Hope to Die : Alex Cross

  • by James Patterson
  • Narrated by Michael Boatman, Scott Sowers
  • Series: Alex Cross
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross' family - his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children - have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

Widely praised by the greatest crime and thriller writers of our time, Cross My Heart set a jaw-dropping story in motion. Hope to Die propels Alex Cross' greatest challenge to its astonishing finish, proving why Jeffery Deaver says "nobody does it better" than James Patterson.

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What the Critics Say

"Behind all the noise and the numbers, we shouldn't forget that no one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent--which is what James Patterson has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it." (Lee Child)
"It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer: his uncanny skill in creating living, breathing characters we truly feel for and seamless, lightning-fast plots. I do this for a living, and he still manages to keep me guessing from the first to last page. Simply put: Nobody does it better." (Jeffery Deaver)
"James Patterson is The Boss. End of." (Ian Rankin)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Kept my head in a vise the entire book.

This book was really great. The suspense kept me trying to figure out what was going to happen. The supporting characters added fabulous support to the story.

Yeah for Nanna Momma!
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- Marcia "Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible."

Buy a vowel!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People used to listen to books will probably not like this. There are many names starting with the letter A which ultimately became a distraction - Alex, Acadia, Aaliyah, Ali are just a few - a few too many. Why are so many people in this work "A" names. After several hours of listening you find your self thinking about the prominance of A names in the work more than the story.


Has Hope to Die turned you off from other books in this genre?

I like this genre - just not Hope to Die.


How could the performance have been better?

The performance was driven by the text.


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

Disappointment and annoyance.


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- MK

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-24-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio