Fearless Jones is an army veteran, a man who is proud of his accomplishments during World War II and refuses to step into the background now that the war is over. Violence dogs Fearless' every step, and Paris has tried to keep his distance. But there's no friend like the one you need.
The two set out to find the elusive Elana Love, and every step leads them deeper into a bewildering vortex of money and betrayal. These two black men in 1950s Los Angeles have few rights, little money, and no recourse under attack. But they have their friends, their wits, and their knowledge of the way the world really works to help them prevail.
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"A violent, heroic and classic piece of noir fiction. Fearless is...a knight-errant and hopefully destined for further adventures as fine as this one." (Publishers Weekly)
"Well-paced action and rich, evocative dialogue...Mosley writes in an open, engaging style that translates well to audio." (AudioFile)
"Cause to rejoice... we can only hope that this is the first of a series." (Amazon.com)
I'm a big fan of Mosley's Easy Rawlins series and was a little apprehensive about a listen with different characters. The book, the characters, the dialog and the narration all swept me along in vintage LA in a story of strange loyalties and soul searching. As a white woman who grew up in segregated Texas and witnessed (from afar and with joy) the civil rights movement, I'll never truly understand what life was and is like for black men and women, but Mosley's stories bring me so much closer. His characters are so real and so deep they walk around in my head like old friends I miss.
The characters vibrantly jump out of the words in this book. The number of relationships and their impact on one another forces you to concentrate on every word. Paris Minton's character provides subtle humor to this exciting mystery.
I love Fearless Jones he is a dynamic character.. There is nothing I didd not like in this book.
Yes there are so many fights and killings one could not predict what would possibbly happen next.
The narrator did a wonderful job.
Yes definitely not sure who the stars should be
great book I loved it
Mosley certainly has the makings of a movie or s mini series - the story line is interesting, the social issues are relevant today - and he has a Myriad of colorful and well thought out characters.
Walter Mosley pulls off something that's rare in literature. He demonstrates an intimate knowledge of the African American experience of the 1950s, the post World War II Jewish experience and the human condition with motivations of the heart, money and pride. Every revelation a gut punch. I don't think that I've seen anybody write with such emotion in the characters on their pages.
i enjoy story this writer and this writer it's pretty good keep up the good works need more black rhinos also there are out there maybe you should do a movie on one of my Walter Mosley books I know Denzel Washington done a superb acting maybe you should have him do some of Walter Mosley's books
Mr. James narration of the story was excellent, he made me laugh, I got angry and sad, I experienced all the feelings you should have when reading a good book, plus I could see in my head everything he described.
I love "who done it" type books, especially when the characters look like me, I can relate to what's going on in the book
He made you feel like you were actually there, seeing and experiencing everything that was happening.
Nothing. I loved his narration
I'm a fan and will continue to purchase Mr. Mosley's books. Thank you Audible.
Like all of Mosley’s work, this book is engaging and beautifully written. He is truly a masterful story teller. Walter Mosley is one of my favorite word smiths and to-date I haven’t been unhappy with any of the narrators for his audio books. However, I have noticed in a few of the Easy Rawlins and Fearless audio books the insertion of musical transitions. These transitions are distracting to say the least. To say the most, they are outright annoying. This is the only flaw in the audio book versions of Mosley’s work worth noting. Fortunately for Mosley his publishing company has chosen outstanding artists to perform his work. The music doesn’t add to the performance as much as it takes away.However, don’t let my pet peeve about the music dissuade you from purchasing the audio book.
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