The book was not up to the standard set by Crais. The narrator's voice was annoying and quite a let down after Mr. Daniels. Even Evis was not up to par. Thank goodness for Pike. I almost gave up on it. I have never considered abandoning a Crais book before this one.
I have always loved reading. Audiobooks are a way to indulge my love for books while doing other things. Mysteries... quite irresistable!
I am glad I did not read this series in order. If I had read this book first, I would have gone no further. Elvis sleeps with a woman, and then with his client, who also happens to be the woman's friend. Good grief! This book has a different narrator than the ones that follow. He makes Elvis sound kind of whiny. But I finally stopped listening when one of the characters screamed a particularly unpleasant obscenity in my ear for the 4th or 5th time in a row. The rest of the series is rather enjoyable. This book is not.
This wasn't a bad story I just got tired of Elvis Cole. Every woman wants him and he is tougher and smarter than everyone else and that was distracting for me.
Born to read
I just love Evis Cole and Joe Pike
this is the first one and like all Cole/Pike books it was excellent
I purchased this book on one of Audibles' recommended lists... and we listened during a long car trip. This style is very remeniscent to the Robert B Parker Spencer series, interspersing humor and wisecracking with the more serious content. Not overly graphic... but a good plot to keep one wanting to hear more.
The narration was very good and it made the listening quite smooth and easy to follow the characters.
NO! As a book, maybe, but I couldn't get past the awful narrator. I listened to Suspect and the narrator was very involved with the book, unfortunately, this one is not.
Didn't get that far
Joe Pikes voice was like Christian Bales batman voice, i.e. awful, other characters were just surfer dudes
said, said, said, never heard an audible book where the read actually reads the said bits and what's worst there's a character named Simon...Simon said. GAG me!! I COULD NOT GET pass the first chapter.
leave out the said bits and a performer who has different voices or characters
said it all
The story is stilted and disjointed and the narrator is absolutely the worst ever.
By having been aborted at its inception
Great plot and interesting characters.
I love private detective stories.
Nothing. Excellent work.
Great read. I am reading Taken now.