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Download Vanilla Ride: A Hap and Leonard Novel #7 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Vanilla Ride: A Hap and Leonard Novel #7 (Unabridged), by Joe R. Lansdale
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (558 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe R. Lansdale Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hap Collins is an east Texas redneck, with a liberal bent, and a weakness for Texas women. Leonard Pine is a black, gay, Vietnam veteran. Not who you'd normally pick for best friends but there you go. Together they share an affinity for the martial arts and are a bundle of trouble, but trouble is what they love.

When an old friend of Leonard tells him that his daughter is dating an abusive, no-good drug dealer, Leonard does the only thing a man of his disposition would do: he offers to get her back, and invites Hap along for the fun. Wrapped in the Texas heat, they raid the drug dealer's hideout, rescue the girl, cause general chaos, and then proceed to teach the dealer a lesson by flushing ounces of raw cocaine down the toilet. That was their first mistake.

Turns out the lowly hoods are pawns in a vast crime operation known as the Dixie Mafia, and when the Mafia comes calling for Hap and Leonard an all out car chase gunfight ensues, people die but Hap and Leonard come out on top.

Their second mistake, however, was busting up one of the Dixie Mafia henchmen, who happened to be undercover FBI. Now they find themselves under arrest with only one chance to clear their name. The FBI has a Mafia man who is ready flip, but he will only do it if they can assure safe passage for him and his son. The problem is his son has skipped town with a load of the Mafia's money - some three hundred thousand dollars worth. In exchange for a clean slate, the FBI wants Hap and Leonard to find him and make sure he and the cash are returned safely.

Not even Hap and Leonard can imagine the killers they will come up against this time. Suffice to say, they are big, fast, and deadly, but none of them are as smart or lethal as the legendary Vanilla Ride, who Hap and Leonard are just about to meet. 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 Josh | 2/20/2014

    " Hap and Leonard are asked by a friend to retrieve his wayward daughter from the grips of a local drug dealer operating out of a trailer. What follows sees the two protagonists battling it out against the Dixie Mafia, corrupt cops and Vanilla Ride - the best hit man (or woman) in the business. The exchanges between Hap and Leonard are humorous providing a nice break from the otherwise brutal and bloody world these two find themselves in. 'Vanilla Ride' read like one epic shootout to the next with one in particular set in suburbia being the most memorable. While this is the first Hap and Leonard book I've read (7th in the series), I didn't feel like I had to have read the previous ones in the series to gain an appreciation of the character back stories - a sign of good writing. 4 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by John | 2/18/2014

    " Can't believe what compulsive reads these books are for me. It's a pretty rare series that I fall for this hard. These are exactly like Hardy Boys stories but with sex and violence and middle aged protagonists. I'm having too much fun to worry excessively about anything except what happens next to Hap and Leonard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Blu | 2/16/2014

    " Another excellent entry in the Hap and Leonard series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thomas Pluck | 2/7/2014

    " I really liked this one. It had more action and laughs than some of the previous Hap & Leonard novels, without going over the top. I burst out laughing several times, and we meet a cast of grotesques who could have novels of their own. To summarize; the duo helps an old friend save his granddaughter from a drug den, and their good intentions spiral into a tornado of death and destruction. Death is too close a comrade in this one, but Mr. Lansdale shows us just how discomforting it is to make him your buddy. A fine adventure from one of our best writers. "

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