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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,586 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Denis O’Hare, Peter Jay Fernandez, Denis O’Hare Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: August 2005 ISBN: 9781594833021
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Who’s afraid?

Alex Cross battles the most ruthless and powerful killer he has ever encountered: a predator known only as the Wolf.

Alex Cross’ first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues stymied. Across the country, men and women are being kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappearing completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it looks like a shadowy figure known as the Wolf, a master criminal who has brought a new reign of terror to organized crime, is behind this business in which ordinary men and women are sold as slaves.

You’re afraid.

Even as he admires the FBI’s vast resources, Alex grows impatient with the Bureau’s clumsiness and caution when it is time to move. A lone wolf himself, he has to go out on his own in order to track the Wolf and try to rescue some of the victims while they are still alive.

As the case boils over, Alex is in hot water at home, too. His ex-fiancie, Christine Johnson, comes back into his life—and not for the reasons Alex might have hoped.

Full of the unexpected twists and heartrending surprises that James Patterson delivers better than any other suspense writer alive, The Big Bad Wolf is an unforgettable thriller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Full of the unexpected twists and heartrending surprises that James Patterson delivers better than any suspense writer alive, The Big Bad Wolf is an unforgettable thriller.”

    New York Times

  • “Awesome.”

    Independent on Sunday (London)

  • “Vastly entertaining…Full of plot surprises and featuring a balanced mix of intrigue, hard action, and angst, the novel…grips from start to finish. The Alex Cross series remains Patterson’s finest, and this is the finest Cross in years.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Cross’ first major case with the FBI will have readers on the edge of their seats, swiftly turning the pages to the exciting showdown.”

    Booklist

  • “As the complex plot unfolds, narrators Peter J. Fernandez and Denis O’Hare offer a variety of stunning characterizations. Alex has clarity and energy, the Wolf is vicious and sadistic, and the cyber-weirdos, particularly Mr. Potter and the Art Director, are despicable. Patterson’s plot, rife with imprisonment, torture, rape, and murder, gives Fernandez and O’Hare plenty to sink their teeth into.”

    AudioFile

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 2/17/2014

    " Scary stuff and an exciting quick read about good guys v bad guys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kameka | 2/17/2014

    " I'm a loyal fan of the Alex Cross series of books. I had taken a several year hiatus, forgot where I was and then had to figure out where I was. I liked this book as much as all of the other books. It definitely had a surprise ending and of course, makes me want to immediately read the next Cross novel. Patterson delivers all the usual twists and turns and on-the-edge-of-your-seat action, you've come to expect in his works. If you like Alex Cross, you'll like this book. You'll finish the book pulling for him, Nana, the kids and Sampson as usual! Enjoy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Dinger | 2/14/2014

    " Another good Alex Cross book. This time he is one the trail of Russian mobsters. While not classic Cross, it is still a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coolcat | 2/6/2014

    " This one is just evil. Love the book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Brady | 1/31/2014

    " Picked this one up back in 2009 I believe. It was a little slow for a crime book in the beginning but it soon picked up. I enjoyed the Villain aspect of it as well as the mystery behind the Wolf. Decent Book IMO. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/24/2014

    " It was a good mystery, but it bugged me that there really wasn't any closure at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 1/23/2014

    " Personally love because it mentions Parisian, my old employer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Reto | 1/12/2014

    " Maybe the baddest of the bad, the Wolf has the entire FBI guessing his whereabouts and who he or she is. Cross remains relentless and unafraid in another fine novel by Patterson. Keep reading the Alex Cross seres in order and you will remember the Wolf for quite some time. I'm hoping that criminals like the Wolf forever remain fictional! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edb | 1/5/2014

    " Very good story, but a little disappointing ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/4/2014

    " I really like the character of Alex Cross - he's smooth, smart, quick, has a dry sense of humor and is a gentleman. Patterson's bad guy stories can be kind of rough, but I just like Patterson. "

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

    " A quick read. Entertaining but not my favorite. Another cliff-hanger. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Evans | 11/20/2013

    " It moved slow to me, but after the first 200-250 pages it picked up a-lot of speed. This is not the kind of book I usually read but might start because I did really enjoy reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 11/18/2013

    " Just good Patterson. This is when his writing was good..I loved all of the earlier Alex Cross books. They were creepy and could suck the reader in from page one. Alas, that Patterson is gone! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karlene Elliott-mclean | 10/25/2013

    " This book introduces the Wolf to us. It was an intriguing story, excellent analysis of the situation by Alex Cross and an explosive end to the story. Who could have believed that the Sphinx was that person? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel1y Chronley | 10/20/2013

    " Kidnapping and things-like watching law and order only in book style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Milly Dunaway | 10/2/2013

    " I highly recommend books for the Alex Cross series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Starket | 7/1/2013

    " This is the first James Patterson book that I have read and I am hooked! This book reads quickly and it hooks you from the beginning. It keeps you guessing all the way through it. I highly recommend it for murder mystery lovers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 6/19/2013

    " Patterson is just twisted. Love his Alex Cross character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 3/5/2013

    " The Wolf is Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI. This book gripped me from start to finish and I couldn't read fast enough to keep up with Alex Cross as he stalked a ruthless predator without knowing who he was stalking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 12/16/2012

    " Wolf is a meanie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coraline | 10/4/2012

    " riviting page turner "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shiela | 4/29/2012

    " This is the book that starts becoming a little too over the top. "

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

    " All of these books are good, and this one was just as good as the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette Huckabee | 1/13/2012

    " This book is about a man who dog fights, and imports women. Agent Alex Ross has to take this man down, but the man he thought was the wolf just is one of the real wolf apprentices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Steely | 8/8/2011

    " Good read, not deep, somewhat disappointing in the ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlye | 7/23/2011

    " I will admit though Patterson is my all time favorite authur, I really do no like the Alex Cross books. I don't know why. This one was an Alex Cross book and I really liked it. It took me a little to get into the Cross chapters but, just like every other Patterson book, it soon had me hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Mccarter | 7/8/2011

    " Not bad. Left us on a cliff so now I need to read London Bridges. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cortney | 5/25/2011

    " It was slow up until about 2/3 the way through, then i couldnt really put it down. Seems to be the norm with this series though. I have many other books to go in the series, so we will see how it goes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 5/7/2011

    " This was not a good Alex Cross novel. It just dragged on and on. Every time they thought they had the bad guy, something came up and it wasn't him. Hard to get through.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. He doesn't catch the bad guy, his son gets taken from him, and his girls lives on the other side of the US. He's not an easy hero to root for. It was entertaining enough though. I'm not dying to read more in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish | 3/30/2011

    " Some people watch Jersey Shore. I read James Patterson instead.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 2/28/2011

    " This was just what I was looking for...a well written novel that held my interest for a quick read. My first by author James Patterson - but won't be the last when desiring something of a mystery / crime novel. Can see why he has sold alot of books..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/14/2011

    " James Patterson is at it again with another great book in the Alex Cross series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 1/29/2011

    " Once again, I grabbed a book from the library and it was in the middle of the series. But now I am hooked on James Patterson. And, of course Alex Cross. This one is a great 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

Denis O’Hare is one of today’s busiest actors in the film, television, and stage worlds. The Tony Award–winning actor is best known to television viewers for his recent work on True Blood as Russell Edgington, Vampire King of Mississippi.

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.

Denis O’Hare is one of today’s busiest actors in the film, television, and stage worlds. The Tony Award–winning actor is best known to television viewers for his recent work on True Blood as Russell Edgington, Vampire King of Mississippi.