Four Blind Mice
Alex Cross Mystery #8
By James Patterson
Time Warner Audio -
ISBN: 1-58621-404-7 - AudioBook
Mystery / Police Procedural / Suspense

Reviewed by Carisa Weeaks, MyShelf.Com

Alex Cross has had enough. With a new love interest, a flattering (not to mention intriguing) job offer from the FBI, and his loving family, he couldn't think of a better time to resign - that is, until his partner, John Sampson, show up at the door.

One of Sampson's oldest friends from the military, Sergeant Ellis Cooper, has been convicted of the "Blue Lady Murders" in North Carolina. Three women were killed with a survival knife, a lightweight weapon favored by soldiers in Special Forces - the same knife that Cooper had kept since Vietnam.

Cross decides to make it his last case and sets out with his partner to find out all he could about the situation. What Cross doesn't know, is that, if he's not careful, may be his last case under very "different" circumstances.

This audio book is amazing! Anyone who loves the Alex Cross Series by Patterson will LOVE this next installment. Hearing from both the investigators as well as the murderers themselves has become one of Patterson's signatures and makes for even more suspenseful reading. The plot is imaginative - a real mind twister. You never know what's going to happen until after it's already started to happen. A magnificent listen.

The two actors who read this audio book, Peter Jay Fernandez and Michael Emerson, add just the right amount of emotion to make the novel even more breath taking.

Peter Jay Hernandez reads the heroic aspect of the narration. He read on the Audio book versions of "Roses are Red" By James Patterson and "City of Bones" by Michael Connelly. His voice is perfect for reading as those characters and adds an interesting touch of personality that you could only get from listening to an audio book. He's also made appearances on Broadway in "Jelly's Last Jam" and "The Merchant of Venice", among others.

Michael Emerson narrates the darker side of the novel and does it with an eerie greatness that emulates the most evil of any villain ever created. His acting skills are incredible, and his voice alone sends chills down the listener's spine. He's been in movies including "Unfaithful", "The Laramie Project", and "The Imposters". His television appearances include "The X-Files", "Law & Order", "The Practice", and "The District".

I would recommend this audio book for ANYONE who loves to the amazing work of James Patterson.


Reviews of other titles in this series

Along Came a Spider #1 [audio]
Kiss the Girls
#2  [audio]
Jack and Jill
#3  [audio]
Pop Goes the Weasel
#5  [book] [audio]
Violets are Blue
#7  [book]
Four Blind Mice
#8  [book] [audio]
Big Bad Wolf
#9  [book]
London Bridges
#10  [audio]
Mary Mary
#11  [audio]
# 12  [audio]
Double Cross
#13  [book] [audio]
Cross Country
# 14  [book]
Alex Cross Trial
#13  [book] [audio]
I, Alex Cross
#16  [book] [audio]
Cross Fire
#17  [audio]
Kill Alex Cross
#18  [audio]
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Alex Cross, Run
#20  [audio]
Cross My Heart
#21  [audio]
Hope to Die   #22
Cross Justice
#23 [audio]
Cross Kill #23.1 [audio] - short story

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