Along Came a Spider (25th Anniversary Edition)

Written by:
James Patterson
Narrated by:
Taye Diggs

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2018
11 hours 0 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.
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The book is very good and holds your attention, but not a 5. The narrator is very good. Clear voice, steady pace, and good enunciation. I do not know why other listeners rated him poorly.

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The book was great, the narrator not so much

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Aaron B.

Not the best narration

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it's the narrator that throws it off- if you can push through the 1st couple hours you'll be ok. Plus, Michael Kramer reads the next book and he is by FAR the best narrator I've ever listened too. Especially when him and Kate read together.

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I thought the narration was a great fit. Good book.

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Trish Reinert

i truly wish someone else would have read this great book

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loved this book

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Debi A.

love the Alex Cross series and this is where it began. i even love 2 of the movies that had Morgan Freeman in them one of which was of this book. Narrator was great for this very clear and made me feel like I was really listening to Alex himself. I'll recommend this to anyone who likes suspense, and action. they will keep coming back for the rest of the series.

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Diana R.

Loved it, wished I had started the Alex Cross books with this.

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Chris M.

Taye Diggs was not the best choice for narration. It was difficult at times to determine which character was speaking because of his reading/speech style. Not a lot of emotion put into the reading and when there was it sounded forced.

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I enjoyed the book..I’m excited for the series

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Mike D.

reader doesn't do a good job. It made me give up the book almost immediately

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