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Rum Punch

Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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From America's top writer of hardboiled crime, the novel that became Tarantino's hit film Jackie Brown.

Ordell Robbie makes a fine living selling illegal high-powered weaponry to the wrong people. Jackie Burke couriers Ordell's profits from Freeport to Miami. But the feds are on to Jackie - and now the aging, but still hot, flight attendant will have to do prison time or play ball, which makes her a prime 'loose end' that Ordell needs to tie up...permanently. Jackie, however, has other plans. And with the help of Max Cherry - an honest but disgruntled bail bondsman looking to get out - she could even end up with a serious nest egg in the process.

Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October 1925. He wrote forty-five books during his phenomenal career, including the bestsellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool and The Hot Kid. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino's Jackie Brown. He is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. He died on 20 August 2013 in Detroit.

Please note: This title contains explicit language.

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Critic Reviews

"Elmore Leonard is the crime-writer's crime-writer, king of all he surveys. For sharp plots and spot-on dialogue, he's in a different league" (Ian Rankin)

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Elmore Rocks!

Great story, it’s dialogue rich and crime obsessed. The characters are inspiring, no wonder Quentin Tarantino adapted it for the screen

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  • Street
  • 02-11-19

Hard going

This story is tangled and not in the usual mystery manner, that said stick with it and all becomes clearer about two thirds of the way through. Jeff Harding gives his usual exceptional performance.

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  • Lynnette
  • 07-21-15

Just discovered this author

This author was recommended by a friend. I throughly enjoyed it the narration is great. Looking forward to downloading another