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Along Came a Spider

By: James Patterson
Narrated by: Alton Fitzgerald White,Michael Cumpsty
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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 (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

"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)

What listeners say about Along Came a Spider

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Great Read

This was a great audio book to listen to. I wish all audio books could be as entertaining.

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A bit long & drawn out, but fairly good

This was my first James Patterson book. It seemed to go into too much detail at times & not enough at others. The narrator's voice practically lulled me to sleep. 12+ hours is about 6 hours too much. All in all, the story was good & suspenseful & the ending rather surprised me.

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One of the best audio books I've heard

This audiobook is narrated by two different narrators, both of whom do and excellent job and the difference in their voices greatly helps the story stay clear. There's also some great but subtle background music that I felt added a lot to the experience. One of my favorite Patterson books brought to life!

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A Great Narrator

Absolutely phenomenal job of narration on this! Now I am officially hooked to the Alex Cross series and I hope this same guy does the next audiobook

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excellent

a good way to pass the time as it's not much going on around you like to listen to when I'm driving very good be excellent book

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Great intense very tantalizing!

Awesome book from Mr. Patterson I have never been disappointed by any of his Alex Cross books. Very tantalizing very on the edge of your seat book.

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Solid Mystery

If you could sum up Along Came a Spider in three words, what would they be?

A good thriller.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Along Came a Spider?

Loved how the author turned the good guy into the bad

Which scene was your favorite?

Especially liked the ending, keeping open the possibility of continued threat.

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A good listen, must pay attention to keep the characters and events straight. Good suspense until the end.

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abridged

Not sure I like the abridged version of the book, but the narrator was great and I enjoyed the story. Felt like I missed out on some things, but over all great book.

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Baldacci Earlier Story

not one of my favorites, I have listened to a lot of Baldacci series. will keep going with the Alex Cross series

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Good but not great

Excellent use of two narrators but background music and sound effects are very distracting. Great story though.