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The character Elvis Cole is one of the iconic LA cop/ private eye characters of LA crime fiction
Irreverent anti establishment and tough
Not sure it was all good entertainment
Great variety of voices and a confident delivery
Laugh out loud
I have read a fair amount of Robert Crais novels and I thoroughly enjoy his work.
I was a bit wary when I bought this because I've read/listened to so many attempts at re-making the cynical/humorous detective that were poor. But I like Robert Crais and I wasn't disappointed. Not a demanding read, the plot wasn't convoluted and characters weren't too deep, but overall well written and it kept my attention. The obligatory smattering of violence and some (very low level) sex, but a concentration on crime and relationships made this a good detective story.
The Narrator, due to the first person style of the story is constantly in 'tough guy' mode. Initially he was hard to understand, I had to repeat the first chapter. After I got used to his voice it just got more and more annoying.
The story is rambling and the characters are dull. I am finding the need to constantly rewind as my mind wanders. At chapter 23, i gave up and deleted this book. This is not something I do often.
This is a great thriller,lots of twists and turns and a brilliant storyline.I really enjoyed this listen and would highly recommend this to anyone who loves 1st class thrillers with a twist.
"The First Of Many"
Personally, I love Robert Crais. Having read many of his books before I decided to give the first Elvis Cole case a try.
As it is the first, all the characters are introduced with clarity.
However, what I love the most is the flippant attitude of our P.I. The comments that continally follow the story line makes this so special, and you can not fail to want him to succeed.
Throughout the story line,you care about Elvis and even manage to have feelings towards his partner Joe Pike.
Buy it, you will not be disappointed. Now I'll have to work my way through all those I've missed.
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