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  • IQ

  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,382

A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IQ way better than OK

  • By green ice cream garden on 12-21-16

Was skeptical coming from the Walter Mosley

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I was skeptical after years of Walter Mosley and Attica Locke but this was a great story and narration. The story is easy to follow and believable and its great to have a main (African American) character who is intelligent and solves crimes without at least most of times raising his fist. I like smart, thoughtful and layered stories that make you think and not just fluff like a lot of television and books are today. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good modern crime thriller.

  • Pleasantville

  • By: Attica Locke
  • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Fifteen years after the events of Black Water Rising, Jay Porter is struggling to cope with catastrophic changes in his personal life and the disintegration of his environmental law practice. His victory against Cole Oil is still the crown jewel of his career, even if he hasn't yet seen a dime thanks to appeals. But time has taken its toll. Tired and restless, he's ready to quit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Author You Need to Know

  • By L. O. Pardue on 05-18-15

Very interesting and keeps your attention.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-18

This is the second book I have listened to from Attica Locke .I will say being from Houston it is strange and refreshing hearing about streets I drive everyday. Beyond that this is the first author that has come close for me to Walter Mosley my favorite author. Deep,thoughtful and very entertaining I would definitely recommend this book to everyone.