Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard audiobook

Mr. Paradise: A Novel

By Elmore Leonard
Read by Robert Forster

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6.29 Hours Unabridged
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“Sharp as an ice pick….You will love this excellent book.” —New York Times Book Review Elmore Leonard is the undisputed master, the “King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times), in the august company of the all-time greats of mystery/noir/crime fiction genre: John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, et al. The creator of such unforgettable classics as Stick, Out of Sight, and Get Shorty—not to mention the character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, lately of TV’s hit series Justified—Leonard is in fine form with Mr. Paradise. A riveting Detroit-based thriller enlivened by Leonard’s trademark razor-sharp dialogue, Mr. Paradise follows a smart Victoria’s Secret model’s attempt to score big after surviving a double murder in a millionaire’s mansion…with a lonely cop acting as spoiler.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

“Sharp as an ice pick….You will love this excellent book.”
New York Times Book Review

Elmore Leonard is the undisputed master, the “King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times), in the august company of the all-time greats of mystery/noir/crime fiction genre: John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, et al. The creator of such unforgettable classics as Stick, Out of Sight, and Get Shorty—not to mention the character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, lately of TV’s hit series Justified—Leonard is in fine form with Mr. Paradise. A riveting Detroit-based thriller enlivened by Leonard’s trademark razor-sharp dialogue, Mr. Paradise follows a smart Victoria’s Secret model’s attempt to score big after surviving a double murder in a millionaire’s mansion…with a lonely cop acting as spoiler.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If a writer lives long enough or produces a steady output of good books, there comes a point when he or she passes beyond mere criticism. Readers grow simply grateful. We’d rather have any new Patrick O’Brian or Iris Murdoch or Dick Francis or Elmore Leonard than none at all. Sometimes this allows us to excuse all sorts of weakness. But in the case of Mr. Paradise we don’t have to settle for mere gratitude. We can rejoice. It is unputdownable, packed with excruciating suspense and I couldn’t stop reading it. Oh yes, it’s also polyphonic and a masterpiece of progression d’effet.” Washington Post
“It won’t disappoint the author’s many fans…Leonard is still the best of the breed among crime writers…His stories are first and foremost character driven, and the cake is iced by Leonard’s note-perfect ear for language and dialogue. Mr. Paradise delivers on both fronts. And, as with most Leonard works, it’ll make a damn good movie, too.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A jaunty and sexy story…‘Irresistible’ is putting it mildly. I was held captive by Mr. Paradise from start to finish, racing from page to page…This dark book, for all that it reveals about the basest impulses of human nature, also laughs, bargains, rages, kills, heals, dances, and sings.”  Washington Times
“A knockout blend of cool, sexy, and smart. The lean muscular prose keeps the pages turning at breakneck pace. A heavenly thriller.” Scotland on Sunday (Edinburgh)

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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
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English