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Along Came a Spider Audiobook

Along Came a Spider

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Publisher's Summary

Along Came a Spider begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the Secretary of the Treasury. And that's only the beginning! Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever heard.

©1993 by James Patterson; All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Amazon Customer 07-04-04 Member Since 2010
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    "Poor Reading"

    The plot itself is decent enough but when the reader tried to stress excitement or fast-action, he only read quicker and did not change the pitch of his voice. I was disappointed. If you really want it, it is probably worth the money but you need to be sure to use your imagination to make up for the lack of the reader's.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 06-21-12
    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 06-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Quality of Recording is Bad"

    If you can get past the horrible quality of the recording and if you like Alex Cross...this is where we first meet him.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    JTB 02-11-04
    JTB 02-11-04
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    "Disappointing"

    Interesting storyline with enough convolutions, but trite dialog, full of well-worn cliches. And is it true that every cop cannot complete a sentence without the F word as portrayed in "Spider"?

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    mcdanjm 01-17-10
    mcdanjm 01-17-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding.."

    This book absolutely kept me intrigued until the end...much better than the movie!! Im a big Patricia Cornwell fan and Ive already listened to or read all of the Kay Scarpetta series so I've been looking for a new audiobook series and it looks like Ive found it!! You wont be disappointed!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila 06-05-07
    Sheila 06-05-07
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    "OK"

    The plot was good and the characters were OK. Plenty of twists and turns. I was disappointed that profanity was peppered through the book and it seemed like sex was thrown in more often than it needed to be. It didn't really advance the story.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Berger 10-27-17
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    "There are better books"

    I barely could get through this, even with a pretty interesting storyline. The amount of foul language, especially f words, bothered me. My family doesn't talk at all like that. I have read much better, including ones by James Patterson. I was not impressed. Luckily this wasn't his first book I started with...

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    KATHY OLSEN 09-06-17
    KATHY OLSEN 09-06-17
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    "I really liked this one"

    Now I want to listen to all Alex Cross books in order! although it seems audible does not have Jack and Jill. Great story if you like detective/crime novels

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    Erma W. 08-25-17
    Erma W. 08-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    This book is a lot better than the movie. It has a lot of twists and turns! Just like you would expect from a James Patterson book!

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    Jeffrey 08-08-17
    Jeffrey 08-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book"

    Good book.
    Very good first book. It is hard to beat this as first book!
    One more word
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    Amazon Customer 07-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I love all James Patterson books"

    I love all James Patterson books truly one of the best writer's of all time

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