Ron Mc Larty made this book very difficult to listen to. He only did a few voices. Making many conversation very difficult to follow even conversation between male and female characters..
I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.
I Loved this book, Robert Crais is becoming one of my favorite authors. This story has is a thriller, with so many dry humor points that made me laugh out loud, it was a joy to listen to.
Ron Mclarty narrates a lot of the books I have, he's got a great voice for the male charterers, but as in all the other titles, he has a female counter part than does the female characters voices, but in this book, its just him. I have to say I know why he usually has a female partner. if you can over look that most the women in this book sound just like the men, then you will truly enjoy it. I love Ron Mclarty's narrations, he's one of the best, so I hate to say anything remotely negative about him.
All in all its a great book!!
This is a brilliant detective story with all the ingredients you need; multiple murders, love, hate, douche bags and heroes - of every calibre. This was my first by Robert Crais but I've already picked up the next novel in the series and I can't wait to get it started.
What do you say about Ron McLarty? For me he's The Narrator against whom all others are measured - and they all invariably come out by the short end of the stick. This is a story that suits him perfectly. His calm voice with just the right degree of subtle variations make the story come to life.
I'd recommend this novel to anyone in for a good crime novel with all the tweaks that'll turn you into an addicted listener.
Crais' series keeps getting better, and performance by Ron McClarty is superb! the plot and characters draw you in and you are left feeling better at the end of the book than when you started.
Overall the book very entertaining. Cole and Pike keep the action rolling, that's why the ending came as a bit of disappointment. It kind of just whimpered out. Nonetheless I enjoyed the book and look forward to the next one. The narration is excellent.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
My top 30.
Samatha Dolan. She was a determined detective.
The eye witness with her buddy Jack.
A great listen with a great but yet surprising ending. The ending being a surprise but yet a little sad. I am glad I chose this one.
I enjoyed learning more about Joe Pike's history. The story kept moving with an interesting conclusion.
Digs into Joe Pike's past...his childhood, why he left L.A.P.D ..even the women in his past, and present life.
Good crime novel, one does not have to had read previous Elivs Cole novels to enjoy his one !
Story delves deep into the underworld of the L.A.P.D. , good cop/bad cop....pecking order, discrimination, morals and revenge. Believable...well maybe that is a little far fetched !
A great listen....narration a plus.....
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike were Private Investigators. Pike used to date a woman, Karen. Her father and Pike had become very good friends. Karen went missing and her father called Pike after a couple of day. Cole was also known and well liked by Karen's father.
Karen's body was found dead by two men while they were taking a walk. The Homicide Division of the LAPD were now in charge. However, Cole and Pike were retained, per Karen's father's request. This being the outcome was due to the fact that the father of Karen was quite an influential man with the LAPD.
The book was a good mystery. The process of finding the killer was exciting. There was an unknown factor that the LAPD did not want the public to know. Cole nor Pike were given a warm welcome to the task force by the LAPD for this reason. Therefore, they had to do a lot of their own investigation without their assistance. However, Cole and a female member of the Homicide Division did eventually, after much effort from Elvis, consent to help. He's quite the romantic.
I gave the narrator, Ron McLarty, only three stars because his interpretation of the female voice was not good. However, this did not cause me not to want to listen.
The characters were well developed. The novel was exciting and I wanted to continue because it held my interest. The story had twists and turns that kept me quite interested. I finished the book in two days.
L.A. Requiem was an easy listen and I would encourage that you purchase the book.