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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (184,984 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Chris Noth, Robert Guillaum Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date:
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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.”


  • 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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About the Narrator

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.