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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Robert Crais (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

" Stalking the Angel is a righteous California book: intelligent, perceptive, hard, clean." (James Elroy)
"Elvis Cole provides more fun for the reader than any L.A. private eye to come along in years." (Joseph Wambaugh)

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Not Crais’ Normal Standard

I enjoy Robert Crais’ characters and storylines. This book didn’t rise to his normal excellent plots. It will be satisfying for Elvis Cole fans but is not a strong enough story to be a stand-alone example of his normal excellence.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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2nd book I tried by him, wanted to like it but....

What disappointed you about Stalking the Angel?

It just couldn't hold my attention.

Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Crais again?

Maybe if it was a narrator I love.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His sentences seemed to run together, pace or speed. I am not sure it just couldn't keep me interested.

Any additional comments?

I may try it again, not sure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Dated. Irritating reader. Buy a Luke Daniels read

It's, of course, Spencer and Hawk in LA, but that's a good thing. I enjoy these books, as they are as good as the early to mid-series Spencer novels, before Mr. Parker started just cranking them out yearly. But this one is too old for 2018, actually implies that Elvis wouldn't understand about Asian crime, and has a reader that makes the "jokes" sound like a high school kid. Robert Crais is a good writer. The whole Joe Pike series is outstanding, as are the single character books about Carol Starkey and Scott James, for example. Start the series later, like with Voodoo River, and enjoy!

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Reader wrong

Story was OK , but the narrator was all wrong for this part. Needed someone with a deeper voice and a little more menacing sounding.

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I love Robert Crais and his Elvis Cole novels.

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike on my favorite characters in fictional literature. Robert crais does it again.

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4 th book I have read from this author newer are

this is the forth book from this author and the later books were much better this was OK and I will try a newer book when available

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Great book keep up the good work Robert.

Mr. Lawlor could do better voice parts. I have heard better. keep trying to do each voice per part.

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Enjoyed this as much as the first

Good characterization as always, plot twists that I liked. Narration was colorful and appropriate will get the next in series

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  • 10-24-13

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 annoyed by the silly comments from Elvis...

4 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Hated the performance. The last one was so good.

Whoever directed this one needs to check the previous work for performance continuity. hated it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful