Pete Cross

Pete Cross earned his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and has been narrating audiobooks since 2015. He received an Audie nomination for 2016's A Time to Die. In 2017, he garnered both an Earphones Award and a Parent's Choice Award for his narration of Openly Straight. An Ohio native, he spent eight years in Los Angeles where he coached actors, was lucky enough to work with French director Quentin Dupieux, and despised the traffic.

  • A Time to Die

    By Robert Moore

    Read by Pete Cross

    The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy

    Moore tells the inside story of the Kursk disaster with the compelling tension of a thriller.

    "Gripping account...compelling reading...Moore's incisive journalistic approach will remain the best English-language account of this event for some time." - Publisher's Weekly

    Released Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Truth Matters

    By Bruce Bartlett

    Read by Pete Cross

    A Citizen's Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks

    A Citizen's Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks

    Released Tue Dec 19 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer

    By Unni Turrettini

    Read by Pete Cross

    Anders Behring Breivik and the Threat of Terror in Plain Sight

    The life and mind of the most unexpected of mass murderers is skillfully examined.

    "This will appeal to readers interested in criminology, sociology, and psychology.” - Library Journal

    Released Tue Dec 22 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Benito Cereno

    By Herman Melville

    Read by Pete Cross

    The tale of Captain Delano's encounter with Benito Cereno and his suspicious crew in need of help.

    Released Thu Jul 14 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Private Citizens

    By Tony Tulathimutte

    Read by Pete Cross

    A depiction of a generation grappling with privilege and finding grace in failure

    An Amazon Best Book of the Month
    A Buzzfeed “Most Exciting” Book of 2016
    A Flavorwire “Most Anticipated” Book of 2016
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    Released Tue Feb 09 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Martin Finds a Way

    By T.H. Marshall

    Read by Pete Cross

    A young explorer’s journey teaches him the importance of finding the Way that is best for you.

    "This extended play on words is likely to spark both discussion and rumination." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Dec 13 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Martin Finds a Way

    By T.H. Marshall

    Illustrated by Katarzyna Bukiert

    Read by Pete Cross

    A young explorer’s journey teaches him the importance of finding the Way that is best for you.

    "This DVD could be useful to educators looking for supplementary materials on social emotional learning." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Dec 13 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Forever and Five Days

    By Lowell Cauffiel

    Read by Pete Cross

    The Chilling True Story of Love, Betrayal, and Serial Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    In a small-town retirement home, two nurses make a bloody pact.

    "What makes this study noteworthy is Cauffiel's discreet handling of the killers' homosexuality (a restraint not shown by media at the trial) and the excellent concluding section of analyses by a number of psychotherapists which help explain what motivated the crimes." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Dec 27 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Michigan Murders

    By Edward Keyes

    Read by Pete Cross

    The True Story of the Ypsilanti Ripper's Reign of Terror

    A terrorized midwestern town & a serial killer who could have lived next door.

    "Very engrossing...in the finest you can't put it down tradition." - Hartford Courant

    Released Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • The Metamorphosis

    By Franz Kafka

    Read by Pete Cross

    A man transforms into a grotesque creature and is left to deal with a disturbed family.

    Released Tue Feb 23 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Ethan Frome

    By Edith Wharton

    Read by Pete Cross

    Love, duty, and honor are explored in this stark and savagely ironic American classic.

    Released Tue Sep 12 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Guadalcanal Diary

    By Richard Tregaskis

    Read by Pete Cross

    2nd Edition

    A soldier's-eye-view of the Guadalcanal battles from an embedded volunteer correspondent.

    "The book's secret is the simple secret of all good reporting - fidelity and detail." - Time Magazine

    Released Tue Nov 08 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Alexander Hamilton

    By Teri Kanefield

    Read by Pete Cross

    The Making of America

    A fascinating and fresh account of the visionary founding father Alexander Hamilton

    "[A] lucid biography that illuminates the personality and politics of Alexander Hamilton, spotlighting his role in shaping the structure of the U.S. government and economy." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Mar 06 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • Wasted

    By Linda Wolfe

    Read by Pete Cross

    Inside the Robert Chambers-Jennifer Levin Murder

    Go inside the Preppie Murder-a killer and a victim who were attractive, smart, privileged teenagers.

