Yes, great story featuring one of my favorite characters across any media, and the performance by the narrator was great!
Not so much on the edge, but definitely held my attention, the pace was fast, it never really dulled.
He has a great voice that is easy to listen to, and his performance of Joe Pike is great.
I read the book first and I loved it, but the audiobook made me like it even more.
I enjoyed the change of having Joe Pike as the central character. We actually experienced the story with him, as opposed to having him just pop into the story from time to time. This was a really refreshing change that furthered my understanding of Joe Pike's personality.
Crais readers have spent plenty of time seeing the world from Elvis Cole's point of view, so I have a good bead on how he sees himself. In this book, I really enjoyed seeing Elvis Cole from the point of view of others.
I actually almost did. While listening to this book, I took a wrong turn in the back roads of the Colorado mountains. So I decided to go exploring. This book made an outstanding companion for that time on the road.
A Book Worm
This is the first Robert Crais novel I purchased. I bought it to read on a road trip and fell in love on the road between Michigan and Louisiana. I bought the audio version because it's become a new habit of mine, buying the audio version of novels I've already read to see if I get the same feel for the story.
James Daniels interpretation of the characters and story is just like I imagined. I want Joe Pike on my team. When he commits himself to a cause, he's not going to stop until it's resolved, not always to his liking, but he’s going to work it until the threat is over. He has a strong sense of right and wrong and walks the hard line between the two.
In “The Watchman”, there's nothing he won't do to protect Larkin, but when the identity of those tracking her and the reason behind their pursuit of her becomes murky Joe decided to turn the table and start tracking the trackers. That's when it gets interesting. Joe Pike and Elvis Cole are the BEST at taking one small thread of information and knitting together the fabric of what’s really going on with precision and speed. The story is fast paced but you don’t get lost in the telling.
Because of this book I’m now a HUGE Robert Crais fan. This is book 11 in the Cole-Pike series; I bought them all after reading this one. Now I’m slowly purchasing the audio version of the all, what fun!!!
The story was confusing and didn't make sense. Too much jumping around.
very good narration
Yes, I did learn a few things about torture
This was a great action packed book
He is an alpha male with depth.
He brings the characters to life/
This is my favorite audio book so far. It hooked me right from the start, and never slowed down. I have listened to it 5 times.
Yes! Nothing or no one is what they seem.
Yes. another Robert Crais book. I like this one more.
Hold on to your seats for a wild ride with Joe and Elvis...
THis book is a quick read and a good story - difficult to put it down...or turn off.
James Daniels is one of the best narrators I have heard. He changed his voice for each character but it was never irritating or false.
i will get more of Robert Crais's books.
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pike is a great charactor and it camptures the police mind set very well
Started the book on the way home from work and could not put it down, this my 3rd Crais book and have really like all three. Joe Pike and Elvis are great characters, plots are very good
Pike is the lead character in this "Elvis Cole" novel. Pike can by NO means can the lead - it's basically dreadful. The witty Elvis Cole has some redeeming value, but not much.
I don't particularly like James Daniels either. He sounds like bad "B Actor".
I have listed to 2 Crais novels and the other is MUCH better - Chasing Darkness
Chasing Darkness is recommended - This one is NOT!