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 7/3/2011

    " Absolutely one of his BEST books!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelleen | 5/19/2011

    " Another Alex Cross book. I enjoyed this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/18/2011

    " Really was enthralled by this book. Having very little experience with the south or knowledge on that period in history, I learned a lot. The primary character is excellent "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Milly | 5/5/2011

    " Well told story. I read this one in almost one sitting (then again I was on a plane). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 5/4/2011

    " A terrible disappointment, with 2 dimensional characters and a predicable plot line, this book made me long for the hours I had spent wasted on it...hours I could have spent reading menus or something better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doris | 5/1/2011

    " As a historical novel, it was enlightening as to the terrible things that happened to the freed blacks in the early part of the 20th century in the deep south. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 4/25/2011

    " Better than his Alex Cross series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaz | 4/20/2011

    " Read this on Holy monday finished it the following day haha! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karrie | 4/18/2011

    " easy ready... keeps your interest "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 4/6/2011

    " I liked this book, but it is heartbreaking to realize what those poor people were put through back then!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamy | 4/4/2011

    " This book was a real eye opener and anytime I had to stop reading before I had completed the book was like torture... "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrator

Dylan Baker is an American stage, screen, and television actor. He attended Georgetown Prep and William and Mary College before earning his BFA at Southern Methodist University, where his passion for acting was ignited with numerous stage roles. Later refining his talents at Yale’s School of Drama, Baker turned professional with big screen roles in movies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Delirious, and Love Potion No. 9.