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R. R. Jamison

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  • Down the River unto the Sea

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 760

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Claudia Peebler on 03-03-18

Good story line but this is Easy Rawlings clone!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

Well written and a very good storyline but this guy is Eziekel Rawlings, AD is Feather, Mel is Mouse, and the Cop-friend is very much Easy’s Cop friend.

Dion Graham is one of 3 narrators that I look for same as many look for a specific Author.

I want Mr. Mosley to develop this character, but give him his own genre and not a regurgitated Easy Rawlings.

For the record I’m a YUGE Easy fan!

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  • So You Call Yourself a Man

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

Three best friends who've grown up together encounter some of the real tests of manhood. All's good for James and Cathy until a woman shows up with James' love child. Suave Brent thinks he's found happiness with a born-again churchgoer - until another leads him into temptation. And longtime friend Sonny is going to need help from James and Brent if he's to have any hope of salvaging his marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good Novel with some twists and turns

  • By R. Pontiflet on 04-03-14

The 3 Main Characters are all rather disgusting.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

I think the author Weber wrote a realistic book where the main protagonist are not at all heroic. Whilst you’re not expecting a “They lived happily ever after” ending you are not disappointed.

  • Married Men

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free, Dion Graham, Marc Johnson, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

Carl Weber is a recipient of the Blackboard Bookseller of the Year Award. Married Men is a fresh and funny take on modern love that has been described as Waiting to Exhale on testosterone. Lifelong friends Kyle, Allen, Wil, and Jay all make mistakes in their marriages-and all get kicked to the curb by their wives. What follows is a wild ride with stops in sleazy hotels, divorce court, and even jail. In their adventure, fueled by Viagra® and lovely young ladies, the four men always have each other to lean on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Book

  • By Dream on 10-13-11

I know these dudes!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

I know this is a fictional piece, but almost every character I know in real life. They’ve hooked up with different characters (in real life) and have different names but I know them all, Allen would be me, 😂LOL‼️😄

I like Weber’s format by using several different narrators. Good story, not quite a 🌽 corny “Happily Ever After” ending because in real life, it never quite is.

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  • A Song of Shadows

  • A Charlie Parker Thriller
  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 339

Still recovering from his life-threatening wounds, private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to regain his strength. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda. But Ruth has her secrets. Old atrocities are about to be unearthed, and old sinners will kill to hide their sins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charlie Parker reboot.

  • By Lisa on 08-07-16

Jersey Shore Reader Mr, 34

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

Great story but does it want to be a midterm Thriller or SyFy? Narration excellent.

  • The Real Cool Killers

  • A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel
  • By: Chester Himes
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By freddie on 05-29-13

It's what I expected from Chester Himes

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

Himes' novels are gritty yet simple and captures the essence of Harlem. 👮🏾🌆🔫
Narration was cool!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing the Devil's Tail

  • A Mystery of Storyville, New Orleans
  • By: David Fulmer
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

In the raucous, bloody, red-light district of Storyville, New Orleans, in 1907, where 2,000 scarlet women ply their trade, where cocaine and opium are sold over the counter, and where rye whiskey flows like an amber river, there's a killer loose. Someone is murdering Storyville prostitutes and marking each killing with a black rose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing and Well Written

  • By AlecHosterman on 12-28-14

Wwould make a great movie

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

With the right actors the right story to right screenplay this could be great movie

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Gold Dream

  • A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel
  • By: Chester Himes
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Faith Is Like a Gold Dream" in Hard Boiled Harlem

  • By Jefferson on 09-26-12

Big Gold Dreams come often in Harlem

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

Chester Hines captures the essence of a struggling people, the good, the bad, the trusting, those unworthy of trust. Coffin Ed & Gravedigger play a part but are not the main thrust of the story. Dion Graham's narration is excellent as always.

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