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Christopher Graybill,Robert Crais
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The Two Minute Rule Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged. Robert Crais is the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award.

The Two Minute Rule Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged. by Robert Crais (Author), Christopher Graybill (Reader). He is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including The Two Minute Rule, The Forgotten Man, and .

Christopher Graybill's performance in reading this exceptional book was praiseworthy! Six hours of the journey was thrilling entertainment that made me wish I had bought an additional engaging Crais audio thriller for the ride. I have never read a book by Robert Crais and usually prefer paperback stories over audio or video; however, my audio experience with this author's mysteries has expanded my horizons. This tale started with a bang!

The Two Minute Rule Mass Market Paperback – November 29, 2011.

The Two Minute Rule Mass Market Paperback – November 29, 2011. by. Robert Crais (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Christopher Graybill's performance in reading this exceptional book was praiseworthy! Six hours of the journey was thrilling entertainment that made me wish I had bought an additional engaging Crais audio thriller for the ride. This tale started with a bang!

Home Robert Crais The Two Minute Rule. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

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Written by Robert Crais. Narrated by Christopher Graybill. Two minutes can be a lifetime. But break the two minute rule and it's a lifetime in jail

Written by Robert Crais. But break the two minute rule and it's a lifetime in jail. Ask anyone on the wrong side of the law about the two minute rule and they'll tell you that's as long as you can hope for at a robbery before the cops show up. But not everyone plays by the rules. When an ageing ex-con finally gets out of jail, freedom doesn't taste too sweet. His son is gunned down in a drive-by shooting

Robert Crais received the Ross Macdonald Literary Award in 2006 and was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in. .Crais novels include: Demolition Angel, Hostage, Suspect, and The Two-Minute Rule

Robert Crais received the Ross Macdonald Literary Award in 2006 and was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2014. Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels. Crais novels include: Demolition Angel, Hostage, Suspect, and The Two-Minute Rule. Most of Crais' books feature the characters Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, with The Watchman (2007), The First Rule (2010) and The Sentry (2011) centering on Joe Pike. Taken is a 2012 detective novel by Robert Crais.

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The two-minute rule is the bank robber's truism: get in, get the money and get out . In the Two Minute Rule, Crais has written bittersweet story of a friendship, of loss, of father's love for his son, and ultimately a story of redemption.

The two-minute rule is the bank robber's truism: get in, get the money and get out in less than two minutes. Max Holman had succeeded heeding this axiom until he stopped to give CPR to a bank customer having a heart attack. That sent him away for ten years. Christopher Graybill offers a laudable narration, moving from the determined voice of a father who wants to avenge his son's death to the longing and sadness in the voice of a man who finds himself drawn to a woman he doesn't think he deserves.

Christopher Graybill maintains a steady hand on the intrigue that keeps listeners guessing throughout. His portraits of Holman and his unlikely partner, ex-FBI bank squad investigator Agent Pollard, are clear and subtly insightful. There's surprising humanity in these two misfits, and it comes across in Graybill's narration. Several minor characters get delightful "bit part" treatment from Graybill, making them more memorable than their brief appearances in the story.

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3 6 5 Kirjailija: Robert Crais Lukija: Christopher Graybill. Saatavilla äänikirjana. His son is gunned down in a drive-by shooting

Ask anyone on the wrong side of the law about the two minute rule and they’ll tell you that’s as long as you can hope for at a robbery before the cops show up. Break the two minute rule and it’s a lifetime in jail. But not everyone plays by the rules....

When ex-con Max Holman finally gets out of jail, freedom doesn’t taste too sweet. The only thing on his mind is reconciliation with his estranged son, who is, ironically, a cop. But then he hears the devastating news: His son and three other Los Angeles police officers were gunned down in cold blood the night before Holman’s release. When the hit is exposed as a revenge killing and the question of police corruption is raised, it becomes a father’s last duty to clear his son’s name and catch the killer. With all the elements that have made Robert Crais one of the very best crime novelists today, The Two Minute Rule is gripping, edgy suspense from the author who sets the standard when it comes to surprising plot twists and powerful characters.

  • This freestanding novel came out in about the middle of the Elvis Cole, Joe Pike series. It is well worth a read while waiting for Robert Crais next book. The characters travel in the same milieu as Elvis and Pike's circle of known associates and I would not be surprised if upon re-reading Crais had indeed used them as minor characters in the series. The story may seem to start a little slow because the reader is not jumping right in with a set of well know characters but soon enough you develop empathy for them and really want everything to workout for them. There was what I thought was kind of a plot hole toward the end that maybe developed because Robert Crais himself was at a loss about just how hopeful he intended the ending to be. Still if you like his books you need to read this one for sure.

