London Bridges


Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
291
Narrator
9
Release Date
April 2005
Duration
8 hours 10 minutes
Summary
In broad desert daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada. Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant.Alex Cross is on vacation in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jamilla Hughes, when he gets the call. The Russian supercriminal known as the Wolf claims responsibility for the blast.

Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction. The Wolf has proven he can do it; the only question is, can anyone stop him in time? Surveillance film of the blast reveals the presence of another of Alex Cross' most dangerous enemies, the ruthless assassin known as the Weasel.

World leaders have just four days to prevent an unimaginable cataclysm. Joining forces with Scotland Yard and Interpol, Alex fights his way through a torrent of false leads, impersonators, and foreign agents before he gets close to the heart of the crimes. Racing down the hairpin turns of the Riviera in the most unforgettable finale James Patterson has ever written, Alex Cross confronts the truth of the Wolf's identity, a revelation that even Cross himself may be unable to survive.
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Scott E

Such a great continuation from the previous book! James Patterson always leaves me wanting more and the next book always gives me what I want!

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Pam

Lots of action, lots of tension. Very scary and I hope nothing like this EVER happens for real!

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Dina J.

As usual. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to find out who The Wolf truly was. Dangit he killed himself, I wanted him to suffer for a while longer. So happy that Shaefer FINALLY got what he deserved. Great read.....uh, listen!!

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ButterflyShay

Could not put my phone down till the last word James Patterson you are the best

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Anonymous

Loved it! Very entertaining

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Marcus C.

This is one of the best books that James Patterson has wrote.

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John S.

I did not finish the book. Chapters were extremely short. Each new chapter was introduced in a very annoying way. Hard to believe topic. No more James Patterson.

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Anonymous

Excellent read as usual. Always love James Patterson.

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Angela Jones

Suspensful and gripping from the first words. Would recommend for those first time and repeat James Patterson fans.

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Anonymous

While the story is good the production is distracting. Each of the very short chapters is introduced by a 15 second percussive sound with an echoing, monster voice saying the number of the chapter. The narrator then also says the chapter number, as if he is unaware that the chapter is already introduced. I found this distracting from the suspense of the story.

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jonathan jones

This was a fantastic book from start to finish. the sequel to the big bad wolf. very fast paced with lots of action.

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Kay

Very action packed and as always, Alex Cross is wonderful. The mix of the mystery and his personal life makes the story even more interesting.

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Julie Wilson

I love all of the Alex Cross series, and this one is no exception. I am glad that Alex got rid of one of his enemies in this one. Yet this book leaves you hanging, more than any other one that I can recall. I can't wait to start the next one in the series to see what happens!

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Cyndi Z.

Let me begin by saying I am a big Cross fan. This is the second book with two of his bad guys from others - Schaeffer and The Wolf. The Wolf has been one of my favorite bad guys. Smart, paranoid, harsh - a character you just hope to God you never come up against in your own sheltered world. In many ways I found this book reminded Cross of his vulnerabilities and his need to work with a team - not always the guy with insight alone charging in as the Lone Wolf himself. I liked that. Until the last 20 minutes it was easily the most suspenseful of the Cross novels for me. After the big roof scene (you'll see what I mean) I think they should wrapped it up. The rest seemed like superflous fluff after such a magnificent, turbulent ride. Worth listening to for sure. The reader is very good as usual.

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Michael Bender

Very entertaining and current, as far as terrorists threats go. Patterson is up there with the Clancy's of the spy novelists.

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Yasmin Qazilbash

This book was awful. I thought the plot was difficult to follow until I realized it was just bad.

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Anonymous

I love James Patterson's books. I enjoy following the Alex Cross series. Another thrilling book and enjoyable to listen to. Very addicting.

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Anonymous

This book is a dissapointment. It is written for an 8th grade listener. Waste of time.

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Bob Switalski

good suspensful music, average Patterson book. Ending not quite to par, but enjoyable to listen to.

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Paula Gutierrez

Another Alex Cross thriller that has interesting twists and turns. A bit on the inplausible side, but who needs realism in a Patterson novel anyway.

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Cheryl G

Okay, not the greatest book, but keeps Alex Cross's life going. The noises between chapters was annoying!!! Was there something missing? The ending seemed rushed. We will read a long book if it keeps things interesting.

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Paul Scottsdale

OK, tense story line. But I though I might have to jump off a bridge with the rediculous noise and sound effects between each chapter. Really stupid. Don't do that again, OK? Really bad bad guy. Fun story line. Energy level drops substantially in last couple of discs and anticlimactic conclusion. But it was worth the time, for sure.

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Matthew Thomson

I thoroughly enjoyed the story but all of the extraneous sound effects (particularly at each chapter) were quite disconserting. Further, the constant announcements of the chapters, by number became very frustrating and added nothing to the story. If anything, they took away from it because you found yourself listening to make certain the numbers were sequential - they weren't. If this was unabridged, where were the missing chapters?

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Anonymous

This book was pretty good. It got a little slow here and there, but overall great story. Some of the scenes were a little too graphic, but I respect his ability to use language to create a perfect mental picture.

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Anonymous

Not the best Cross story I've read but it is a good listen

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Jacquie Bartley

This book was an easy listener. James Patterson is always at his best when he is doing an Alex Cross book. This was not my favorite but I recommend reading this to keep up the series of events in Alex Cross's life.

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Debbie

I have read several James Patterson books...some I have liked and some not so much. This was definately one I would recommend. Alex Cross is terrific...and of course good wins over evil in the end...but along the way..It had a great mix of suspence and personal involvement with the characters. The villian was real and many times the book caught me by surprise. It was tense but not too unbelievable considering real life news these days... I would say it is best if you are going to have some time in the car...as it is hard to turn off.

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Bobby Hall

This is not one of Patterson's best efforts. It's a bit too single threaded, no underlying or interwoven stories, and it kept ending over and over again. However, it was still a good read/listen.

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Anonymous

Slow. I almost gave up several times but I hate quitting a book. I'm going to stay away from Patterson for awhile.

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Anonymous

Good story about 75% through the book. It then seemed the author tried to wrap things up too quickly.

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Anonymous

Entertaining and will keep your interest especially for Alex Cross fans. I did find that the chapter transition sound effect put in by the produces was really annoying. Patterson writes in very short chapters so there were over 100 times that you hear this "effect." Hopefully they will stop doing that.

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Melissa Maurice

Fans of Patterson will love this book! Lots of action, a very captivating and sinister villian (the Wolf) and a familiar, amiable protagonist in Alex Cross. In my opinion, the dialogue can be corny and contrived in many places but the author delivers a non-stop tale which is well-read by the narrator.

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Anonymous

This book was extremely disappointing. The narration was superb though. The ending was lame, didn't make any sense and left too many questions unanswered, for example, who is the actual wolf???? Are there three of them? And what's up with every other sentence ending with a question mark? Too many "isn't he", "wasn't it", etc. Gets annoying. All in all, a waste of time.

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Anonymous

The book was basically terrific, the narrators par excellence. Great story and plot until the last cd. Then, bang, it's over. No real explanation as to why there were two wolves (?) and why his family was kidnapped...the final scene seemed like Patterson was tired of writing the book and wanted to end it. Perhaps this is Patterson's way of setting the scene for his NEXT wolf sequel. If he writes it, I will read it.

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Anonymous

Alex Cross gets better and better. Looking forward to a new one.

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Lisa Murray

If you like Patterson's Alex Cross, you'll like this one.

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Anonymous

Somewhat confusing trying to keep the characters straight. Never understood why the Cross family was kidnaped. Had good twists and turns, but at times they overly complicated things.

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Tina Shaw

Love this author. Held my interest all the way through.

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Michael Scott

While not one of his best, I still feel it was a good read. It left me with some questions though... which makes me wonder whether the book just wasn't edited well, or whether it was paving the way for another Alex Cross novel. I suppose only time will tell.

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Brad Zerkel

Typical Alex Cross..I still like him even if it's predictable...Maybe some new Characters/Villains would work...??If you like Patterson you'll like this one...

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Anonymous

This was a very good listen. It moved a little slowly initially but picked up speed, and was very enjoyable. I would have given it 5 stars except I found the ending rather anticlimatic. After all the buildup, the ending left me unsatisfied.

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bookaholics

We really enjoyed this book! Kept us on the edges of our seats from disk 1 to the end. It was also my elderly father's introduction to books on tape; a marvelous experience.

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