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  • Lightning Men

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Mullen
  • Narrated by: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Officer Denny Rakestraw, "Negro officers" Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith, and Sergeant McInnis have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It's 1950, and color lines are shifting and racial tensions are simmering. Black families - including Smith's sister and brother-in-law - are moving into Rake's formerly all-white neighborhood, leading some residents to raise money to buy them out while others advocate a more violent solution.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Little Too Much

  • By Joseph Kucharski III on 11-08-17

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

You cannot beat when a book combines a great fictional story with a history lesson about the city you live in. Mullen creates engaging realistic characters. I hope there is more!!