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Kiss the Girls Audiobook

Kiss the Girls

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Publisher's Summary

In the most suspenseful thriller yet from the author of Along Came a Spider and Jack and Jill, Detective Alex Cross is on the trail of 2 murderers who may be working together. Casanova preys on talented college women from the Carolinas to Florida. The Gentleman Caller is terrorizing Los Angeles. The case takes Cross coast to coast and to the Deep South, where his niece, a law student, has been abducted. Will she be the next victim of one, or both, of the killers?

©1995 James Patterson, Abridgment Approved by the Author; ©1995 Time Warner AudioBooks, ©1995 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Only), A Joint Venture of The Atlantic Group and Time Warner Trade Publishing

What the Critics Say

  • Winner of AudioFile 1996 Earphones Award, Mystery/Suspense.

What Members Say

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    Thomas 02-13-07
    Thomas 02-13-07
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    "Disappointment"

    This book is a copy of the movie not the book. The actual book was a truly suspenceful book. This book even changes who the bad guy is like the movie did,

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara 03-31-13
    Tamara 03-31-13

    Book Addict.My preferred books are historical fictions, fantasy (supernatural) fictions, or just good fiction.

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    "Abridged Version is Terrible"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Robert Guillaume and Chris Noth ?

    Yes,(surely, for the author, not sure for the narrators) but i hadn't noticed which type of version this was. Will only go with unabridged version next time.


    Would you be willing to try another book from James Patterson? Why or why not?

    Yes, but i hadn't noticed which type of version this was. Will only go with unabridged version next time.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Hard to judge. The edited version was done very poorly, which would impact the narrators' experience.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Kiss the Girls?

    I think too many scenes were either omitted or cut short.


    Any additional comments?

    DON'T BUY ABRIDGED VERSION EVER…

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole 09-22-15
    Nicole 09-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Horrible Horrible Reading Voice!!"
    What would have made Kiss the Girls better?

    A better reading voice!!


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

    The story is good but it was hard to pay attention with such an awful voice.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Tucson, AZ, United States 02-24-11
    Mark Tucson, AZ, United States 02-24-11 Member Since 2016
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    "AVOID!!!"

    I wish I read the others! VERY poor abridgment! Skips WAY too much stuff. One second Alex is in a car talking to someone and in mid-sentence he is 5 miles away chasing someone - without a break. Very weird. The reading is pretty poor as well. I am extremely disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer MO 01-22-15
    Amazon Customer MO 01-22-15
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    "Disappointed"

    I love James Patterson but this book was a disappointment; almost as though he was rushed to finish it. Enjoyed the sound effects and the narration better than the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Jaros New York, New York USA 04-18-13
    Christine Jaros New York, New York USA 04-18-13
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    "Abridged stinks-musics detracts from story"
    What did you like best about Kiss the Girls? What did you like least?

    Not sure-abridged version does not go much into detail of character-real overview.
    Dislike unabridge but all that is available on Audible.co


    If you’ve listened to books by James Patterson before, how does this one compare?

    Loved the complexity of the story but prefer someone reading as opposeed to acting out.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robert Guillaume and Chris Noth ?

    Doesnt matter as long as not shrill voice


    Did Kiss the Girls inspire you to do anything?

    read another book


    Any additional comments?

    Really dislike music or noises and multiple voices acting out part. This is supposed to be Audible BOOK not PLAY ON TAPE.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 09-14-09
    Tim Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 09-14-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Disconnected sub-plots, less than believeable"

    Not a good follow up to Along Came a Spider. They story ries to hard to be intriguing. It lacks creditability. Parts of the stroy don't make sence. Don't judge the series by this offering.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Avon, CT, USA 03-10-04
    Susan Avon, CT, USA 03-10-04 Member Since 2009
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    "Poor Abridgement & Reading"

    I read this book for continuity in the Alex Cross series, but I was disappointed. Robert Guillame read with a quick staccato and with a "matter of fact" flatnes and timbre that was inappropriate for the character and plot. The book did not have the cadence and tension that other Patterson books have which might be related to the quality of the abridgement. Chris Noth's reading was superior to Guillame's, but the quality of the sections he read were undermined by the tacky sound effects. "Willful suspension of disbelief" was not possible with the audio treatment of this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S.Lew 07-21-16
    S.Lew 07-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My favorite of the series."

    I love this book. It is my favorite of the series. The voice acting is riveting and it keeps you interested.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jon 06-30-16
    jon 06-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "this was not good"

    this audio book is really bad it's missing almost all the drama it reads like a reference book and what's with the sounds effects there so dated like somebody was playing with the sound board

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Leo
    Middlesex, United Kingdom
    5/27/09
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    "Great, suspenseful stroy - pity it's abridged!"

    Although I did enjoy listening to this story, the fact that it's abridged does spoil it a bit. In several places there is a jump in the narrative where you realise that, in the full version of the text, a whole episode will have been fully fleshed out; you get a sense that you're missing out on something. This has the effect of the audiobook losing a sense of the developing tension and suspense, which is an essential element in enjoying thrillers. In the end I wished I'd read the book instead of listening to the shortened version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ruth
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    11/8/12
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    "Shame it was abridged"

    This was the abridged version which was a shame as it left some storylines unanswered, narration different but enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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