Elvis Cole/Joe Pike
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  • 1
    The Monkey's Raincoat | Robert Crais

    The Monkey's Raincoat

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Patrick G. Lawler
    Overall
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    When quiet Ellen Lang enters Elvis Cole's Disney-deco office, she's lost something very valuable - her husband and young son. The case seems simple enough, but Elvis isn't thrilled. Neither is his enigmatic partner and firepower Joe Pike. Their search down the seamy side of Hollywood's studio lots and sculptured lawns soon leads them deep into a nasty netherworld of drugs and sex - and murder. Now the case is getting interesting, but it's also turned ugly.

    good story but a little dated.

    I am new to the author Robert Crais, although he has been writing for years. after reading a recent book I decided to go back to the first in the seri..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 October 2017 by Amazon Customer (LONDON, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Stalking the Angel | Robert Crais

    Stalking the Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Patrick G. Lawler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    Bradley Warren had lost something very valuable, something that belonged to someone else: a rare 13th-century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure. Everything PI Elvis Cole knew about Japanese culture he'd learned from reading Shogun, but he knew a lot of crooks - and what he didn't know, his sidekick Joe Pike did.

    Together, Cole and Pike begin their search in L.A.'s Little Tokyo, the nest of the notorious Japanese mafia, the Yakuza.

    High drama combined with humour and humanity.

    An Excellent fast paced crime drama, the modern day Mickey Spillane. Crais just gets better and better. An entertaining read.

    Reviewed on 28 April 2015 by Gloria (Belpech, France)
  • 3
    Lullaby Town | Robert Crais

    Lullaby Town

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
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    Peter Alan Nelsen is a super-successful movie director who is used to getting what he wants. And what he wants now is to find the wife and infant child he dumped on the road to fame. It's the kind of case that Cole could handle in his sleep, except that when Cole actually finds Nelsen's ex-wife, everything takes on nightmarish proportions - a nightmare which involves Cole with a nasty New York mob family and a psycho killer who is the son of the godfather.

    Not bad but not Brilliant

    I read all the Elvis Cole novels in print and lived them. So far i have listened to two of the audio titles and something isn't clicking for me. I thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 January 2015 by Lucy (Aylesbury, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Free Fall | Robert Crais

    Free Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    Overall
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    Performance
    (37)
    Story
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    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 LA cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer is sure he's in trouble - the kind of serious trouble that only Cole can get him out of.

    well written

    I like Robert Crais' detective, Elvis Cole and also Joe Pike they don't take themselves too seriously yet get the job done. I like the subtle humou..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by mollyeyre (Leicestershire UK)
  • 5
    Voodoo River | Robert Crais

    Voodoo River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    Hired to uncover the past of Jodi Taylor, an actress in a hit TV show, Elvis leaves his native Los Angeles to head for Louisiana in search of Jodi's biological parents. But before he can tackle the mystery of Jodi's background, he is up against a whole host of eccentrics, including a crazed Raid-spraying housewife, a Cajun thug who looks like he's been made out of spare parts and a menacing hundred-year-old river turtle named Luther.

    Good book shame about the reading

    I really enjoyed the pace of this book but it was spoilt be the very flat reading. It could have which more enjoyable if the reader had put more life ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 December 2015 by Sue ()
  • 6
    Sunset Express | Robert Crais

    Sunset Express

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By David Stuart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
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    On his own turf in L.A., PI Elvis Cole is embroiled in a controversial, high-profile murder case. A wealthy restaurateur is accused of murdering his wife and his hot-shot defence lawyer hires Cole to find proof that the detective on the case, Angela Rossi, fooled around with the evidence. Yet as Elvis investigates Rossi for the defence team, he begins to be more suspicious of the media-loving lawyers than the cops.

    Sound quality power

    This was a good read, but I found it difficult to hear as it faded in and out.
    The plot was very good as always.

    Reviewed on 03 August 2015 by Kevin ()
  • 7
    Indigo Slam | Robert Crais

    Indigo Slam

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By David Stuart
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    Story
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    Fifteen-year-old Teri Hewitt has been left holding the babies since her dad disappeared without trace. She wants LA private eye Elvis Cole to find him and although he knows he should refuse and hand it over to social services, he finds himself taking on the case. The search reveals a chronically unemployed drug addict caught up in counterfeiting scams and mixed up with the Russian mafia and Vietnamese gunmen.

    Great !

    As per usual from Crais, smart, funny bits and just a good story well told . I really hope that this is not the last adventure from Elvis and Pike ! J..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 July 2017 by Vyonne (Co. Kilkenny, Ireland)
  • 8
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  • 9
    The Last Detective | Robert Crais

    The Last Detective

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
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    Elvis Cole's girlfriend, Lucy, is out of town and she has left her young son, Ben, in Elvis' care. Elvis and Lucy have had a few problems lately - not least over his job as a private investigator. But at last things seem to be getting better. Then Ben disappears. One minute he's playing his computer game in Elvis' house; the next he has vanished. Elvis looks everywhere, but he just can't find Ben; and neither can Lucy when she arrives.

    Excellent

    This was nail biting from beginning to end.
    I just had to walk around a lot to keep listening

    Reviewed on 18 June 2015 by Andy (London, United Kingdom)
  • 10
    The Forgotten Man | Robert Crais

    The Forgotten Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Six months after nearly losing everything to the men who kidnapped his girlfriend's ten-year-old son, Elvis Cole is slowly coming back to life - when he receives an ominous phone call from the LAPD. An unidentified body has been found in a seedy Los Angeles alley. The only clue the cops have is a packet of newspaper articles about the past exploits of Elvis Cole - and the fact that before the man died, he said he was Elvis' father...Joe Pike is the only person who can help Elvis navigate his past.

    another amazing book!

    loved the twists and turns, I had no idea the book would end the way it did, gripping throughout! excellent narrator too!

    Reviewed on 18 December 2016 by Nathan ()
  • 11
    The Watchman | Robert Crais

    The Watchman

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    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.

    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 r..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 October 2017 by greenkingfish ()
  • 12
    Chasing Darkness | Robert Crais

    Chasing Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
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    It is fire season and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. As the Police and Fire Departments evacuate the inhabitants, they find something no one expected: the days-old corpse of a middle-aged recluse who apparently committed suicide. Then comes an even more horrible discovery. Clutched in his lap is a photo album containing photographs of seven young women who have been murdered. Each photograph was taken only moments after the women were killed and could only have been taken by the killer.

    Poor narration again

    Another great story ruined by inept narration. The reported speech was ok but the main narration was often given wrong intonation and drifted off into..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 December 2014 by christopher (hastings, United Kingdom)
  • 13
    The First Rule | Robert Crais

    The First Rule

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Robert Crais
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
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    Frank Meyer had got out of 'the life' safely. He had put an end to his mercenary days, turned over a new leaf and settled down with his wife and children. It had been a hard decision but, encouraged by his boss and friend Joe Pike, he had walked away. Ten years later, a group of armed men break into his Los Angeles home and brutally gun down him and his family. It's a vicious, cold and professional job. The crew leave no trace behind except the bodies.

    Best non fiction book I've listened to so far.

    Love the characters. The author really puts you there in the thick of the action. Love it.

    Reviewed on 12 March 2017 by D. R. Houston (uk)
  • 14
    The Sentry | Robert Crais

    The Sentry

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
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    Story
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    After the nightmare of Hurricane Katrina, Dru Rayne and her uncle relocated to Los Angeles. Five years later, their struggling restaurant faces a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a neighbourhood gang, he offers his own brand of protection, but neither Dru nor her uncle want his help. And neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their store...But Pike is falling for Dru and won't back away whether she wants his help or not.

    Usual well written story by Mr Crais

    I love the friendship between Pike and Elvis Cole also the gentle humour.

    The story is well written and certainly kept my interest, there is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 December 2014 by mollyeyre (Leicestershire UK)
  • 15
    Taken | Robert Crais

    Taken

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Elvis Cole. All round nice guy. Always the first man to help a stranger in distress. This time, however, he's paid the ultimate price for trying to be the good Samaritan. Joe Pike. A fierce protector and a dangerous enemy. This time his tough guy exterior will be tested to the limit as he risks everything to save his closest friend. The clock is ticking now that Elvis has been Taken.

    Good Book

    enjoyed this book, however not quite as griping as some other Robert crais titles. Still listened to this one through til the end.

    Reviewed on 09 September 2016 by Nathan ()
  • 16
    The Promise | Robert Crais

    The Promise

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice - these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case - until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown.

    Brilliant

    Another great story that really put you there with Cole and Pike in the thick of it. and the usual genius twist towards the end.

    Reviewed on 14 February 2017 by D. R. Houston (uk)
  • 17

    The Wanted: Elvis Cole/Joe Pike, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (1 min)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
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    When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he's been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man.

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