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Along came a spider [electronic resource] James Patterson.

Patterson, James. (Author). Diggs, Taye. (Added Author).

Electronic resources

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781607880752 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged, 25th Anniversary.

Content descriptions

Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Taye Diggs.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Text Difficulty 3
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
4.3 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York : Little, Brown & Company, 2018. Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 309924 KB).
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews - Audio And Video Online Reviews 1991-2018
    This book was first published in 1992, but Diggs keeps the dialogue fresh and the characters well-defined in this new recording that will please Patterson fans as well as draw in new ones. Working for the Washington DC metropolitan police force, detectives Alex Cross and John Sampson are pulled from their case of a murdered African American family and sent to a prestigious private school where two elementary school students have been kidnapped by a teacher. Unfortunately the kidnapping goes awry, one child dies and the other is not found, destroying the kidnapper's master plan to be famous. But who is this kidnapper? The kindness of Cross and Sampson, who are close friends as well as partners, is apparent as voiced by Diggs. He effectively ricochets between the kindly, gentle tones of teacher Gary Murphy and the sarcastic, taunting energy of a personality who refers to himself as Soneji. Are there two personalities, or is one just a brilliant manipulator? Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    This book was first published in 1992, but Diggs keeps the dialogue fresh and the characters well-defined in this new recording that will please Patterson fans as well as draw in new ones. Working for the Washington DC metropolitan police force, detectives Alex Cross and John Sampson are pulled from their case of a murdered African American family and sent to a prestigious private school where two elementary school students have been kidnapped by a teacher. Unfortunately the kidnapping goes awry, one child dies and the other is not found, destroying the kidnapper?s master plan to be famous. But who is this kidnapper? The kindness of Cross and Sampson, who are close friends as well as partners, is apparent as voiced by Diggs. He effectively ricochets between the kindly, gentle tones of teacher Gary Murphy and the sarcastic, taunting energy of a personality who refers to himself as Soneji. Are there two personalities, or is one just a brilliant manipulator? Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Fiction.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Genre: Electronic books.

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