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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Paul Rudd Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN:
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Things are going along okay with Dennis' gig at the Tishomingo Lodge & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, the Casino Capital of the South, until the day he looks down from the high-dive platform and witnesses a mob hit, Dixie style.

Turns out there was a second witness, Robert Taylor from Detroit, who carries a picture of his great-granddaddy's lynching along with a gun in a briefcase and listens to Delta blues while cruising the back roads of Mississippi in his black Jaguar. Robert works for a man from up north who has come to play General Grant in a Civil War battle reenactment; and like Dennis, Robert has a death-defying act of his own: he's sleeping with his boss's wife.

Adding further intrigue are the women. Vernice lures Dennis with the whitest thighs he's ever seen. Diane comes to do a story on Dennis and wants to take him to Memphis. And still another comes along to give Dennis the surprise of his life. But it's the scams Robert Taylor plays that move the action through all kinds of unexpected twists and turns.

Tishomingo Blues rings true with the best-selling author's dead-on dialogue, capturing the flavor and rhythms of the South, and finds him plotting at his unpredictable best. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus | 2/14/2014

    " The best of the best, especially the recorded book version. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dorothy | 2/13/2014

    " I actually picked this book up because of its title and the Mississippi connections, since I, too, have Mississippi connections. I found it interesting because of its setting in the little town of Tunica, which has lately become a mecca for casinos. It had an interesting plot and the characters were typical Elmore Leonard. Not his best effort. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nate D | 1/24/2014

    " High-dive pulp. Not especially memorable, but decently characterized and briskly written as per Leonard's standard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Sinkleris | 1/21/2014

    " Excellent characters and dialogue drive this work by Leonard. Light and clever, it was a fun ride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Shoemaker | 1/21/2014

    " Never read any Elmore Leonard before. Figured it was time to give him a try. Interesting plot, I liked it well enough that I think I'll read some more titles before I make a decision about this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 1/17/2014

    " After reading another Elmore Leonard novel (Up in Honey's Room), I was anticipating another fast, fun read. While I enjoyed the book, I found the characters and pace of the plot less engaging than I'd hoped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timm | 1/17/2014

    " Good story, makes you feel like you are in Mississippi. Loved the re-enactors slant and the good ole boy genre. Looking forward to reading more of his novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gerald | 12/30/2013

    " I enjoyed the writing, but didn't understand the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 11/13/2013

    " This book was pretty good but not my usual type. It took me a long time to read because I was reading several books at one time. Because of this, and the fact that there are soooo many characters in this book that I often got confused, I can only give this book an average rating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 10/10/2013

    " Interesting and pretty original, but not as exciting as I'd expected... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Patterson | 8/16/2013

    " I always read Elmore Leonard.A guaranteed good read.And he is the master of the art of writing dialogue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara Terry | 8/1/2013

    " I've always wanted to read an Elmore Leonard book because of the movies based on his stories. This was a good summer read, and explored the world of Civil War re-enacters so it was intriguing. It was a perfect beach/airplane read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 PJ | 7/21/2013

    " Not Elmore Leonard's best book.. it's a long way from "Get Shorty". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 6/9/2013

    " This library Playaway edition made walking a pleasure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 3/5/2013

    " Exciting page-turner from the best in the business. It kept me guessing all the way to the end about how it would -- or wouldn't -- work out for Dennis. Would have been 5 stars, but I don't care for how Elmore treats the female characters. They are nothing more than eye candy or trophies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack Goodstein | 2/2/2013

    " Quick read, but not Leonard's best. Plot's about as far-fetched as you can get, and character motivations are often lacking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Epler | 12/3/2012

    " I loves me some Elmore Leonard, & if you do, too, you'll enjoy this one, too. If you've never tried his superb crime fiction, this is a good a place to start as any. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin Sanders | 11/30/2012

    " Leonard is up to his old tricks with realistic gangsters and likeable main characters but I had a hard time getting into all of the Civil War reinactments. If you can get through that it's a quick read and worth your time as is usually the case with Leonard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irma Tijerina | 11/21/2012

    " It was a fun read with civil war re-enactments, murder & mayhem. What more could you ask for. As always a little humor goes a long way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nev Thomas | 9/19/2012

    " Rather confusing book.I was disappointed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 9/18/2011

    " Glad to have rediscovered E. Leonard. Not really 4 stars, but pretty good story of a diver who plummets into a criminal group who are re-enacting civil war battles....I liked the main characters, the voices were right on key. Leonard has a great ear. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 8/23/2011

    " Listened to it on tape while working. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Gilbert | 5/24/2011

    " Another good one from Leonard, with just enough details about Mississippi casinos, Civil War reenactors, and stunt high diving to make the whole thing plausible, and offbeat. He might just be the go-to crime novelist for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/23/2011

    " This is the first Elmore Leonard book I've read. I will not wait so long next time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/21/2011

    " Another good one from Leonard, with just enough details about Mississippi casinos, Civil War reenactors, and stunt high diving to make the whole thing plausible, and offbeat. He might just be the go-to crime novelist for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessy | 1/6/2011

    " I LOVE the character development in all of Elmore Leonard's books...almost makes you feel as if you've met them/.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 12/9/2010

    " Elmore Leonard's sense of the way people speak is uncanny. Great dialogue. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 11/9/2010

    " Mildly entertaining novel by this overrated thriller writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derek | 10/24/2010

    " This is Leonard at his best, and they don't come any better for crime/adventure books that speak quietly and cut like a serrated blade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Co2 | 10/22/2010

    " I think I would read a grocery list if Elmore Leonard wrote it with dialogue.
    My only problem with any Leonard book is that once I've committed to the language, then the characters, I can't stop.
    Dammit Elmore, I have to go to work tomorrow morning! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 8/22/2010

    " Excellent book of short stories "

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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

Paul Rudd is an actor, comedian and screenwriter known for his roles in CluelessThe Cider House RulesWet Hot American SummerAnchormanThe 40-Year-Old VirginKnocked UpForgetting Sarah MarshallDinner for Schmucks, and I Love You, Man. He has also appeared on the NBC sitcom Friends and is frequently featured on the Tim and Eric show.