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Target: Alex Cross

Written by: James Patterson
Narrated by: Andre Blake
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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A killer elite - six assassins - are on the loose. So is Alex Cross. 

A leader has fallen, and Alex Cross joins the procession of mourners from Capitol Hill to the White House. Then a sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross' wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, must solve the case or lose her position. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. 

Alex is tasked by the new president to lead an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. But is the sniper's strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?  

©2018 James Patterson (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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  • Allan
  • 2018-12-23

Not his best

As has been stated, not the best Alex Cross book.-- too much nonsense that isn't related to the story. What really bothers me though is the narrator. While his enunciation is impeccable, it's as though he has no grasp whatsoever of what it is he's narrating. He continually emphasizes the wrong words in the sentence, often completely changing the meaning from what the author intended. He's just reading out loud without understanding what it is he's reading. And his attempts at a British accent are laughable (though his Russian accent isn't half bad).

All in all, Mr. Blake has made the audio version of the book even less enjoyable than it might otherwise have been.

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  • Greg
  • 2018-12-01

Fact checking

I’m roughly half way through and I am enjoying the story. However something has been nagging at me since the portion of the story that took place at a college basketball game. NCAA division I men’s basketball games are played in two 20 minute halves. Not four quarters as portrayed in the story. Otherwise good story.

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  • LaKisha Simmons
  • 2018-11-25

To many subplots 🤨

This one wasn't one of my favorites in the series. To many subplots and the book was all over the place.

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  • Debra Fisher
  • 2019-01-12

Patterson is losing it.

Alex Cross used to be a great character but has turned into a second rate detective along with his unintelligent head of detective wife, Bree. Patterson has dumbed both of them down and it’s excrutisting listening to the awful narrator reading awful writing. Just about every character in the book is not believable because of the moronic dialogue. Also, Cross has turned into a braggart with his three exceptionally bright and talented kids. A D1 basketball superstar, a track star recruited by the best track colleges in the country, and a budding junior Einstein who has turned into a better detective than his dad. Totally unbelievable. And for Christ sakes, kill off Nana Mana already! The story was good, but I can’t say I enjoyed any of tbe characters. I’ve been an Alex Cross fan since day 1, but I am done. Patterson needs to spend more time on his signature character rather than spending time on the 20 books a year he co authors.

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  • Steve Mathis
  • 2018-12-14

Meh

Good but not great. Narrator 's voice just doesn't fit Cross. No real reval or real interactions with puppetmasters. The best part of the story was the teaser at the end. That's the book I want to hear.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-11-20

Worst Alex Cross yet

I like the Alex cross series but this is the worst. Bad story. Too much violence. Overly dramatic.

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  • Ronald
  • 2019-02-17

Good, but not great

This is a murder plot of unprecedented proportions. There are plenty of plot twists and turns to keep the listener guessing. The scenes with Alex Cross and his family are a bit weak and extraneous. They don't do much to humanize him and they don't contribute to the overall plot.
Picking at nits department: Several elements were poorly researched. Another reviewer mentioned the mistake about a men's college basketball game that was played in quarters rather than halves as the NCAA has done for men's basketball for more than 50 years. Another rather trivial error is referring to a C-130 cargo plane as a jet. It is a prop plane. A major error that impinges on the plot are the rules of presidential succession. There has been a custom for many years that the senior senator of the majority party is selected as the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. This is a tradition, but it is not automatic. The Senate sill has to vote on this selection. Since this is fiction, there is no reason why this detail needs to be factual, but I think it would be a better book if it was authentic.

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  • Debra
  • 2019-02-16

Good Book

Great !!!!, Love it, good read I don't have 15 word to type at this time

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  • Heather Martin
  • 2019-02-13

Alex Cross

The book started off grabbing my attention but then quickly diminished in holding my attention. Unfortunately, a bit too far fetched and not one of my favorite Alex Cross books. I was disappointed!

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  • Hunterlance
  • 2019-02-11

ENJOY

loved it listenrd on my way to work and did not want to get out of the car