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4.37875 out of 54.37875 out of 54.37875 out of 54.37875 out of 54.37875 out of 5 4.38 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: Dominic Hoffman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781101461815
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A masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family from one of the true literary icons of our time.

Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one 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 seventeen-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral.

But Robyn will not tolerate Ptolemy's hermitlike existence. She challenges him to interact more with the world around him, and he grasps more firmly onto his disappearing consciousness. However, this new activity pushes Ptolemy into the fold of a doctor touting an experimental drug that guarantees Ptolemy won't live to see age ninety- two but that he'll spend his last days in feverish vigor and clarity. With his mind clear, what Ptolemy finds-in his own past, in his own apartment, and in the circumstances surrounding his grand-nephew's death-is shocking enough to spur an old man to action, and to ensure a legacy that no one will forget.

In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosley captures the compromised state of his protagonist's mind with profound sensitivity and insight, and creates an unforgettable pair of characters at the center of a novel that is sure to become a true contemporary classic.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Minnie McNeil | 1/25/2013

    " I loved this book. First book I've read more than 1 once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 5/14/2011

    " This was a beautifully written book - one of the best I have read in awhile.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 5/13/2011

    " Beautifully written story. It kept me wondering and hopeful to the very end. Characters are believable. Reminds the reader to appreciate life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 5/3/2011

    " Mosley is terrific again in this exploration of one man's demand for justice if it's the last thing he does and it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 4/22/2011

    " If only the devil's medicine Ptolemy took could have no side effects, last longer and be approved by the FDA...what a grand cure that would be! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 4/14/2011

    " This is a 4.5 star read...the beginning starts slow but the ending is like WOW!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 4/10/2011

    " fantastic. great audio book. will use in future classes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grant | 4/4/2011

    " This is my first Mosley book. He tells a good story and takes you on a fun ride. "

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About the Author
Author Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins mystery series, including the national bestsellers Cinnamon Kiss, Little Scarlet, and Bad Boy Brawly Brown; the Fearless Jones series, including Fearless Jones, Fear Itself, and Fear of the Dark; the novels Blue Light and RL’s Dream; and two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and Walkin’ the Dog. He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.

About the Narrator

Dominic Hoffman is a Los Angeles–based actor of stage, screen, and television. He has appeared in such television shows as The ShieldNYPD Blue, and The Jamie Foxx Show. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as well as the American Conservatory Theater.