• by Robert Crais
  • Narrated by Luke Daniels
  • 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Crais has never written a book with the power and intensity of Taken.
When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn’t afraid, even though she’s gotten a phone call asking for ransom. She knows it’s a fake, that her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call only "that boy", and that they need money: "Even smart girls do stupid things when they think a boy loves them."
But she is wrong. The girl and her boyfriend have been taken by bajadores - bandits who prey on other bandits, border professionals who prey not only on innocent victims, but on one another. They steal drugs, guns, and people - buying and selling victims like commodities, and killing the ones they can’t get a price for.
Cole and Pike find the spot where the couple were taken. There are tire tracks, bullet casings, and bloodstains. They know things look as bad as possible.
But they are wrong, too. It is about to get much worse. Going undercover to find the couple and buy them back, Cole himself is taken, and disappears. Now it is up to Joe Pike to retrace Cole’s steps, burning through the hard and murderous world of human traffickers to find his friend. But he may already be too late.
Thrilling, emotional, passionate, with some of the best characters and well-crafted writing in all of crime fiction, Taken is further proof that "Crais just keeps getting better." (Publishers Weekly).


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Customer Reviews

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Too short

I love Robert Crais' novels, especially Elvis and Pike stories, it was just too short, I will have to listen again!
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- mygifts

Great as always

Would you listen to Taken again? Why?

Yes. I love to listen to the stories more than once.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both protagonists. Is good to know one can trust with his/her life.

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Cry in places and wonder in others.

Any additional comments?

I do not like to review anything as my taste is only mine and hate to share it with others. So can Audible not make me rate anymore. Mostly i buy books of authors i have been reading for a while. Thank you!!!

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- Patricia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-24-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio