Leonid McGill
Books in series4
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(3.9 based on 412 ratings)
  • 1
    The Long Fall | Walter Mosley

    The Long Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    His name is etched on the door of his Manhattan office: LEONID McGILL , PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR. It's a name that takes a little explaining, but he's used to it. Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades mostly in cash and favors: McGill's an old-school P.I. working a city that's gotten fancy all around him. Fancy or not, he has always managed to get by - keep a roof over the head of his wife and kids, and still manage a little fun on the side - mostly because he's never been above taking a shady job for a quick buck.

    constant back story to do the heavy lifting.

    Author seems to rely way too much backstory. He keeps telling you why he's thinking this and why he's doing that and why other people are doing what ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2012 by Matthew (Mays Landing, NJ, United States)
  • 2
    Known to Evil: A Leonid McGill Mystery | Walter Mosley

    Known to Evil: A Leonid McGill Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (51)

    Leonid McGill-the protagonist introduced in The Long Fall, the book that returned Walter Mosley to bestseller lists nationwide - is still fighting to stick to his reformed ways while the world around him pulls him in every other direction. He has split up with his girlfriend, Aura, because his new self won't let him leave his wife - but then Aura's new boyfriend starts angling to get Leonid kicked out of his prime, top-of-the­skyscraper office space.

    Interesting Mosley turn, reader disappointing

    I am a big Mosley fan (read, not heard). However, with regard to the audio: First, get a grip on lousy accents - if you cannot do them (hello...NY ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 09 2010 by Elizabeth (West Hurley, NY, United States)
  • 3
    When the Thrill Is Gone | Walter Mosley

    When the Thrill Is Gone

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    How can Leonid McGill say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better than to believe every word, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that - if his family's misadventures don't kill him first - sorting out the woman's crooked tale will bring him straight to death's door.

    No The Thrill is not Gone

    I was first introduced to Leonid McGill about three weeks ago after hearing about this book on the Tom Joyner Morning show. I am so thrilled to have ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 09 2011 by Nicole (Montgomery, AL, United States)
  • 4
    All I Did Was Shoot My Man: A Leonid McGill Mystery, Book 4 | Walter Mosley

    All I Did Was Shoot My Man: A Leonid McGill Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Seven years ago, Zella Grisham came home to find her man, Harry Tangelo, in bed with her friend. The weekend before, $6.8 million had been stolen from Rutgers Assurance Corp., whose offices are across the street from where Zella worked. Zella didn't remember shooting Harry, but she didn't deny it either. The district attorney was inclined to call it temporary insanity - until the police found $80,000 from the Rutgers heist hidden in her storage space. For reasons of his own, Leonid McGill is convinced of Zella's innocence. But as he begins his investigation, his life begins to unravel.

    I have fallen in love again!

    Althrough Leonid is flawed and has a past he is still attractive in a clumsy hero sort of way. I love your voice Mirron WIllis and secretly wait for ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 05 2012 by Nicole (Montgomery, AL, United States)