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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 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:
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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)

  • “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.”


  • “Torchlit danger and suspense.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

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


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


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