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
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!
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!
Definitely! Elvis and Joe are great together. The kind of bond you can't imagine unless you have.
Elvis and Joe.
The bond between the two
Being in the Military and deployed.....the bond.
Low mark due to narrator. You can hear the salva he smacks while reading
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.
Ron McLarty is about the best narrator I've listened to. Just a great voice & delivery. Made a huge difference in the listening experience
Whispersync is sketchy at best
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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
No and there is no comparison. He is EXCELLENT!
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.
I liked Ron McLarty's tone of voice. He made the story very exciting an suspenseful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
None that jump out at me right now
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