Hombre by Elmore Leonard audiobook

Hombre

By Elmore Leonard
Read by Richard Poe

HarperAudio 9780062206114
4.36 Hours Unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Top 10 Books on the History and Future of the Western

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).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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…may seem familiar, but the combination of Leonard’s naturalistic writing style and Poe’s baritone voice makes this a gripping listen…It’s surprising no one has produced this title as an audiobook before now. Poe’s reading makes up for the wait.” AudioFile
“A classic…Leonard’s writing style is as effortless and enjoyable as watching a good movie.” Oregonian
“Although known for his mysteries, Elmore Leonard has penned some of the best Western fiction ever.” USA Today
“The classic Western. The 1950s are the heyday of Western readership, when writers like Louis L’Amour and others refined the genre for mass consumption. Elmore Leonard, who went on to become well known for his crime fiction, got his start in the genre—and used its tropes better than most. Hombre is a gripping tale that distills the genre to its bare form and does so with Leonard’s keen ear for dialogue.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Elmore Leonard

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Westerns
Runtime: 4.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English