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Along Came a Spider Audiobook

Along Came a Spider

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Publisher's Summary

Along Came a Spider begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the Secretary of the Treasury. And that's only the beginning! Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever heard.

©1993 by James Patterson; All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"James Patterson does everything but stick our finger in a light socket to give us a buzz." (The New York Times)
"Cross is one of the great creations of thriller fiction." (Dallas Morning News)

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    Jason Bentley 07-04-04 Member Since 2010
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    "Poor Reading"

    The plot itself is decent enough but when the reader tried to stress excitement or fast-action, he only read quicker and did not change the pitch of his voice. I was disappointed. If you really want it, it is probably worth the money but you need to be sure to use your imagination to make up for the lack of the reader's.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Philadelphia, PA 02-11-04
    Amazon Customer Philadelphia, PA 02-11-04 Member Since 2007
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    "Disappointing"

    Interesting storyline with enough convolutions, but trite dialog, full of well-worn cliches. And is it true that every cop cannot complete a sentence without the F word as portrayed in "Spider"?

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    mcdanjm 01-17-10
    mcdanjm 01-17-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding.."

    This book absolutely kept me intrigued until the end...much better than the movie!! Im a big Patricia Cornwell fan and Ive already listened to or read all of the Kay Scarpetta series so I've been looking for a new audiobook series and it looks like Ive found it!! You wont be disappointed!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila 06-05-07
    Sheila 06-05-07
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    "OK"

    The plot was good and the characters were OK. Plenty of twists and turns. I was disappointed that profanity was peppered through the book and it seemed like sex was thrown in more often than it needed to be. It didn't really advance the story.

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    Alishia penk 08-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The 4 horsemen are brilliant"

    I really loved the story of the four horsemen, but the trial seemed to drag on a little bit. All in all it was a great book that left an opening for the next novel.

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    Amazon Customer Ft Riley, KS 06-21-16
    Amazon Customer Ft Riley, KS 06-21-16
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    "Great listen - great story!"

    Superb entertainment. Patterson is an intriguing storyteller. Turner is a dynamic Narrator. Together they deliver a truly engrossing experience. Worth every penny. Bravo!!!!!

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    Tyrone Bullock 05-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great thriller"

    completely loved this book it was hard to stop listening and take breaks from it.

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    Norman 04-21-16
    Norman 04-21-16
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    "I love this book"

    I have read and reread this book. The movie on the other hand suck. For starters, they killed for Gary in the movie, which suck because Gary is in Pop Goes The Weasel. The other thing is that I think Will Smith should have played Alex Cross because he played Alhambra Alie, I think I spelled his name right, in the movie Alie. Plus they didn't show Alex Cross family throughout the movie, which suck as well. I think the book is better and everyone should read the book before watching the movie. They mess up the book with that movie.

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    Lori 04-14-16
    Lori 04-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing"
    What would have made Along Came a Spider better?

    If it had a believable plot. If there was any character worth caring about. Alex Cross and his NanaMama are racists.


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson’s story?

    The plot was so thin and unbelievable. Loose endings hanging here and there; never explained. I didn't like the romance between Alex and Jezzie. Too much time spent on that.


    What three words best describe Charles Turner’s performance?

    Voice is too deep.


    What character would you cut from Along Came a Spider?

    Alex Cross - I didn't like him at all.


    Any additional comments?

    So disappointing. I have a friend who loves James Patterson and has always been encouraging me to read him. Since I am commuting every day now, I thought recorded books would be a good way to read some of his work. So wrong. I'll be looking for a different mystery/thriller/suspense author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dayna Barnes Littleton, CO 03-17-16
    Dayna Barnes Littleton, CO 03-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Pleased"
    Where does Along Came a Spider rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have not seen the movie, so now I really want to. It was pretty good. I am used to books with more twists and turns, but this had decent ones.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Along Came a Spider?

    Love the villains voice. The most memorable was when I found out his girlfriend was involved.


    What about Charles Turner’s performance did you like?

    He read it perfectly. Voices were changed and gave character to each person.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Meh


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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