©1993 by James Patterson; All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks
"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)
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.
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"?
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!!
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.
William D Collins
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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