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Hombre Audiobook

Hombre

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Publisher's Summary

Grand master Elmore Leonard is justifiably acknowledged as "the best writer of crime fiction alive" (Newsweek) - and, in fact, one of the very best ever, alongside other all-time greats like John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker. But he has also many acclaimed masterworks of American Western fiction to his credit - including Hombre, the basis for the classic Hollywood motion picture starring Paul Newman.

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. As thrilling as his contemporary novels of crime, double-cross, and murder in Detroit and Miami, Hombre is Elmore Leonard at his riveting best - no less than one would expect from the creator of US Marshal Raylan Givens (Justified).

©1961 Elmore Leonard (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Narrator Richard Poe's steady, resonant tone; subtle accents; and superb timing bring out the sagebrush and tumbleweeds in this Western classic...the combination of Leonard's naturalistic writing style and Poe's baritone voice makes this a gripping listen." (AudioFile)

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    Jim "The Impatient" 06-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    I just could not get into this story. This is like the poster child for Telling, but not Showing. It is not bad, just not as good as many other western books. Poe is the brightest part of this whole thing. He does his usual great job of reading,

    75 of 89 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth W Smith 03-01-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Early Elmore Leonard starts slow, gets really good"
    What made the experience of listening to Hombre the most enjoyable?

    Suspenseful, surprising.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Actually listened to it all in 2 sittings


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    Early work by Leonard very different from his later books but still really good.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cabby Flynn LOS ANGELES, CA, US 06-01-17
    Cabby Flynn LOS ANGELES, CA, US 06-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A classic Elmore Leonard western story"

    A not quite fully satisfying story -- unusual for Leonard -- but a well told tale. And a superlative performance by narrator Richard Poe.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher S. Doyle Honolulu HI 05-05-17
    Christopher S. Doyle Honolulu HI 05-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Classic Leonard!"

    One penny all time favorite Leonard western tales. John Russell is such a unique character.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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