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Taken

An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel, Book 15
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: Joe Pike, Book 4, An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel, Book 15
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,220 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The search for a missing girl leads private investigators Elvis Cole and Joe Pike into the nightmarish world of human trafficking in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Robert Crais.

When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing daughter, she's sure it's a ruse orchestrated by the girl and her boyfriend. She's wrong. They've been taken by bajadores - border bandits who prey on the innocent by buying, selling, and disposing of victims like commodities.

Cole and Joe Pike start an undercover investigation to find the couple, but their plan derails when Cole disappears, leaving Pike to burn through the murderous world of human traffickers to find his friend as well as the missing young people. But he may already be too late....

“Luke Daniels doesn't just narrate Robert Crais's latest novel featuring Elvis Cole and Joe Pike - he transports us to the terrifying world of human trafficking, which Cole must infiltrate in order to find a client's missing daughter.” - Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine

Investigate another case with Elvis Cole and Joe Pike.
©2012 Robert Crais (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Another Enjoyable Cole and Pike novel

I have been reading the Cole/Pike series for years and greatly enjoy it. This one was right up there with the others. I found it interesting how it was told in a timeline of before and after Cole was taken by the "bad guys". Cole is a lot of fun, love his irreverant sense of humor. Pike is an interesting character who I would love to see more about.

The story was interesting and kept my attention while listening. You know that ultimately Pike will rescue Cole but you don't know what will happen to the characters who were taken.

It also makes you think about the struggles faced by people who try to come to the US illegally.

Good enjoyable story.

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Better Example

It may be that the narrator plays a larger part than usual in the rating of this book/series. Nevertheless, this is one of the better examples of Crais's talent and this series.

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One of the best Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Novels

I have read or listened to all of the Cole/Pike books by Robert Crais and am a big fan. Taken was one of his best. Human trafficking is one of the most despicable offenses that man commits against his fellow man and Crais exposes it in all its ugliness. But with Cole's quirky personality, the book is not so dark as to be depressing. Like all of Crais' books, they keep moving, never becoming bogged down in sub-plots or details that take away from a book. Luke Daniels' narration was excellent,

I recommend this listen and recommend all books by Robert Crais.

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Interesting

Luke Daniels did a good job narrating this story. Crais not only told an interesting story but address an important issue for the country and a big problem for CA, AZ, NM & Tx. Covering such a violent topic the usual humor of Cole was toned down. Every one should read this book and think about how to solve this societal problem.

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Loved it!

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

not one sitting but maybe 2

Any additional comments?

I'm sorry that I have caught up with the entire series and will have to wait awhile for the next book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

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Couldn't stop listening to Joe Pike and Elvis Cole

Wow, what a great novel. The twists and turns keep you guessing. One of the best written by Robert Crais.

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Wow!!! Great Thriller and Great Resolution!

I've always liked Robert Crais and he did a great job with TAKEN. Every mother's worst nightmare is to have her child taken . . . whether the child is grown or not . . . all the twists and turns in tracking down the kidnappers and retrieving the college student who was taken will keep you alert and listening . . .

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Another winning novel by Robert Crais

Would you consider the audio edition of Taken to be better than the print version?

I've listened to the audio version of all of Robert Crais's books. I like the narrators and think they add to the enjoyment. I prefer these particular books in audio.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elvis is my favorite character. I like his personality and compassion. He's smart, funny and just a nice guy.

Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to him narrate The Sentry and several others. This one wasn't my favorite but I did enjoy it.

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

I definitely tried to do this all in one sitting. I get caught up in the story and don't want to stop until I'm done.

Any additional comments?

I enjoy listening to audio books and prefer listening to reading for certain authors. That usually is due to the great narrators chosen to perform them. I think the right narrator will either make or break whether I listen or read a book. I've started listening to a series and switched to reading when the narrator changes and doesn't have the same

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Taken was great

Would you listen to Taken again? Why?

No, it's pretty much a one shot book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well Elvis he's my favorite in all of them.

Which character ??? as performed by Luke Daniels ??? was your favorite?

No

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

Not really some parts can drag, but over all it's a great story.

Any additional comments?

Another great installment in the series, not the best one but still very well done.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful