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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

The 18th novel in the best-selling Alex Cross series.

The President's children have been kidnapped. Detective Alex Cross faces a ticking clock.

Detective Alex Cross grapples with an impossible crime and mounting political pressure. But this is only the beginning as a deadly contaminant in the Washington DC water supply cripples the city.

Alex soon realises that the stakes are much higher - America is under attack.

Tasked by the desperate First Lady with finding her children, Alex races against the clock and must make a decision that goes against everything he believes in if he's to save them.

©2011 James Patterson (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it." (Lee Child, international best-selling author of the Jack Reacher series)

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very well done. as always.

very well read. love the dramatic sounds which are inserted, makes the story much more enjoyable.

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  • Antoinette
  • 16-06-2018

Loved the book

Must say the Alex Cross series is just getting better and better and enjoyed every minute of the book

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  • Lyn
  • 16-03-2016

Fast paced action, suspense & excellent narration.

This book is hard to put down. It engages the reader from start to finish. A polished production and narration that I found very appealing have induced me to immediately start my next Alex Cross adventure.

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  • Sharon
  • 07-04-2013

Killer storyline - Alex Cross at his best

Where does Kill Alex Cross rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top - I love the writing of James Patterson and in particular the Alex Cross series

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alex - he is the story

Have you listened to any of Andre Braugher and Zach Grenier ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time to their performance

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Only thing that could have made this more amazing is if the marathon was by Morgan Freeman.

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  • Deana
  • 04-02-2012

Narrators make all the difference

Would you listen to Kill Alex Cross again? Why?

Only if it was narrated by different people

What did you like best about this story?

It always kept moving forward at a fast pace. Wanted to keep listening.

Did Andre Braugher and Zach Grenier do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

While these gentlemen did a good job. I am afraid I have heard better. I very much like the narrator from

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If you can

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  • Janie
  • 05-12-2011

a bit disappointed!

I didn't enjoy this as much as some of the others. It got a bit bogged down in technology and periferal stuff to the detriment and neglect of the personalities involved. James, lets get back to Alex, his wife and his life within the plot and a bit more involvement and empathy with the victims would have made for a more interesting read/listen.

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  • taluth
  • 13-04-2013

EXCELLENT ALEX CROSS BOOK

A fantastic book in the series,i have read all previous 17 books and i think this is another great read the auther has really bought together modern day terrorist issues into the book gripping at times and great characters and a fantastic narator reading the book definatly a 10 out of 10 book and would highly reccomend it cant wait for the the next read.

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  • pixie
  • 25-10-2020

boring

nothing gripping or exciting about this book, couldn't wait for it to end. so disappointed

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  • Jayesh Patel
  • 28-06-2020

Easy to listen and a likeable main character, Alex

Enjoyable book and very easy to listen to unlike some books on here. When I fell asleep and missed chapters it was super easy to search and pick up from where left off. I used to read James Patterson`s Alex Cross books many years ago and this was a welcome nostalgic journey from a time that I could fit into skinny clothes and pre the constant use of my iphone for FOMO (fear of missing out) of something in the world, friends lives, etc.
On a side note at one stage I wanted to throttle Alex`s annoying grandma along with a heinous aberration of voiced character. Just saying! I mean Alex works hard and she takes some serious liberties!

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  • londonianka
  • 20-04-2020

Great as always

I enjoyed James Patterson's books a lot and once again he has delivered. Great book.

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  • Ken
  • 13-04-2018

Hard to follow

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

Found it hard to follow the characters as voice made them hard to distinguish between them at times so I seemed to get lost. Story was ok but not the performance which spoilt it for me.

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  • Marian
  • 24-03-2018

Good story.

I enjoyed this book. In my opinion the sound effects were not necessary and didn't really add anything to the whole experience.

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  • Gail
  • 24-08-2017

love it!! highly recommend

I thought the narrative was great, another amazing book by JP. highly recommend to purchase

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  • Stowx83
  • 27-06-2016

fantastic book and great narration

great gripping story and quality narration. overall recommend this book especially if reader is familiar with the previous books in the series

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  • Mrs. A. Wood
  • 14-01-2016

Another great story.

Great story and story telling. Didn't want it to end and am very keen to start the next one

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