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Along Came a Spider

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: James Patterson

Narrated By: Charles Turner

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: November 2005

Duration: 11 hours 59 minutes


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.


  • Andrew Sundeen

    If not a little preposterous at times, the book gives you a great mystery with a fantastic twist. I can't wait to continue the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    solid...not much reason to try to get you to read a Patterson likely know who he is. I enjoyed the story and the narrator played the part so well...a very believable Alex Cross!

  • Vanessa B.

    This book was absolutely amazing. The movie doesn't do this book any justice the book was way better. James Patterson kept me wanting more I truly didn't want to book to end. Narration of the book was on point Charles Turner is a great reader. This book will be recommended to my family and friends.

  • Scott E

    This book made me fall in love with James Patterson! Absolutely loved this book and got me hooked on the series right from the get go! Alex Cross is by far one of my favorite murder mystery characters! Love this series! Every book is a page turner!

  • Samantha Rittenhouse

    Absolutely amazing and possibly the most amazing book I have ever heard

  • Tina Barber

    I love all the Alex Cross novels and Charles Turner sounds exactly like what I imagine Alex Cross would sound like! Well written and well read.

  • Shila Carrigg

    Introduction of a great character and wonderful series! This book was well written! Want to listen to it again and again!

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