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  • Sunset Express: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By David Stuart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (156)

    Elvis Cole, wisecracking private eye, finds himself embroiled in a controversial LA murder case. A wealthy WASP entrepreneur appears to have murdered his wife. A hot-shot defense attorney takes the case and hires Elvis to find proof that the L.A. detective - rumored to be dirty - fooled around with the evidence.

    Steven says: "Readers Make or Break an Audiobook."
    "First Elvis Cole Novel I have something bad to say"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Robert Crais and/or David Stuart?

    I will willingly go to the next Robert Crais book because of my enjoyment of his previous novels. I will reluctantly suffer through another David Stuart reading so I can get the information from the book to carry onto the following one (which, thank goodness, has another narrator).


    If you’ve listened to books by Robert Crais before, how does this one compare?

    The previous Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels have been a lot of fun. The stories have been interesting, and Elvis Cole has been a witty and fully enjoyable character. Unlike this book, the previous books do not revolve around the relationship between Elvis Cole and Lucy Chenier. In this book, the relationship took a lot of the attitude and the fun out of Cole's character. Without such a big involvement from Lucy, this could have been a solid and fully enjoyable story. The previous novels certainly are.

    Also, David Stuart as a narration choice is unfortunate. Mel Foster was far superior to David Stuart as narrator, both in channeling the characters and in narration style. Where Mel Foster is laid back and smooth in his delivery, David Stuart is sloppy and mousey. David Stuart also seems to have a speech impediment that is hugely distracting.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Stuart?

    I'd like to get Mel Foster back.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    When the author came back to the main story, it was pretty engaging. Unfortunately, the main story is peppered with Cole daydreaming about Lucy. But it is a generally good story.


    Any additional comments?

    I only have one more David Stuart fiasco to suffer through (Indigo Slam) before moving on to a decent narrator. I'm seriously considering skipping it, but I'd hate to lose any kernels of information that may be referenced in later books. So I suppose I'll probably get it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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