Stick by Elmore Leonard audiobook

Stick

By Elmore Leonard
Read by Frank Muller

HarperAudio
8.29 Hours 1
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“A little beauty of a story….A hot, fast read with pungent characters.” —Los Angeles Times “A slam-bang, no-bull action thriller…and nobody but nobody writes better dialogue.” —New York Daily News It’s an established fact: Elmore Leonard is “the uncontested master of the crime thriller” (Washington Post ) who “does crime fiction better than anyone” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and nowhere is this more obvious than in the pages of Stick. One of his most acclaimed noir masterworks, it is the story of ex-con Ernest “Stick” Stickley who’s nudged from the straight-and-narrow path when a big time drug dealer randomly selects him to die and a perfect revenge/payday opportunity presents itself. The author of Raylan, featuring  U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the sometimes trigger-happy protagonist of TV’s Justified, Leonard is indeed the king, holding court with the best of the best, including Coban and Connally, and the late great John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert B. Parker.

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Summary

Summary

“A little beauty of a story….A hot, fast read with pungent characters.”
Los Angeles Times

“A slam-bang, no-bull action thriller…and nobody but nobody writes better dialogue.”
New York Daily News

It’s an established fact: Elmore Leonard is “the uncontested master of the crime thriller” (Washington Post ) who “does crime fiction better than anyone” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and nowhere is this more obvious than in the pages of Stick. One of his most acclaimed noir masterworks, it is the story of ex-con Ernest “Stick” Stickley who’s nudged from the straight-and-narrow path when a big time drug dealer randomly selects him to die and a perfect revenge/payday opportunity presents itself. The author of Raylan, featuring  U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the sometimes trigger-happy protagonist of TV’s Justified, Leonard is indeed the king, holding court with the best of the best, including Coban and Connally, and the late great John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert B. Parker.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Irresistible…audacious and outrageous.”  New York Times Book Review
“A slam-bang, no-bull action thriller…The pace is blistering, and nobody but nobody writes better dialogue.”  New York Daily News
“A little beauty of a story…A hot, fast read with with pungent characters.”  Los Angeles Times
“If thrills and amusements are Leonard’s principal stock in trade, it is also clear that Stick is a novel with more serious purposes…Elmore Leonard has no tolerance for sham or pretense, in the prose he writes or the people he depicts. He’s a funny writers—all the best are—and an incisive, unsparing one. He does honest work, and reading it is a great pleasure.”  Washington Book World

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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
Runtime: 8.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English