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Publisher's Summary

Detective Alex Cross is ripped away from his family on Christmas Eve - and that’s nothing compared to what awaits him on Christmas Day. It’s a snowy Christmas Eve, and
Detective Alex Cross is at home celebrating with his family. Nana Mama’s famous pecan pie is in the oven and the kids are hanging their favourite ornaments on the tree. Just as Alex’s wife, Bree, emerges from the kitchen with a bowl of homemade eggnog, his phone rings with news that shatters the night: At a nearby home, a family has been taken hostage - and the situation is spiralling out of control fast.
Alex rushes to the scene and confronts the unthinkable: A father is threatening to murder his own children and his ex-wife. Then just as the insanity peaks, a second horrific situation explodes - one that no one could have foreseen and that puts millions of people at risk. This is a red alert of the darkest kind, and Alex is forced to make a decision that could end as many lives as it saves - including his own.
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross is James Patterson’s most shocking Alex Cross novel yet: a breakneck-paced and heart-pounding adrenaline rush of a thriller.
©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette Audio, published in UK by Random House Audiobooks
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By Sharon on 04-07-13

James Patterson at his best

What did you like about this audiobook?

Another nail biting plot following the formidable Detective Cross

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

Always been a fan of James Patterson

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

Fast paced plot always keeping you wondering and slightly on edge

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?


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By Kim on 01-30-13

A good book but not my favourite Alex Cross

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend it, but I would preface that by encouraging them to listen to or read the earlier ones first, or I don't think they would get such a feel for the whole Alex family dynamic.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

These weren't my favourite narrators, but they were okay, and it is good to have multiple narrators for the different parts, it allows you to feel more connected to them.

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By Clem on 06-26-16

The tension is high

Another great book with excellent narration. I do prefer Patterson's books when he rights on his own. This book is 10/10 !

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By angela on 01-07-14


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

because all james patterson books are good and keep you riveted from start to finish

What did you like best about this story?

loved it all

Which scene did you most enjoy?

there was so many

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I've read all the alex cross series by james patterson up to this point and i can't wait to get the next one in the series...all have been absolutely brilliant

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