Hombre

By Elmore Leonard
Read by Richard Poe

4.36 Hours 02/21/2017 unabridged
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John Russell was raised as an Apache and even served as a member of the tribal police. Now the time has come for him to leave the San Carlos reservation far behind and live again as a white man. The stagecoach passengers he is traveling with want nothing to do with this man they call “Hombre,” forcing him to ride up with the driver. But they change their tune when outlaws ride down on them. Suddenly they must rely on Russell’s guns and his ability to survive in the desert. They shunned John Russell, and now they must follow him—or die. 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. 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 US Marshal Raylan Givens (Justified).

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Summary

Summary

John Russell was raised as an Apache and even served as a member of the tribal police. Now the time has come for him to leave the San Carlos reservation far behind and live again as a white man. The stagecoach passengers he is traveling with want nothing to do with this man they call “Hombre,” forcing him to ride up with the driver. But they change their tune when outlaws ride down on them. Suddenly they must rely on Russell’s guns and his ability to survive in the desert. They shunned John Russell, and now they must follow him—or die.

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.

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 US 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

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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