Little Green : Easy Rawlins

  • by Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by Michael Boatman
  • Series: Easy Rawlins
  • 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress - a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright - he captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of readers (including future president Bill Clinton). Eleven books later, Easy Rawlins is one of the few private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called iconic and immortal. In the incendiary and fast-paced Little Green, he returns from the brink of death to investigate the dark side of L.A.’s 1960s hippie haven, the Sunset Strip.
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. Written with Mosley’s signature grit and panache, this engrossing and atmospheric mystery is not only a trip back in time, it is also a tough-minded exploration of good and evil, and of the power of guilt and redemption. Once again, Easy asserts his reign over the City of (Fallen) Angels.

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What the Critics Say

"In 2007’s Blonde Faith, set in 1967, Easy Rawlins drove drunkenly off a cliff in what his creator indicated was likely his last appearance. Now, after two months of sliding in and out of consciousness, Easy begins the long journey back to the living, in Mosley’s superb 12th mystery featuring his iconic sleuth.... If there were an Edgar for best comeback player, Easy Rawlins would be a shoo-in." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Incredibly repetive and boring

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More of a plot and less ranting on race over and over. Most of us from the 60s have grown up and gone beyond this.


Has Little Green turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not to other books in genre but to Mosley's future books


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

narrator did an ok job


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

none


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- Anna

Good to the last drop as always.

Mr Mosley does like he always do. I wish more were made to movies. The Devil in a blue dress movie introduced me to Easy Rawlings.
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- Nathaniel Eason "N Eason"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-14-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audio