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Publisher's Summary

The beloved Ezekiel Rawlins now has a steady job as senior head custodian of Sojourner Truth High School, a nice house with a garden, a loving woman, and children. He counts the blessings of leading a law-abiding life, but is "nowhere near happy," and though he tries to leave the street life behind, he still finds himself trading favors and investigating cases of arson, murder, and missing people. People who can't depend on the law to solve their problems seek out Easy.
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Critic Reviews

"Mosley's sense of time and place are near-perfect, as usual and M.E. Willis' first-person narration nicely conveys our streetwise and world-weary hero. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)

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  • Catriona
  • Oakland, CA, United States
  • 01-03-06

Before LIttle Scarlet and Cinnamon Kiss

This is a great collection of EZ short stories by Walter Mosley. They come between A Little Yellow Dog and Little Scarlet, and fill in a lot of the gaps between those two novels. Really enjoyable. ME Willis is a delight. Characters like Mama Joe, bring added depth. Gone Fishing was written before these stories, and there's references to what happened.

If you want a novel, then you won't be satisfied with short stories, but I really enjoyed seeing how Mosley works with the short story form and also the way the stories link together.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Not a fan of ME Willis

Would you consider the audio edition of Six Easy Pieces to be better than the print version?

Probably

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

The story line did but the narrator did not give the same effect as Michael Boatman.

What aspect of M.E. Willis’s performance would you have changed?

I would have kept Michael Boatman for the Easy Rawlins stories

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Because of the story line, yes

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  • M2C644
  • RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, United States
  • 08-14-12

Walter Mosley does it again!

Where does Six Easy Pieces rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Once again Walter Mosley's work is phenomenal. I had the greatest time listenin to Six Easy Pieces and just love the performance by the storyteller. This is a must "listen"!<br/><br/>Enjoy Easy Rawlins...the best!

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

Always...Mosley has a knack for keeping me interested even as I'm drifting off to sleep...

Which character – as performed by M.E. Willis – was your favorite?

Easy Rawlins...no brainer

Who was the most memorable character of Six Easy Pieces and why?

Easy again...

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Good Read

If you are a EZ Rawlins fan then this will keep your from the begining to the end. Good Book.

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Good read, but not may fav

The guy who read the story was way too jivy for my taste. He was very over-the-top and overly exaggerated accents and dialects to the point of ridiculousness.

I didn't realize until 1/2 way through that this was a collection of shorts. This made the first few hours very irritating because of the repetitiveness, however once I realize what was going on it was fine. I was hoping all of the shorts connected somehow in the end, but no luck there. Overall, the story was great. To me it was a glimpse into Easy's life between the 5 year gaps of the earlier books.



0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Leslie
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • 12-07-04

Good but not Great

Six easy stories with easy plots. The stories did not hold my attention or make me hang on to see what was next.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful