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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,792 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Arliss Howard Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Carl Webster Series Release Date:
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Carl Webster, the hot kid of the marshals service, is polite, respects his elders, and can shoot a man driving away in an Essex at four hundred yards. Carl works out of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, federal courthouse in the 1930s, the period of America’s most notorious bank robbers: Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson—those guys.

Carl wants to be America’s most famous lawman. He shot his first felon when he was fifteen years old. With a Winchester.

Jack Belmont wants to rob banks, become public enemy number one, and show his dad, an oil millionaire, he can make it on his own.With tommy guns, hot cars, speakeasies, cops and robbers, and a former lawman who believes in vigilante justice, all played out against the flapper period of gun molls and Prohibition, The Hot Kid is Elmore Leonard—the true master—at his best.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Elmore Leonard unspools the definitive portrait of 1930s lowlife.”

    Stephen King

  • “This is a novel that…is all about style, literary and otherwise.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • The Hot Kid brims with the sly humor, sparse prose, and razor dialogue we expect from the master.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “There’s nothing Elmore Leonard doesn’t know about stylish writing, and The Hot Kid is him at his compressed best.”

    Detroit Free Press

  • “Expertly crafted, deftly balanced.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Clear, fast-paced, and masterfully structured.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “His fortieth crime novel—and he just keeps getting better and better.”

    Deseret News

  • “The writing is pitch-perfect throughout…it’s all pure Leonard, and that means it’s pure terrific.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2005 New York Times Book Review Notable Book
  • A 2006 Audie Award Finalist
  • Oklahoma Center For the Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Elaine | 2/20/2014

    " Elmore Leonard, I didn't expect a classic of literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ron | 2/15/2014

    " Nancy 3 stars; Ron 3 stars "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sue | 2/5/2014

    " Haven't read an Elmore Leonard in a while. Still enjoy his style of writing though this wasn't one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/21/2014

    " It reads like a movie. Pretty fast-paced once you get into it. The author has a nice style of writing. I wouldn't call it a "deep thinker", but definitely entertaining. "

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