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Jack and Jill | [James Patterson]

Jack and Jill

A killer is at work in the nation's capital, and he seems to like variety. His victims range from kindergarten students to senators - not even the President is safe. Alex Cross, hero of Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, is awakened one night to confront the brutal murder of a little girl only blocks away from his house. With a single clue, a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill", the skilled and courageous Cross sets out to track the murderer.
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Publisher's Summary

A killer is at work in the nation's capital, and he seems to like variety. His victims range from kindergarten students to senators - not even the President is safe. Alex Cross, hero of Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, is awakened one night to confront the brutal murder of a little girl only blocks away from his house. With a single clue, a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill", the skilled and courageous Cross sets out to track the murderer. Can he work fast enough to spare the killer's next victim?

©1996 James Patterson, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Author; (P)1996 Time Warner AudioBooks, ©1996 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Rights Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

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    L. Jeffreys New Jersey 08-09-05
    L. Jeffreys New Jersey 08-09-05 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining Listen"

    I usually am not a fan of unabridged versions of books, but this one is an exception. I felt like I was listening to a radio show production of the book. it entertained me on my commute. Good story, a suspensful who dunnit.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Penny Booker 05-14-12

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    "BLAIR READ MORE TO ME!"
    Where does Jack and Jill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    To be fair, I have only listened to two books so far. This is second by only a half of a star. I am picking winners.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It could have been longer. The high school serial killer character could have been better developed. What was his background?


    What does Blair Underwood and John Rubinstein bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They both read the story like they were there. I was there. The two of them were excellent. I was watching the movie in my head.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had didn't laugh or cry, but I did gasp a couple of times. Since I listen at work, my coworkers were a little concerned.


    Any additional comments?

    Blair Underwood and John Rubinstein are great!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Saint Petersburg, FL, USA 04-30-12
    Bill Saint Petersburg, FL, USA 04-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Nice twists"
    What did you love best about Jack and Jill?

    Attention to detail is always a good thing and the human interest helps bond to the character, but the many unexpected twists in the storyline keeps you going from daydreaming about the presented facts to intense listening for new clues. The ending is not what I expected which helps me rate this book higher than many.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    With many crime novels, the ending becomes clear but the problem of resolution is unclear. With this book, just when the ending seems clear, there is a major twist that disrupts all preconceived notions. This technique engages the listener more, to the point you hang on every word.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roxanne United States 03-17-12
    Roxanne United States 03-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the Alex Cross series"
    Any additional comments?

    James Patterson is one of my favorite authors. His stories always grab you from the first page and you don't want to put it down until you're finished; and then you can't wait to read the next one. I don't get a chance to read as often as I like, so being able to listen to the Alex Cross series on audible is a perfect way for me to catch up. This series in particular is my favorite. At the end of each book you want more; it's like an addiction. Jack and Jill is just as engrossing as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. James Patterson and Alex Cross never disappoints.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Traci Huntersville, NC, United States 11-22-11
    Traci Huntersville, NC, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Good listen"

    As with other James Patterson books, I enjoyed the suspense and storyline of this book. If you like James Patterson, I recommend this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Wellman 05-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story"

    I am loving the Alex Cross series.
    I wish this book had been available in unabridged. Good story though but too short, being the abridged version.
    I do not like background music in audio books! It makes it hard to hear the words sometimes and I am typically driving while listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    matt rogers San Jose CA 04-11-15
    matt rogers San Jose CA 04-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "OK. more poor radio play Than audiobook"

    OK. more poor radio play Than audiobook. story seemed rushed and very short. abridged

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    penkypoo 01-26-15
    penkypoo 01-26-15 Member Since 2013

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

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    "Not my favorite Cross novel"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Blair Underwood and John Rubinstein ?

    I love James Patterson but this one I found to be less compelling than the other three books I had read. I do think the abridged version may have been the problem.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I loved the ending, Patterson has a way of making it so one story ends, but jumps starts the next.


    What three words best describe Blair Underwood and John Rubinstein ’s performance?

    not my favorite (but still okay)


    Could you see Jack and Jill being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I actually think this would have been a great movie.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Hankins 01-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ok but not exciting!"

    The story was ok but not exciting or thrilling! I would not recommend this as a good murder mystery. Try the women's murder club series instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 12-14-13
    Linda 12-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "TOO much missing!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Too much of the story is missing. Even though I went back and tried to follow the story line, it was too confusing to enjoy the listen.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure but it WILL NOT be abridged.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Mehhhhhhhh"

    It was ok.

    The sound effects were a bit weird. They actually served to spoil the mood / illusion not enhance it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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