Alex Cross's Trial

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Patterson , Richard DiLallo
Narrator: Dylan Baker
Genres: Thriller, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Published In: April 2010
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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The year is 1906, and America is segregated. Hatred and discrimination plague the streets, the classroom, and the courts. But in WashingtonD.C., Ben Corbett, a smart and courageous lawyer, makes it his mission to confront injustice at every turn. He represents those who nobody else dares defend, merely because of the color of their skin. When President Roosevelt, under whom Ben served in the Spanish-American war, asks Ben to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in his home town in Mississippi, he cannot refuse.

The details of Ben's harrowing story--and his experiences with a remarkable man named Abraham Cross--were passed from generation to generation, until they were finally recounted to Alex Cross by his grandmother, Nana Mama. From the first time hear heard the story, Alex was unable to forget the unimaginable events Ben witnessed in Eudora and pledged to tell it to the world. Alex Cross's Trial is unlike any story Patterson has ever told, but offers the astounding action and breakneck speed of any Alex Cross novel.

Reviews (7)

Written by Linda on September 13th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a very important story to tell realizing the story itself may not be factual but is based on too many such events for too long in this country. Recommend it highly.

Written by Leesa Crowe on July 4th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Surprised to say the least. It started a bit slow, though it was very interesting. I thought it to be more about historical events. As it turns out I truly was intregreing. The wrap up was up lifting. Thank you again James Patterson

Not typical

Written by Karen from Germantown, MD on January 16th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was not a typical Alex Cross book. It's Alex Cross telling a story. Once I got over the disappointment, it's actually a very well told story that all should listen to.

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Written by doda from Staten Island, NY on December 12th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent - a good history lesson about times gone by that are good to be in the past and no longer true> Another hit!

Alex Cross's Trial

Written by MJ on December 7th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Simply fantastic. I was getting tired of Patterson's work of late and this book has renewed my hope in his creativity and story telling ability.

Alex Cross's Trial

Written by Karen from Hurricane, WV on September 11th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Encore! Fantastic! I found myself driving slower to and from destinations just so I could listen to as much of this book as possible. I found it to be a surreal story of our past. I hope Patteson finds more of Alex Cross's books in the very near future.

Alex Cross's Trial

Written by cdoss from Anaheim, CA on August 13th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Riveting. An eye opener. Detail of the story was engrossing. Made me weep.

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.

DiLallo, Richard

Richard DiLallo is an American author and former executive vice president and executive creative director of DDB Worldwide, a marketing communications network. He is best known for his coauthoring "Alex Cross s Trial" with bestselling author James Patterson. He has also published articles in the magazines "Glamour", "Brides", and "America". He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife.