British Mystery Buff
This was the first book by Robert Crais I have ever tried, and only the second audible book I have sampled. I enjoyed it although the sound at times was difficult to hear even with the volume turned all the way up, which was disappointing. I will try his other books, reading them this time because I did like his writing style and story line. I wasn't crazy about the voices used by the reader, and agree with another reviewer that it was at times annoying. I am looking forward to actually reading them for myself, but not an audible version.
If I heard them say Jesus Fing Christ one more time I was going to throw up. And what is with him sleeping with two different girls in two days. Talk about taking advantage of the situation. Then our hero shred child porn only to have to calm himself about a 16 year old a few pages down the line. If it hadn't been for wanting to find out what was going to happen to the boy I would have tossed it earlier.
I was desperate for another good series. Would have never picked this one because of the Title and I prefer Urban Fantasy, but a friend recommended it and I took a chance. By the way the title is explained. Great book. Great Series. If you like talented writing, smart characters, believable plot, and a protagonist that can get hurt but mostly kicks A**. This is the book. No doubt.
Say something about yourself!
Robert Crais books such great reviews that I thought to try one. Obviously, I did not like it because I purchased it in 2003 and never wrote a review. Here is now 2016 and because I considered buying one I thought to revisit the one I had. Yep,now I remember why I did not read another.
Elvis is dull and tires to have a sense of humor. The level of action and toughness that I like is in the character Joe Pike. Now I will try one where Joe is front and center before I write Crais novel off my list.
If they had the generous return policy in 2003, I would have returned this book.
I had to stop listening 30 minuted in. The narrator was irritating.
I don't know
Did not finish it.
Poor audio quality make this performance unlistenable. The narrator may be fine, but I could not hear him because the modulation was so bad. Audible needs to pull this title and get it fixed.
Okay, I get haiku
Winter downpour; Even the monkey needs a raincoat.
—Matsuo Bashō, The Monkey's Raincoat
but I do not get what it has to do with this story.
I get that this is a well-received, award-winning book, but I didn't really like it. I like cops, detectives, soldiers, action and suspense, but I was not impressed.
I will read the second just so that I can see if I have misjudged this series. I loved his book Suspect, cried in the PROLOGUE, and wish he had written more about this guy than Elvis Cole.
I for the book started slow. After about two hours into the book the action began to pick up. Initially I thought there was too much detail about individuals.
I have progressed the action and the story grew on me. Final part of the story and the last gun fight is what bumped the book to 4*.