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Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Bk 1) (Abridged Audio Cassette)
Along Came a Spider - Alex Cross, Bk 1 - Abridged Audio Cassette Author:James Patterson, Keith David (Narrator) Life changes for Deputy Chief of Detectives Alex Cross when he is drawn into a high-profile case. Two nine-year-old children are kidnapped by a teacher, Gary Soneji, from the prestigious Washington Day School. Maggie Rose Dunne is the daughter of an actress, and Michael "Shrimpie" Goldberg is the son of the Secretary of Treasury. A ransom of $10... more » million is demanded.
This is the introductory Alex Cross book. Patterson certainly knows how to write a thriller that will keep you turning the pages, perhaps even keep you up late into the night. His charactors are real people. Alex is a very well-drawn personality and tells the story in the first person.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes thrilling mysteries.
I felt like this book was everywhere with the plot. The race issues felt overdone to me, but the book is sort of old, so it might have been appropriate for when the book first came out. Mainly, the book was so LONG, I felt like a lot of it was just filler. Hopefully the next book in the series is better. This one wasn't a page-turner, and it took me forever to finish it. I lost interest several times and read other books. I do really like James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series, so I will read the 2nd book in this series before I decide to give up on this series.
Having read a few of James Patterson's newer works, I decided to go back to the beginning for Alex Cross. It was a thrilling and suspenseful story. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The end of the book completely threw me for a loop, as it was a great twist and unpredictable. It also gives some nice back story on Alex Cross for those that have read later books in the series. I would definitely recommend this book, and would consider it to be "classic" James Patterson in which everything new would be compared to.
Amy S. (studentofdeath) reviewed Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Bk 1) (Abridged Audio Cassette) on
Helpful Score: 4
My first Alex Cross book. I've read all the Women's Murder books, and enjoyed them a lot!
Alex is very different from Lindsay & her gang, --but I still enjoyed this one.
It kept me guessing who the 'bad guy' was & had a surprise about who was involved!
I'm reading the next one in the series now, Kiss the Girls, and I'm enjoying it just as much. I'll definitely keep going .. . .