Jack Ryan (Leonard)

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 324 ratings

The Big Bounce Publisher's Summary

Jack Ryan always wanted to play pro ball. But he couldn't hit a curveball, so he turned his attention to less legal pursuits. A tough guy who likes walking the razor's edge, he's just met his match, and more, in Nancy. She's a rich man's plaything, seriously into thrills and risk, and together she and Jack are pure heat ready to explode. But when simple housebreaking and burglary give way to the deadly pursuit of a really big score, the stakes suddenly skyrocket. Because violence and double-cross are the name of this game, it's going to take every ounce of cunning Jack and Nancy possess to survive...each other.
©2004 Elmore Leonard (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • 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. A tough guy who likes walking the razor's edge, he's just met his match, and more, in Nancy. She's a rich man's plaything, seriously into thrills and risk, and together she and Jack are pure heat ready to explode. But when simple housebreaking and burglary give way to the deadly pursuit of a really big score, the stakes suddenly skyrocket.

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

    • By Richard Delman on 07-19-12

    Regular price: $25.09

  • Book 2

    • Swag

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 241

    The smallest of small-time criminals, Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck's about to change when Detroit used-car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan's lot. Frank's got some surefire schemes for getting rich quick - all of them involving guns - and all Stickley has to do is follow "Ryan's Rules" to share the wealth. But sometimes rules need to be bent, maybe even broken, if one is to succeed in the world of crime, especially if the "brains" of the operation knows less than nothing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun tale, well told, great narration

    • By D. Sevener on 08-29-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Swag

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    There aren't any textbooks on armed robbery. The only way to learn is through experience, and small-time crooks Frank and Stick are determined to do as much learning on the job as possible. In 1970s' Detroit they embark on a crime spree, holding up liquor stores and supermarkets. They invent their 'Ten Golden Rules for Successful Armed Robbery' and for a short time the cash is rolling in. But then they bend their own rules, and it looks like trouble is heading their way.

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 3

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