Roses Are Red : Alex Cross

  • von James Patterson
  • Sprecher: Keith David, Jason Culp
  • Serie: Alex Cross
  • 4 Std. 24 Min.
  • gekürztes Hörbuch


A brilliant criminal known only as the Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their very precise demands - and their explosive violence when the demands are not met exactly. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case and recognizes that a particular kind of criminal mind is at work. But before he gets near identifying a suspect, the Mastermind pulls off the most outrageous kidnapping scheme in U.S. history - and walks away with the largest ransom ever paid. But money is not enough. Alex Cross' investigation has gotten under the Mastermind's skin, and he makes it his personal goal to take revenge on Cross' entire team, one person at a time - before coming after Cross himself.
Amid all this, Cross' relationship with his girlfriend Christine is falling apart because of her fears about his work, and his beloved daughter Jannie is hospitalized with unexplained seizures. The pressure rises on every front, until an explosive, shocking climax in which the Mastermind escalates his crimes to an unprecedented level, and Alex Cross risks everything to stop him in time.
Bonus! This program includes a preview of Patterson's next audiobook, First to Die.



"Offers plenty of surprises, action, and emotional upheavals to delight and terrify." ( AudioFile)


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While the plot of the book is a little far fetched, it still would’ve been “believable” if it wasn’t for this wretched ending.

I mean come the f***k on in the period of like 5 years Alex Crosses girlfriends turn out to be psychopathic homicidal maniacs, get kidnapped, raped and murdered, while his niece gets kidnapped too, his daughters got a brain tumor and one of his sons schoolmates turns out to be a serial killer as well with only 12? Not to mention that his baby sons mother runs off because she’s traumatized from being held hostage for a year (unclear if she leaves the baby with Alex? I’m sure she said she would, but then the bay is never mentioned again in this book) Not even the Kennedy’s would believe such bad luck and it’s the freakin Kennedy’s! It’s just so badly made I don’t know if it’s supposed to be a joke or just James Patterson’s American ignorance paired with a real bad form of writers bravado.

The biggest issue I have with this book and almost all of Patterson’s books, is what I would call the “horror-film-effect”. It’s like in bad horror movies where so many people die a horrible death that you as the audience stop investing in the character and just don’t and can’t care anymore. With James Patterson it’s the same, every week something horrifying seems to happen to Alex Cross, it makes me stop caring, because it’s happened so many times I honestly can’t keep up with the horror of it all anymore.
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Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 28.11.2000
  • Verlag: Hachette Audio