Your audiobook is waiting…

The Elephant of Surprise

A Hap and Leonard Novel
Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
Series: Hap Collins/Leonard Pine, Book 12
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The latest roaring, rollicking adventure from Edgar Award-winner Joe R. Lansdale, featuring odd-couple PIs Hap and Leonard.

Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair - Hap, a self-proclaimed white-trash rebel - and Leonard - a tough-as-nails black, gay Vietnam vet and Republican - but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world. 

After years of crime-solving companionship, something's changed: Hap, recently married to their PI boss, Brett, is now a family man. Amid the worst flood East Texas has seen in years, the two run across a woman who's had her tongue nearly cut out, pursued by a heavily armed pair of goons. Turns out the girl survived a mob hit, and the boss has come to clean up the mess. 

On a chase that blows even the East Texas swamp grass back, Hap and Leonard must save the girl and vanquish her foes before the foes get them first. 

With a new case to solve and a brand-new challenge to their relationship, will Hap and Leonard's friendship survive? Will Hap and Leonard survive? 

The Elephant of Surprise is rich with Lansdale's trademark humor, whip-smart dialogue, and plenty of ass-kicking adventures.

©2019 Joe R. Lansdale (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Hap and Leonard remain two of the most likable characters in crime fiction." (Kirkus Reviews)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    38
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    37
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    32
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Hap and Leonard at it again.

Hap and Leonard waste no tome at all to find themselves mixed up in some extreme non stop action that does let up the entire book. Fans of series will not be disappointed by THE ELEPHANT OF SURPRISE.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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

Love these dudes

But this seemed a little less entertaining than the rest of the books have been. I’ll be reading the next tho.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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

My Kinda Guys

Hap and Leonard are the greatest duo in history. They are opposites but make one hell of a team. I can't get enough of these guy!! Keep them coming Joe Lansdale, please.

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

Great read

loved it I didn't want to put the book awesome job! Can't wait to read another book. loved all the surprises it kept me on my toes and kept me wanting to read more.

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

For Hap and Leonard fans

Long on action, short on plot. Probably only enjoyable for Hap and Leonard fans. The narration was great; Audible, please have all entire Hap and Leonard series re-recorded by Christopher Ryan Grant.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful