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 838
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 738
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 740

    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 454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 405

    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

    • The Moonshine War

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    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

    • 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 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    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

    • 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 554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 497

    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 Big Bounce

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Jack Ryan always wanted to play pro ball. But he couldn't hit a curveball, so he turned his attention to less legal pursuits....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Average Leonard; average narrator.

    • By Richard Delman on 07-19-12

    Regular price: $25.09

    • 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 190
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    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

    • Maximum Bob

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Lewd, lecherous, law-bending Florida jurist Judge Robert "Maximum Bob" Gibbs has been judged guilty by a grudge-bearing malefactor and sentenced to death - by alligator, if necessary....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not one of his best<br /><br />

    • By Joseph Stevens on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Mr. Paradise

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Robert Forster
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Things go awry and before the end of the evening there will be two corpses, two angry hit men, one switch of identity, a safe-deposit box full of loot up for grabs....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the typical E.L.; still great

    • By Duke on 02-21-04

    Regular price: $10.26

    • Mr. Majestyk

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    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

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