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3.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 5 3.47 (36 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: May 2007 ISBN: 9780061449994
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Sweet Honey Deal's not sure what compelled her to marry Walter Schoen, possibly the most boring man on Earth. So she quickly rectified the situation by leaving the dour German-born butcher to start a new life. A good thing, too, now that America's at war with Adolf Hitler and Walter's loyalty to his adopted country was always questionable. Even better, now U.S. Marshal Carl Webster wants to come up to Honey's room for an official "chat"…and for something more intimate, if Honey has anything to say about it. The feds' legendary "Hot Kid," Carl's hunting two German POWs who escaped from an Oklahoma internment camp. Maybe Honey's estranged hubby knows something. Maybe Honey knows something. Maybe Carl can stay faithful to his wife. Or maybe they're all about to get tangled up—along with a sultry Ukrainian spy and her transvestite manservant—in a nutty assassination plot that can't possibly succeed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Combines everything we love about Leonard’s works--big guns, morally clueless murderers, sexy dames and handsome lawmen. A masterpiece.”

    USA Today

  • “Reading Up in Honey’s Room is like dancing with the stars, and he's the star. You don’t have to teach him anything or look for flaws in the smoothness of his steps or watch to see whether there will be gaps in his plots, or whether his characters will—if even for an instant—slip out of character. You just get to be lost in the dance with him as he gives unimaginable depth and dimension to the phrase ‘easily and effortlessly.’”

    Washington Post

  • “So compulsive, so entertaining, so satisfying. Dialogue as imaginative, unpredictable and witty as we have come to expect from Leonard.”

    Times (London)

  • “No American author has a better ear for dialogue. Leonard is as straight a shooter as his hot-kid hero.”

    Newsday

  • “Bullets fly, but as with most ELmore Leonard novels, things really move when the dialogue gets going.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “The dialogue flows as fast and as smooth as any words ever uttered in service of a story. It’s as if the best of Mel Brooks and Quentin Tarantino were refined into something altogether finer and purer.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cv Rick | 2/16/2014

    " It's a quick, smart book with a lot of gripping dialogue. I just love the way the Lawman Carl Webster moves through the scenes, picking apart what's important and realizing that his priorities are changing as the story progresses. He's a man who's not afraid of anything and yet he's barely able to keep control of the plot that may be unraveling around him by the beautiful and treacherous Honey. Leonard's writing is, as always, smooth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neil McCrea | 2/4/2014

    " Elmore Leonard's ability to be zippy and fun even as his characters go through horrifying events never fails to amaze me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merilee | 1/9/2014

    " Classic Leonard, although the time period is WWII Detroit and involves spies and con-men/women of every persuasion. The audible version was brilliantly read by Arliss Howard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin Sobieck | 1/6/2014

    " If you're looking to itch that crime novel scratch right now, check out Elmore Leonard's "Up in Honey's Room." I loved it. It's got everything. Nazis, spies, a double-crossing cross-dresser, high-heeled dames packing heat and inner city Detroit. What more could you want? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 1/3/2014

    " This book was so funny! Good story. I listened to the book on tape, and they guy reading it (Arliss Howard) was amazing with all his accents. Are all of Elmore Leonard's book this funny? Must try more.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Albu | 12/21/2013

    " Is boring, i want to give 0, but 1 is the less "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 12/13/2013

    " A typical Elmore Leonard: interesting characters doing interesting things told in an interesting style but without a truly satisfying ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lissa | 12/2/2013

    " Lots of twists and people seemed to keep changing sides so you really have to pay attention. Good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 11/8/2013

    " Excellent sequel to one of my favorite Leonard books, The Hot Kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Delisle | 9/9/2013

    " One of Leonard's best. Funny as hell. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 8/16/2013

    " This book is awful!! I typically will read a book all the way through even if its not that great but this is a waste of time, very boring! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 8/15/2013

    " A silly story with snappy dialogue that sounds ready-made for the movie that will no doubt follow. Entertaining, but not what I'd call... memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/12/2013

