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Voodoo River: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 5 | [Robert Crais]

Voodoo River: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 5

.A. private eye Elvis Cole is hired by popular television star Jodie Taylor to delve into her past and identify the biological parents who gave her up for adoption 36 years before. Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back. It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his search, he finds out there's something much darker going on. Other people are also looking for Taylor's parents - and some are ending up dead.
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Publisher's Summary

L.A. private eye Elvis Cole is hired by popular television star Jodie Taylor to delve into her past and identify the biological parents who gave her up for adoption 36 years before. Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back.

It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his search, he finds out there's something much darker going on. Other people are also looking for Taylor's parents - and some are ending up dead.

And when Cole realizes that his employer knew more than she was telling, Voodoo River becomes a twisting tale of identity, secrets, and murder.

Investigate another case with Elvis Cole and Joe Pike.

©2008 Robert Crais (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Cole, in his fifth appearance, is in fine form. He's as tough, witty, and clever as ever, and his partner Pike exudes danger like no one in suspense fiction this side of Spenser's Hawk. The series has been nominated for Edgars and has won Anthonys. This installment is every bit as good as its predecessors." (Booklist)

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    R. Conley Geneseo, IL 09-18-12
    R. Conley Geneseo, IL 09-18-12 Member Since 2007
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    Story - average for all, below average Cole/Pike. Narrator - bad, sounds a lot like Dick Hill, his Cajun is strained and just wrong at times, his Joe Pike is way off. Not sure if authors are part of the process to choose narrators, but Cole's quirky personality which comes through with all other narrators in the series is completely lost here. Sounds as dry as a procedural. Don't waste your credits.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Edmonton, AB, Canada 07-28-11
    David Edmonton, AB, Canada 07-28-11 Member Since 2007

    I am an entertainer...so I spend a lot of time on the road. I take my audio seriously. I appreciate great writing and outstanding narration.

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    "Wonderful story...great narrator"

    If you like Elvis, he's in fine form in this Crais offering.

    Outstanding mystery with just a note of sadness. Compelling characters, delightful plotting that clips along. This is Crais at his best.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Quasi Modem 05-16-14
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    "good story but poor performance."
    If you could sum up Voodoo River in three words, what would they be?

    better narrator required


    What did you like best about this story?

    The meeting and developing romance between Elvis and Lucy.The setting in Louisiana


    What didn’t you like about Mel Foster’s performance?

    Flat and dull. No energy. David Stuart is much better with the accents and the various voices.


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    Amazon Customer huntsville, al usa 05-17-13
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    "Narrator's Voice Did Not Fit the Narrative"

    Narrator's voice was too deep. Did not match my mental image of Elvis Cole. The narrator did not do other voices well at all, especially female voices.

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    Mary-Ann PUEBLO, CO, United States 08-20-12
    Mary-Ann PUEBLO, CO, United States 08-20-12

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    This is my second book in the Elvis Cole-Joe Pike series, and I thoroughly enjoy the characters. Take a little mystery, add some humor, suspense, great characters, and combine with a great narrator. It's a winning recipe. The next book in the series has a different narrator. Hope he does as well as Mel Foster.

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