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.

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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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Ending Catastrophe

I just spent almost 10 hours listening to a book with the MOST AWFUL ending. James Patterson does not need to leave you wanting more. Any of his faithful readers would read the next Alex Cross book even with the unresolved ending of this book. I felt robbed! So if you have a spare 10 hours to devote to this book, listen to it now. If your time is more valuable, wait till the next book comes out and listen to it them.
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- Joann

Warning! Book 1 of 2.

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

I'm so annoyed at the ending and the stupid author's explanation that I may not.


Has Cross My Heart turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. Hoping to find a new author to spend money on.


Which character – as performed by Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat – was your favorite?

The one that finished the story. Oh...wait...that one didn't exists.


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

Disappointment! I get one vacation a year to hibernate and read a good book. This book has no ending. Cheap trick Mr. Patterson.


Any additional comments?

I would have been so much happier with the story if it had been labeled "Book 1 of 2" because then after 10 hours I won't be so shocked at the lack of resolution. I would have rather spent my rare vacation time listening to a story that wrapped it up. Feeling a bit cheated! In fact, his author's note at the end made it even worse. He might as well have just ended it with "Alex woke up and realized it was all a dream and ate some pie with Nana Mama".

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- Brooke

Book Details

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