The book was good but the narrator was not my favorite. I would suggest buying the book and reading it yourself. For my money, no one can beat Mel Foster as the narrator for a Robert Crais book. Patrick Lawlor is a close second however.
I teach American Literature and am the proud daddy of a 2 year old.
The pacing is fantastic.
Joe Pike is a force of nature and here Crais unleashes him!
My wife and I listened to this on a road trip and absolutely loved it! We were sorry to come to the end.
Compared to Robert Crais' other books, I classify it as
Ben Coes first novel.
The narrator was excellent.
This one kept me guessing the entire book and I actually got teary eyed at the end. Very suspenseful.
I enjoyed this book. It kept me entertained while driving my kids back and forth to school, soccer, etc. I think it's worth a listen.
So many things about this audio book annoyed me. Joe Pike's voice is just so fake, I didn't remember it being that way in his others. I mean why did he go through this whole drill in the first place? Who funds Joe Pike? This Daniel charachter and his voices were over the top ridiculous...
Actually, amazingly, Scott Brick would be an upgrade! Joe Pike is like Dirty Harry- a super badass whose patience with lowlife criminals came to an end several decades ago. Ron McLarty perfected the tough guy in LA Requim. So imagine a Dirty Harry movie with Clint Eastwood being replaced by Keanu Reeves circa 1990- Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure-!! Luke Daniels sounds like a teenage surfer boy who is being forced to read his report on the Mayflower in front of the class. High pitched, monotone, very little pause betweem sentences- worst of all-kind of dumb. I can't believe how many narrators this series has used! It ruins the whole book- I found it to be so grating, I couldn't get through the first hour. If this is your first Robert Crais book, it might very well be your last! That is a shame because he is a great writer. His characters are engrossing and the plots are suspenseful. Go for LA Requim instead, and make sure to press the preview button before purchasing any more titles in the series.