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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Taye Diggs Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN:
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In this collection of new and recently published short fiction, Elmore Leonard demonstrates the superb characterizations, dead-on dialogue, vivid atmosphere, and driving plotting that have made him a household name. And once more this master of crime illustrates that the line between the law and the lawbreakers is not as firm as we might think.

Federal marshal Karen Sisco, from the best-selling novel Out of Sight, returns in Karen Makes Out, once again inadvertently mixing pleasure with business. In Fire in the Hole, Raylan Givens, last seen in Riding the Rap and Pronto, meets up with an old friend, but they're now on different sides of the law. In the title story, When the Women Come Out to Dance, Mrs. Mahmood gets more than she bargains for when she conspires with her maid to end her unhappy marriage. In all nine stories, each unique in their own right, reluctant heroes and laid-back lowlifes struggle for power, survival, and their fifteen minutes of fame.

Vivid, hilarious, and unfailingly human, these stories ring true with Elmore Leonard's signature deadpan social observations and diabolical eye for the foibles of the good guys and the bad. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse | 2/17/2014

    " If you like the TV show justified you'll enjoy this short work as it is essentially the pilot of the show. It's short but fun if your a fan. I was able to read the entire book in about 1.5 hours. Don't expect anything new or amazing, it only varies from the pilot in a couple minor details but still it's a great concept and a fun quick read, perfect for a car/plane ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimfrogs | 2/16/2014

    " I enjoyed the pace of these stories and the unusual plots that were just normal life yet bigger than life at the same time. Seemed to be a different style for this author and I hope he writes more like these fine stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald | 2/10/2014

    " "Fire In the Hole" is superb! A wild ride for a such a short story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank Jarome | 2/10/2014

    " I'll be honest, my review is basically for the title story. I've gotten into the show "Justified" recently, and was curious to see how accurate a depiction it was of the short story on which it was based. The answer? Incredibly accurate, right down to most of the dialogue. A very good read, and I'll definitely be checking out some of Leonard's other Raylan Givens stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zombieaps | 1/10/2014

    " I didn't read all of the stories. I thought I'd like his style but it's hard for me to get into. It was worth checking out....part it of my disinterest might have had to do with all the literary fiction I was reading, which tainted my pallet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/5/2014

    " Leonard's collection is thick with characters pulled from previous works, some that stay and talk a while, others that just pass through these short fictions. Nobody here overstays their welcome, which helps keep this anthology moving right along as it skips from crime fiction to western and back again. I came out of Justified curiosity for "Fire in the Hole," but stayed for the gripping title story and the equally good "The Tonto Woman." When the Women Come Out to Dance is a well-crafted, easy read that'll set your feet tapping, but isn't quite enough to get you out on the floor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Thomas | 1/3/2014

    " Another great Elmore Leonard book, very good short stories, I read it for " Fire In The Hole" which is the pilot for the new American series, Justified. A very good collection..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/31/2013

    " Well, I think it's a law or something that you have to like Elmore Leonard. I purchased this one for the one story "Fire in the Hole" A Raylan Givens story. That one was the best story in the book for me, but, there were some other gems in here as well. But, there was one or two that were only a few pages long and kind of left me scratching my head. But, over all if you like Elmore you'll want to add this one to your collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 12/23/2013

    " I love these short stories If you like Elmore Leonard you will too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 12/10/2013

    " Series of short stories by Elmore Leonard. Includes a short story with Rayland Givens the main character in the TV series Justified. Quick reading and entertaining. "

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

    " All of Elmore Leonard's characters are immediately and thoroughly captivating. I will never tire of reading about their shenanigans. Even if they do all seem to share a penchant for Jim Beam. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jae | 11/27/2013

    " I read this book because it contains the short story that the FX original TV series "Justified" is based on. I like Elmore Leonard and like the TV series, so I thought I'd give it a shot. It's a great collection of unusual shorts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Lavid | 11/26/2013

    " Prolific, relentless writer. Each story grabbed me from beginning to end. I love how his characters have a bit of bad and a bit of good. Enjoyed this collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 11/25/2013

    " Chose this book primarily to read the short story, "Fire in the Hole" upon which the TV series, Justified was based. As it turns out, I found several of the other short stories far better. Easy read and several good stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 5/26/2013

    " Anyone watching Justified on FX? It was based on a short story Fire in the Hole from this collection. There are a variety of other good stories included in this collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Torieqwq | 12/22/2012

    " Loved this book. The story "Fire in the Hole" was the inspiration for the TV series, "Justified," and is the reason I picked up the book. The stories were all good and covered a range of genres and time periods. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack G | 11/21/2012

    " A series of short stories by the master of the dialogue and world view of those on the edge. I think Elmore Leonard's writing is best showcased with the novel rather than short story. Worth noting that the basis for the TV series produced by Leonard ( Justified ) appears in this collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 4/15/2012

    " Fantastic Short stories that could easily be in movies and television shows. Each character grabs you with in the first few lines of the stories. Elmore Leonard is a literary genius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/2/2011

    " Nothing like a little late-summer brain rot in the form of quick/dirty short stories from a master. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 8/26/2011

    " Very short story about Raylan Givens, the story that started Justified and Ava and Boyd are in it. Mainly seen in the first episode(s) of Justified. Other short stories in this book too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry Foster | 7/9/2011

    " The book I'm reading is called 'Fire in the Hole and other stories' of which 'When the Women Come Out to Dance' is one. Fire in the Hole, Pronto, and Riding the Rap all either have Raylan in them or reference him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald | 4/28/2011

    " "Fire In the Hole" is superb! A wild ride for a such a short story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlamac | 4/25/2011

    " I love Elmore Leonard's novels. This is a good collection of short stories. All excellent and well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D | 4/2/2011

    " This is a book of short stories that any fan will recognize. Great book, every story is different but in Leonard's style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/19/2011

    " Prolific, relentless writer. Each story grabbed me from beginning to end. I love how his characters have a bit of bad and a bit of good. Enjoyed this collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 11/14/2010

    " A bunch of short stories. Leonard is always an entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 10/3/2010

    " I don't really like short stories, but I did like reading about Raylen Givens and Karen Sisco again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jorge | 9/26/2010

    " Nine short stories -- Excellent quick read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 8/28/2010

    " These are sweet stories of revenge for women. All very crazy and unpredictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 8/5/2010

    " All of Elmore Leonard's characters are immediately and thoroughly captivating. I will never tire of reading about their shenanigans. Even if they do all seem to share a penchant for Jim Beam. ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 7/22/2010

    " I got this collection because it includes "Fire in the Hole," the short story on which the TV series "Justified" is based, and of course none of the tales disappoints. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 6/30/2010

    " So I only read, "Fire in the Hole" because the TV show Justified is based on that short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 6/29/2010

    " This is a short story collection for Leonard. Extends the Raylan Givens saga and background story for Out of Sight's Karen Sisco.

    I enjoyed Leonard's western stuff especially. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 6/28/2010

    " I read Fire in the Hole on line because of the TV show Justified. I really liked it, well that's because I love modern day westerns. I have more of his stuff which I will read some time soon. "

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

    " Anyone watching Justified on FX? It was based on a short story Fire in the Hole from this collection. There are a variety of other good stories included in this collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/25/2010

    " I have never read any of his books but really liked his movies. So the short story I read in this book was "Fire in the Hole" which has been turned in to a TV show, Justified. The show follows the book very closely. The dialogue is really clever. Love Raylen Givens! "

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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.