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3.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 5 3.55 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Alexander Adams, Grover Gardner Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Raylan Givens Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780061993817
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“Speedy, exhilarating, and smooth. Nobody does it better.”
Washington Post

“The man knows how to grab you—and Pronto is one of the best grabbers in years.”
Entertainment Weekly

Fans of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit TV series Justified are in for a major treat. The unstoppable manhunter with the very itchy trigger finger stars in Pronto, a crime fiction gem from the one and only Elmore Leonard, “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever” (New York Times Book Review). The Grand Master justifies the overwhelming acclaim he has received over the course of his remarkable career with an electrifying thriller that sends the indomitable Raylan racing to Italy on the trail of a fugitive bookie who’s hiding from the vengeful Miami mob. The legendary Leonard, whom the Seattle Times lauds as the “King Daddy of crime writers,” proves that all comparisons to American noir icons John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain are well deserved with this tale of very dirty doings and extremely dangerous men coming together in the birthplace of Puccini, Garibaldi, and La Cosa Nostra.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Speedy, exhilarating, and smooth. Nobody does it better.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Leonard toys with the crime genre now like an old tomcat with a favorite ball—batting it around with languid, skilled strokes, putting on nifty new spins…full of gusto and not to be missed.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The only problem with [this] book is that it ends.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 4/23/2011

    " Leonard rarely disappoints.

    Another good tale of conflicting interests. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 david | 4/22/2011

    " Before reading Pronto, the only Leonard I had read was his '10 Rules of Writing'. It was interesting to read the book with his rules in mind, which I think can be summed up in a single commandment: author, get out of the way. And he does. He really does. Anyway, quite a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Binky | 4/11/2011

    " It's Elmore Leonard, what more is there to say. You either like him or you dont. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcus | 4/7/2011

    " I'm not a crime fiction book fan, but I decided to read this because it was about Raylan Givens. It was ok; it wasn't a great book by any stretch. There's good dialogue and good characterization, but that's about where I'd leave it; there's nothing magnetic about it otherwise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 4/5/2011

    " I wonder if how Raylan Givens translates to the page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 3/24/2011

    " I read this book because it is the First appearance of Raylan Givens from the show justified. While I enjoyed the book. I not sure i liked Elmore's Pacing or characterization as much as i enjoy the show justified portrayals of these characters. Worth the time If you like cops and robber novels "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginger | 3/17/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. I watch the TV show which is based on this book (Justified). I have to say while I enjoyed the book, I like the TV series better. The book did give me some background on the main character Raylan Givens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 3/15/2011

    " Elmore Leonard ... Need I say more? This is Raylan Givens first "adventure," and it's a rip-snorter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisonpaddock | 1/16/2011

    " I'm in the middle of this book - it is full of good guys, bad guys and wise guys. And strong women! Love the move from Miami to Italy. Will Nicky make his bones? Will Harry and Joyce live happily ever after? Will they live at all? All to be discovered... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don | 1/13/2011

    " The usual Elmore Leonard delight. If you're a fan of his work you won't be disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/4/2011

    " A quick, quirky, and fun read that matches up well with the show "Justified", which made it all the more entertaining to me. The Raylan Givens character is great. After reading this I like Timothy Olyphant's portrayal even more. "

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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 Narrators

Alexander Adams was named by AudioFile as one of the Best Voices of the Century and now includes him in their annual Golden Voices roundup of top narration talent. He has recorded over 500 audiobooks. To date he has won eighteen of AudioFile‘s coveted Earphone Awards and one Audie Award.

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned thirty-seven Earphones Awards.