A Red Death : Easy Rawlins

  • by Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by Michael Boatman
  • Series: Easy Rawlins
  • 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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....

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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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- Martin

Fantastic story and performance!!

Michael Boatman brings this complex mystery to life with amazing depth. His voices for different characters are distinct and nuanced. The story was intriguing and I hated anytime that I had to pause the story! Great book!
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- Laura Hassell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios