Another Review at MyShelf.Com

Along Came A Spider
Alex Cross #1
James Patterson
Read by Charles Turner

Hachette Audio
August 12, 2014/ ISBN 978-1-61969-412-5
Suspense - Audiobook - Unabridged

Reviewed by Linda Young


Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper. He has chosen to kidnap the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the son of the Secretary of the Treasury. He believes this will be the crime of the century.

Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective that is pitted against Soneji. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who will work with Cross to solve this crime and stop Soneji for good.

Along Came A Spider was Patterson’s first novel. Now it is finally available in audio. It is considered to be one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever heard. Charles Turner reads and spins the web of suspense for you with his pleasant voice. With all the little twists and turns it is very hard to figure out the outcome. Just when you think you have it something else happens to throw you off. Patterson does an awesome job of weaving all the little pieces together. If you saw the movie, don’t think for one minute that you have it all figured out. There is a big difference between the movie and the book.

So sit back, put on your headphones, enjoy a nice drink and a snack while you listen to Along Came A Spider. You won’t regret it.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Along Came a Spider #1 [audio]
Kiss the Girls
#2  [audio]
Jack and Jill
#3  [audio]
Pop Goes the Weasel
#5  [book] [audio]
Violets are Blue
#7  [book]
Four Blind Mice
#8  [book] [audio]
Big Bad Wolf
#9  [book]
London Bridges
#10  [audio]
Mary Mary
#11  [audio]
# 12  [audio]
Double Cross
#13  [book] [audio]
Cross Country
# 14  [book]
Alex Cross Trial
#13  [book] [audio]
I, Alex Cross
#16  [book] [audio]
Cross Fire
#17  [audio]
Kill Alex Cross
#18  [audio]
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Alex Cross, Run
#20  [audio]
Cross My Heart
#21  [audio]
Hope to Die   #22
Cross Justice
#23 [audio]
Cross Kill #23.1 [audio] - short story

Reviewed 2014