Kiss the Girls

Narrated by: Michael Kramer
Series: Alex Cross, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (964 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears.

Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing - and they are working coast to coast.

©2002 James Patterson (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Tough to put down...ticks like a time bomb, always full of threat and tension." (Los Angeles Times)

"A ripsnorting, terrific read." (Larry King, USA Today)

"Patterson hit the ball out of the park with his last go-round, the bestselling Along Came a Spider. Kiss the Girls is even better." (Dallas Morning News)

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favorite James Patterson book

I read to about book 15 of the Alex Cross series and finally had to stop, it just became too much, too far, too ridiculous, too unbelievable. This was the best of the Alex Cross novels, and it's only the second one. It really puts you into the head of a psychopath, as well as the victims. It's really masterful. Kept me guessing till the very end.

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Perfect Patterson

Great narration. Typically Alex Cross drama...fun, exciting, suspenseful. Totally entertaining. Give it a shot. It was a great listen.

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Poor Narration

The narrator is poor, too breathy, too many pauses, not a enjoyable experience. The story as usual is great.

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Patterson Delivers

I didn't like the narrator. I found his attempts to give everyone different voices unnerving. I gave him a 3 and that's really generous. The story as usual was a page turner. Kept me wrapped up in curiosity until the very end.

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HORRIBLE NARRATION...fantastic book!!

Michael Kramer is HORRIBLE. I almost gave up on this book at least 3 separate times. He drags out words...cant pronounce normal words like Pergola, and he even couldnt pronounce some of the Characters names right. He seems to have a bad Boston cop accent and it's super annoying. Alex Cross should be a handsome black man, this guy just sounds like a geeky skinny dude from a bad 1920s cop movie. I will definately not listen to anything he narrates again, I gave up in the middle and bought this book for my kindle to finish it.

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Great book - Narration was horrible

I could not wait for this book to end because of the terrible narration. His attempt at a southern draw or east coast accent was feeble at best. He was unable to pronounce many names and places properly but the fact he mispronounces the characters from Along Came a Spider drove me absolutely nuts. I won't be listening to his readings any more.

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Too long and drawn out

The story was ok but it seemed to lull in the middle. I got bored and nearly fast forwarded to the end.

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dark, fun, enjoyable commuter story

I like the character development, the storyline, the twist, in the narration. characters are acted well, in storyline keeps you interested. have enjoyed the James Patterson series so far

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Loved it! Almost perfect!

Because I'm a nerd, the only reason I gave the performance 4 stars is because the narrator mispronounced some words... like, maybe 6 words throughout the entire book, but it kind of bugged me each time. Otherwise, excellent in every way.

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Went a little long.

Good story. Character development fell short on a few key characters. The biggest shortcoming is the ending. It felt like Patterson wanted to add in a plot twist but sacrificed the story to do so. The audio quality wasn't the best. Kramer did a great job narrating but it sounded like an old recording. Still worth the listen as this is after all part of one of the best mystery thriller series out there.

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