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A Red Death

Easy Rawlins
Narrated by: Michael Boatman
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)
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Summary

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....
©2002 Walter Mosley (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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  • Mike
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • 07-04-13

Great Story

I started reading Walter Mosley because John Grisham mentioned the author in the Racketeer. I have found this and other Walter Mosley books about Easy Rawlings very interesting. They have provided me with new insights of a culture very different to 21st century England. I particularly like the development of the character Easy. However, my favorite is Mouse, who I probably would not want to meet in person but always provides color to the stories.

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  • Martin
  • 21-12-14

Easy Rawlins is also an easy listen.

Would you consider the audio edition of A Red Death to be better than the print version?

Don't know, listened didn't read it, so cannot say which is better. But I liked the narrator's voice in my head better than I like the one in mine.

What did you like best about this story?

Good plot, well written, gets the social divide between ethnicities, the police and the American class structure pretty well - especially for the time period this book is set in.

Have you listened to any of Michael Boatman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes and equally good. I'll be looking for his narrations.

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

Yes, wish I could have.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend this book and the Easy Rawlins series!

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  • Amber
  • 21-06-18

I Did Not See That Coming

Walter Mosely did it again. Only, I was not sure who the killer was. And I am shocked at Easy’s behavior! I felt like Easy was very reckless this story. He seemed to not care whether he lived or died. I cannot say much without giving it all away. But, Michael Boatman did another fantastic job. He truly brings Easy Rawlins to life. His smooth laidback manner feels infectious and annoying. But you love it either way. He a listen. You are never let down with an Easy Rawlins Mystery.

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  • P. Scurdy
  • 19-02-19

Another great Easy Rawlings story!

Love Walter Mosley's writing and Easy Rawlings is my favorite character. 🤗🤗🤗
Definitely 5 stars!

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  • boneyard
  • 11-01-19

Fantastic story by a Master storyteller

Mosely writes with a rhythm and pulse that captivates you. The way he stitches and sews the fabric of this tale and take the reader back in time is why he is a Master at his craft. Great read that doesn't leave you bored or rushing through the story to get to the exciting bits.

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  • Jeffrey McGhee
  • 26-09-18

Good read

This is my first Walter Mosley book, yet i am a big fan of The Devil in a Blue Dress movie. I like his style of writing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-08-18

love it

love the easy rawlings series..narrator was good too. used it for a road trip and it kept my attention

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  • Shoe Diva
  • 10-08-18

Another great book

This is such a wonderful series, I am loving the Easy Rawlins books. This one starts off a lot slower than some of the others but the storytelling is solid.

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  • Michael
  • 19-07-18

Another literary masterpiece

What a great story! The narrator's performance was awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this mystery/saga! Well done!

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  • cary austin
  • 16-05-18

Never get enough

Michal Boatman is great narrator! My second time on this book! Rereading this series!....wow🙂

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  • shelia donaldson
  • 09-04-18

Oh So Good

Mosley has done it again. He never fails to deliver. Grabs you from word one.