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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 out of 5 stars 2,245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,071

    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

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Devil in a Blue Dress

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,858

    Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beware of Mysterious Sexy Women with Big Suitcases

    • By Jefferson on 02-13-11

    Regular price: $21.95

    • John Woman

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    At 12 years old, Cornelius secretly takes over his father's job at a silent film theater in New York's East Village. Five years later, as his father, Herman, lives out his last days, he shares his wisdom with his son, explaining that the person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself as Professor John Woman and spreading Herman's teachings. But some are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman, and they might know something about the facts of his hidden past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Walter Mosley Delivers

    • By Mark Edens on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Charcoal Joe

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539

    Picking up where Rose Gold left off in LA in the late 1960s, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins finds his life in transition. He's ready to - finally - propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he's taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and has, together with two partners, started a new detective agency. But inevitably a case gets in the way: Easy's friend, Mouse, introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best Easy ever!

    • By Jason Jackson on 01-20-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Red Death

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435

    It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy Rawlins is also an easy listen.

    • By Martin on 12-21-14

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Black Betty

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    Detective Easy Rawlins returns in a mystery set in 1961 Los Angeles as Easy accepts a job searching for a beautiful woman nicknamed Black Betty who works as a housekeeper in Beverly Hills.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm already looking fwd 2 my next "Easy" adventure

    • By Xavier on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $21.95

    • White Butterfly

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they need Easy. As he says: "I was worth a precinct full of detectives when the cops needed the word in the ghetto." But Easy turns them down. He's married now, a father -- and his detective days are over.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • honest and open

    • By bonnie on 10-04-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334

    In this new mystery set in the Patty Hearst era of radical black nationalism and political abductions, a black ex-boxer self-named Uhuru Nolica, the leader of a revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth, has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, from her dorm at UC Santa Barbara. If they don't receive the money, weapons, and apology they demand, "Rose Gold" will die - horribly and publicly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read.....loved it<br />

    • By Reina on 12-12-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Blonde Faith

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Easy Rawlins, LA's most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend Christmas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows this could only mean the ex-Marine Black is probably dead or will be soon. Blonde Faith: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, he does it again...

    • By tresdadjsj on 01-21-19

    Regular price: $22.80

    • 47

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Ossie Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    In his first book for young adults, best-selling author Walter Mosley deftly weaves historical and speculative fiction into a powerful narrative about the nature of freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant, powerful tale, richly narrated

    • By Stef on 03-15-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Bad Boy Brawly Brown

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: M. E. Willis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Easy Rawlins is out of the investigation business and as far away from crime as a black man can be in 1960s Los Angeles. But living around desperate men means life gets complicated sometimes. When an old friend gets in enough trouble to ask for Easy's help, he finds he can't refuse. Bad Boy Brawly Brown is the masterful crime novel that Walter Mosley's legions of fans have been waiting for. This book marks the return of a master at the top of his form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mazing

    • By Rosalyne on 06-02-08

    Regular price: $34.60

    • Six Easy Pieces

    • Easy Rawlins Stories
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: M.E. Willis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    The beloved Ezekiel Rawlins now has a steady job, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Before LIttle Scarlet and Cinnamon Kiss

    • By Catriona on 01-03-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Little Green

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308

    We last saw Easy in 2007’s Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander "Little Green" Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good to the last drop as always.

    • By Nathaniel Eason on 09-30-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Little Scarlet

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    Just after devastating riots tear through Los Angeles in 1965, when anger is high and fear still smolders everywhere, the police turn up at Easy Rawlins' doorstep. He expects the worst, as usual. But they've come to ask for his help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Little Scarlet (Unabridged)

    • By Vincent on 09-14-04

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Long Fall

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 259

    His name is etched on the door of his Manhattan office: LEONID McGILL , PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR. It's a name that takes a little explaining, but he's used to it. Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades mostly in cash and favors: McGill's an old-school P.I. working a city that's gotten fancy all around him. Fancy or not, he has always managed to get by - keep a roof over the head of his wife and kids, and still manage a little fun on the side - mostly because he's never been above taking a shady job for a quick buck.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am N love!

    • By Nicole on 03-31-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Little Yellow Dog

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Howard Weinberger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    November 1963: Easy's settled into a steady gig as a school custodian. It's a quiet, simple existence - but a few moments of ecstasy with a sexy teacher will change all that. When the lady vanishes, Easy's stuck with a couple of corpses, the cops on his back, and a little yellow dog who's nobody's best friend. With his not-so-simple past snapping at his heels, and with enemies old and new looking to get even, Easy must kiss his careful little life goodbye - and step closer to the edge...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's not what you say .....

    • By J on 04-05-03

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Gone Fishin'

    • An Easy Rawlins Novel
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Paul Winfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    In the beginning, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins and Raymond "Mouse" Alexander were merely two young men hitting the road. In a "borrowed" 1936 Ford, they head for Pariah, Texas on a mission to retrieve money from Mouse's stepfather so he can marry his EttaMae. But on their steamy bayou excursion, Mouse chooses murder as a way out, while Easy's past liaison with EttaMae floats precariously in his memory. Easy and Mouse are coming of age - and everything they ever knew about friendship and about themselves is coming apart at the seams.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Introduction

    • By JReader on 02-12-19

    Regular price: $10.46

    • And Sometimes I Wonder About You

    • A Leonid McGill Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    In the fifth Leonid McGill novel, Leonid finds himself in an unusual pickle of trying to balance his cases with his chaotic personal life. Leonid's father is still out there somewhere, and his wife is in an uptown sanitarium trying to recover from the deep depression that led to her attempted suicide in the previous novel. His wife's condition has put a damper on his affair with Aura Ullman, his girlfriend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait until his next book!

    • By cheyntarie on 05-15-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

    • A Novel
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 208

    In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub. Electrocuted. With another woman in there with him. Debbie decides she just isn't going to "do it anymore". But executing her exit strategy from the porn world is a wrenching and far from simple process.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Do you Debbie!

    • By N. Bradley on 12-30-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Man in My Basement

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Ernie Hudson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words. He wants to spend the summer in Charles' basement, and Charles cannot even begin to guess why.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Well, it's different

    • By Ken on 04-15-04

    Regular price: $17.09

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