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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Peter Francis James Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9780061901782
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Legendary New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard returns with three of his favorite characters: Jack Foley from Out of Sight, Cundo Rey from Labrava, and Dawn Navarro from Riding the Rap.

Jack Foley is serving a thirty-year sentence in a Miami penitentiary, but he’s made an unlikely friend on the inside who just might be able to do something about that. Fellow inmate Cundo Rey, an extremely wealthy Cuban criminal, arranges for Foley’s sentence to be reduced from thirty years to three months, and when Jack is released just two weeks ahead of Cundo, he agrees to wait for him in Venice Beach, California.

Also waiting for Cundo is his common-law wife, Dawn Navarro, a professional psychic with a slightly ulterior motive for staying with Cundo: she wants his money. And with the arrival of Jack, she sees the perfect partner in a plan to relieve Cundo of his fortune. Cundo may be Jack’s friend, but does that mean he can trust him? And can either of them trust Dawn?

Road Dogs is Elmore Leonard at his best, and readers will love seeing Cundo, Jack, and Dawn back in action and working together … or are they?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The story achieves almost instant escape verlocity.” 

    Stephen King

  • “Like Out of Sight? You’ll love this…a typically labryinthine tale featuring three of his best jive-talking ex-cons.” 

    GQ

  • “No-one writes crime novels like Hollywood favourite Elmore Leonard, and he has returned with a typical tale of colourful hoodlums on the hunt for another scam...Great dialogue, great characters: 84-year-old Leonard, releasing his 47th novel, never fails to thrill.” 

    Edinburgh Evening News 

  • “One of Leonard’s most enjoyable romps to date...deserves to be read and re-read.” 

    Sunday Express

  • “A cause for celebration...a hugely entertaining read...it is a testament to Leonard’s skills that he manages to make each of his characters interesting and rounded...it is Leonard’s snappy dialogue that lifts his tale above other run of the mill crime capers.”

    Sunday Herald

  • “James slides easily between the book’s eclectic roster of characters, giving each of them clear and distinctive voices…Leonard continues to write the hippest crime fiction in town, and James's reading fits well with the author’s cooler than cool prose.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Audie Award Finalist
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Landismom | 2/17/2014

    " Kind of meh. Out of Sight is a great caper novel, and this was a disappointing sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggard | 2/5/2014

    " Oddly enough, this happens to be the sequel to Out of Sight, a movie I very much enjoyed and a book I dimly remember (I'm also looking at you, Get Shorty). He also uses two other characters from other novels that I haven't read. And I predict I'm going to only dimly remember this one too, Elmore. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/5/2014

    " Really awful. Did not live up to the promises on the jacket. May finish it, but probably not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/1/2014

    " I had high hopes for this book base3d on overall reviews of Leonard's other works. The point of view shifts in often inexplicable ways and times which does keep the reader engaged. I liked the unexpected ending. I won't rule out reading other Leonard's books but I don't think I'll hunt them down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet S | 1/28/2014

    " Ok, but not Leonard's best by any means. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathee | 1/14/2014

    " Good light story would make for a good movie !!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 12/9/2013

    " I listened to this one. It was a great "listen" thanks to the Narrator. I typically don't like crime novels, but Leonard remains, after so many years, at top form. This was a witty, entertaining book that would probably make a great movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renée Harrell | 12/6/2013

    " I'm a big fan of Leonard's work. For me, Road Dogs moved along well, great dialogue, good characterization, but the ending was terribly weak. It may have been a more realistic ending (MAY have been) but, as a reader, I was disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 12/3/2013

    " Not really detective... the Foley character is predictable. What the hell the whole story is predictable. It is worth finishing. Just to see the twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krusher Basta | 8/9/2013

    " A great read. There are a half dozen main characters, and half way through the book you do not know who is really working who. Very entertaining and hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Boland | 7/8/2013

    " ROAD DOGS is the Elmore Leonard novel for Marvel Comics fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.C. | 4/5/2013

    " Standard Elmore; just a grand ole' time. Don't worry, you don't need to read the previous adventures of the main characters to enjoy this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suevw | 12/21/2012

    " leonard sure keeps the story moving and packed with action or fun though he can get kind of edgy in esp how he deals with women - end was a bit predicable but still rated high for me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 andrew | 7/27/2012

    " not his best, but still his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia Schoenberger | 2/12/2012

    " Is there anything better than Elmore Leonard? Love, love, love his books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 12/9/2011

    " This is a terrific yarn--mystery or whatever--with no obvious ending until the last page and consistently challenging to the reader. Highly recommended. As a long-time Detroiter, I just can't get enough of Elmore Leonard! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 9/17/2011

    " I can feel my brain cells throwing themselves against my cranium, committing neurocide due to this fluff. Was seriously dissappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 5/20/2011

    " Elmore Leonard continues to knock out exciting reads. Here he brings together characters from three of his previous novels, a bank robber, a cuban gangster, and a con woman. Add a few characters who are on the edge, as well as his usual gift for dialogue, shake it up and you get a great novel. "

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

    " Characters from Out of Sight and La Brava. A fun read with Leonard's usual shady characters and great dialog. Worth re-reading some time later so buy the hardcover on this one. I might give it 5 stars when I re-read it in the future. Borderline 4-5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 5/10/2011

    " ROAD DOGS is the Elmore Leonard novel for Marvel Comics fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roberto | 4/26/2011

    " Pure mature Elmore Leonard. Cool, slick, violent, funny. The crime yarn elevated to a true art form by a true master of dialog. I've read very few people who can write dialog as well as Mr. Leonard. When I grow up, I want to be just like him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/24/2011

    " Sometimes I like his books, sometimes not. This was a good middle of the road book for me. The characters were great, somehow the story lacked a little. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 4/16/2011

    " Personaggi fuori dalle righe, drammi, tradimenti, prigioni e galeotti. Solo il meglio per i lettori di Mr Elmore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 3/12/2011

    " Another terrific story from a great story teller. Must read! "

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

    " Although Elmore Leonard's recent books seem to find him coasting a bit, he is still the master of American low-life dialogue. I always find his books a blast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trey | 2/26/2011

    " Once again elmore brings the goods. great writing, great dialogue, great plot.
    Awesome to see Jack Foley once more. hopefully see him again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 1/19/2011

    " I love elmore leonard!

    was sorry to finish the story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 1/9/2011

    " Weird book. Not sure if I liked it or not. Very heavy on prison life and dialogue. Not too many characters and easy to follow. I didn't know what the ending would be - until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/7/2011

    " Pretty standard Elmore Leonard: Fast-paced, entertaining crime story with intriguing characters and a plot that's more complex than it appears initially, but not exactly a literary classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 12/10/2010

    " I do love Elmore Leonard's dialogue. The economy of language and interaction between the sleazy characters make his work a joy to read. I'd not read Out Of Sight but that hardly mattered as Road Dogs easily stands up on it's own. "

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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

Peter Francis James is an accomplished actor on both the stage and the screen. His theater credits include roles in On Golden Pond, Much Ado about Nothing, and August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. His many film and television credits include Jahfree Neema in Oz, Raymond Parks in The Rosa Parks Story, Joe Gould’s Secret, The Guiding Light, Law & Order: SVU, and Third Watch.