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The Big Bad Wolf Audiobook

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Read By: Peter Jay Fernandez, Denis O’Hare Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: August 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781594833021

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

119

Longest Chapter Length:

07:41 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:00 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

04:06 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

434

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Publisher Description

In this thrilling novel from a New York Times bestselling author, 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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"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!"

— Kameka (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “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

Awards

  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A New York Times bestseller

The Big Bad Wolf Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.91891891891892 out of 53.91891891891892 out of 53.91891891891892 out of 53.91891891891892 out of 53.91891891891892 out of 5 (3.92)
5 Stars: 12
4 Stars: 12
3 Stars: 11
2 Stars: 2
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 (4.50)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 (4.50)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love listening to James Patterson, always entertaining. "

    — Kozmo, 2/28/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    — theron shamgochian, 12/10/2020
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Jill, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Paul, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Coolcat, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Ryan, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Rachel, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

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

    " 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! "

    — Joe, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Edb, 1/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Lindsay, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Cathy, 12/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Ryan, 11/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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! "

    — Naomi, 11/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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? "

    — Karlene, 10/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Kel1y, 10/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Milly, 10/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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! "

    — Starket, 7/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Audrey, 6/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

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

    " Wolf is a meanie. "

    — Teri, 12/16/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Elizabeth Goolsby, 11/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " riviting page turner "

    — Coraline, 10/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Shiela, 4/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Liannis, 4/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Jeanette, 1/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Mike, 8/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Charlye, 7/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

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

    " 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. "

    — Cortney, 5/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

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

    " 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. "

    — Jake, 5/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Trish, 3/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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..... "

    — Becky, 2/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Laurie, 2/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Tim, 1/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Gerald Eskilsen, 1/10/2011

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

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.