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3.0000660720185 out of 53.0000660720185 out of 53.0000660720185 out of 53.0000660720185 out of 53.0000660720185 out of 5 3.00 (15,135 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Tim Cain, Michael Cerveris Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781600247699
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You can’t run…

Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington’s wildest scenes. And she was not this killer’s only victim.

You can’t hide…

The hunt for her murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible—if you have the credentials to get in. Alex and Bree are soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain: they will do anything to keep their secrets safe.

Alex Cross is your only hope to stay alive

As Alex closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable—a revelation that could rock the entire world. With the unstoppable action, unforeseeable twists, and edge-of-your-seat suspense that only a James Patterson thriller delivers, I, Alex Cross is the master of suspense at his sharpest and best.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Tim Cain and Michael Cerveris deliver top-notch performances as they expertly bring Patterson’s signature roller-coaster plotting and diverse cast of characters to life…Cain and Cerveris bring the listener along for the ride with strong conviction in their reading. A perfect book for a long drive.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Tim Cain and Michael Cerveris turn this great read into a virtual full-cast production with their exceptional pacing and seamless handoffs. They divide the African American and white characters between them and do an outstanding job on all the vocal types involved. There are also striking, though limited, sound effects, for instance, shooting scenes that even differentiate between gun calibers. Musical insertions are also excellent.”

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  • “This book review filled me with suspicion. I truly believe that James Patterson has an IV hooked up to his writing arm and Great Ideas, Great Plots, and Great Characters dribble constantly into his bloodstream. How else could prolific Mr. Patterson come up—once again—with another blockbuster Alex Cross novel? I, Alex Cross crosses the line from good to great.”

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

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Guy Campbell | 2/9/2014

    " This may be my last Patterson book. The story lines get stranger and stranger.Did not think to much of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 2/8/2014

    " I loved this Alex Cross book. It was a page turner. I didn't want to put it down. I enjoyed this one more than Double Cross. And although Cross Country was interesting, I felt this book was more like the first couple in the series. Can't wait until the next one in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica | 1/25/2014

    " Quick read to catch up on Dr. Cross and his family and putting the evil people away. His 90 yr old grandma is finally tired of managing his household, she's ill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 1/22/2014

    " I love all of the Alex Cross series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catharine | 1/21/2014

    " Pure escapism. Just the thing to read when one's suffering from a bad case of hay fever and a drippy nose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raenette Palmer | 1/19/2014

    " I only read Patterson's books with Alex Cross in them anymore. This was a typical Alex Cross book - which I happen to like. A fast read and mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisar67 | 1/10/2014

    " Definitely not one of Patterson's better books. At a few points I was ready to put the book down and move on. But I did finally finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 12/15/2013

    " A bit gory in places, but I am a huge Alex Cross fan. I even actually guessed who Zeus (the main baddie) was. I'm normally no good at solving that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrice | 12/10/2013

    " Alex Cross books are always good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber Williams | 12/7/2013

    " This was my second James Patterson book. I'm officially a fan. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I actually listened to this one on my car ride to and from work. There were a couple days that I sat in my car after I got home just to hear more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 12/7/2013

    " Typical Alex Cross, but more gruesome than most - not necessary to sustain the plot, such as it is. like a lot of Cross mysteries, the solution suddenly comes out of nowhere and the story's over. They're OK, but I'll spread the three on my to-read shelf out a bit. "

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

    " This was my first Alex Cross book. I started it more than a year ago and somehow just could not get into it. This week, with most of my other books complete, I tried again and was totally intrigued. I flew thru it and will be looking for more. Love the high stakes murder mystery this book brings! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 11/29/2013

    " Not my normal type of read but read it for book club. It is an interesting read and quick. Scary that someone can think up such things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 11/25/2013

    " Another great James Patterson murder mystery. Love his books. Always see Morgan Freeman's face when I read the Cross series since he played in the 2 movies that were made from Paterson's books. We almost loose Nana Mama in this book, but she pulls through. Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sbugsy | 9/25/2013

    " I love his books! I can't wait for the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Vega | 8/20/2013

