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Publisher's Summary

Alex Cross is back - and so is a raging and suicidal Gary Soneji. Out of prison and dying from the AIDS virus he contracted there, he will get revenge on Cross before he dies. In addition, we are introduced to a new pair of rivals whose paths cross that of Alex and Soneji. Thomas Augustine Pierce has been chasing his demon, Mr. Smith, since the savage murder of his fiancée. Mr. Smith is a unique monster, with actions toward his victims so insane - so unimaginable - that he is thought of as "not of the Earth". Pierce, known in the business as St. Augustine because of his track record for catching killers and his invaluable status to the FBI and Interpol, may even be better than Cross. When things heat up and Alex is in a near-death coma following an attack in his own home, Pierce goes to Washington to help with the investigation. But just as he begins to piece together the mystery of how Gary Soneji could have mortally wounded Cross after he was believed to be dead, he is summoned to Paris, with a postcard from Mr. Smith inviting him to a very special killing. The body count is high, the tension the highest, and the two killers on the loose are watching every move their pursuers make. Who is the cat, and who is the mouse? What and where is the final trap? And who survives?

©2003 James Patterson (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Terrible voice

Oh My Goodness . I love this series, so I decided to listen to the books in order.
I'm sure there was a better voice choice available, so why use this awful nauseating voice? Alex Cross should NEVER be portrayed with a wannabe cowboy/ street slimeball pawn broker voice. Don't get me started on the "female
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Where is Alex Cross

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Select few. Those unfamiliar with previous narrator.

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

Yes

Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Harding and Raj Ghatak ’s performances?

No. The lack of expression of a strong but compassionate character. For the character of Alex Cross the intonation is way off. Bring back Michael Boatman.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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awful narration

The narrators of this production were terrible. Their pronunciation of certain words were as if english was not their first language.

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awesome book.

started pretty slow but once it got going it was much better. loved it! worth my time for sure!

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Read, don’t listen

I love the Alex Cross series and this book is no exception, but the narrating is awful. For some reason, most of the characters have a terrible southern accent and the way the narrator(s) voice female characters is just uncomfortable. The narrator who starts toward the end of the book is so stale, he sounds bored. Like I said, read this book, but don’t listen. It’s a chore to get through.

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Narrator not saying Soneji right

having difficulty listening when can’t pronouce character names correctly. Throws me off on who they are really talking sbout.

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Consider the print version

The story is incredible, but you really may want to consider reading the print version. The narration is absolutely atrocious and significantly detracts from the story.

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Just okay

I was not a fan of the narrator of this book. the first two we're better

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Pretty good, but a hard listen at times

I like this book overall, but didn't overly care for how the primary story ended (not going to give it away though!).

Also, not a fan of this narrator. The kids voices sound like that voice everyone makes when making fun of someone. I was really wondering if one of the characters was supposed to be a robot for a while. And completely changing the way a character's name is pronounced from previous use is really annoying.

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Horrible Narration Believe the Reviews

Not only is he Narration terrible the ending of the book is wrong. Unsteady if he end of Cat and mouse you get the end of Pop Goes the Weasel. Lucky for me I knew this so understood why all of the sudden Christine was kidnapped in Bermuda for no good reason and out of the blue. I want my money back.