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The Monkey's Raincoat

Cole & Pike, Book 1
Autor: Robert Crais
Sprecher: Patrick G. Lawler
Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 10 Min.
Kategorien: Krimis & Thriller, Krimis
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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. Because everybody, from cops to starlets to crooks, has declared war on Ellen and Elvis.

©2007 Robert Crais (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

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great but narrator doesn't work for me

I've read most of the Elvis Cole novels up to and including L.A. Requiem numerous times. While the ones after Requiem get weaker, the early ones are all excellent. Perhaps it's b/c I know the stories so well that the narrator doesn't work for me at all. It's not that he reads the stories badly. He just sound like Joe Pesci when he should sounds like Mark Harmon ... or Robert Crais. (Crais performs some of his own stuff and it's a whole different ballgame!) Maybe you'll like the narrator. All I can say is that - even without all my presuppositions - I wouldn't like his squawky inflection. If you're unfamiliar with the series, however, give it a try. The story is so cool that not even the narrator can ruin it!!!!