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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they’re out, they’re joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. But they didn’t figure the lowlife husband wouldn’t want his lady back. So it’s time for Plan B and the opportunity to make a real killing—with the unlikely help of a beautiful, ticked-off housewife who’s hungry for a large helping of sweet revenge.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nerve-wracking…one of Leonard’s best.” 

    Seattle Times

  • “Hammer’s narrative voice is classic sleuth book; low, deep, somewhat raspy and bloated with meaning. He creates suspense with well-timed pauses and captures every joke with deadpan accuracy. He also gives life to vivid characters with accents ranging from suburban sheltered housewife to African American thug to Detroit Nazi. These characters make the book, one of Leonard’s best, an enjoyable, engrossing experience.”  


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pearl | 4/26/2011

    " Written in 1978, its funny to see how quickly things can become dated. But good, fun light reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cory | 4/29/2010

    " I gave up about 35% into the book. I'm sure Elmore Leonard is a great writer, and I could tell by reading some of this, but I think that this was a bad book to start on for Elmore Leonard. The story was bad, and painfully slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shoe | 2/22/2010

    " Good basic crime/mystery novel. It didn't have the suspense and thrills that I usually look for in books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Current | 9/28/2009

    " not my favorite leonard, but the characters from Rum Punch, Ordell and Louis, are here, which was cool. It's still a great story, just not my favorite leonard. "

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