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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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    Amazon Customer 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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    JTB 02-11-04
    JTB 02-11-04
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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.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Avie Whiehead 01-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "James Patterson ; Along came a Spider"

    Loved it? Narrator and story!!!
    Full of twists an turns. Sinister and scary. Loved it.

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    Phillip 01-19-17
    Phillip 01-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "don't waste your time"

    The plot has a somewhat interesting twist. However, characters are one dimensional, and the writing is terrible. Steven King is spot on about James Patterson

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    Cindy 01-19-17
    Cindy 01-19-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Exciting read"

    Really liked this book a lot. Was exciting thru the whole story. Surprise ending. A must read.

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    Elaine Stanley 01-07-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Along came a spirder"

    I enjoyed all the turns. Very good book. All the twisting and changing of each member kept me listening on til the finis. Thank you!

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    William David Collins Colorado 12-28-16
    William David Collins Colorado 12-28-16 Member Since 2015

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    "My first JP novel"

    The story was pretty good but the writing was lacking.

    The dialog was believable with the exception of the romance parts which were bad enough that I rolled my eyes a few times. The descriptions were very utilitarian and didn't ever paint the scene for me. Sometimes they were just a list of random and insignificant things in a room, that didn't tell me anything about the person who lived there.

    Good story structure though, I just expected more from such a popular author.

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    gamez 12-24-16
    gamez 12-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Along came a spider exactly what I anticipated"

    Along came a spider was exactly what I anticipated I loved it got me on the edge of my seat

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