    "Fascinating, horrifying, and heart-breaking." - Ann Rule, New York Times-bestselling author of Small Sacrifices

    Released Tue Jan 24 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Andrew Jackson

    By Teri Kanefield

    Read by Pete Cross

    The Making of America

    A fresh look at of one of our most controversial presidents

    "Cross delivers a powerful recitation of Jackson's own words…" - Audiofile

    Released Tue Mar 13 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • What the Future Looks Like

    By Jim Al-Khalili, OBE

    Read by Pete Cross

    Scientists Predict the Next Great Discoveries and Reveal How Today's Breakthroughs Are Already Shaping Our World

    Science fact, not science fiction, on the cutting-edge developments that are changing the future

    Released Tue Apr 17 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • The Full Catastrophe

    By James Angelos

    Read by Pete Cross

    Travels Among the New Greek Ruins

    A transporting, good-humored, and revealing account of Greece's dire troubles.

    "Revealing and well-informed... Angelos follows [his] many threads with aplomb. A candid, unsparing look at the challenges Greece has yet to overcome." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Oct 13 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • The Prize

    By Dale Russakoff

    Read by Pete Cross

    Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

    Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker set out to reform failing schools.

    Best of 2015 - *New York Times Notable List*

    Released Tue Sep 08 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • We Were Soldiers Once...and Young

    By Lt. General Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway

    Read by Pete Cross

    Ia Drang—The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

    The runaway New York Times bestseller—a classic account of heroism and sacrifice

    "Much more than a conventional battle study, the book is a frank record of the emotional reactions of the GIs to the terror and horror of this violent and bloody encounter...a vivid re-creation of the first major ground battle of the Vietnam War." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Oct 31 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Openly Straight

    By Bill Konigsberg

    Read by Pete Cross

    Rafe is sick of being labeled as the gay kid. Can a new school give him a 2nd chance at coming out?

    Sid Fleischman Award for Humor; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection; Lambda Literary Award Finalist; AudioFile Earphones Award Winner; 2017 Parents’ Choice Award Winner - Awards

    Released Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Lucky Jim

    By James Hart

    Read by Pete Cross

    The memoir of writer Jim Hart, detailing his personal struggles and eventual successes.

    "In this searching, honest, and emotionally nuanced narrative, Hart navigates the struggle with his personal demons and the celebrity world with which he unexpectedly became enmeshed with elegance, grit, and artistry. The result is memoir that makes for exceptionally poignant, lyrical reading. A finely written, painful, but profound book." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Apr 11 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Life on the Edge

    By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili, OBE

    Read by Pete Cross

    The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

    Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden offer insights into the biggest puzzle of all: what is life?

    Starred Review. "McFadden and Al-Khalili draw readers into a revolutionary new paradigm…" - Booklist

    Released Tue Jul 28 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Moby Dick

    By Herman Melville

    Read by Pete Cross

    Melville's seafaring masterpiece, featuring Captain Ahab and the titular white whale

    Released Tue Aug 21 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • The Comeback

    By Daniel de Visé

    Read by Pete Cross

    Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France

    Fame. Fall. Redemption. The dramatic life story of America's greatest cyclist.

    Released Tue Jun 05 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • Gravity

    By Jason Chin

    Read by Pete Cross

    A brilliant and accessible way to educate children about gravity

    Released Tue Dec 04 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • The Longevity Code

    By Kris Verburgh, MD

    Read by Pete Cross

    Secrets to Living Well for Longer from the Front Lines of Science

    A leading proponent of a new approach to slowing aging details the science of longevity

    "It’s inspiring evidence that lifestyle changes plus the latest medical advances (stem cells, designer vaccines, genetic tinkering) will allow us to enjoy life well past 100." - Audiofile

    Released Tue Jan 30 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • Gravity

    By Jason Chin

    Illustrated by Jason Chin

    Read by Pete Cross

    A brilliant and accessible way to educate children about gravity

    Released Tue Dec 04 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • Les Misérables

    By Victor Hugo

    Read by Pete Cross

    This masterpiece of French historical fiction is a timeless story of struggle, love, and redemption.

    Released Tue Nov 06 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • Les Misérables (ABR)

    By Victor Hugo

    Read by Pete Cross

    This abridged version of the French masterpiece is a timeless story of struggle, love & redemption.

    Released Tue Nov 06 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Abridged

  • The Eden Express

    By Mark Vonnegut

    Read by Pete Cross

    A Memoir of Insanity

    Lighthearted and moving, this revealing memoir about mental illness is soon to be adapted for film!

    Winner - Earphone Award - Awards

    Released Tue Dec 19 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

    By Jen Bryant

    Illustrated by Boris Kulikov

    Read by Pete Cross

    An inspiring biography of Louis Braille.

    "Bryant's sensitive first-person narration draws readers intimately close to Braille's experiences...a stirring portrait of innovation and determination." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    Released Tue Aug 29 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Rogue Wave

    By Boyd Morrison

    Read by Pete Cross

    A Novel

    It's a race against time and nature in this action-packed thriller.

    Available Tue Feb 19 00:00:00 UTC 2019
    English, Unabridged