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3.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 5 3.15 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Campbell Scott Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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The sequel to Chili Palmer's hit movie Get Leo tanked, and now Chili's itching for a comeback. So when a power-lunch with record label executive and former associate Tommy Athens ends in a mob hit, he soon finds himself in an unlikely alliance with organized crime detective Darryl Holmes and the likely next target of Russian gangsters. But where others see danger, Chili Palmer sees story possibilities.

Enter Linda Moon, a singer with aspirations that go further than her current gig in a Spice Girls cover band. Always keeping the fledgling film in mind, Chili takes over as Linda's manager, entering the world of rock stars, pop divas, and hip-hop gangstas. As he wings his way to success in the music business with his trademark cool, Chili manipulates his adversaries and advances his friends, all the while basing the plot of his new film on the action that results. Rife with drama, jealousy, and betrayal, all Chili needs to do is survive to make a new box office hit.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward | 5/11/2011

    " Sequel to Get Shorty and just not up to the original. Chili Palmer is still himself, but the story and the other characters can't compare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 2/17/2011

    " This is like a made for TV movie, perfect for a winter afternoon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 1/20/2011

    " I had heard about Elmore Leonard, but this book was too cutesy, too hip, and I didn't relate to the motivations of the characters at all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 11/13/2010

    " Leonard Elmore is very popular, but this book did not do much for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 9/12/2010

    " This is a sequel to Get Shorty that should never have been written. The dialogue lacks the snap of the typical Elmore Leonard novel, and the music industry is just not as interesting as Hollywood as a backdrop. Leonard couldn't write a truly bad novel if he tried, but this is dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 9/7/2010

    " I liked this book because it introduced me to the lyrics of the Stone Coyotes. I owe you buddy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jorge | 8/30/2010

    " I like Chili the character, very cool guy. In my mind I see Travolta from Get Shorty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 8/20/2010

    " Great Hollywood music/movie industry tale with Leonard's inimitable cast of characters: wiseguys turned indie record promoters, rappers, West Texas rockers, a huge gay Samoan bodyguard, Russian mobsters, a Spice Girls cover band, and our guy Chili Palmer. Frequently hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Axl | 8/2/2010

    " As if get shorty wasn't cool enough!! Same stuff - even better movie!. Travolta at his best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vin | 7/27/2010

    " Read before movie came out. Ten times better than the flick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 7/26/2010

    " Any writer who wants to learn to write dialogue should read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Salmonbird | 3/17/2010

    " his worst book, and his first book i read.......i smelled genius luckily.......read this book last, or not at all "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 3/14/2010

    " Insubstantial escapist reading. Aural/verbal cheese puff or corn chip fiction. An interesting vein of self-parody ran through the book. "

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About the Author
Author Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard (1925–2013) wrote more than fifty books during his highly successful career, including the bestsellers Djibouti, Road Dogs, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories, When the Women Come Out to Dance. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Campbell Scott has, in addition to his numerous stage and film credits, narrated more than forty audiobooks, including This Boy’s Life and Into Thin Air, and won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.