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 901
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 798
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 799

    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

    • Stick

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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

    • Valdez is Coming

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Keith Carradine
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    They laughed at Roberto Valdez and then ignored him....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A TWO HOUR BOOK for ONE CREDIT???

    • By Ed Frawley on 07-18-16

    Regular price: $6.83

    • Riding the Rap

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 487
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 436

    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 588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 530

    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

    • The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Henry Rollins, David Strathairn, Tom Wopat, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    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

    • Out of Sight

    • A Novel
    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    World-class gentleman felon Jack Foley is busting out of Florida's Glades Prison when he runs head on into a shotgun-wielding Karen Sisco....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely classic Leonard: as good as it gets.

    • By Richard Delman on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • When the Women Come Out to Dance (Unabridged Stories)

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Taye Diggs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    In this collection of new and recently published short fiction, Elmore Leonard demonstrates superb characterizations, dead-on dialogue, vivid atmosphere, and driving plotting....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Elmore

    • By John Mertus on 01-21-04

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Moonshine War

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    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

    • Freaky Deaky

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 189

    He used to be on the bomb squad, but it's not until he transfers out that Chris Mankowski really begins juggling with dynamite....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and Fast Paced. Great narration.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 11-28-12

    Regular price: $25.09

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