Mosley ,writes a story that is "real" to life and Cheadle brings it to "life" . I've listen to this one over 10 time and its still very enjoyable. I do have a membership and so many books , this one is truly excellent. Cheadle , give the words the air to breathe . Never dull , from beginning to end .
The plot was slow to start, and the many subplots and characters was hard to follow, but that could have been my interupted listening. It was well written and very well read by narrator Don Cheadle, who brought the characters to life. I will look for more in the series.
This is a nice little mystery/detective story set in Los Angeles in the 1950's. What makes it absolutely great is Don Cheadle's narration. The guy has a chameleon voice with so many nuances. I like him as an actor, and sometimes I have harder times with narrators to whom I can attach a face...it's Tom Cruise reading a story rather than the characters having a voice. Not so with this book...you would swear there are different people doing the narration. He's really great, really excellent.
The story is nicely written and one gets a flavor of that time as well as the subtle racism that pervaded even "enlightened" areas during that time.
This is a nice little listen and I would recommend it if you want a few hours of very pleasant distraction.
If you can put up with the rambling opening segment and a narrator with pebbles in his mouth this book is just what you are looking for. Be my guest, but if you want something well-written and well-read, move on to a different title.