Along Came a Spider by James Patterson audiobook

Along Came a Spider: 25th Anniversary Edition

By James Patterson
Read by Charles Turner

Little, Brown & Company, Grand Central Publishing 9780316693646

The Alex Cross Series: Book 1

11.87 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $25.00

    ISBN: 9781549168956

Discover the classic thriller that launched the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years, now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads" Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. He works and lives in the ghettos of D. C. and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime. He's a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his baby grand piano. But he also has two adorable kids of his own, and they are his own special vulnerabilities. Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the highly sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. Blond, mysterious, seductive, she's got an outer shell that's as tough as it is beautiful. She rides her black BMW motorcycle at speeds of no less than 100 mph. What is she running from? What is her secret? Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair-at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji, who wants to commit the "crime of the century," is playing at the top of his game. Soneji has outsmarted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police. Who will be his next victim? Gary Soneji is every parent's worst nightmare. He has become Alex Cross's nightmare. And now, reader, he's about to become yours.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Discover the classic thriller that launched the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years, now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads"

Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. He works and lives in the ghettos of D. C. and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime. He's a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his baby grand piano. But he also has two adorable kids of his own, and they are his own special vulnerabilities.

Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the highly sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. Blond, mysterious, seductive, she's got an outer shell that's as tough as it is beautiful. She rides her black BMW motorcycle at speeds of no less than 100 mph. What is she running from? What is her secret?

Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair-at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji, who wants to commit the "crime of the century," is playing at the top of his game. Soneji has outsmarted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police. Who will be his next victim?

Gary Soneji is every parent's worst nightmare. He has become Alex Cross's nightmare. And now, reader, he's about to become yours.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An incredibly suspenseful read with a one-of-a-kind villain who is as terrifying as he is intriguing…One of the best thrillers of the year.” Clive Cussler
Patterson's storytelling talent is in top form in this grisly escapist yarn. Library Journal
Brilliantly terrifying! So exciting that I had to stay up all night to finish it! Packed with white-knuckle twists. Daily Mail
An incredibly suspenseful read with a one-of-a-kind villain who is as terrifying as he is intriguing. One of the best thrillers of the year. Clive Cussler
Terror and suspense that grab the reader and won't let go. Just try running away from this one. Ed McBain
“A first-rate thriller—fasten your seat belts and keep the lights on!” Sidney Sheldon
“This reader lost a good night’s sleep.” Ann Rule
“Terror and suspense that grab the reader and won’t let go. Just try running away from this one.” Ed McBain, New York Times bestselling author
“Brilliantly terrifying! So exciting that I had to stay up all night to finish it! Packed with white-knuckle twists.” Daily Mail (London)
Along Came a Spider is written simply, powerfully.” Washington Post Book World
Along Came a Spider…made James Patterson a household name.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Patterson’s storytelling talent is in top form in this grisly escapist yarn.” Library Journal
“In this novel, James Patterson introduces his star character, detective psychiatrist Alex Cross. Charles Turner’s narration provides a depth that places the characters right alongside the listener. He superbly differentiates the cast while at the same time creating empathy for their situations. Both plot and atmosphere will keep you from putting this book down.” AudioFile
“Moves briskly…with a fine noir twist.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: James Patterson

Author Bio: James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 11.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English