  • First, the characters are better than one-dimensional, illustrating the problem of being asked to use multiple choice regarding art. I have read many Crais novels and this is not one of the best; however, it kept me interested until the last page. It is a good read, not requiring much of the reader. Little of the delightful prose of other novels. Wish the title had been The Fifth Man, despite the fact that a novel with that title was published in 2002 (Google). Since titles cannot be copyrighted, I wish it had been otherwise, since once you know what the two minute rule is, well, nothing to think about. Especially interesting was the novel-long attempt of the main character, a long-time non-violent criminal just released from a 10-year prison sentence, to not only change into someone who abides by the law but also to deal with the constant regret of a man who neglected his son and his son's mother. Thus the major conflict is his attempt to be law abiding when his policeman son has been murdered and accused of malfeasance. The plot progresses as he attempts to find the truth about his son in conflict with the some elements of the LAPD and the FBI which are corrupt. Was his son corrupt, also, or not? Thus his guilt is increased as he fears his own unlawful history had created a dishonest son. Enter the female FBI agent who arrested him after his last bank robbery but also asked for his ameliorated sentence because he allowed himself to be caught in order to save a life. She is retired but itching for action, especially in response to a good cause. And a good man.
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  • Based on a trusted amazon.com reviewer's recommendation, earlier this month, I ordered Robert Crais' Hostage; however, I mistakenly ordered the audio instead of the paperback version. I enjoyed it so much that I ordered the audio version of Crais' The Two Minute Rule to take on a long road trip with my son and boy, I am happy that I did.

    Christopher Graybill's performance in reading this exceptional book was praiseworthy! Six hours of the journey was thrilling entertainment that made me wish I had bought an additional engaging Crais audio thriller for the ride.

    I have never read a book by Robert Crais and usually prefer paperback stories over audio or video; however, my audio experience with this author's mysteries has expanded my horizons.

    This tale started with a bang! Two violent, less than keen minded hardened criminals, Marchenko and Parsons having successfully scored millions of dollars from their numerous bank robberies run out of luck and are riddled with bullets as they exit a Los Angeles bank with their bounty having by far exceeded the two minute time limit that any competent criminal understands is the time limit to complete and get away with their heist.

    Fast forwarding 86 days, 46-year-old Max Holman, having paid for his history of crime with a 10-year jail sentence is about to be released with a job and a place to live when he learns that his estranged son, Richard, a Los Angeles Police Officer, along with 3 others were murdered by a notorious gang leader named Juarez.

    Having accepted responsibility for his prior life he rehearsed what he was going to say to those he had hurt the most, Richard's mother, Donna and his son his hopes and future were demolished with the knowledge that he would never see them again.

    At every turn, the police stonewalled his attempts to contact Donna or Richard's widow or get to the bottom of who was responsible for his son's death. His new purpose for living was to find and make those responsible pay with their lives.

    With the help of Katherine "Kate" Pollard, the former FBI agent who arrested him in the bank where his actions at that time resulted in his moniker "The Hero Bandit" and the help of his former brother in crime, "Chee," Max sets out to solve the mystery surrounding his son's death.

    Robert Crais does an incredible job of keeping the reader intrigued and guessing in this engrossing whodunit through interesting well-developed complex and flawed characters and careful attention to detail in the spellbinding storyline that ends with a satisfying yet unexpected finale.

    Deducting ½ a star for the unlikely romantic connection between Pollard and Holman and personal sacrifices and chances Kate takes involving her two children, the tales was so powerful overall that I still round up to 5 stars.

    Enjoy!

  • I've read quite a few books by this author and have never been disappointed. He knows how to make the reader care about the characters. I particularly appreciated how he explained the feelings of a recently released prisoner who had spent half his life in prison. It was enlightening and heartbreaking. I also found the strengths and weaknesses of the former FBI agent were more interesting than if she hadn't had her own issues to deal with.
    I liked their relationship. You couldn't call it romantic, but you knew it had a good chance of heading in that direction.

  • The author does a nice job of creating a picture of the main character getting out to prison only to find that his son, a L.A. cop has been ambushed along with 3 other officers in a really strange situation. As an ex-con, he does a good job of finding the real killer. There are the usual switches on who is the real criminal until the very end.