    " No one (except maybe Lawrence Block, ah, well, sometimes) does character development quite like Elmore Leonard. His books are the only ones where I find the plot secondary to the characters. Each person is intentional, believable and rarely just good/bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan Aldergate | 8/1/2013

    " Elmore Leonard has a very efficient style - he just quickly sketches in the characters and lets his dialogue and action speak for itself. I loved the character of Honey and all the twists and turns to the plot. Light on characterisation maybe, but a great story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Larry | 7/11/2013

    " My first EL book...and probably my last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 5/14/2013

    " Great story telling as usual with a good historic presence from 1940's detroit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 4/5/2013

    " funny audio book we listened to on drive up to portland. great characters...nazi's living in u.s. plotting to kill fdr. carl webster...excellent stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Campbell | 1/10/2013

    " Loved Up in Honey's Room. All characters were verve. The plotting was bovine. The story concise. And Honey was wholesome like a honeycomb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 10/10/2012

    " Not quite as good as "The Hot Kid," but hardly a disappointment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 7/26/2012

    " An unconventional portrayal of Germans and espionage in the US during WWII. I found the first half of the book slow, but it was worth finishing for it's memorable and original characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 3/1/2012

    " The caracters were lifeless, so I couldn't finish this read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Northpapers | 11/2/2011

    " Nazis, spies, flirtation, murder, car chases, and shootouts. This was an enjoyable, clever read without much going on under its wildly entertaining surface. I suppose that's what Elmore Leonard novels are supposed to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregg Jamback | 10/16/2011

    " Another fast read from the master. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mat | 10/8/2011

    " Great fun with hilarious characters and set, as well as this can't-stop-watching specter of semi-ludicrous menace hanging over the whole affair. My first Elmore Leonard book, I expect to begin working my way backwards. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/16/2011

    " A very different Leonard novel. This one takes place in 1940's Detroit, where a federal marshall is chasing two escaped war prisoners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 6/18/2011

    " Good for a hot afternoon with your feet up. "

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

    " Elmore Leonard has a very efficient style - he just quickly sketches in the characters and lets his dialogue and action speak for itself. I loved the character of Honey and all the twists and turns to the plot. Light on characterisation maybe, but a great story. "

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

    " What a trip! A lightweight, smooth and cool tale by Mr. Cool himself. Like sitting down by a tree with a few cold beers on a hot summer evening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin | 4/16/2011

    " If you're looking to itch that crime novel scratch right now, check out Elmore Leonard's "Up in Honey's Room." I loved it. It's got everything. Nazis, spies, a double-crossing cross-dresser, high-heeled dames packing heat and inner city Detroit. What more could you want? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 11/3/2010

    " Elmore Leonard fans won't be disappointed in the writing, which doesn't stray far from his hallmark dialogue intense style. The plot has some holes, though and the ending was unimaginative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 10/11/2010

    " Loved Up in Honey's Room. All characters were verve. The plotting was bovine. The story concise. And Honey was wholesome like a honeycomb. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melinda | 9/23/2010

    " Love Elmore - just not this book, spent time trying to get to know a character that did not seem that interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shruts | 9/3/2010

    " You have to love Elmore Leonard! So quirky, sly, and irresistable. This is one of his few 'historical' novels which I almost enjoy more than his contemporaries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merilee | 7/20/2010

    " Classic Leonard, although the time period is WWII Detroit and involves spies and con-men/women of every persuasion. The audible version was brilliantly read by Arliss Howard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lissa | 7/17/2010

    " Lots of twists and people seemed to keep changing sides so you really have to pay attention. Good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 6/15/2010

    " An unconventional portrayal of Germans and espionage in the US during WWII. I found the first half of the book slow, but it was worth finishing for it's memorable and original characters. "

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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

Arliss Howard is an actor and award-winning narrator. His narrations were twice finalists for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration, in 2006 for Elmore Leonard’s The Hot Kid and in 2008 for Up in Honey’s Room, also by Elmore Leonard. He has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, one for Up in Honey’s Room and another as part of the narrating cast with Debra Winger and Keith Carradine for The William Faulkner Audio Collection. His film credits include roles in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Moneyball. He’s also an award-winning television actor as well as a writer and producer.