Extended Audio Sample

Download Merry Christmas, Alex Cross Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Merry Christmas, Alex Cross, by James Patterson Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,888 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Michael Boatman, Stephen Kunken, Cristin Milioti Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date:
Regular Price: $19.98 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

It’s Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who’s robbing his church’s poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again. A horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything, and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days. 

Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross will be a holiday classic for years to come.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “In his latest outing, James Patterson’s most popular protagonist is forced to interrupt his Christmas plans to save the day, not to mention several lives. (P.S. With over seventy-million copies in print, the Alex Cross series is the bestselling detective series of the past quarter century.)”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial preview

  • “Wow, a Christmas thriller. On a cozy Christmas Eve, Alex Cross has just wrapped up a little case—someone robbing the church poor box—when he gets word of a hostage situation that could tie his holidays in knots.”

    Library Journal

  • “The contrast between the gritty reality of combating terrorism and the close relationship among the members of Cross’ family makes this one of Patterson’s best books to date.”


  • “Fast-paced and tightly plotted, this is a dramatic thriller that shows why the books in this series sell by the truckload.”

    Sunday Mirror

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vincenzo | 2/19/2014

    " First half of the book was not so much fun, character story was interesting but felt like it belonged to a John Grisham court novel. Second part took it to a different level continuing with the terrorism theme but overall I miss the serial killer aspect of the book which lead me to the series years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/5/2014

    " Two stories combined in one. Patterson is always easy to read but this was exceptionally easy. It was a good seasonal read. Very predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Toni | 1/29/2014

    " I expected more. Alex has us follow him through two disjointed stories, each with its own interest and intrigue but nothing to do with each other. It was as if the publisher slapped them together to make a pave count in time for the holiday book sales. as far as the stories go, here was nothing that really had me ewwing and ahhing. it left me as soon as I finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 1/24/2014

    " My least favorite Alex Cross book so far. Alex Cross standing by as children are tortured for the greater good? Really? Not my thing. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations