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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Tim Cain, Michael Cerveris Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781600247675
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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. Download and start listening now!

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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 deliver top-notch performances as they expertly bring Patterson's signature roller-coaster plotting and diverse cast of characters to life. Though the actual resolution to the story may stretch the realm of believability, 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
  • “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.”

    AudioFile

  • “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.”

    TheReviewBroads.com

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haley Rodriguez | 2/9/2014

    " This was one of James patterson's good ones. Especially after cross country. Which I was not even able to finish. Sometimes a little tricky to remember all the characters but had you interested all the way to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ibrahim | 2/5/2014

    " What a let down. That's all I would say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 2/4/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 2/3/2014

    " A thriller that I didn't figure out "who dun it", was in the right neighborhood though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia Kowalski | 1/31/2014

    " A detective story with a touch of gore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Vega | 1/27/2014

    " 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 Caroline Mcphail-Lambert | 1/26/2014

    " Quick read! Short crisp chapters, with not too much repetition. Scarey to think what people can do to other people, & what the government will do to protect their own. Like the carrot at the end to encourage readers to continue to follow Alex Cross. Enjoyable if murder, mayhem & nastiness is the reader's desire! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 1/22/2014

    " Man this dude is twisted! But, he is so fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 1/22/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Froze | 12/27/2013

    " Okay, so I've read it. I can check it off my list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherri | 11/12/2013

    " Love Alex Cross love James Patterson, this is the first one I was able to figure out who the villian actually midway through... other than that .. enjoyed and loved as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly debonte | 11/5/2013

    " this boook is my fav right now the story line is amazing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 10/29/2013

    " Very typical Alex Cross. Easy to skip parts that are too distracting or gruesome and not miss any plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 10/12/2013

    " This is the kind of book Patterson should be writing! This is what he does best! Writing on his own, his own character who has developed so well over 16 books! I enjoyed every minute of the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/1/2013

    " Solid James Patterson always a good and quick read with an excellent story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy Crowley | 9/24/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 9/16/2013

    " Alex Cross is a detective trying to solve the murder of his niece and a number of young women. C.B. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anoop | 8/25/2013

    " Too dramatic and 'hollywoodish' for my taste. Alex Corss is also becoming mushier by the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marge | 6/23/2013

    " I'm bored with Patterson "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Przybylinski | 6/18/2013

    " Interesting but no different from the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kylene Nickerson | 6/10/2013

    " another very good book. I had no idea who done it. Pretty gruesome at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor Taylor | 4/26/2013

    " Another thrilling read from the master "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vincent Paul | 2/27/2013

    " i love alex cross, and this was no exception "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tish | 11/24/2012

    " I love James Patterson but think that he is pushing his books out too fast. His later works are not as good as his earlier ones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nan James | 7/5/2012

    " 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 Meakin | 6/29/2012

    " Gruesome from time to time sad and funny this is one of his better books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cortney | 5/3/2012

    " The beginning threw me for a loop as I had no idea Cross had a new girlfriend. But the book was still as fast paced at the rest of them. Looking forward to reading the last in the series, well until the next one comes on in November. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Anne | 12/7/2011

    " It was ok. As always a quick read. I wasn't crazy about the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 9/12/2011

    " One of the best Alex Cross books. It really moved along well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott schluter | 8/31/2011

    " Figured it out the instant he revealed the President was a woman so it kind of wrecked the end of the book...no shocker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 5/21/2011

    " This is the first Alex Cross book I have read. I'm now looking forward to reading the full ongoing series. Fast paced and fantastic writing style, the kind that keeps you wanting more..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne Polito | 5/21/2011

    " If your a Patterson fan...the next book in the Alex Cross Series. "

  • 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.