Cross My Heart : Alex Cross

  • by James Patterson
  • Narrated by Michael Boatman, Tom Wopat
  • Series: Alex Cross
  • 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level, ever - when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.
Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart - nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife, Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.
When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.


What the Critics Say

“Michael Boatman gives a first-rate narration in this latest installment in the Alex Cross series. A second narrator, Tom Wopat, artfully portrays the homicidal maniac who plans to destroy Alex by destroying his family. Boatman captures the tension in the plot and keeps the listener engaged with the action. His portrayal of a bereaved Alex Cross--voice trembling with despair--will have listeners spellbound. And his total command of the story is like a zip line to Alex's hell. Though the symphony of terror isn't over at the conclusion of the audiobook, fans of Michael Boatman will revel in his delivery of this captivating thriller.” (AudioFile)
"[Patterson's] books don't pussyfoot around when it comes to the villains. These are bad, bad people... [I, Alex Cross] is political, with a lot of intrigue in high places." (Al Roker, The Today Show)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worst Story EVER!

Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ?

I liked the narrators. I may never buy another James Patterson book. The ending made me feel cheated.

Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson again?

No, I will not listen to James Patterson again. The end of this book was awful. As the author's note indicated, everyone goes through tragedy and disappointment. Mr. Patterson wasted nine hours of my life only to end his book on that note. The ending was a huge disappointment. I felt ripped off at the end.

Do you think Cross My Heart needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Of course it needs a follow- up, the book didn't have an ending.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money on this Alex cross novel.

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- juliet

Cheap Trick - Shame on Mr. Patterson

Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ?

After this, I will not purchse another James Patterson book.

Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson again?


What aspect of Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat ’s performance would you have changed?

The performance wasn't the issue; the narrators did a fine job.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

The story was a little weak and cliched, but the ending was beyond disappointing. Shades of "Gone Girl", but not as well written. I just didn't expect such a cheap trick from a well-established writer. It would have been totally different if it had been advertised as "Part I".

Any additional comments?

I would much rather have had the entire story in one novel. Since it wasn't clearly a " be continued" story, I feel cheated enough not to purchase Part II - if there ever is one. Looks like a cheap ploy to sell more books.

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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio