The Moonshine War

  • by Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by Mark Hammer
  • 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was Prohibition, and a big, hell-raising Son Martin had himself something special: $125,000 worth of Kentucky's finest home-made whiskey, no one was going to steal it. Because when it came to shooting, fighting, and outsmarting the Big Boys, Son Martin wasn't just good. He was bad . . .dangerous. . . and deadly.

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Classic Elmore Leonard

The Moonshine War is the story of Son Martin a Prohibition Era bootlegger in rural Kentucky. Son's father hid over $100,000 of top grade moonshine. Now Frank Long, an old army buddy of Martin's is looking for it. Long is now a prohibition agent and wants the whiskey for himself. Long brings in some bootleggers to help him and things get hot.

This book was published in 1969, but like all great books, still holds up to repeated readings. This has Leonard's classic style. Heavy emphasis on dialogue, interesting characters, and sudden explosions of violence.

Mark Hammer gives a wonderful reading of the text. His voice captures the sound of the hills and the rhythm of Leonard's prose.
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- David I. Williams

A good as it gets...

I loved everything about this book, but the narrator nailed it! Without him, I am not sure what my reaction to listening to a Leonard book would look like. I've read every book he's written and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE his writing.

This was the first time I listened to a reading of one of Leonard's book and it was everything I hoped it would be. The narrator was stellar. Can't go wrong - as far as I am concerned.
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- Gina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2010
  • Publisher: HarperAudio