Elvis Cole/Joe Pike
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  • 1

    The Monkey's Raincoat: An Elvis Cole Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (663)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (344)

    When Ellen Lang's husband disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. A quiet and seemingly submissive wife, Ellen can't even write a check without him. All she wants is to get him and her son back - no questions asked.

    John says: "Good book for the first in the series."
    Good book for the first in the series.

    I really like this style of detective novels. The PI has a smart mouth and guts and know how to back it up.

    The plot had some unexpected..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 18 2008 by John (Hammond, ON, Canada)
  • 2

    Stalking the Angel: Elvis Cole - Joe Pike, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (82)

    Hired by a hotel magnate to locate a priceless Japanese manuscript, L.A. private eye Elvis Cole encounters the notorious Yakuza, the Japanese mob, and is drawn into a game of sexual obsession, amorality, and evil.

    K. says: "SARCASTIC AND ANNOYING"
    SARCASTIC AND ANNOYING

    I endured this book,(I'm not a quitter).The narrator was just not macho enough to make the story believable. And like the other characters I was annoy..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2013 by K. (Hartford, WI, United States)
  • 3

    Lullaby Town: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
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    Hollywood's newest wunderkind is Peter Alan Nelson, the brilliant, erratic director known as the King of Adventure. His films make billions, but his manners make enemies. What the boy king wants, he gets, and what Nelson wants is for Elvis Cole to comb the country for the airhead wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en route to becoming the third biggest filmmaker in America.

    J. says: "Nice Elvis Cole story"
    Nice Elvis Cole story

    Good story, that actually gets Elvis out of LA again. I am circling back and doing older Elvis Cole books and I had a hard time with the reader at th..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2012 by J. (EVANSTON, IL, United States)
  • 4

    Free Fall: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (185)

    Elvis Cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And Jennifer Sheridan qualifies: Her fiance, Mark Thurman, is a decorated L.A. cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in trouble - the kind of serious trouble that only Elvis Cole can help him out of.

    robert says: "CPC all you'll ever need (Crais, Pike, Cole)"
    CPC all you'll ever need (Crais, Pike, Cole)

    Yes, there is always a detail missed that you find later.

    Reviewed on January 17 2012 by robert (richmond, VA, United States)
  • 5

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (188)
    Story
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    .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.

    R. Conley says: "You can skip this one"
    You can skip this one

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 18 2012 by R. Conley (Geneseo, IL)
  • 6

    Sunset Express: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By David Stuart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (147)

    Elvis Cole, wisecracking private eye, finds himself embroiled in a controversial LA murder case. A wealthy WASP entrepreneur appears to have murdered his wife. A hot-shot defense attorney takes the case and hires Elvis to find proof that the L.A. detective - rumored to be dirty - fooled around with the evidence.

    Steven says: "Readers Make or Break an Audiobook."
    Readers Make or Break an Audiobook.

    The reader was so poor that I chose not to listen to the book. I will not order anything else with this reader.

    Reviewed on September 10 2012 by Steven (Redwood City, CA, United States)
  • 7

    Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By David Stuart
    Overall
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    Performance
    (145)
    Story
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    When a 15-year-old girl shows up to plead with Elvis to find her errant father, his first impulse is to hand the case over to Social Services. But he sees how hard the kid is working to keep her two siblings together and afloat. The father sounds like an angel; the case should be a cinch. But as Elvis investigates, he finds the dad seems to be a mover in the criminal underworld who is on the verge of a grand scheme.

    Hans says: "Completely Wrong Performer -- don't bother"
    Completely Wrong Performer -- don't bother

    Completely Wrong Performer -- don't bother

    story is good, series is good, but Completely Wrong Performer -- don't bother

    Reviewed on August 31 2012 by Hans ()
  • 8

    L.A. Requiem

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (523)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
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    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.

    David says: "Equal to Bosch and Davenport"
    Equal to Bosch and Davenport

    It surprises me that Crais' name does not get linked with Connolly and Sandford more often. He certainly belongs in that company and, in fact, one of..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 19 2012 by David (Houston, TX, United States)
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    L.A. Requiem: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 8

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    With a rich cast of characters reminiscent of Raymond Chandler's classic The Long Lost Goodbye, L.A. Requiem is the apotheosis of Crais' writing career ? a gripping novel that envelops its heroes ? two private investigators who have been partners for 12 years - in an ever-tightening web of conspiracies, secrets

    Rio says: "Exceptional reading"
    Exceptional reading

    Robert Crais can always be counted on to give bang for the buck. His signature character, Elvis Cole, is so vivid, he has more flesh of reality than ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 20 2004 by Rio (Centennial, CO United States)
  • 9

    The Last Detective: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (314)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (175)

    Elvis Cole's relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. When she moved from Louisiana to join Elvis in Los Angeles, she never dreamed that violence would so easily touch her life - but then the unthinkable happens. While Lucy is away on business and her 10-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears without a trace.

