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3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Robert Guillaume, Chris Noth Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594833243
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Following the success of the runaway bestseller Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls is the second novel in the Alex Cross series—and one of James Patterson’s most suspenseful thrillers ever.

In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In Washington, DC, Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers, Casanova and The Gentleman Caller, are collaborating, cooperating, competing—and they are working coast to coast. The case eventually takes Cross to the Deep South, where his niece, a law student, has been abducted. Will she be the next victim of one, or both, of the killers?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A ripsnorting, terrific read.”

    Larry King, USA Today

  • “As good as a thriller can get. With Kiss the Girls Patterson joins the elite company of Thomas Harris.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Tough to put down…Ticks like a time bomb, always full of threat and tension.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “As he did in Along Came a Spider, Patterson comes at the reader with shifting viewpoints in extremely short chapters that are bursting with surprises and suspense. The result is an easy, breezy yarn, suitable for reading at the beach.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “In Kiss the Girls, Patterson takes his readers on a wild ride, from the ivied halls of Southern academia to the crashing Big Sur surf.”

    Denver Post

  • “Patterson hit the ball out of the park with his last go-round, the bestselling Along Came a Spider. Kiss the Girls is even better.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “This novel is hard to set aside. Patterson’s complex tale chills, enthralls, and entertains the reader. A dazzling and unforgettable reading experience.”

    Toronto Star

  • “This three-hour abridgment is riveting. Macabre sound effects, careful editing, and chilling performances by Guillaume and Noth produce a visceral reaction in the listener. Though complicated and fast-paced, the story is easy to follow and hard to forget. In three years of reviewing, this is the first time this reviewer has assigned Earphones to abridged fiction.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Carpenter | 2/10/2014

    " 2.5 stars. I don't know why I keep reading books like this, except sometimes I just need a change of pace. I'm know Patterson is hugely popular, but I don't think the writing is anything special and the topics covered are way too dark and twisted for my liking. But then I have to keep reading and find out who the bad guy is, and how much bad stuff he will do before the hero finally stops him, and will the hero save the girl in the nick of time. And I do enjoy that. But Alex Cross has too many issue for me and I think I'll stick with Patterson's series, The Women's Murder Club. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miranda | 2/4/2014

    " It just wasn't my cup of tea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonia | 2/2/2014

    " I'll admit I listened to it on tape when I was alone in the car for a long road trip. The story was very disturbing, but I just couldn't stop listening. Very good book. Glad I listened instead of read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridget | 1/29/2014

    " After reading Along Came a Spider, I wanted to dive into the rest of the Alex Cross series, and I figured the only way to do it is to read them (or in my case listen to them) in order. I'm glad this version was abridged, I can only imagine what the unabridged book would have sounded like. This audiobook version was quite humorous at parts because they added in sound effects. The writing should be disruptive enough so that sound effects are not necessary. This also could be a result of the book being abridged. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 1/27/2014

    " This was the first Alex Cross novel that I read and in my opinion probably the best in the series. Made into a movie with Morgan Freeman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 1/19/2014

    " This one is a good one. I lenjoy all of the orignal James Patterson story lines (so far am not into any of the co written ones). This is a nice mystery, well written, a fast read page turner. Good movie too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mlag | 1/10/2014

    " The sceanario is similar to the first book in the series (Along came a spider). But, Alex's plight still carried it for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. Very compelling characters and quite the storyline. I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reggie Alexander | 11/5/2013

    " I really enjoy the way he wrote the Alex Cross character and the way Alex grew through the various stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shandra | 8/11/2013

    " I really liked this book, could not wait to find out who Casanova was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 6/21/2013

    " More Alex Cross. Good reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fatema | 6/11/2013

    " It was good, but not good enough. I was hoping to have the killer turn out to be someone in the thick of things, but no. Could have been better, but I liked the creepiness and perverseness of the killers. But it didn't have me hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leandra Withers | 5/6/2013

    " Slow read.. Didn't hold my attention well. Some parts kept you with the story. Others well.. The romance was all too predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 10/31/2012

    " Had a really gross part that still haunts me. Ugh. But entertaining!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindi | 10/31/2012

    " I love the Alex Cross series from James Patterson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Shogren | 10/20/2012

    " I saw the movie a long time ago and didn't remember much about it. Some disturbing sexual violence, but if you like thriller mystery books, its ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cinda | 6/24/2012

    " Great book. Also was made into a movie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 6/20/2012

    " Interesting enough .. worth a read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin | 1/23/2012

    " Great book. What I liked the most is the way Patterson develops the killers. You get to know Cassonova almost as well as Cross himself. In the first book, Gary Soneji was also a well developed character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chan Yee | 12/14/2011

    " Wonderful thriller. Good plot, description of characters and scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 10/20/2011

    " My first introduction to Alex Cross. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kira Nuss | 10/6/2011

    " Great book! Better then the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Biddy | 9/30/2011

    " Shocking and compelling in equal measure. Not a literary masterpiece but a great page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Ideiosepius | 8/10/2011

    " I have given this four stars because it was a good book. I am not sure that I 'liked' it exactly though. It was creepy as hell so it did its job, it has stayed in my memory so it deserves the stars but still... creepy as. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/17/2011

    " I loved it. Chilly and a page-turner, a great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joseph | 5/11/2011

    " I'm currently listening to this as an audiobook when I go to the gym. It is the first audiobook I've listened to and want to try something rather simple. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassaundra | 5/9/2011

    " read this book in 4 days...... it was so eerie and filled with suspense i couldn't stop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diedre | 5/9/2011

    " This is the best James Patterson book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 5/9/2011

    " typical Alex Cross book, not one of his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/9/2011

    " This was an outstanding book, and I loved the movie, although I still don't think Morgan Freeman was best suited to play Alex Cross. The way James describes him, I don't see Morgan as the character, but it doesn't matter because this was an awesome book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/1/2011

    " Amazing! Amazing! In love with Alex Cross! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmine | 4/25/2011

    " Guilty of speed-reading crime fiction novels because I want to know what happens at the end. So far so good with Patterson, I think I will continue reading the rest of his books. But taking a break and reading something else for now. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzen | 4/22/2011

    " it was a bit too graphic for me. I think 1 star was too high. I really found this book disgusting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanine | 4/20/2011

    " The book is so much better than the movie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaz | 4/20/2011

    " Definitely more exciting than the movie !!1 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ideiosepius | 4/14/2011

    " I have given this four stars because it was a good book. I am not sure that I 'liked' it exactly though. It was creepy as hell so it did its job, it has stayed in my memory so it deserves the stars but still... creepy as. "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrators

Robert Guillaume is a versatile and Emmy® Award–winning actor whose career exemplifies applied intelligence, character, and hard work. His belief in the fundamental importance of education underlies his commitment and successes as a musical, dramatic, and comedic performer.

Christopher Noth is an American actor. He is known for long-running television roles as Detective Mike Logan on the police procedural and legal drama television series, Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and as Mr. Big on Sex and the City. For the latter role, he has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. As of 2015, he is a star of the CBS drama series The Good Wife, for which he was also nominated for a Golden Globe.