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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 1,626
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,495

    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

    • John Woman

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • 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 2,127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,796

    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

    • 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 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    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 384
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    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

    • A Red Death

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405

    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

    • 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 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story weak ending.

    • By Andrew Menyweathers on 02-11-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    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

    • When the Thrill Is Gone

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    How can Leonid McGill say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better than to believe every word, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that - if his family's misadventures don't kill him first - sorting out the woman's crooked tale will bring him straight to death's door.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No The Thrill is not Gone

    • By Nicole on 04-09-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Charcoal Joe

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513

    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

    • Blonde Faith

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend, Christmas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows that this could only mean that ex-marine Black is probably dead, or will be soon. But Easter's appearance is only the beginning, as Easy is immersed in a sea of problems.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not great

    • By Timothy Frescona on 10-27-07

    Regular price: $17.09

    • 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 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    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 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 243
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    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

    • 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 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    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

    • 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 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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

    • Killing Johnny Fry

    • A Sexistential Novel
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Percy O'Hara
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    When Cordell Carmel catches his longtime girlfriend with another man, the act he witnesses seems to dissolve all the boundaries he knows. He wants revenge but also something more. Killing Johnny Fry is the story of Cordell's dark, funny, soulful, and outrageously explicit sexual odyssey in search of a new way of life. It marks new territory for the best-selling author of Devil in a Blue Dress and countless other books; it will surprise, provoke, inspire, and make you blush.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Long way from Easy Rawlins

    • By Andrew on 04-26-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Little Yellow Dog

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Howard Weinberger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    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

    • All I Did Was Shoot My Man

    • A Leonid McGill Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    Seven years ago, Zella Grisham came home to find her man, Harry Tangelo, in bed with her friend. The weekend before, $6.8 million had been stolen from Rutgers Assurance Corp., whose offices are across the street from where Zella worked. Zella didn't remember shooting Harry, but she didn't deny it either. The district attorney was inclined to call it temporary insanity - until the police found $80,000 from the Rutgers heist hidden in her storage space. For reasons of his own, Leonid McGill is convinced of Zella's innocence. But as he begins his investigation, his life begins to unravel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have fallen in love again!

    • By Nicole on 04-05-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Futureland

    • Nine Stories of an Imminent World
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Life in America a generation from now isn't much different from today: The drugs are better, the daily grind is worse. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened to a chasm. You can store the world's legal knowledge on a chip in your little finger, while the Supreme Court has decreed that constitutional rights don't apply to any individual who challenges the system.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful SciFi from a master of mystery

    • By Stephen on 08-31-10

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    Ptolemy Grey is 91 years old and has been all but forgotten - by his family, his friends, even himself - as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy's only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life, until he meets Robyn, his niece's 17-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story- Wonderful Reader

    • By Gail on 01-18-12

    Regular price: $28.00

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