©2002 Walter Mosley; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Don't know, listened didn't read it, so cannot say which is better. But I liked the narrator's voice in my head better than I like the one in mine.
Good plot, well written, gets the social divide between ethnicities, the police and the American class structure pretty well - especially for the time period this book is set in.
Yes and equally good. I'll be looking for his narrations.
Yes, wish I could have.
Highly recommend this book and the Easy Rawlins series!
Very well paced. The story was like I was a friend listening to what was going on in the neighborhood. The narrator is very good. I can listen to him all day. I also love the fact that the story takes place in the 50's. I wonder when Hollywood is going to make another Easy Rawlins movie. Long overdue.
Michael Boatman brings this complex mystery to life with amazing depth. His voices for different characters are distinct and nuanced. The story was intriguing and I hated anytime that I had to pause the story! Great book!
Liked this a lot - and the narration was really good.
Great writing and tightly developed plot with a few twists
Excellent- Excellent - excellent
Great series - Great Book - Great Story
I really enjoyed this. I will be reading the entire series
Most of us were introduced to Ezekiel Rollins in "Devil With A Blue Dress On" in book or movie. Looking for more description on Easy Rollins, just Google his bio.
Mosley's books paint the portrait of black life in L.A. in a time most readers don't know -- Los Angeles before the Watts Riots, before Rodney King, in a time when the City of Angels is colored by the magic of movies and the orange sun through a hazy sky.
A Red Death is a book well-worth reading for three reasons beyond Michael Boatman's flawless performance. It is a riveting story of migration from the depths of Houston's impoverished wards to the promise of California sunshine. It is a portrait of people of color carefully painted so that each character is a fully-fleshed individual and personality. It is a study of life below the surface in L.A. as an entire people flourish in spiritual wealth under waves of poverty and prejudice.
Mosley's plots and subplots thrust there way from the unseen to solution as Rollins and his cadre of friends and acquaintances spill out the story -- and sometimes their lives -- in a masterful compilation of storytelling.
I'm hooked on the series and regret that it seems to have ended with so few books and so much potential.
I started reading Walter Mosley because John Grisham mentioned the author in the Racketeer. I have found this and other Walter Mosley books about Easy Rawlings very interesting. They have provided me with new insights of a culture very different to 21st century England. I particularly like the development of the character Easy. However, my favorite is Mouse, who I probably would not want to meet in person but always provides color to the stories.
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