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3.00020032051282 out of 53.00020032051282 out of 53.00020032051282 out of 53.00020032051282 out of 53.00020032051282 out of 5 3.00 (9,984 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Richard DiLallo Narrator: Dylan Baker Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781600248542
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The year is 1906, and America is segregated. Hatred and discrimination plague the streets, the classroom, and the courts. But in Washington DC, Ben Corbett, a smart and courageous lawyer, makes it his mission to confront injustice at every turn. He represents those who nobody else dares defend. So when President Roosevelt, who Ben served under in the Spanish-American war, asks Ben to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in his home town in Mississippi, he cannot refuse. 

The details of Ben’s harrowing story, and his experiences with a remarkable man named Abraham Cross, were passed from generation to generation, until they were finally recounted to Alex Cross by his grandmother, Nana Mama. From the first time he heard the story, Alex was unable to forget the unimaginable events Ben witnessed in Eudora and pledged to tell it to the world. Alex Cross’ Trial is unlike any story Patterson has ever told, but offers the astounding action and breakneck speed of any Alex Cross novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dylan Baker, the core narrator, captures listeners with keen emphasis and pacing…His overall efforts—coupled with typical Patterson pacing and prose—will keep listeners hooked.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • Dylan Baker, the core narrator, captures listeners with keen emphasis and pacing...His overall efforts-coupled with typical Patterson pacing and prose-will keep listeners hooked. Publishers Weekly
  • “James Patterson returns to his most popular character, Detective Alex Cross, in this mysterious new thriller…Narrator Dylan Baker is the optimal choice to bring this story to life and never disappoints. His pitch-perfect dialect is a marvel filled with subtleties and nuances that take the story to a whole new level. Baker has the capacity to speak directly to each individual listener while still managing to appeal to his audience as a whole with a tremendous stage presence that will have listeners enthralled for hours.”

    AudioFile

  • “Torchlit danger and suspense.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “A haunting account of a bleak time in America’s history…A revelation.”

    BookReporter.com

  • “A little bit of Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird and a lot of James Patterson heading in a new direction.”

    TheReviewBroads.com

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 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. His audiobook narration has won him eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards.