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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, Denis O’Hare, Peter J. Fernandez, Peter Jay Fernandez Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date:
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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.”


  • “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.”


  • 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Coolcat | 2/6/2014

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

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About the Narrator

Peter Jay Fernandez is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated numerous mystery-thriller titles, as well as other genres. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 for Best Multi-voiced Performance for the book Mudbound by Hillary Jordan, and he was a finalist in 2008 for the Audie for Best Thriller/Suspense narration for The Judas Strain by James Rollins. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway in Denzel Washington’s Julius Caesar and on Washington’s Arena Stage in Cuttin’ Up.