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The hot kid

by Leonard, Elmore, 1925-2013.

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Plum Community Library Adult Audio PL FIC LEO
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Adult Audio
Call Number  PL FIC LEO
Sewickley Public Library AV - Playaways MP3 F LEO
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  AV - Playaways
Call Number  MP3 F LEO
The Hot Kid
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Hot Kid is part-Cuban, part-Indian Carlos Webster, who inadvertently gets his start in law enforcement at age 15 when he shoots a cattle thief. The investigating U.S. marshal thinks Carlos has potential and tells the kid to give him a call in five or six years. Carlos does and becomes Carl, though the next guy he shoots is a bank robber who once called him a "greaser." Carl Webster thrills the public with his soon-to-be signature line, "If I have to pull my weapon I'll shoot to kill." He's so cool he doesn't even know he's saying it--or does he? This Dust Bowl-era Okie ambler captures the era of Pretty Boy Floyd, Bonnie and Clyde, and John Dillinger with a slow-simmering feud between Webster and Jack Belmont, a pea-brained oil scion who wants to be a most-wanted outlaw. Trailing them both is Tony Antonelli, a journalist with a knack for turning gunfights into heroic battles. As always, Leonard's prose seems effortless, his dialogue is perfect, and his humor is as dry as a moonshine martini. If there's anything that keeps The Hot Kid 0 from catching fire, it might be that the Hot Kid is a little too hot. Sure, this is all about mythmaking, but if Webster's socks smelled more of clay, he'd be on more equal footing with the bad guys, making the conclusion a bit less foregone. Still, a terrific pleasure. --Keir Graff Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Leonard's (Get Shorty) 40th novel is a nearly flawless audio production. Initially, Howard's lackadaisical meter and reading style comes off as flat and unenthused. But as the flavor of the story steeps, his low-key, deliberate delivery sets the perfect pitch for Leonard's stripped down dialogue. His slow cowpoke pace leaves plenty of space for the nuance with which he breathes life into Leonard's characters. Everyone is tough, everyone is cool, and nearly all speak in clipped Hemingway-like sentences. However, Howard carefully assigns each character a specific voice, timber and speed, saving the most calm and cool for Carlos "Carl" Webster, the young, quick-drawing U.S. marshal hero of the tale. The only thing amiss with this package is the music that opens and closes each CD. This is a western tale of shootouts, cattle rustlers and bank robbers. The swanky, sultry jazz music with lilting sax better fits Chandler than L'Amour. Once past these spurious strains, however, the listener is in for a satisfying earful. Simultaneous release with Morrow hardcover (Reviews, Mar. 28). (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Police -- Oklahoma -- Fiction.
Oklahoma -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Western stories.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2005
Edition Unabridged ed.
Contributors Howard, Arliss.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by Arliss Howard.
Language English
Notes "Unabridged"--Container.
Title from container.
In container (21 cm.).
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Accompanying material may vary.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (8 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781428154995
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