• The Bounty Hunters

  • By: Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by: Josh Clark
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

Pick 1 title (2 titles for Prime members) from our collection of bestsellers and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
The Bounty Hunters  By  cover art

The Bounty Hunters

By: Elmore Leonard
Narrated by: Josh Clark
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $20.90

Buy for $20.90

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The old Apache renegade Soldado Viejo is hiding out in Mexico, and the Arizona Department Adjutant has selected two men to hunt him down. One -- Dave Flynn -- knows war, the land, and the nature of his prey. The other is a kid lieutenant named Bowers. But there's a different kind of war happening in Soyopa. And if Flynn and his young associate choose the wrong allies -- and the wrong enemy -- they won't be getting out alive.

©1979 Elmore Leonard (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

What listeners say about The Bounty Hunters

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    30
  • 4 Stars
    26
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    29
  • 4 Stars
    19
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    7
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    22
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

The Bounty Hunters

This was a bit different version of old theme of Army vs Indians only this time the army is two men sent into Mexico to bring back the Warm Spring Apache. The men find a wagon of local villagers killed by local scalp hunters and make friends of local villagers. Some nail biting excitement with a fast pace story. A nice change of pace story, it is great to read a western now and then..

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Might have been good if

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It might have been a lot better but the narrator whispered the whole thing. There was no reason to unless that's his style but for me it was a struggle to get through.

Would you be willing to try another one of Josh Clark’s performances?

no!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A really good story

Great story well worth listening to and Josh Clark's voice was perfect for this story.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

whisper

A fair Elmore Leonard story. The whispering narrator trying to sound menacing was not helpful.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Recommended

Great narration, very excellent story for a first novel! A little long, but a good listen.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Macho Men are Stoics

Is it trope writing if you codified the trope? Characters were easier to distinguish if I replaced their names with titles, "brooding loner", "grizzled mentor", and "green recruit" versus "lazy drunken Mexican", "noble savage freedom fighter" and "evil bureaucrat", women's value is determined by their "purity", pistol duels and being saved by the cavalry. I didn't hate it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Dreadful Narration

As always, the story by Elmore Leonard is gripping, fast-paced and unpredictable. Unfortunately, the breathy, rasping narration by Josh Clark is dreadful. The characters aren't differentiated, so they all sound the same. Men supposedly in their early twenties are voiced by what sounds like a 90-year-old man dying of emphysema or throat cancer. This makes an otherwise great story virtually unlistenable. Do better, Audible - please re-release this story with a different narration. Elmore Leonard deserves better than this.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

good story

This is one of Elmore Leonard's earlier books. good story got slow in middle finished well