    Fanne says: "One book and I was hooked"
    One book and I was hooked
    Reviewed on February 21 2013 by Fanne (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    The Last Detective: An Elvis Cole Novel

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
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    Elvis Cole has to face up to a crime that takes place far too near home. His girlfriend's only child has been kidnapped, and it seems that something from his own past has come back to haunt him.

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  • 10

    The Forgotten Man: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
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    Los Angeles, 3:58 a.m.: Elvis Cole receives the phone call he's been waiting for since childhood. Responding to a gunshot, the LAPD has found an injured man in an alleyway. He has told the officer on the scene that he is looking for his son, Elvis Cole. Minutes later, the man is dead.

    David says: "Crais's reliable craft"
    Crais's reliable craft

    This is a nicely paced book which keeps moving even though we are given a good deal of flashback information about Elvis Cole's childhood abandonment...Show More »

    Reviewed on May 14 2010 by David (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 11

    The Watchman: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (206)

    Pike commits himself to protecting the girl, but when they immediately come under fire, he realizes someone is selling them out.

    As the body count rises, Pike's biggest threat might come from the girl herself, a lost soul in the City of Angels, determined to destroy herself - unless Joe Pike can teach her the value of life...and love.

    Andrew says: "A Quick Read! Both Drama and Action!"
    A Quick Read! Both Drama and Action!

    Joe Pike, ex-Sniper, ex-Policeman, ex-Mercenary... a complex, screwed-up character.

    The pace of this book is slowed down by the characte..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 18 2009 by Andrew (San Diego, CA, United States)
  • 12

    Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (443)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (189)

    It's fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. As the residents of Laurel Canyon are being evacuated from their homes, Police and Fire Department personnel find the corpse of a recluse who apparently committed suicide. Clutched in his lap is a photo album containing photographs of seven young women who have been murdered.

    J says: "Elvis & Pike Ride Again"
    Elvis & Pike Ride Again

    Years ago I sat next to an actual private detective on an airplane and he recommended Robert Crais. I have devoured all of his books and enjoyed ever..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 25 2008 by J (WHEATON, IL, United States)
  • 13

    The First Rule: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Robert Crais
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (650)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (222)

    The organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union are bound by what they call the thieves' code. The first rule is this: A thief must forsake his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He must have no family - no wife, no children - because only other criminals are his family. If any of the rules are broken, it is punishable by death.

    Mystery Addict says: "Not Elvis but a good listen"
    Not Elvis but a good listen

    Long time reader/listener of Crais. Big fan of Elvis Cole. This is second to feature sidekick Joe Pike. Missing the humour & humanity from the Elvis C..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 13 2010 by Mystery Addict (East Coast)
  • 14

    The Sentry: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (542)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (247)

    Five years ago, Dru Rayne and her uncle fled from Louisiana to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina hit, but now they face a different kind of danger. A neighborhood protection gang savagely beats Dru’s uncle, but Pike witnesses it and offers his own brand of protection. Oddly enough, neither of them seems to want it — and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their storefront, men who appear quite willing to let the gang have its way.

    S. Harvey says: "Vintage Crais"
    Vintage Crais

    This is vintage Crais so if you have enjoyed his earlier books you will enjoy this. Pike is his silent, effective self and the plot is engaging. Exc..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2011 by S. Harvey (Hungry Bay, Paget Bermuda)
  • 15

    Taken: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (616)
    Performance
    (535)
    Story
    (533)

    When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn’t afraid, even though she’s gotten a phone call asking for ransom. She knows it’s a fake, that her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call only “that boy,” and that they need money: "Even smart girls do stupid things when they think a boy loves them." But she is wrong....

    R. Conley says: "One of the best"
    One of the best

    Can't miss with Joe and Elvis, good narrator but you'd think an author would pick one reader and stick with them. One of the best of the series.

    Reviewed on February 20 2012 by R. Conley (Geneseo, IL)