Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard audiobook

Hot Kid

By Elmore Leonard
Read by Arliss Howard

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780060724238

The Carl Webster Series: Book 1

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Carl Webster, the hot kid of the marshals service, is polite, respects his elders, and can shoot a man driving away in an Essex at four hundred yards. Carl works out of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, federal courthouse in the 1930s, the period of America's most notorious bank robbers. Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, those guys. Carl wants to be America's most famous lawman. He shot his first felon when he was fifteen years old. With a Winchester. Jack Belmont wants to rob banks, become public enemy number one, and show his dad, an oil millionaire, he can make it on his own.With tommy guns, hot cars, speakeasies, cops and robbers, and a former lawman who believes in vigilante justice, all played out against the flapper period of gun molls and Prohibition, The Hot Kid is Elmore Leonard -- the true master -- at his best. Performed by Arliss Howard

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A New York Times bestseller

A 2006 Audie Award Finalist

A 2005 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Carl Webster, the hot kid of the marshals service, is polite, respects his elders, and can shoot a man driving away in an Essex at four hundred yards. Carl works out of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, federal courthouse in the 1930s, the period of America's most notorious bank robbers. Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, those guys.

Carl wants to be America's most famous lawman. He shot his first felon when he was fifteen years old. With a Winchester.

Jack Belmont wants to rob banks, become public enemy number one, and show his dad, an oil millionaire, he can make it on his own.With tommy guns, hot cars, speakeasies, cops and robbers, and a former lawman who believes in vigilante justice, all played out against the flapper period of gun molls and Prohibition, The Hot Kid is Elmore Leonard -- the true master -- at his best.

Performed by Arliss Howard

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Elmore Leonard unspools the definitive portrait of 1930s lowlife.” Stephen King
“This is a novel that…is all about style, literary and otherwise.” New York Times Book Review
The Hot Kid brims with the sly humor, sparse prose, and razor dialogue we expect from the master.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“There’s nothing Elmore Leonard doesn’t know about stylish writing, and The Hot Kid is him at his compressed best.” Detroit Free Press
“Expertly crafted, deftly balanced.” Houston Chronicle
“Clear, fast-paced, and masterfully structured.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“His fortieth crime novel—and he just keeps getting better and better.” Deseret News
“The writing is pitch-perfect throughout…it’s all pure Leonard, and that means it’s pure terrific.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

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
Runtime: 8.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English