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Publisher's Summary

Paris Minton is minding his own business when a beautiful woman named Elana Love walks into his bookstore. Within the next 24 hours, Paris has been beaten up, made love to, shot at, robbed, and his bookstore has been burned to the ground. He's in so much trouble he has no choice but to get his friend Fearless Jones out of jail to help.

Fearless Jones is an army veteran, a man who is proud of his accomplishments during World War II and refuses to step into the background now that the war is over. Violence dogs Fearless' every step, and Paris has tried to keep his distance. But there's no friend like the one you need.

The two set out to find the elusive Elana Love, and every step leads them deeper into a bewildering vortex of money and betrayal. These two black men in 1950s Los Angeles have few rights, little money, and no recourse under attack. But they have their friends, their wits, and their knowledge of the way the world really works to help them prevail.

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©2001 by Walter Mosley, Alll Rights Reserved (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

Critic Reviews

"A violent, heroic and classic piece of noir fiction. Fearless is...a knight-errant and hopefully destined for further adventures as fine as this one." (Publishers Weekly)
"Well-paced action and rich, evocative dialogue...Mosley writes in an open, engaging style that translates well to audio." (AudioFile)
"Cause to rejoice... we can only hope that this is the first of a series." (Amazon.com)

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Mosley at Perfection

I'm a big fan of Mosley's Easy Rawlins series and was a little apprehensive about a listen with different characters. The book, the characters, the dialog and the narration all swept me along in vintage LA in a story of strange loyalties and soul searching. As a white woman who grew up in segregated Texas and witnessed (from afar and with joy) the civil rights movement, I'll never truly understand what life was and is like for black men and women, but Mosley's stories bring me so much closer. His characters are so real and so deep they walk around in my head like old friends I miss.







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Laughter and suspense

The characters vibrantly jump out of the words in this book. The number of relationships and their impact on one another forces you to concentrate on every word. Paris Minton's character provides subtle humor to this exciting mystery.

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  • D.
  • Oxford, NC, United States
  • 04-30-12

Walter Mosley is a fantstic author

What did you like best about Fearless Jones? What did you like least?

I love Fearless Jones he is a dynamic character.. There is nothing I didd not like in this book.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes there are so many fights and killings one could not predict what would possibbly happen next.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator did a wonderful job.

Could you see Fearless Jones being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes definitely not sure who the stars should be

Any additional comments?

great book I loved it

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another great book, it is told from Paris' persec

another great book by Walter mosley, this one is told from Paris' perspective, which makes it a bit strange sinve the title is fearless joe. but other than that it is a really engaging book

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great writing...great read<br />

excellent narrator and good plot but pay attention as it can get a little complicated.

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Captivating

Mosley certainly has the makings of a movie or s mini series - the story line is interesting, the social issues are relevant today - and he has a Myriad of colorful and well thought out characters.

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  • T.Major
  • PORTLAND, MAINE, United States
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Great reader

It would have been better without the music but the reader was excellent and the story was well paced and interesting

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A hat trick of points of view.

Walter Mosley pulls off something that's rare in literature. He demonstrates an intimate knowledge of the African American experience of the 1950s, the post World War II Jewish experience and the human condition with motivations of the heart, money and pride. Every revelation a gut punch. I don't think that I've seen anybody write with such emotion in the characters on their pages.

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Great writing

i enjoy story this writer and this writer it's pretty good keep up the good works need more black rhinos also there are out there maybe you should do a movie on one of my Walter Mosley books I know Denzel Washington done a superb acting maybe you should have him do some of Walter Mosley's books

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Walter Mosley you have a New Fan

What did you like about this audiobook?

Mr. James narration of the story was excellent, he made me laugh, I got angry and sad, I experienced all the feelings you should have when reading a good book, plus I could see in my head everything he described.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

I love "who done it" type books, especially when the characters look like me, I can relate to what's going on in the book

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

He made you feel like you were actually there, seeing and experiencing everything that was happening.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Nothing. I loved his narration

Do you have any additional comments?

I'm a fan and will continue to purchase Mr. Mosley's books. Thank you Audible.