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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (583 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Keith Carradine Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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They laughed at Roberto Valdez and then ignored him. But when a dark-skinned man was holed up in a shack with a gun, they sent the part-time town constable to deal with the problem, and made sure he had no choice but to gun the fugitive down. Trouble was, Valdez killed an innocent man. And when he asked for justice, and some money for the dead man's woman, they beat Valdez and tied him to a cross. They were still laughing when Valdez came back. And then they began to die. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason Carlin | 2/19/2014

    " My first foray into the Western genre, and I wasn't disappointed. Leonard has a simple, straightforward way of sculpting his prose, and it's clear that he heavily influenced others, most clearly Cormac McCarthy. But Leonard does it much more economically(something most McCarthy readers might consider impossible). His sentences never ramble on as McCarthy's do at times, and you're never overwhelmed and seemingly out of breath before you finish certain paragraphs. Despite the intensity and anxiety existent within the plot, where Valdez guns down not a few pursuers, the words themselves mirror the slow, steady beat with which the central character stalks the land. It's the most pleasant massacre I've come across. Seemingly Leonard has earned his reputation. If he's been spitting this sort of tale out for decades, I'll consider myself extremely lucky to have only read one book by him so far. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joseph McBee | 2/10/2014

    " Not bad for brain candy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Doug | 2/2/2014

    " Elmore Leonard is a superb storyteller who is equally at home among the Miami underworld or the Texas badlands of the wild west. He uses words sparingly but those he uses enable you to visualize the story with absolute clarity. The story in Valdez is Coming is vintage Leonard. The good guy overcomes overwhelming odds while taking his lumps along the way. A really fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Albert | 1/23/2014

    " Valdez Is Coming is an awesome small novel written as a western in the rough and tubble narrative of a street laden crime novel. It is great. A small taste of blood and fun in what is an otherwise neglected genre nowadays. "

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