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Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9780062683083
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A character so outrageous he could only have come from the ingenious imagination of Elmore Leonard, lewd, lecherous, law-bending Florida jurist Judge Robert “Maximum Bob” Gibbs has been judged guilty by a grudge-bearing malefactor and sentenced to death—by alligator, if necessary. Maximum Bob is a delightfully dark classic thriller from “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever” (New York Times Book Review), and any reader who loved getting gleefully lost in criminal mayhem of Get Shorty, Rum Punch, Out of Sight, The Hot Kid, or any number of the inimitable Leonard’s numerous crime fiction masterworks will get maximum enjoyment out of this one.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “While [Maximum Bob] is darker than his usual fare…his pace, humor, and ear are as suspenseful, dry, and true as ever.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Spunky Kathy Baker of the Florida Deptartment of Corrections blows a whiff of fresh air into the Leonard canon…[along with] nicely realized characters, the usual smart Leonard dialogue, a few moments of brisk high/low humor.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Leonard’s trademark toughness, grit, and sleaze are on every page, and the tale’s developments and ending are, as usual, sickeningly convincing.”


  • “Having narrated four Elmore Leonard Westerns, Richard Poe demonstrates in this re-release that he’s also comfortable with Leonard’s crime novels…Poe delivers a respectable range of Southern accents, and, most importantly, he allows the humor come out naturally. This is an essential listen for Leonard’s fans because it provides the inspiration for many characters who appear in later books—including the dysfunctional Crowe family, whose members, like most of Leonard’s criminals, are dumber than they think.”


  • New York Times bestseller
  • Publishers Weekly bestseller

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About the Author

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

Richard Poe, a professional actor for more than thirty years, has appeared in numerous Broadway shows, including 1776 and M. Butterfly. On television he has had recurring roles on Star Trek and Frasier. His films include Born on the Fourth of July and Presumed Innocent. Poe is a well-known and prolific audiobook performer and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.