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2.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5 2.80 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9780061993732
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“Lean, mean, darkly funny.”
Boston Globe

“A zingy thriller by the master of hard-boiled suspense.”
Dallas Morning News

“Elmore Leonard may be the greatest crime novelist in the world,” declares the Seattle Times, and truer words have never been written. Just follow the Grand Master of mystery and suspense to Florida’s Gold Coast and you’ll quickly discover that it’s so. In this classic Elmore Leonard thriller, a beautiful mafia widow stands to lose everything her late mob boss husband left her if she succumbs to her desire for an attractive Detroit ex-con—so the two conspire to outwit the thugs the dead capo assigned to make sure she stays chaste. Superior crime fiction in the vein of John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker—chock full of the eccentric characters, black humor, and razor-sharp dialogue for which the acclaimed creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (of TV’s Justified) is justifiably famous—Gold Coast is gold standard Leonard.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Leonard’s coolly satiric eye for the loopy world of Florida’s Gold Coast is unmatched in contemporary crime fiction.” 

    Washington Post

  • “Lean, mean, darkly funny.” 

    Boston Globe

  • “A zingy thriller by the master of hard-boiled suspense.” 

    Dallas Morning News

  • “The late Frank Muller’s performance of Gold Coast, originally released in 1995, is truly extraordinary…Muller narrates with such subtlety—the slightest degree of tone and accent differentiates one character from the next—that he hypnotizes you with his voice until you forget you’re listening to a story instead of experiencing it yourself.” 

    AudioFile

  • AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 1/26/2011

    " He's always good, but it's not his best work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 9/30/2010

    " Finished "Gold Coast" by Elmore Leonard. Though a little dated (or maybe it's just accurate to the time period in which it took place), it was a decent story that used stereotypes pretty well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 6/6/2010

    " Quick read, not as good as the other Leonard novels I have read. Characters are rich but predictable. Try something else if you've never read Elmore Leonard. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 2/1/2010

    " An okay thriller. Though I wasn't overly thrilled and I really didn't care if the "good guys" won. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 9/27/2009

    " not his best work. I'm a big fan of Elmore Leonard's snappy dialogue and no-nonsense style, but this one is rather choppy and disjointed, to the point where I am rereading a paragraph a couple times to figure out the meaning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mat | 5/28/2009

    " One of Leonard's weakest novels. The story of a mob wife forced into celibacy by her dead husband's will is just dumb. The dialogue has the typical Leonard flair, but the plot goes nowhere and the characters never gell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 12/28/2008

    " FM In this typically bizarre Elmore Leonard story, a very rich widow of a former Mafia boss has to remain single otherwise she will lose everything she inherited. An interested ex-con works on a plan to help her. Dark, gritty but funny as most Elmore Leonard books are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 11/8/2008

    " OK, but nowhere near as good as his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 7/10/2008

    " I don't usually say this, but I think the movie version was actually better than the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dufour | 1/31/2008

    " One of the first Elmore Leonard books I ever read. Another great summer read. Florida is the setting this time. I don't know what it is about Dutch, but the fucking guy can just WRITE. "

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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

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community. He has also won twenty-three Earphones Awards.