Pete Cross

Pete Cross holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Toledo and an MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts. His stage experience includes playing Alexander in Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at Carnegie Hall. He has also acted in film and has served as faculty at Cal Arts and with Aquila Morong Studio in Hollywood. Additionally, he narrates audiobooks and works internationally as a private voice and speech coach.

  • 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?

    "...an exceptionally intelligent, thought-provoking coming-of-age novel about the labels people apply to us and that we, perversely, apply to ourselves. A sometimes painful story of self-discovery, it is also a beautifully written, absolutely captivating romance between two boys, Rafe and Ben…” “…Openly Straight is altogether one of the best gay-themed novels of the last 10 years." - Booklist, Starred Review

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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Life on the Edge

    By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili

    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

  • 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

  • Ethan Frome

    By Edith Wharton

    Read by Pete Cross

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

    Available Tue Sep 12 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