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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (174 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Leonard Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781427204776
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Kate McCall's husband is killed by her teenage son, Luke, in a tragic bow hunting accident--an incident that sets into motion a series of events, culminating in a dramatic, life and death confrontation with a gang of killers. Included in the gang is Kate's first love - an ex-con who himself is struggling to persuade his former "colleagues" that he really did lose the heist money.

Peter Leonard displays remarkable maturity for a first-time novelist in both the language of his protagonists and plotting the story - the twists and turns of a love affair, an unrequited crush and a kidnapping/extortion plot complement a tightly-drawn, intimate cast of memorably quick and dim-witted characters all set around the Leonard family's home turf of Detroit. QUIVER marks the entry of a powerful new voice in crime fiction - and a masterful and powerful debut.

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  • “Peter Leonard's debut novel is a rich palette of everything dark and ominous that exists in crime fiction.... Leonard's well-crafted prose is perfectly realized by narrator Scott Sowers, whose voice seems designed for this chilling story. Sowers reads with passion and a thorough understanding of this crime caper, relating the story in a natural yet understated performance. Leonard's characters are real and believable, and Sowers never fails to bring them to life with a flair for honesty in his delivery. This memorable listening experience just might have listeners coming back to the story again and again, each time experiencing it on a new level. AudioFile magazine, winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

  • Peter Leonard makes an honourable debut in the same genre with this story of family, tragedy, of encroaching danger and of redemption. Scott Sowers narrates with flair. Canada.com

  • Among longlisted titles for AudioFile Best Voices, 2008

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 2/19/2014

    " Peter Leonard's first novel is a satisfying story with nasty bad guys and creative plot twists. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 jcg | 2/17/2014

    " Didn't finish this book, made it about halfway through. There are several stories going on at the same time, which wouldn't be bad if they moved along, but all the stories were very slow unfolding. There's a whole chapter of a woman discussing her neighbors with a friend (with revelations echoing the 2005 film Elizabethtown). I assume that at some point all the stories converge, but I wasn't interested enough to stick around and find out what happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Lago | 2/13/2014

    " Peter Leonard, son of Elmore Leonard... that's a lot to live up to. I was afraid that I might be disappointed, but Peter delivered! This is a page-turner, well written, properly resolved! Nice piece of "Thriller!" Worth reading. I'll look for more from Mr Leonard "The younger!" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginger | 1/31/2014

    " An easy read, but a few of the premises made in the book were too unusual to buy into. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danfunk | 1/24/2014

    " It was a quick read, but too choppy. The "bad guy" characters were far too cliche driven, and the ending was lackluster. I doubt if I'll give another of his books a shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 1/18/2014

    " Entertaining characters. Bad guys, stealing, lots of killing. Predictable. I really got irritated though, with the amount of typos. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 1/13/2014

    " not horrible for a first try but he sure ain't his daddy! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 1/13/2014

    " Awful book, didn't enjoy it at all. Crude in places and the story was not a very good one to start with. I skipped whole chapters of this book and didn't miss anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kym | 1/10/2014

    " This book was local to MI and I really enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 12/17/2013

    " Too many inconsistencies with the hunting references "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanillahugz | 12/13/2013

    " A quick read and very predictable but alright if ya have nothing else to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorna | 11/16/2013

    " I didn't like the characters, the dialogue seemed forced, not much worth reading here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtis | 11/13/2013

    " Good book. A "Leonard" book women will enjoy. Or so I believe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Micky Parise | 6/4/2013

    " Nice 1st book from Peter Leonard. Can really get into the characters and the plot was very interesting. Recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 India | 3/3/2012

    " It was a very fast read. Intriguing, suspenseful. I would say it was a great book, but it was pretty good! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Razz | 2/13/2012

    " This book kept coming up in "recommended for you". So, I decided what the hey. And I can't believe I finished it. One of the things that sticks in my mind is his overuse of, "she took another sip/poured her wine". Very unlikable characters and hopefully, unrealistic. Don't bother with this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 8/4/2011

    " I really liked this book.the characters were a bit strange but in a good way. Had some twists and turns and kept you going. A little sporadic at times but all in all it was enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Siddhartha | 7/21/2011

    " A good summer read. It gave me some character ideas for my own writing. :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom Nuyts | 7/11/2011

    " boek van 13 in een dozijn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alejandra | 6/27/2011

    " This was a book of the month pick, and, as usual, I liked it. I thought it could have been cut a little bit short in some parts; but I guess that in overall it gives the book a good feel. It's haunting in certain places and scary real in all of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 5/8/2011

    " An excellent and atmospheric debut from the son of a grandmaster. Family dynamics and northern MIchigan settings are some of the highlights of the heist-gone-wrong tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/5/2011

    " Well written, great characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky Perkins | 2/11/2011

    " Good read, some unexpected twists and turns, disappointed in some of the characters, and the end was a little abrupt. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 1/30/2011

    " Awful book, didn't enjoy it at all. Crude in places and the story was not a very good one to start with. I skipped whole chapters of this book and didn't miss anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 8/13/2010

    " An excellent and atmospheric debut from the son of a grandmaster. Family dynamics and northern MIchigan settings are some of the highlights of the heist-gone-wrong tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kym | 2/10/2010

    " This book was local to MI and I really enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 1/5/2010

    " Too many inconsistencies with the hunting references "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorna | 6/3/2009

    " I didn't like the characters, the dialogue seemed forced, not much worth reading here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 5/9/2009

    " I really liked this book.the characters were a bit strange but in a good way. Had some twists and turns and kept you going. A little sporadic at times but all in all it was enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginger | 10/20/2008

    " An easy read, but a few of the premises made in the book were too unusual to buy into. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 9/12/2008

    " not horrible for a first try but he sure ain't his daddy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coki | 9/7/2008

    " Listened to - certainly no Elmore but shows potential. Similar characterization to his dad but plot needed more work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtis | 9/2/2008

    " Good book. A "Leonard" book women will enjoy. Or so I believe. "

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About the Author
Author Peter Leonard

Peter Leonard is the son of Elmore Leonard, the grand master of crime fiction. Peter lives in Birmingham, Michigan, with his wife, Julie, and his children, Tim, Alex, Max, and Kate.

About the Narrator

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense. He is the winner of seven Earphones Awards.