Grand Master Elmore Leonard is justifiably acknowledged as "the best writer of crime fiction alive" (Newsweek)—and, in fact, one of the very best ever, alongside other all-time greats like John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker. But he has also many acclaimed masterworks of American western fiction to his credit—including Hombre, the basis for the classic Hollywood motion picture starring Paul Newman. Set in Arizona mining country, Hombre is the tale of a white man raised by Indians, who must come to the aid of people who hate him when their stagecoach is attacked by outlaws. As thrilling as his contemporary novels of crime, double-cross, and murder in Detroit and Miami, Hombre is Elmore Leonard at his riveting best—no less than one would expect from the creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Justified).
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by Elmore Leonard
by Iris Johansen
by Jane Smiley
by Bob Woodward
by Elizabeth Benedict
by Dennis Haseley
"Narrator Richard Poe's steady, resonant tone; subtle accents; and superb timing bring out the sagebrush and tumbleweeds in this Western classic. The genre-busting story, heavy on action and social justice, follows a group of stagecoach passengers who are pursued by a trio of bad guys. All of this may seem familiar, but the combination of Leonard's naturalistic writing style and Poe's baritone voice makes this a gripping listen. Leonard, known more his crime novels, was a well-respected Western writer, and HOMBRE includes some familiar elements: the underestimated antihero, the pursuit of dirty money, the close-quarters interplay of characters, and the use of dialogue to tell the story. It's surprising no one has produced this title as an audiobook before now. Poe's reading makes up for the wait. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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