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The Watchman

Narrated by: James Daniels
Series: Joe Pike, Book 1, An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel, Book 11
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

A long time ago, Joe Pike asked for help. In return, he would, one day, be called upon to return the favour, no questions asked. That day has come.

Joe Pike is asked to protect the life of Larkin Conner Barkley, a spoiled rich girl who happens to be a federal witness in a major case. But someone is leaking information about their whereabouts, and the killers are getting all too close. So Pike hatches a plan: disappear into the anonymous underbelly of Los Angeles, turn the tables and hunt down the hunters.

Enlisting the help of Elvis Cole, Pike uncovers a web of lies and betrayals; even the cops aren't who they seem. But as the body count rises, it becomes clear that Pike's biggest threat may be the girl herself - an edgy, yet intensely vulnerable soul determined to destroy herself, unless Joe can fill the void in her bruised heart.

©2006 Robert Crais (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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An Enjoyable Reacher Substitute

If you've had your temporary fill of Reacher and/or Mr Harding's narration then you could do worse than trying this book. Joe Pike is less cerebral than Reacher but probably more violent. There is a lot of action packed into these short books

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Cracking read

What made the experience of listening to The Watchman the most enjoyable?

Great performance by James Daniels. Storyline engaging with a few twists to keep the reader interested.

What other book might you compare The Watchman to, and why?

Lee Child's Jack Reacher books are similar and equally enjoyable

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will the second book be as good?

Loved it, sometimes a good narrator will make a book and it waits to be seen if the second one in the series is as captivating, I would also like to read this in print form and see if the flavours of downtown L.A. come across as well they do in this delivery.
This author does have the skill of being very descriptive and mood enhancing, It is one of the best books I have listened to in a long while.

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another entertaining listen

really enjoyed this one too. pike plays the main role in this exciting book, lots of twists and turns as usual make it an exciting listen. excellent narrator again too

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  • 03-09-19

Love this series

I love this series, can't wait to read the rest. Joe and Elvis are memorable characters.