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The Switch | [Elmore Leonard]

The Switch

Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they're out, they're joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. But they didn't figure the lowlife husband wouldn't want his lady back. So it's time for Plan B and the opportunity to make a real killing - with the unlikely help of a beautiful, ticked-off housewife who's hungry for a large helping of sweet revenge.
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Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they're out, they're joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. But they didn't figure the lowlife husband wouldn't want his lady back. So it's time for Plan B and the opportunity to make a real killing - with the unlikely help of a beautiful, ticked-off housewife who's hungry for a large helping of sweet revenge.

©1978 Elmore Leonard (P)1997 Recorded Books Inc.

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    Vicky Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada 04-09-13
    Vicky Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada 04-09-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Fun short book; enjoyed the read but a B"
    If you could sum up The Switch in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyed the listen


    Would you be willing to try another book from Elmore Leonard? Why or why not?

    yes, I like Elmore Leonard but he has written so much over such a long career that some are just better than others


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending


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    Worth the time

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Randall Roseville, CA, United States 12-15-11
    Randall Roseville, CA, United States 12-15-11 Member Since 2003
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    Not Leonard's best, but this story was read so poorly It was hard not just give up on the book. Like most Leonard's stories, this one is fun with good characters and exiting plot.I will skip anything read by Mark Hammer in the future


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    Ray TROY, MI, United States 03-12-11
    Ray TROY, MI, United States 03-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Unbearable"

    This may be a phenomenal book, but I couldn't get past this narration. This may quite possibly be the worst narration in history. Its almost as if the reader has a speech impediment. Its awful and I wish I could return it and get my credit back.

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    Roy San Diego, CA, United States 09-30-10
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    "Very good, but........"

    ..........look, you know that Elmore Leonard is one of the best, if not the best, story tellers of all time. In addition, his books are perfect for audible. But, the narrator was okay but not great. What I did not like was the ending. Then again you may think it is a great ending. Anyway, take the time to listen to this book, it's worth the time.

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