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3.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Peter J. Fernandez, Peter Jay Fernandez, Dion Graham Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781600243868
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When the home of Alex Cross’ oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he’s chasing a horrible new breed of killer. Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington, DC and what they discover is shocking: a stunningly organized gang of lethal teenagers headed by a powerful, diabolical man, an African warlord known as the Tiger.

Just when the detectives think they’re closing in on the elusive murderer, the Tiger disappears into thin air. But when the Tiger’s trail turns up in Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Unprotected and alone, can Alex manage to both survive and catch the killer?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Patterson’s most compelling protagonist at the top of his thrilling game.”

    Barnes & Noble review

  • “Fernandez is ably assisted by Dion Graham...Fernandez so powerfully tells the story of Cross’ efforts to capture an international killer called ‘The Tiger’ that the listener’s fists knot with the tension as Cross’ fortunes go from bad to worse. The bloody trail that leads to the ending makes Cross’ ultimate success the kind he cannot afford to repeat.”

    AudioFile

  • “Spending less time than usual exploring his villains psychological backstory, Patterson delivers an atypical tale of James Bond–style revenge.”

    Publisher's Weekly

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iris | 2/18/2014

    " Not my favorite of the Alex Cross novels. He has always been obsessed with catching the killers he is chasing, but he rarely risks his own family. And in this case, he seems to not care. Nana should tan his butt. It seems out of character for him. But maybe that's just where we are headed in his mind. Hmmmm. . . . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 2/18/2014

    " This one's an eyeroller. Very simplistic writing. The story is just way over the top. This was my first James Patterson book and I'm sure it will be my last. This book reeks of a quickly cranked out bad detective novel. And there is no way anyone could buy that the detective in this story, Alex Cross, has a doctorate in anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andronicus Kok | 2/5/2014

    " Finished reading James Patterson's - Cross Country. In life there are moments which set off events which link up to your future. In his quest to bring justice his family got involved and even worst he's in an unknown land with no one to help him. Yet he prevails through it all. Great book... :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/30/2014

    " A little gory and graphic. I have to keep putting it down and do something else since it's a little disturbing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 KarenC | 1/24/2014

    " A fast read; if the publisher had reduced the white space and made some chapters longer the size of the book would be significantly reduced. Many short chapters, only a page or two, each ending at a sort of "cliffhanger" spot in the storyline. Kept me reading, but I'm still trying to figure out whether I read because the plot was intriguing, the cliffhangers grabbed my attention, or just to get to the end. I'm also trying to figure out Patterson's purpose in writing this particular book. The likelihood of a DC Metro detective going abroad to chase a criminal across various African countries seems very slim to me. The novel contains a lot of information about the civil strife in Nigeria and Darfur. Was this to get the attention of American readers? Was the book's real purpose to get American readers interested in what is happening in Darfur with an improbable story? Stick with the story, never mind the political appeals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope Cassar | 1/19/2014

    " This is one of Patterson's best, A page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry Ridgwell | 1/12/2014

    " Not one of Patterson's better novels. If the unrest in Africa is accurate then it would certainly not be a safe place for an American to venture. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marissa | 12/12/2013

    " Too violent for my taste "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MrRobinson | 12/3/2013

    " Another great piece from James Patterson. However, just not as edgy and suspenseful as I had hoped. Don't get me wrong...I enjoyed but there was a little bit of improvement needed. I was not on the edge of my seat with this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lbd | 12/1/2013

    " One can never be sure just who the bad guy is nor where he will show up. Are there more than one, is it a conspiracy, and who is really behind all the murder and mayhem? Truly enjoyed this thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shona | 11/25/2013

    " Quick read, just like his other books. I enjoyed it, but great literature it's not. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erika | 11/22/2013

    " What a disappointment! The book should have been called How Many Ways Can Alex Cross Take A Beating? Boo James Patterson! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JC | 11/7/2013

    " Another fun read. Cross travels to Nigeria in chase of a man who killed a close friend. However the Tiger appears to be more elusive and dangerous in his own country and Cross is out of his own. Lots of action and lots going on here. Great entry in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 11/5/2013

    " I loved this book, as I do all of the Alex Cross books by James Patterson. This one was especially exciting and thought provoking. An excellent read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie Pillsbury | 10/6/2013

    " Can't go wrong with James Patterson! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 5/12/2013

    " Decent Alex Cross book but it seemed a bit predicatable at times. The dude just seems to get himself and his family in bad situations all the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasonb | 4/26/2013

    " Another breezy read. Good summer or beach book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jes | 4/21/2013

    " Definitely not my fave. Oh well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor Arth | 1/24/2013

    " I loved this book. IT was full of suspense, drama, action, and scary things that kept you reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taliah | 11/16/2012

    " another amazing alex cross adventure, this time in Nigeria in addition to DC. contains edge-of-your-seat drama, great sound effects(if you're listening to audio). lots of tie-ins to current issues going on in the world. a must-read or listen to, excellent book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Durinda | 9/2/2012

    " Very graphic; however, that is what Africa is all about. I grew up in Africa so learned to become de-sensitized to violence. Another exciting gripping book, different from the others where Alex goes to Africa, which was not good for him at all!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine Ebner | 5/20/2012

    " It was interesting to read about a country in chaos and how we take for granted our freedom and lifestyle here in the US. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce Peacock | 4/24/2012

    " Patterson always provides a quick read, and this was no different. This book was different from the other Alex Cross books in that it left gritty DC for harshly violent Africa. Not my favorite of his books. But I appreciate his highlight on a region of the world that is frequently ignored. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber Jones | 10/16/2011

    " These books get more and more unrealistic. Come on Patterson. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Merri | 8/28/2011

    " Very disappointed in this book! I usually love the Alex Cross books "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lasha | 5/22/2011

    " Worst book in the series. Do not waste your time on this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 5/21/2011

    " Gotta love the Alex Cross series! And James Patterson... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 5/20/2011

    " It was intriguing, but hard to hold my interest w/ so much of the setting in Africa. The issues there are ones I do not connect with, but in his writing Patterson does reveal more of our global injustices. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 5/12/2011

    " This was in the usual Patterson style and I loved it. The plot is gripping, fast and doesn't let go.

    Really do appreciate this writer. Hasn't let me down as a reader yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rev | 5/11/2011

    " It has been great to see Alex develope into who he is now. I lovehis gram. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 5/3/2011

    " The pace was good.Still an enjoyable book.Quote.As one approaches an elder's statues, one ceases to indulge in battles.Unquote, just like the book -JP- story is also ceasing to indulge in great story line battles..his previous Alex Cross is so much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 4/30/2011

    " James Patterson's Alexander Cross make for an interesting, if gruesome, read about family murders that are related to political unrest in Africa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 4/28/2011

    " This Alex Cross thriller is a little different, as Alex travels to Africa to catch his killer. A lot of plot twists in this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 4/22/2011

    " Typical, but he defied death even more in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Knowno | 4/13/2011

    " The usual j Patterson style fast paced exciting and keeps you on the edge oh your seat I listened to the audio version of this book and it was almost like being in the movies but without the visuals only what my mind conjured up good read I must say. Keep em coming mr Patterson "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Yvonne | 4/9/2011

    " Not one of his better novels. The constant and needlessly savage violence got rather annoying towards the end. Patterson has also had Alex Cross behave so entirely out of character that for much of the book I thought I was reading a Lee Child novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 4/3/2011

    " Not my favorite Cross book, but an enjoyable read. "

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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 Narrators

Peter Jay Fernandez is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated numerous mystery-thriller titles, as well as other genres. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 for Best Multi-voiced Performance for the book Mudbound by Hillary Jordan, and he was a finalist in 2008 for the Audie for Best Thriller/Suspense narration for The Judas Strain by James Rollins. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway in Denzel Washington’s Julius Caesar and on Washington’s Arena Stage in Cuttin’ Up.

Peter Jay Fernandez is an accomplished audiobook narrator who has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards and an Audie Award in 2009. He has also appeared on television, film, and stage. His appearances include roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the musical Thunder Knocking on the Door.

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of dozens of Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.