Along Came a Spider : Alex Cross

  • by James Patterson
  • Narrated by Charles Turner
  • Series: Alex Cross
  • 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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Customer Reviews

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By Far my Favorite Patterson Book

This was my first Patterson Book that I read. I loved it and have read it again. This book set a high standard and I have been disappointed time and again that the rest of the Alex Cross series isn't as good. I keep reading and listening to them in hopes of finding another Patterson book that can keep me total engrossed like this one did. I was so mad when the movie came out and wasn't even the same story - they took a great story and butchered it up for the big screen.
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- Christie


This one goes into the one percent(audiobooks I buy and can't finish)category.Storyline had some possibilities ,although Mr Patterson's strong suit is not describing physical intimacy.Those bits,and there are a few,induced cringing as well as desparate, frequent, mashing of the fast forward button.Still,occasionally a mediocre book can be salvaged by the narrator.Unfortunately, this narration can best be described as monumentally lousy-Ralph Kramden with a cold, on valium.

A good book well read can lift your day or at least your commute. This isn't one of those.
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- Thomas MacLean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2001
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio