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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (850 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Campbell Scott Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Ryan Series Release Date:
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Jack Ryan always wanted to play pro ball. But he couldn’t hit a curveball, so he turned his attention to less legal pursuits. A tough guy who likes walking the razor’s edge, he’s just met his match—and more—in Nancy. She’s a rich man’s plaything, seriously into thrills and risk, and together she and Jack are pure heat ready to explode. But when simple housebreaking and burglary give way to the deadly pursuit of a really big score, the stakes suddenly skyrocket. Because violence and double-cross are the name of this game—it’s going to take every ounce of cunning Jack and Nancy possess to survive … each other.

When the all-time greats of mystery/noir/crime fiction are mentioned, Elmore Leonard’s name invariably tops the list. A true Leonard classic, The Big Bounce showcases all of the Grand Master’s acclaimed skills—twisty plotting, unforgettable characters, and dialogue so razor sharp it could draw blood.

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  • “Leonard is a writer you read with your fingers crossed, amazed at his high-wire act, reading dialogue that always sounds like Leonard even though the characters never quite sound the same. You love the jargon as they explain their criminal specialties. You savor the way he pulls oddballs and misfits out of the shrubbery and sets them to work at strange day jobs and illegal night jobs, and shows them wise to the heartbreaks of the world but vulnerable to them.”

    Rogert Ebert

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Norman | 2/16/2014

    " ok, formulistic, but this is where the formula came from :D "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by woody | 1/27/2014

    " Just ok, kind of weird book with the main character, Jack Ryan being a criminal and not all that likable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Gaston G. | 1/19/2014

    " I'm glad to see that many people say this is not one of Elmore's best. I found it difficult to stay interested in the story and ended putting it down about 3/4 of the way through. This was my first read of Elmore Leonard. Based on the fact that so many people praise him, I may try one of his newer writes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael | 1/10/2014

    " I'm slowly becoming a big Elmore Leonard fan. He writes solid, modern crime fiction about interesting people who rarely do the expected. It doesn't hurt that the dialog is usually a joy to listen to. This was one of his first after an early start writing westerns, about an ex-con/ex-baseball player and a thrill-seeking kept woman. How they fit and how they don't kept me engossed throughout. "

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