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Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

Narrated by: Peter Francis James
Series: Socrates Fortlow, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Departing from his critically acclaimed Easy Rawlins mysteries, best-selling author Walter Mosley introduces Socrates Fortlow, an ex-con struggling to find his place in the world after 27 years in jail.

Living in an abandoned apartment building in South-Central L.A., Socrates is one step away from the streets. He bags groceries at the supermarket, collects bottles and cans to recycle for pennies, and feels himself slipping toward invisibility - that is, until he meets 11-year-old Darryl, whose already committed murder and is perilously close to slipping into a life filled with only violence and bloodshed. Socrates' determination to fight for and save Darryl lights his own pathway to self-forgiveness.

Lyrically written and deeply moving Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned provides an unflinching look into the hopelessness of poverty-stricken inner city life and into the life of one man who refuses to succumb to the despair around him. Narrator Peter Francis James perfectly captures Socrates' struggle to be a better man.

©1998 Walter Mosley (P)2002 Recorded Books LLC by arrangement with New Millennium Emtertainment, Phoenix Books

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Must read!

I loved the story! I would recommend it to everyone! Who likes drama and someone who is looking for a great book for entertainment this rating is well deserved the auto book made it easier to understand due to all the dialogue.

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amazing

I loved the book overall characters made it great and the audio made it better !

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another great character<br />

Socrates is Mosely's new hero. honest, direct, raw and real. we want to be his friend sidekick.

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Can you feel it?

Everyone finds one thing or event that makes you think of your own mortality and life’s worth . . . This was that for me. Amen