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Summary

The fourth heart-stopping novel in James Patterson's Alex Cross series. Just as Alex Cross is beginning to feel that life is good and he is finally coming out of the depression he's been in since the death of his wife, he is called to Union Station train terminal - a man is on the loose, firing at random into the swarming crowds of travellers.

Psychopath Gary Soneji seems determined to go down in a blaze of glory, and he wants Alex Cross to be there. Will this be the final showdown?

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"Brilliantly terrifying...so exciting I had to stay up all night to finish it." ( Daily Mail)

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grrrr

No offence to the narrator, but surely you shouldn't change the pronunciation of a main character's name after 3 books.

I don't care if the original pronunciation was right or wrong ...... it ruined my enjoyment of the story.

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I really love the story of this book and was keen to read it especially reading the first three in the series. The biggest thing that disappointed me about this book was the narrators. By book 3 I pictured Alex Cross in my mind so when I heard two different narrators on the fourth book I couldn’t picture the character the same. Besides that everything else was great

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Jeff Harding Awesome

What made the experience of listening to Cat and Mouse the most enjoyable?

Jeff Harding's entertaining narration.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoy Alex Cross books and the story was very good.

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Raj Ghatak was very poor, with robotic, bland narration.

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not a nice narrator voice

1. why was the name of the main villain suddenly changed? really confused me at the beginning.
2. the narrator voice makes every character, especially the female ones, sound utterly stupid, except Alex Cross. Overall that really spoilt my listening experience and I decided to not listen to more Alex Cross books if it is the same narrator like for this one.

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Oh that voice!!

I hope the narrator in the next book isn’t as awful as this one! I was a little bit in love with Alex cross but not anymore - I’m struggling to hear the story with the annoying voices just irritating me!

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My least favourite narrator so far

The story is as usual well paced with no long descriptive pages and a good mix of the crimes interspersed with the personal life of Alex Cross. I wasn't keen on the narration in this and was a bit confused that Soneji is now pronounced differently to the earlier books - every time I heard his name it irritated me! It is worth getting through it though and has not put me off buying the next, I just wish we could keep the same Alex Cross narrating all of the books.

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Long and Tedious

Not the best storyline from Patterson. Really two stories strung together for over 120 chapters!
Alex Cross role seems to have been as the storyline punchbag.
Little suspense but overdone gruesome murders ugh!

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Excellent narration

What is it with some reviewers who can’t get past a different narrator? Jeff Harding narrates Lee Child’s Reacher book’s excellently and did so here. He brought his own style to it and, in my opinion, is a vast improvement on the earlier narrator used for the Alex Cross books. I was surprised when Patterson gave the first person narrative to a different character- but it worked, perhaps increasing his importance. The mix of psychology, detective work and personalities makes these books interesting rather than a bland ‘who done it’.

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It took some time to get used to the different narrator from the first few books but the story line helped.

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  • 25-08-18

You are Best to READ this BOOK

The narrators are very difficult to listen to. I would have thought that there should be some quality control with narrators. Apparently not. After 10 chapters, I just couldn’t cope with the narrators anymore so I return it.

So, I will have to read this one.


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  • 07-11-17

Horrific narrator

The slow drawn-out drawl absolutely ruins it for me. I couldn't listen to it for more than an hour. Guess I'll have to read the book.