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Jack and Jill

Alex Cross, Book 3
Series: Alex Cross, Book 3
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
4 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Summary

A killer is at work in the nation's capital, and he seems to like variety. His victims range from kindergarten students to senators - not even the President is safe. Alex Cross, hero of Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, is awakened one night to confront the brutal murder of a little girl only blocks away from his house. With a single clue, a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill", the skilled and courageous Cross sets out to track the murderer. Can he work fast enough to spare the killer's next victim?

©1996 James Patterson, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Author (P)1996 Time Warner AudioBooks, © 1996 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Rights Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

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  • deb
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  • 01-11-16

Gripping

Couldn't turn this audio book off had to listen to it all the way through

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Abridged but still worth the purchase

Fantastic listen with intrigue in every chapter . Got next two books in series lined up.

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you just have to love Patterson...

I decided to revisit Alex Cross...still a good read (listen) after all these years. Class act

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  • KEW, VIC
  • 30-01-18

amazing

so great to read a book in a couple of hours with such a busy life!

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Mehhhhhhhh

It was ok.

The sound effects were a bit weird. They actually served to spoil the mood / illusion not enhance it.

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  • L. Spain
  • 09-08-05

Entertaining Listen

I usually am not a fan of unabridged versions of books, but this one is an exception. I felt like I was listening to a radio show production of the book. it entertained me on my commute. Good story, a suspensful who dunnit.

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  • Penny Booker
  • 14-05-12

BLAIR READ MORE TO ME!

Where does Jack and Jill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

To be fair, I have only listened to two books so far. This is second by only a half of a star. I am picking winners.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It could have been longer. The high school serial killer character could have been better developed. What was his background?

What does Blair Underwood and John Rubinstein bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They both read the story like they were there. I was there. The two of them were excellent. I was watching the movie in my head.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had didn't laugh or cry, but I did gasp a couple of times. Since I listen at work, my coworkers were a little concerned.

Any additional comments?

Blair Underwood and John Rubinstein are great!

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  • matt rogers
  • 11-04-15

OK. more poor radio play Than audiobook

OK. more poor radio play Than audiobook. story seemed rushed and very short. abridged

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  • Bill
  • 30-04-12

Nice twists

What did you love best about Jack and Jill?

Attention to detail is always a good thing and the human interest helps bond to the character, but the many unexpected twists in the storyline keeps you going from daydreaming about the presented facts to intense listening for new clues. The ending is not what I expected which helps me rate this book higher than many.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

With many crime novels, the ending becomes clear but the problem of resolution is unclear. With this book, just when the ending seems clear, there is a major twist that disrupts all preconceived notions. This technique engages the listener more, to the point you hang on every word.

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  • Roxanne
  • 17-03-12

Love the Alex Cross series

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James Patterson is one of my favorite authors. His stories always grab you from the first page and you don't want to put it down until you're finished; and then you can't wait to read the next one. I don't get a chance to read as often as I like, so being able to listen to the Alex Cross series on audible is a perfect way for me to catch up. This series in particular is my favorite. At the end of each book you want more; it's like an addiction. Jack and Jill is just as engrossing as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. James Patterson and Alex Cross never disappoints.

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  • Traci
  • 22-11-11

Good listen

As with other James Patterson books, I enjoyed the suspense and storyline of this book. If you like James Patterson, I recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-10-19

jack n jill review

loved it. easy to listen to. i have the paper back. have several other James Patterson books and love them all

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  • Marquita Wilkerson
  • 25-01-19

Alex Cross series

Struggled to finish. Story had too many unanswered questions and plot twists. Not my favorite in this series

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  • Frieda
  • 10-11-18

Jack and Jill

Another great Alex Cross book. Couldn’t stop listening to this one! Very Good!!! It’s a shorter book but it grabs your interest!

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  • Mayan Alena Hein
  • 14-02-18

horrible narration, boring book

What did you like best about Jack and Jill? What did you like least?

I was not impressed with the story, its the all too familiar CIA conspiracy story, told so so many times in numerous American TV shows and movies. I think I've heard that story so many times that my entire perception of the Alphabet-Agencies surrounds these stupid conspiracies. Here is the question though, do these really exist or is it just the media making us think that way? So me, living in Europe and having a total different view on life in and outside of America am not impressed by this repetitive story telling.

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

I read almost all of James Pattersons entire bibliography and find his writing at times a little un imaginative and lazy, but what can one expect from an author that publishes 20 books a year at times? He's good, but seems not very deeply involved with his own story, like for instance Stephen King does.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Blair Underwood and John Rubinstein ?

Never, horrible narration!!!!

Do you think Jack and Jill needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I do not think it needs a follow up, every person with half a brain can imagine how it would continue, therefore taking away any and all excitement