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L.A. Requiem: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 8 | [Robert Crais]

L.A. Requiem: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 8

With a rich cast of characters reminiscent of Raymond Chandler's classic The Long Lost Goodbye, L.A. Requiem is the apotheosis of Crais' writing career ? a gripping novel that envelops its heroes ? two private investigators who have been partners for 12 years - in an ever-tightening web of conspiracies, secrets
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Publisher's Summary

Los Angeles is a city of perpetual reinvention. Inviting, with a promise of infinite hope, it can also be a glittering landscape of debilitating isolation. The city's lost souls take comfort in its promise - the notion that tomorrow could be the day to start all over again, to transform oneself into someone else. Someone more powerful, more beautiful, more daring.

At the core of L.A. Requiem is Joe Pike, a former cop with a past as dark and foreboding as his demeanor. His only stable relationship is with his partner of 12 years, Elvis Cole, a talented and quick-witted PI with skeletons in his own past.

When Pike's former lover is found dead at a reservoir in the Hollywood Hills, the duo is brought in by the woman's father to monitor the police investigation. But Pike's no stranger to the men and women in the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division, at least one of whom has been harboring a long-buried desire for revenge.

Investigate another case with Elvis Cole and Joe Pike.

©1999 Robert Crais; (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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    Rio Centennial, CO United States 04-20-04
    Rio Centennial, CO United States 04-20-04 Member Since 2001
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    "Exceptional reading"

    Robert Crais can always be counted on to give bang for the buck. His signature character, Elvis Cole, is so vivid, he has more flesh of reality than any other fictional detective in literature with the exception of perhaps Sherlock Holmes. Normally the key, he gives way to Joe Pike, his anything but chatty companion, in this outing. Joe is the main guy this time and he carries the story along to its interesting conclusion. I loved this book, as I do all of Mr. Crais' novels, and highly recommend it to anyone in search of good read and a compelling story.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Columbia, SC, USA 08-12-05
    Rebecca Columbia, SC, USA 08-12-05
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    "Great book (5 Stars), bad narrator(2 stars)!"

    I've listened to/read this book with great joy on at least three different occasions. I love Robert Crais' work. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are quite a team, their loyalty and dedication to each other makes them the best of friends and its a great treat to see them work a case together. This case is a little too close to home for both characters and it will take all of Elvis' detective skills to solve this one (especially since its his friends life in the balance).

    LA Requiem, though not the first in the 'Elvis Cole' novels was the first I listened to/read and I was immediately hooked. I've since read every book in this series and have never been disappointed.

    I was disappointed however with this particular audio version of LA Requiem. The version I originally listened to and enjoyed was borrowed from the local library. Recorded Books is the name of the company that produced that version and the narrator, Ron McLarty did an outstanding job. In fact it was his reading that helped pull me into the story. He has a gift for making each character real; its quite easy for the listener to get caught-up in the story. If you listen to both versions You will have no problem in seeing the difference in the narration style.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Ottawa 09-19-09
    Susan Ottawa 09-19-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Robert Crais is amazing..."

    I have read every book in this series I could get my hands on. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are two detectives with heart, humor and street smarts. Elivs has a smart mouth that had me laughing out loud and Joe..well Joe doesn't say much but when he does you listen. I highly recommend the Elvis Cole series to everyone who enjoyes a smart mouthed detective, with a great sense of humor thrown in. wonderfully written and read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pat C Salinas, CA 01-26-11
    Pat C Salinas, CA 01-26-11 Member Since 2005

    Proud owner of over 1500 downloaded audiobooks (fanatic?, addict? you decide :-)

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    "great story, bad reader"

    Robert Crais is one of my favorite writers of detective fiction and LA Requiem is one of my favorite books of his. I love the Joe Pike character and this story gives some essential background on him that explains a lot about his temperament. The problem with this audio book is the narrator. He was so bad that at several points in the book I actually cringed at his portrayal of characters. I read a previous review that mentioned they heard a version of this book with Ron McLarty narrating and I heartily wish Audible had chosen that version.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 01-14-09
    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 01-14-09 Member Since 2006

    Born to read

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    "Evis and Pike"

    Good book, I enjoyed learning more about Pike and his history.

    Evis shows that his friends mean everything to him and he goes to the wall to save Joe.
    it was abridged-- wish it was unabridged. but worth it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Silver Creek, GA, United States 09-10-12
    Robert Silver Creek, GA, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2002
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    Where does L.A. Requiem rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If you like this type of detective story, it ranks very high with other books of this type. As I have read all of Robert B. Parker's stories, I needed something similar for light reading who-done-its. This series is fun, action packed and not too heavy of a story. The characters are very believable for the time period in which it is set in L. A. area.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of L.A. Requiem?

    Finding out the history of Joe Pike was most interesting part of the story.


    What does John Bedford Lloyd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Lloyd's reading does set the mood for the story better than just reading it. You would loose some of the detail of the culture if it were just read from the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Do the good guys always win?


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend the entire series of these stories. It would be better if you started with the first book and read the series in roughly the order they are written. If you like the L. A. area or are curious about the culture during the time period of the stories, these books have a good historical perspective as well.

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    "Simply Excellent"

    The definitive Elvis Cole book.

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