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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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    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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    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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Blanche 01-21-13
    Blanche 01-21-13
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    "Epic"
    Any additional comments?

    This is the book where the reader watches author Robert Crais mature from a good story teller to a master of his craft.

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    Sandy 01-10-13
    Sandy 01-10-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Fast-paced, action packed, very enjoyable."
    Would you consider the audio edition of L.A. Requiem to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print edition, so I don't know.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, I was always looking forward to the next time I could listen to the book. The characters were engaging and I cared about what happened to them.


    What about Ron McLarty’s performance did you like?

    Mr. McLarty did a good job. I could easily distinguish which character was talking. He altered tone, pacing, and timbre to keep the story line going and the listening enjoyable.


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

    I don't know what a tag line is.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 12-10-12
    Elizabeth 12-10-12
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    "Finally a deep look at Joe Pike"

    I have always enjoyed the Joe Pike/ Elvis Cole series. Joe Pike's mysterious background and personality have always kept my interest. This book gives a deep look into Joe's background. This book was more serious and lacked a lot of Elvis' usual humor, but it was appropriate to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Marysville, WA, United States 12-07-12
    Julie Marysville, WA, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2009

    I have a very fast paced life. Audio books are an awesome alternative for me. Long road trips, working out and housework arn't a bore.

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    "Kept me guessing till the end."

    Very enthralling story line. The reader demonstrated a keen ability and added to the overall story. Very well done. This is one I would definitely recommend. Loved the characters!

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    Dotty 12-04-12
    Dotty 12-04-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Gritty and smooth"
    Would you listen to L.A. Requiem again? Why?

    I would listen again and will listen to other books by this author. The story is gritty but smoothly written and I wanted to find out more about the plot and the characters in the book.


    What other book might you compare L.A. Requiem to and why?

    The writing in this book is similar to Michael Connelly in his Harry Bosch series. Harry and Elvis Cole talk about LA and life in general spewing their own brand of philosophy.


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    Gail United States 09-24-12
    Gail United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "One of Crais best!"

    As a big Jack Reacher fan, I really enjoyed this book. I spent 20 years in California and I could visualize myself walking in the footsteps of Reacher through southern California. He brought the scenes to life. The action was intense and characters were well developed. A very satisfying read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Barrett 09-02-12

    amateur baker

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    "Great backround on Joe Pike"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book answered many questions about Pike's history and the strong bond between Elvis and him. The performance by Ron McLarty could not have been better.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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