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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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    mm1dm 03-12-15
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    "Awesome"

    As always great book and did not expect the ending. Keep me wanting to keep reading. Love all of James Patterson books

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    ls6dolphin 03-03-15
    ls6dolphin 03-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "very good book"

    he did a good job of not letting you know what was up ahead in this book. lots of surprises.

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    Seller good 02-19-15
    Seller good 02-19-15
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    "Blasphemous language-bad author"

    The horribly blasphemous language alone would make me advise Christians to refuse to listen to Patterson but the agonizingly long and hopelessly drawn out plot with repeated parts should make it fail for anyone!

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    Angelbaby Houston, TX USA 02-15-15
    Angelbaby Houston, TX USA 02-15-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Praying for the kids."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Along Came a Spider to be better than the print version?

    I can't really answer this question because I have not seen the printed version.


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

    The most memorable moment of this book was when Maggie (the little girl who was taken) was remembering what her life was like before she was kidnapped from the kidnapper, and she was appreciating the little things with her parents and friends. Just to see from her eyes was something memorable to me, she was strong and hung in there until she got rescued.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think my favorite scene was when the detective and his grandmother were sitting down at the table and she was telling him that she didn't have a good feeling about this lady cop that he was seeing, not only because of the interracial relationship but because she had a bad feeling about the woman, and come to find out she was right.. that dang woman's intuition.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    MMM, I am not sure what kind of tag line I can think of that could describe this book, but it was very interesting. Maybe something on the lines of Who is Who or Who can you Trust in Blue?


    Any additional comments?

    N/A

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    Kimberly 02-09-15
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    "Good story"

    Started off suspenseful and had enough twists to keep me intrigued. Narrator read well, changed tones when warranted. A pleasant listen.

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    Amazon Customer MO 01-19-15
    Amazon Customer MO 01-19-15
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    "Very good!"

    The story kept twisting and turning the whole time. almost a tad too long, but the ending was worth it.

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    Burt 11-27-14
    Burt 11-27-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Boring, Monotonous -- Unable to Finish"
    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson again?

    I used to like James Patterson. I might try other series by him, but Alex Cross is now off my list.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Charles Turner’s performances?

    Charles was a monotone, dead performer. I will probably skip anything he is involved with in the future.


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    penkypoo 11-06-14
    penkypoo 11-06-14

    A busy lady, just tryin' to fit her reading in where she can!

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    "James Patterson never let's me down!"
    Where does Along Came a Spider rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I LOVED this book, sometimes audio books can lose my attention but I found my self listening to this book everywhere, at the gym, in the car, and even before bed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    James Patterson has an amazing cast of characters, and there is a always a lot you don't expect, this book was no exception. I really just love Alex Cross's character, he is well written and believable, he is also has an amazing writing style that makes you want to keep listening to the next chapter.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I didn't feel that he did.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    This already is a movie, i recommend you see it, but the book is better.


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    Bokworm 02-06-14
    Bokworm 02-06-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Keeps Getting Side-Tracked"

    I got tired of the story line being side-tracked. The "love-story" got boring as it interrupted the action and plot...and the ending was pretty predictable. I got to thinking this was filler for an otherwise short story line. I was very disappointed in my first Alex Cross book--as it will be my last.

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    Andrew 01-07-14
    Andrew 01-07-14
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    "Somewhat Dissapoinment"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Charles Turner?

    Patterson - NoTurner - Yes


    What could James Patterson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This is a detective police procedural for the masses. Not for me.


    Did Charles Turner do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Not bad but could have been better although I think the source material was somewhat limiting.


    Could you see Along Came a Spider being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It is already a movie. I watched it after reading the book. It was worse.


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