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Freaky Deaky | [Elmore Leonard]

Freaky Deaky

He used to be on the bomb squad, but it's not until he transfers out that Chris Mankowski really begins juggling with dynamite. Rape and revenge are just the tip of the iceberg in a twisty tale that brings Detroit's denizens to life - and occasional death - in all their seedy glory. Electrifying, explosive, and unexpected, this is Elmore Leonard at his suspenseful best.
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Publisher's Summary

He used to be on the bomb squad, but it's not until he transfers out that Chris Mankowski really begins juggling with dynamite. Rape and revenge are just the tip of the iceberg in a twisty tale that brings Detroit's denizens to life - and occasional death - in all their seedy glory. Electrifying, explosive, and unexpected, this is Elmore Leonard at his suspenseful best.

©1988 Elmore Leonard (P)1995 Recorded Books Inc.

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    Richard Delman San Francisco 05-04-12
    Richard Delman San Francisco 05-04-12 Member Since 2006

    65 y/o father of two sons. Married 25 yrs. Audible member for 8 yrs. I can hardly read books with my eyes any more. I love reviewing.

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    "Wowee! What a ride!"

    I just finished listening to Freaky Deaky, and there is a smile on my face as wide as the room I'm in. You just cannot have a better combination than Frank Muller and Elmore Leonard. Both artists with immense gifts, extraordinary skills and so prolific that we are honored to be able to listen to so much of their work. This book is set in Detroit, as many of Leonard's books have been. Both he and Mr. Muller know their territory back and forth. Our hero is Chris Mankowski, a suspended Detroit PD bomb expert. Our criminals are three; a man named Donell, a woman named Robin and a guy named Skip. Chris also meets and falls for an actress named Greta. The potential patsy of the piece is a pathetic multi-millionaire named Woody. Mr. Leonard takes his usual time setting the stage, but by the last five or six chapters the thing picks up speed and literally races to the finish. There is no way on earth that you can predict any part of the end, even if you've read dozens of Mr. Leonard's books. He is so inventive that words sorta fail me (sorta). It is hard to imagine having a whole lot more fun listening to an audio book than you get from listening to one of the Leonard-Muller collaborations. The twists and turns, Frank's absolute mastery of what he does, the quick pieces of dialogue with which Mr. Leonard creates these characters: what a pleasure! I can't guarantee that you will love this, which is too bad. I'd like to. These two guys are on top of the heap.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Kent Omaha, NE, United States 10-01-12
    Kent Omaha, NE, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Narrator is the best"
    Would you listen to Freaky Deaky again? Why?

    Yes because of the narrator and Leonard keeps his stories interesting to the end. Usually not some rapid ending without reason as to how it got there


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David Glen Echo, MD, United States 05-21-12
    David Glen Echo, MD, United States 05-21-12
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    "Master by a Master"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Freaky Deaky to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Elmore Leonard was born to write for the audio genre. All of his novels are amazingly entertaining and because they are all conversation-filled, audio playback, especially when read by the erstwhile Frank Muller (maybe the best that ever was) or Groege Guidall (alive and the best there is). I've read/listened to almost all of E. Leonard's works and long for more.


    What other book might you compare Freaky Deaky to and why?

    Any Elmore Leonard...Any!


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

    Always makes me laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish your service were cheaper; I go through these books very quickly. I listen in the car, the gym and when I'm home alone, cooking.

    Glad that I finally got to Audible.com.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 11-28-12
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2005

    A few must reads: Mr. Mercedes, Narrows Gate, Cop Town, Bomb Proof, Wayfaring Stranger, The Son (Nesbo), Dept Q series...

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    "Fun and Fast Paced. Great narration."

    Leonard is a master of character building with a minimal amount of words. This yarn is feasible, funny, original and loads of fun. It's a train wreck waiting to happen, but getting there is so much fun!

    The late Frank.Muller's brilliance really shine through with the distinct voices every character demands.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada 02-01-13
    Michael Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada 02-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I'm a Elmor Leonard fan but this wasn't his best"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Seemed more formulatic Elmore rather than some of his other work. He's written a ton so there's bound to be a few less good. With that said it'd be a decent listen for a plane ride.


    If you’ve listened to books by Elmore Leonard before, how does this one compare?

    First listen to a Leonard


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    narration was fair but I didn't find it engaging


    Did Freaky Deaky inspire you to do anything?

    I'll try a few other similar fiction audibles. So far non fiction seems to suit this medium for me. I just downloaded Killing Floor which is supposed to be a good read, so I'll give it a listen and see if this genre is for me on audible.


    Any additional comments?

    Not Elmore's best but if your a fan it might be worth a try.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alton Leesburg, FL 03-11-13
    Alton Leesburg, FL 03-11-13 Member Since 2008

    Retired book buyer/book manager for wholesale distributor in the 5 largest northeast states. Prolific reader who was inundated with ARCs.

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    "Leonard at his best"

    Wild fun, funny dialogue, changing allegiances and a very unusual and clever plot line distinguish this captivating crime story. Fascionating characters and a journey into a world of fascinating characters. Compelling.

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    Ross S. Cann 04-11-13 Member Since 2007
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    What would have made Freaky Deaky better?

    A decent story line and characters


    What didn’t you like about Frank Muller’s performance?

    Performance OK, but material he had to work with was just awful


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The writing is not so bad, but not nearly good enough to redeem the book up to being worth reading.


    Any additional comments?

    The author here attempts a hybrid of a farce and a film noir mystery. It is not nearly funny enough for the farce to work and as a mystery it is ridiculous.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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