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L.A. Requiem Audiobook

L.A. Requiem

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Publisher's Summary

Edgar Award nominee Robert Crais’ L.A. Requiem is a gritty, harrowing look into the minds of a serial killer and the men determined to stop him. Elvis Cole and former cop Joe Pike have been partners in a detective agency for 12 years. After an ex-girlfriend of Pike’s disappears, the girl’s father asks them to help the police with the search. When the missing persons case turns into a hunt for a killer who has been stalking victims in Los Angeles, Cole and Pike find themselves battling both a hostile police department and a madman. Ron McLarty’s masterful narration subtly builds a sense of Cole’s and Pike’s growing desperation to find some link between the victims as the body count continues to grow.

©1999 Robert Crais (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 01-03-14
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 01-03-14 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "Would have been fives but....."

    The story was great and the narrator was great but it was dated and the production suffered from dated technology as well. However...it is worth the listen. The story & plot is full of twists and turns, it's funny and so, so sad. I laughed and even teared up on occasion. Elvis and Joe are brothers to the end and I love that dedication they have for each other. The mystery is unsolvable until the very end and then very surprising. I enjoyed the story but mainly I enjoyed just Elvis and Joe!

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    Linda 11-12-13
    Linda 11-12-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I'm Hooked!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely! Elvis and Joe are great together. The kind of bond you can't imagine unless you have.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Elvis and Joe.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The bond between the two


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Being in the Military and deployed.....the bond.


    Any additional comments?

    Low mark due to narrator. You can hear the salva he smacks while reading

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    Jack LITTLETON, CO, United States 09-19-13
    Jack LITTLETON, CO, United States 09-19-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Ron McLarty is one of the Best!"

    We get to see the back story that makes Joe Pike who he is today. Very interesting to see where he came from and why he is the way he is.

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    Amazon Customer 04-25-13
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    "GREAT narrator"
    What does Ron McLarty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ron McLarty is about the best narrator I've listened to. Just a great voice & delivery. Made a huge difference in the listening experience


    Any additional comments?

    Whispersync is sketchy at best

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    Lucy 03-18-13
    Lucy 03-18-13 Member Since 2012

    I so enjoy Audible...helps me get my to-do list accomplished.

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    "Keeps one very intrigued!"
    Would you listen to L.A. Requiem again? Why?

    After listen to many excellent books, I finally got a dud...so I cut my losses and stumbles on to this book and author. Love it and the narration was excellent. I am going to look into the series now! Happy Listening :D


    Have you listened to any of Ron McLarty’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No and there is no comparison. He is EXCELLENT!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


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    Deborah Philo, Il, United States 03-06-13
    Deborah Philo, Il, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2012

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    "I love the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series. It was hard to take a break from listening to this story. Very supenseful. I did not care for the ending. Overall though it was a great book.


    What about Ron McLarty’s performance did you like?

    I liked Ron McLarty's tone of voice. He made the story very exciting an suspenseful.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There a few parts of the book that moved me. The bond and friendship that Elvis and Joe have is very moving. They would do anything for each other.


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    Rose PEARLAND, TEXAS, United States 03-04-13
    Rose PEARLAND, TEXAS, United States 03-04-13
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    "Give Ron McLarty some water."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    yes.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Crais again?

    Yes.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Almost anyone. I was distracted from the story listening to this guys smack his words and breathe hard. Good deep voice but irritating to hear his lack of moisture. It was like watching Marco Rubio give his State of the Union review. Instead of concentrating on the story; I could almost visualize the white gunk forming in the corners of his mouth.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe


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    Lydia 02-23-13
    Lydia 02-23-13

    Ever since I was a child, I've been comforted by spoken word and stories . I love Simon Vance's narratives, Anthony Bourdain's humour.

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    "What a Find!"

    I am brand new to this series and to be frank, picked this one bcause it was the longest!
    I can't remember when I have been so interested in a story. The narrator is excellent, and has a variety of different vocal styles to keep things interesting. I loved the character development. The only thing I gotta say...a Puerto Rican accent is NOT like a Mexcian American one. But that's a small indiscretion. Thanks ... I will be picking up some more Joe Pike and company stories.

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    Ginkgo 02-12-13
    Ginkgo 02-12-13
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    "Tough guys. Dirty Cops. Beautiful women."
    Any additional comments?

    When you put this all together, it's better than you might think. The story might appear to be far-fetched, but given the current news out of LA about a rogue cop on the rampage, it all becomes more plausible. We get some good back-story on these characters, and they become more than the stereotypical set of action figures. McLarty's narration is solid, and suitably hard boiled for the material. This was my first foray into the works of Robert Crais, and I want to hear more.

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    Annemarie 02-02-13
    Annemarie 02-02-13
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    "Dreadful language and a story line that disappoint"
    What would have made L.A. Requiem better?

    Remove the unnecessary horrific language; it was horribly offensive and very pervasive - and I was disappointed with the author 'tricking' us about who the killer was. It made the story line very contrived. His later work I heard first; which let me to this one. The language in that one was not great either but at least it was not littered on almost every other page. Suffice to say, Crais has become a better writer.I could hear the narrator breathing and that really bothered me.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ron McLarty’s performances?

    Probably not


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

    None that jump out at me right now


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