©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)
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.
Patterson - NoTurner - Yes
This is a detective police procedural for the masses. Not for me.
Not bad but could have been better although I think the source material was somewhat limiting.
It is already a movie. I watched it after reading the book. It was worse.
Everyone has to have that "Thing They Love!" This is how I find and keep up with mine!
You can't go wrong with James all of his books are Thrilling!
Um.. I liked it all I guess I am not good at these reviews..Use a credit you won't be disappointed..
I enjoy detective series of books, especially Issac Bell, Alex Cross and Michael Haller. Biographies, most recently was Unbroken...
The twists in the story that kept you on the edge of your seat.
Too many good parts to pick a best... a great read, a great movie but the audiobook was by far the best of the options,
Not really. I got bored with the story and wasn't impressed with the narrator.
I just don't think I'm a fan of his writing style
There were enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of listening and not wanting to shut it off. I liked that there were not too many characters. Very well done.
This book is racist, pandering to a political segment of our society "...never trust white people". Patterson is advancing his own personal views at the expense of writing a good book.
The book also meanders through a story that was pretty much dead on arrival in the first place, and often takes forever to get to the point.
Save your credits/money.
Not a Patterson book!
audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world
I never dear take on James Patterson. This was the first and all series have to start somewhere
Alex Cross of course the way he is written and more so in the other books in this series. His thinking and his mind really add so much to this series
Charlie did a good job with all of them, I was very happy in the way he told the story
Yes as you have to start a series and you need to hear or read them all.
I thought this was the weakest Alex Cross book but it is a must as it is the first in the series and every series have has to start some where
I couldn't really get into the book, but I am not sure if it was the plot or the narrator.
Many times the narrator slurred words, especially the name Jessie. By the halfway point of the book, I was so annoyed with the way he pronounced the name, I was turned off of the book.
Very disappointed. I know Patterson has written a lot of books, but I just didn't think this one was good. Again, not sure if it was the narrator or the plot.
Yes, this was my first James Patterson book. I've heard all the hype about him but was not sure what to expect. Along Came a Spider was a real thriller. Serial killer Sineji is diabolical and you really don't know until the end is he for real or not. The ending also has another unexpected twist.
The plot was intricate and took some effort to keep straight at times. I had a little difficulty getting into it at first but then got hooked.
I liked the courtroom hypnosis scene and the MacDonalds shooting scene was downright terrifying.
I really liked Alex Cross. He is a delightful, caring family man who is intelligent and a great detective. Nana-Momma is the solid foundation of the family. I look forward to seeing the children's personalities develop as they get older.
In this book the relationship between Alex and Jesse is interesting. This book was written in the late 90's and inter-racial relationships were less tolerated then. I think things would be quite different today.
Charles Turner was an excellent narrator. His voice fit my impression of Alex Cross to a T. I am disappointed he is not doing future books.
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