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Cat & Mouse

Alex Cross, Book 4
Written by: James Patterson
Narrated by: Jeff Harding, Raj Ghatak
Series: Alex Cross, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Alex Cross is back - and so is a raging and suicidal Gary Soneji. Out of prison and dying from the AIDS virus he contracted there, he will get revenge on Cross before he dies. In addition, we are introduced to a new pair of rivals whose paths cross that of Alex and Soneji. Thomas Augustine Pierce has been chasing his demon, Mr. Smith, since the savage murder of his fiancée. Mr. Smith is a unique monster, with actions toward his victims so insane - so unimaginable - that he is thought of as "not of the Earth". Pierce, known in the business as St. Augustine because of his track record for catching killers and his invaluable status to the FBI and Interpol, may even be better than Cross. When things heat up and Alex is in a near-death coma following an attack in his own home, Pierce goes to Washington to help with the investigation. But just as he begins to piece together the mystery of how Gary Soneji could have mortally wounded Cross after he was believed to be dead, he is summoned to Paris, with a postcard from Mr. Smith inviting him to a very special killing. The body count is high, the tension the highest, and the two killers on the loose are watching every move their pursuers make. Who is the cat, and who is the mouse? What and where is the final trap? And who survives?

©2003 James Patterson (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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  • Jen Nguy
  • 2016-04-05

Terrible voice

Oh My Goodness . I love this series, so I decided to listen to the books in order.
I'm sure there was a better voice choice available, so why use this awful nauseating voice? Alex Cross should NEVER be portrayed with a wannabe cowboy/ street slimeball pawn broker voice. Don't get me started on the "female
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  • Agnes V. Pilgrim
  • 2016-06-30

Where is Alex Cross

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Select few. Those unfamiliar with previous narrator.

Would you be willing to try another book from James Patterson? Why or why not?

Yes

Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Harding and Raj Ghatak ’s performances?

No. The lack of expression of a strong but compassionate character. For the character of Alex Cross the intonation is way off. Bring back Michael Boatman.

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  • Pat
  • 2019-03-13

Son Eee Jee? Really?

Got 5 minutes in before I realized I wasted my money. Keep forgetting to read the reviews before I click to purchase.

Does the fact that the Villain’s name is being horribly mispronounced not get caught somewhere in the production process?

Please try to return to the narrators that did Jack & Jill.

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  • Greg
  • 2016-04-05

awful narration

The narrators of this production were terrible. Their pronunciation of certain words were as if english was not their first language.

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  • Amy Hanapi
  • 2019-05-12

My least favorite Patterson book

This is, by far, my least favorite Patterson book. First, I figured out the end & the twist immediately, but I forced myself to keep listening, hoping there'd be something additional to make it more exciting... there wasn't. Second, I could not stand any/either narrator. The different voices sounded forced and the tones and weird inflections in the primary narrator's performance was annoying. I'm sorry to say it, I love James Patterson and I love his Alex Cross character, but hated this book.

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  • cdickinson
  • 2019-07-08

good book

love the book hated the narrator. this is the worst narrator I have heard for the Alex cross series. he pronounced names wrong and had horrible voices for the female characters.

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  • Danette Pennington
  • 2015-12-18

awesome book.

started pretty slow but once it got going it was much better. loved it! worth my time for sure!

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  • Jami
  • 2019-08-13

Terrible Narration

I had the hardest time listening to this because the narrator's voice, accent, tone, and character depictions were terrible. The poor narration takes away from being able to concentrate on the story. And the mispronunciation of the names is really annoying. Why did this person even get approved to narrate this story or any for that matter!! Amazon or publisher please redo this story with the original narrator or similar. The other reviews are true. You have to try so hard to get past the narrator to hear the story and move on in the series. I'm sure the story is better if I would have just read it. Very disappointed in this recording.

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  • Markia R Armstrong
  • 2019-06-27

Great story, horrible narration

I love the story line of this book, but I was annoyed with the way the narrator spoke for Alex and Samson. I felt he was trying to portray an African American's way of speaking but instead made them sound like complete southern idiots. If the storyline wasn't so interesting, I would've asked for a refund and chise another book with a different narrator.

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  • Josie mom
  • 2020-02-11

How did this narrator get this job!!!!

Narration HORRIBLE! Almost stopped it and returned it. He made Alex sound like a Whitney little man with a southern Drawl. Stupid! John Sampson, mountain man at 6’6 built like a linebacker, like a squeaky measly little man. INFURIATING! The story came together by the end. Glad to be put out of my misery. I hope Mr Patterson doesn’t know what these narrators did to his big strong hero’s!