Fearless Jones : Fearless Jones (Abridged)

  • by Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by Peter Francis James
  • Series: Fearless Jones (Abridged)
  • 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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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What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

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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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- Gypsy Wife

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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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2002
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio