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Read By: Keith David, Jason Culp Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2005 Format: Abridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781594834516

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

53

Longest Chapter Length:

06:07 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:06 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

04:49 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

434

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Publisher Description

Alex Cross races against time as a series of crimes stuns Washington, D. C.—and he might be facing his most brilliant enemy yet.

A brilliant criminal known only as the Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their very precise demands - and their explosive violence when the demands are not met exactly. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case and recognizes that a particular kind of criminal mind is at work. But before he gets near identifying a suspect, the Mastermind pulls off the most outrageous kidnapping scheme in U.S. history - and walks away with the largest ransom ever paid.But money is not enough. Alex Cross' investigation has gotten under the Mastermind's skin, and he makes it his personal goal to take revenge on Cross' entire team, one person at a time - before coming after Cross himself.

Amid all this, Cross' relationship with his girlfriend Christine is falling apart because of her fears about his work, and his beloved daughter Jannie is hospitalized with unexplained seizures. The pressure rises on every front, until an explosive, shocking climax in which the Mastermind escalates his crimes to an unprecedented level, and Alex Cross risks everything to stop him in time.

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"Semi Spoiler Alert: Of all the Alex Cross novels I've read so far I think this is one fo the better ones. I would have preferred not to learn who the mastermind was at the end though. And I wonder how many times bad things can happen to the women Cross gets close to before he completely loses his mind?"

— Charles (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Absorbing…Brisk, fun.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Roses are Red is at the top of his game. It’s another terrific thriller based around his Washington, DC, detective. This one has twists and an ending that will floor you.”

    — Larry King, USA Today
  • “Thrilling…Swift…A page-turner”

    — People
  • “Guaranteed to hold Patterson’s many fans spellbound…A jaw-dropping conclusion…Should impress readers who enjoyed his earlier Cross books…This one is not to be missed.”

    — Booklist
  • “Breakneck plotting…Patterson’s formulaic suspense machine is once again in high gear.”

    — Library Journal
  • “Intricate.”

    — Los Angeles Times
  • It starts out, BANG!…As a reporter, I have covered enough crime stories, murders, investigations, and trials to have a fair eye for falsity, and I think that Patterson has got the material dead on.”

    — Baltimore Sun
  • “The tale progresses at hot-trot speed to a bona fide doozy of a denouement. It’ll be over before you know it, so sit back, hold your breath, and enjoy the show. And stay tuned for the next one.”

    — Amazon.com, editorial review
  • “Fueled with high emotion…resonates with moral outrage…Patterson…is at the top of his game…An intense, action-packed, and thought-provoking novel that will leave the reader awestruck and gasping for breath.”

    — Barnes & Noble, editorial review
  • “Best Cross yet…Here are a few bits of advice…1. Don’t plan on reading ‘just a chapter or two’ before going to bed; 2. Don’t read these books at night if you are home alone; 3. Don’t assume you know who all the bad guys are…There are no faster reads than Patterson’s Alex Cross books…I can’t wait for the next one.”

    — Denver Rocky Mountain News
  • “Patterson is in top form in Roses Are Red…keeps up a frenzied pace…definitely in the can’t-put-down-until-the-final-page category. The surprises keep popping until the final scene in this clever and engrossing story. Could any thriller fan ask for more?”

    — Orlando Sentinel
  • “Patterson masterminds another thriller…Once again we’re left to wonder, how does this man do it? How does Patterson continue to write gripping tales that keep us turning pages into thr wee hours of the night until the book is finished, and we’re disappointed there isn’t more to read?”

    — Oakland Press
  • “If you like thrillers, Rose Are Red should definitely be on your reading list. Its nonstop excitement.”

    — Somerset (PA) Daily America Weekender

Awards

  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A New York Times bestseller

Roses Are Red Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A typical James Patterson read.. Loved it.. "

    — Glynis, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great suspense novels, but can be a bit gory. "

    — Vicki, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I love this series and this book didn't disappoint. "

    — Samantha, 1/23/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was my first and favorite James Patterson novel. "

    — Darlene, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " good book overall, but I hated the ending "

    — Klbennett, 12/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I think that, without a doubt, this is the best Alex Cross novel...at least so far. The ending left me wide-eyed and open-mouthed and running to the book shelf to grab the next in the series. "

    — Kate, 11/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This story has the best protagonist. #1 pick! "

    — Suzy, 11/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was good, but I rolled my eyes a bit at the end. "

    — Meaghan, 10/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Would have probably enjoyed the end more if i had not read the later alex cross books before this one... Good read nevertheless... "

    — Aparna, 9/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great book by James Patterson, keeps you in suspense from the very beginning, could not put this down. "

    — Marie, 9/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " airport buy "

    — Cindy, 8/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I have read all Alex Cross novels this is a fav. If you have ever worked in a bank it hits home. "

    — Kelly, 8/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I almost always enjoy reading Patterson's work and even though Cross is a bit too sentimental for me; I liked the twists and turns of this story. "

    — Swanbender2001, 7/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was getting a little bored with the Alex Cross novels, but this one sparked my interest again... "

    — Anna, 7/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Book # 6 of the Alex Cross series. "

    — Vasilka, 7/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I enjoyed reading this. Some questions on the 6 kids' human qualities were answered. They mate like humans but reproduce like birds. The antagonist, Dr Ethan Kane was a classic villain. "

    — Homer, 5/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Once again Alex Cross closes in on the murderer just as the novel comes to. Close. He strings the reader along to the next novel in the series! "

    — Margaret, 4/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " By far my favorite Alex Cross novel. Last Chapter: Mind = Blown!!! "

    — Melissa, 1/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a great installment within the Alex Cross series! A really great cliff hangar, too. One of the better A.Cross stories that I've read so far. "

    — Tracy, 12/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Great Read! Alex Cross is in the hunt again. I really enjoyed this book and already have Violets are Blue. The ending is fantastic and unexpected. "

    — Santiago, 7/31/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great, fast-paced read. Not too big on originality, but I liked the attention-grabbing ending and can't wait to read "Violets Are Blue"! "

    — Christina, 6/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Here he goes again. Just when I think he's written the best that he can, he comes back and out shines his last one. Hurrah for patterson. The mystery King. "

    — Carol, 4/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Not too bad, this book was the last good book before they started lagging in plot. "

    — Emily, 12/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A good thriller pulls you in from the start and Roses are Red does just that. Fantastic twists and turns and just when you think the good guys have won, you get one last fantastic twist. I can't wait to read the next in the series. "

    — Erin, 11/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Like eating a Yorkie bar when you want a hot dinner "

    — Scott, 10/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I read this book because a co worker loaned it to me. It was okay. Some parts were awfully predictable and it was a fast read. "

    — amber, 8/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I think if a friend hadn't given away the ending I would've been shocked. Bummer. "

    — Vicki, 7/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was my first and favorite James Patterson novel. "

    — Darlene, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Not too bad, this book was the last good book before they started lagging in plot. "

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

    " Probably the best Alex Cross novel I've read to date. "

    — Joseph, 4/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nice twist at the end. The VERY end. Reads like a movie with the two or three page chapters. Makes for a fast read. Probably won't read the sequel. "

    — Brian, 3/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not my favorite. Wondered when this bad guy was going to show up but no answer as to motivation. Perhaps questions will be answered in the next book. "

    — Kara, 3/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This one kinda dragged on. "

    — Lydia, 3/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " threw this book at the wall when finished.... "

    — Victoria, 2/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It blew my mind to find out wjo the Mastermind was!!!!!! "

    — Heidi, 2/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Alex Cross series. One of my favorite authors and favorite series. "

    — Laurie, 2/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another good thriller. I enjoy Alex Cross's character. "

    — Jan, 2/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fairly guresome and graphic but a good Alex Cross mystery....interesting things are revealed.... "

    — Andrea, 1/7/2011

About James Patterson

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.

About the Narrators

Keith David is a classically trained actor, Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee. He stars, alongside Zoe Saldana, in the upcoming Netflix limited series “From Scratch.” Keith was featured in Jordan Peele’s latest film “Nope.” His expansive film credits include 21 Bridges, Night School, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, Requiem for a Dream, Men at Work, They Live, Crash, There’s Something About Mary, The Thing, Platoon and many others. Keith completed 5 seasons starring in Greenleaf for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. Other TV credits include NCIS: New Orleans, Blackish, MacGyver, Fresh Off the Boat, Community, Enlisted, and Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Keith’s collaboration with Ken Burns earned him 3 Emmy Awards for his narration of Jackie Robinson, The War, and Unforgivable Blackness – The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. Most recently, Keith narrated the documentary Ali by Ken Burns. Some of his other voice acting credits include Adventure Time, Bojack Horseman, Rick & Morty, Spawn, and Gargoyles. On Broadway, he starred in Seven Guitars and Jelly’s Last Jam (Tony nomination). As a singer Keith has toured for the past several years with Too Marvelous For Words, in which Keith recreates Nat King Cole. Keith is currently creating a show about legendary blues singer Joe Williams. Born and raised in New York City, Keith is a graduate of the New York High School of the Performing Arts and the Juilliard School.

Jason Culp, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has been acting since the age of ten, and his credits include a variety of television, theater, and film roles. He is best known for his role as Julian Jerome on General Hospital. In addition to audiobooks and voice-over work in national commercials, he has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.