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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. 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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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

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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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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Joe Pike fans come and get it

If you could sum up L.A. Requiem in three words, what would they be?

great,sexy and tender

Who was your favorite character and why?

joe pike, for such a warrior, he has a tender side that just pulls you in

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

not my favor reader. james Danials is the best reader for more of Crais books. Do not miss his reading of Crais books

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, this is Joe Pike back ground story

Any additional comments?

If you like Joe Pike, get the Watchman, this was a favorite

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Shannon
  • San Dimas, CA, United States
  • 02-07-12

Yes, Yes, YES!!!

This is by far, one of my favorite books by Crais! It is interesting, clever, suspenseful, and at times, funny enough to make me laugh out loud! With all the twists and turns, I found myself on the edge of my seat and could not help but want more!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not for one moment do I believe.......

Would you try another book from Robert Crais and/or Ron McLarty?

Yes...I have enjoyed other Crais books..and the narrator was terrific. The problem is the lack of good pacing and editing.

Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Crais? Why or why not?

Yes...But I do not believe, for one moment, thatt the wretched LA police officers would speak so rudely to someone as well connected as Crais wants us to believe Pike and Cole were. The direct orders to include "our heroes" in the investigation are disobeyed for almost 8 chapters....boring...boring...boring.

Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty – was your favorite?

Joe PIke

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Possibly...I happen to know that screenplays don't resemble the books...which means that someone intelligent would edit the nonsense at the beginning of the story.

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  • Rich
  • United States
  • 04-17-13

Very slow plot development

A book has to grab me from the beginning, or I simply get bored, especially with cops.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful