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Road Dogs is a story featuring Jack Foley, a recurring Leonard character who is "the most notorious bank robber in the country." Cundo Rey is a Cuban who spends three years in prison with Foley. Dawn Navarro is also a recurring Leonard character: a "psychic" bunko artist who in this book is a cold-blooded, calculating murderer. The action takes place mostly in Venice, California. There is scheming and double-crossing and twists and turns. Foley is a very likable character. This is partly because George Clooney played him in the movie "Out of Sight," with Jennifer Lopez as US Marshall Karen Cisco. If I were you, I would read "Out of Sight" first, because it happened long before the action in "Road Dogs," and there are countless references to it. The first book is also better than Road Dogs, in my view. However, Peter Francis James does a really great job of narrating. I would definitely listen to another one of his audiobooks. Actually, if I were you, I would see the movie "Out of Sight" first. Clooney is excellent, as usual, and J. Lo is fine. Sometimes the movie is better than the book.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Road Dogs to be better than the print version?
Yes. Elmore Leonard writes as if for a film, and an audio production comes close.
What did you like best about this story?
The story kept my interest in characters and plot.
Have you listened to any of Peter Francis James???s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I don't keep track of performers, because Audible performers are all pretty good.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
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