Elmore Leonard
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Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers include Road Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories Fire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, Raylan and the short story "Fire in the Hole". He was a recipient of the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He was known to many as the 'Dickens of Detroit' and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.

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Best Sellers

    • Pronto

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 863
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 761
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 763

    The feds want Miami bookmaker Harry Arno to squeal on his wiseguy boss....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great character, even better dialogue!

    • By Ron on 11-15-11

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Riding the Rap

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 418

    Now that his mom's gravy train has derailed, gambling, debt-ridden Palm Beach playboy Warren "Chip" Ganz has decided to take somebody rich hostage...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really, really fun mystery for listening.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 03-09-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Raylan

    • A Novel
    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Brian D'Arcy James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 512

    With the closing of the Harlan County, Kentucky coalmines, marijuana has become the biggest cash crop in the state....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Justified Fan

    • By Diana on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Killshot

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Ironworker Wayne Colson and his spirited wife Carmen are witnesses to a shakedown scam - witnesses who must be eliminated....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You can't lose something you don't have.

    • By Darwin8u on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Swag

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 247

    The smallest of small-time criminals, Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck's about to change when Detroit used-car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan's lot....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun tale, well told, great narration

    • By D. Sevener on 08-29-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Stick

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    After serving time for armed robbery, Ernest "Stick" Stickley is back on the outside and trying to stay legit. But it's tough staying straight in a crooked town....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't beat this with a stick (sorry).

    • By Richard Delman on 05-14-12

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Mr. Majestyk

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    Vincent Majestyk saw too much death in the jungles of Southeast Asia. All he wants to do now is farm his melons and forget....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elmore Leonard and Frank Muller: purrrrfection.

    • By Richard Delman on 04-03-14

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Hombre

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Set in Arizona mining country, Hombre is the tale of a white man raised by Indians, who must come to the aid of people who hate him when their stagecoach is attacked by outlaws....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • MAN

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 06-16-17

    Regular price: $18.24

    • The Moonshine War

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    Dual Meaders, Doc Taulbee, and their gang of city slickers set out to steal thousands of dollars worth of homemade Kentucky Whiskey....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good as it gets...

    • By Gina on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Henry Rollins, David Strathairn, Tom Wopat, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    From Elmore Leonard, the author who has influenced more writers than any other, comes a collection of the stories that launched his phenomenal career....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great, but not the "complete" western stories

    • By A. Hochner on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $21.67

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