    " I am loving this book. As usual very entertaining, fast paced and a joy to read. Have been busy but I am half way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 7/30/2013

    " Perhaps the best "Alex Cross" book I have ever read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renay | 7/11/2013

    " A very fast reading book. Very "patterson-like" as usual. Great plot with many "surprises". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marlu | 6/12/2013

    " Ended up skimming through this book after the first quarter just to keep up with Alex Cross. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trina | 4/4/2013

    " This was the first Alex Cross book I have read. I really enjoyed the character and will definately read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yana | 2/10/2013

    " Pretty good. A little predictable but as always keeps you wanting to keep reading to find out what happens. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane Gehr | 11/5/2012

    " Meh. Convoluted, formulaic, requires no thinking on the part of the reader. Perhaps some folks like that in a book. I prefer a book I can sink my teeth into, one that makes me think. Very glad I only paid two bucks for the hardcover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 10/8/2012

    " Totally a fast read and a good story. I like all the novels with Alex Cross and this is no exception. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 3/16/2012

    " This is a very well-written, exciting Alex Cross adventure. The ending is very believable if you know anything about Washington, DC politics, which is a blood sport. James Patterson really understands life "inside the Beltway." Parts are a bit gory, but acceptable in the context. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nan James | 12/25/2011

    " did not finish. got tired of mysterty part way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy Crowley | 11/11/2011

    " Pretty good book. Fast paced and definitely held my interest. I think I might have to check out some of his other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ken | 8/17/2011

    " Patterson seems to be writing too many books, they are starting to feel too much the same. The cross family are good characters, but almost too bland now. Light read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Park | 7/16/2011

    " The story was fast-paced enough, but I'm not sure about the plot and sub-plot. Need to read some more of Patterson's work to form an opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Clark-cook | 6/11/2011

    " I dearly love this character and am racing through the entire series to date, and so far have enjoyed each one, as much, if not more than the last. I hope Alex has a long, long career. The movies made a couple of these books into pretty good films as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ronda | 5/16/2011

    " So far so good. Holds my interest well "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/15/2011

    " What's there to say, I love Alex Cross. An easy read, that keeps you longing for more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/7/2011

    " Finished this in a couple of days. I could get into this James Patterson thing. Fun. "

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

    " Still an enjoyable read. "

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

    " Typical Alex Cross novel, fast paced with lots of references to pop culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 5/2/2011

    " Good book. Only issue is there was so much of the book wasted on nana mamma who was sick. Personally I could do without 10 chapters of filler. The plot was good and all in all it was a decent read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Neal | 5/2/2011

    " Good beach book. Fast reading, won't remember in a month. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Parker | 4/24/2011

    " I always like James Patterson - and esp. Alex Cross novels! Nice break from heavy, depressing novels! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridgette | 4/20/2011

    " it started to bore me so it is not one his best books. :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 4/19/2011

    " Great book. If you've watched the movie "Fargo", you'll think of the movie while you're reading the book. Very easy reading and keeps your interest through the entire book. "

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

    " Always love to read about what Alex and Family are up to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 4/12/2011

    " If you're an Alex Cross fan, this book will really get to you! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janetta | 4/11/2011

    " Although I felt intrigued by the storyline, I felt the ending fell flat. Once the murderer is revealed, nothing much is meantioned about how his capture affects the lives of relatives or affairs of state. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yvonne | 4/10/2011

    " One of the better offerings from Patterson. He seems to have recovered his engaging style of old unlike some of his more recent efforts. The pace was good and there was a nice balance between the detecting and the personal life. Great ending, didn't see it coming. "

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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

Tim Cain’s resume includes off-Broadway and regional theater. He has narrated live events with varied artists such as jazz performers Eric Reed and Patti Austin, in addition to several holiday seasons traveling with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He can also be heard on audiobooks by authors Walter Mosley, Caroline Kennedy, and James Patterson.

Michael Cerveris is an American singer, guitarist, and actor. He has performed in many stage musicals and plays including Romeo & Juliet, Sweeney Todd, and Hedwig and the Angry Itch. He won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his role in the Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins. His most notable television role has been as September in the series Fringe.