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Alex Cross's TRIAL Audiobook

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Read By: Dylan Baker Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: August 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781600248542

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

141

Longest Chapter Length:

09:16 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:03 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

03:46 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

434

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Publisher Description

The year is 1906, and America is segregated. Hatred and discrimination plague the streets, the classroom, and the courts. But in WashingtonD.C., 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, merely because of the color of their skin. When President Roosevelt, under whom Ben served 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 hear 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's 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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"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."

— Jay (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “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.”

    — 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
  • 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

Awards

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

Alex Cross's TRIAL Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.92307692307692 out of 53.92307692307692 out of 53.92307692307692 out of 53.92307692307692 out of 53.92307692307692 out of 5 (3.92)
5 Stars: 12
4 Stars: 18
3 Stars: 4
2 Stars: 4
1 Stars: 1
Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
5 Stars: 4
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: 4
4 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

    — Horace Ellison, 8/12/2022
  • 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

    — Elizabeth Goolsby, 3/12/2019
  • 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

    — Virgil Cole, 2/14/2019
  • 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

    — Gerald Eskilsen, 12/19/2016
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Dad, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

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

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

    — Keri, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A good read and enlightening. "

    — Richard, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Nat, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Carmen, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Tommy, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Marjorie, 11/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " not light, but a good story. "

    — Opskar01, 11/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Taj, 11/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Beau, 11/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Marg, 9/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Danielle, 8/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — April, 7/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Hard subject "

    — Margarette, 7/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Doris, 7/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Ok but very misleading title. "

    — Trisha, 4/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

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

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

    — Kelly, 7/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Suzanne, 6/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Laura, 12/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Joyce, 11/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Whikmn, 8/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Ann, 8/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Absolutely one of his BEST books!! "

    — Judy, 7/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Shelleen, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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 "

    — Julie, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Milly, 5/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Chris, 5/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Doris, 5/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Better than his Alex Cross series. "

    — Alison, 4/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Shaz, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " easy ready... keeps your interest "

    — Karrie, 4/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Becky, 4/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Tamy, 4/4/2011

About the Authors

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.

Richard DiLallo is an American author and former vice president and executive creative director of DDB Worldwide, a marketing communications network. He is best known for his coauthoring Alex Cross’s Trial with bestselling author James Patterson. He has also published articles in the magazines Glamour, Brides, and America. He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife.

About Dylan Baker

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.