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Grave Digger and Coffin Ed
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  • 0.5

    A Rage in Harlem: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Chester Himes
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (315)
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    (313)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Star Wars films), fresh off the success of his uproarious, Audie-nominated performance of the mock children’s book Go the F**k to Sleep, delivers a swaggering, darkly-humored rendering of Chester Himes’ classic first novel.

    Rebecca Roztocil says: "Excellent Reading!"
    Excellent Reading!

    Absolutely.

    Reviewed on September 11 2012 by Rebecca Roztocil (Caledonia, New York United States)
  • 1

    The Crazy Kill: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Chester Himes
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (29)
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    (28)
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    (28)

    Outside the apartment where a wake is going on, the manager of the A&P across the street is robbed. Reverend Short, a storefront preacher addicted to opium and brandy, is watching from a bedroom window in the flat. He leans out too far and falls, but a huge bread basket, sitting outside the bakery below, saves him. Back inside, he says he sees a vision of a dead man. Outside, in the very basket Short landed in, lies the body of Valentine Haines. Who murdered Val? It is up to Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson to find out.

    Ilana says: "This is One Crazy Bunch!"
    This is One Crazy Bunch!

    How to describe this nutty plot? During a wake in the small hours of the morning, a preacher falls out the window from the third floor apartment and m..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 06 2012 by Ilana (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 2

    The Real Cool Killers: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Chester Himes
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Many people had reasons for killing Galen, a big Greek with too much money and too great a liking for young black girls. But there are complications - like a drug addict, a disappearing suspect, and the fact that Coffin Ed's daughter is up to her neck in the whole explosive business.

    Ilana says: "Too Cool For School"
    Too Cool For School

    A big white man is murdered in cold blood in the streets of Harlem in front of countless bystanders. But who is the killer? The drunken crazed man who..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 06 2012 by Ilana (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 3

    All Shot Up: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Chester Himes
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (16)
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    A golden Cadillac big enough to cross the ocean has been seen sailing along the streets of Harlem. A hit-and-run victim's been hit so hard she got embedded in the wall of a convent. A shootout with three heistmen dressed as cops has left an important politician in a coma - and a lot of money missing. And Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are the ones who have to piece it all together.

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  • 4

    The Big Gold Dream: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Chester Himes
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (15)
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    The Big Gold Dream is the explosive and shocking hardboiled classic that explores the shadowy underbelly of New York as a urban civil war erupts on the side streets of Harlem, pitting murderers and prostitutes against corrupt politicians and racist white detectives. Detectives Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson attempt to maintain some kind of order - in the neighborhood they have sworn to protect - in a world gone mad around them.

    Jefferson says: ""Faith Is Like a Gold Dream" in Hard Boiled Harlem"
    "Faith Is Like a Gold Dream" in Hard Boiled Harlem

    In the comically grotesque opening to Chester Himes' The Big Gold Dream (1960), Alberta Wright, a buxom, simple-minded, stubborn "kitchen slave" for w..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 26 2012 by Jefferson (Jonan-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Japan)
  • 5

    The Heat's On: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Chester Himes
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (15)
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    From the start, nothing goes fright for Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones. They are disciplined for use of excessive force. Grave Digger is shot, and his death announced in a hoax radio bulletin. Bodies pile up faster than Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones can run. Yet, try as they might, they always seem to be one hot step behind the cause of all the mayhem: three million dollars' worth of heroine and a simple albino called Pinky.

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  • 6

    Cotton Comes to Harlem: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Chester Himes
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Con man Deak O'Hara is out of the state penitentiary and back on the street working the scam of a lifetime. The $87,000 he has schemed to get has been hijacked and hidden in a bale of cotton. Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones are on everyone's trail in one of their most entertaining thrillers.

    Fylynne says: "Entertaining and funny!"
    Entertaining and funny!

    Yes.

    Reviewed on March 13 2012 by Fylynne (CHICAGO, IL, United States)
  • 7

    Blind Man with a Pistol: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Chester Himes
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
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    New York is sweltering in the summer heat, and Harlem is close to the boiling point. To Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, at times it seems as if the whole world has gone mad. Trying, as always, to keep some kind of peace - their legendary nickel-plated Colts very much in evidence - Coffin Ed and Grave Digger find themselves pursuing two completely different cases through a maze of knifings, beatings, and riots that threatens to tear Harlem apart.

    Parola138 says: "best narrator ever"
    best narrator ever

    First off, there could not be a better narrator for these Chester Himes books. Dion Graham brings them to life more than if you were reading the book ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 05 2012 by Parola138 (United States)