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3.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: Ezra Knight Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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From award-winning author Walter Mosley comes the third work featuring hardened ex-con turned street philosopher Socrates Fortlow. Organizing other troubled individuals, Socrates starts the Thursday Night Thinkers' Meeting, in which members discuss the world and what would be the right thing to do. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shandra | 1/19/2014

    " Not the best, a little boring "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/31/2013

    " I really liked this book. (Needed a 4 1/2 stars rating.) Walter Mosley is one of my favorite writers and this is in the top 5 of his books for me. I love the idea of changing a world by having real, heartfelt, intellectually honest conversations. I guess that's why I always loved school - I'm not sure it ever happened, but, it felt like it could! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Msladydeborah | 12/18/2013

    " I enjoyed reading The Right Mistake. It is an interesting story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 12/16/2013

    " I love the way Mosley writes about race. Straight talk, emotional and realistic truth. There is always whimsy in the story telling, but the truth is revealed, sometimes when you least expect it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/10/2013

    " The characters did not come alive for me; none seemed believable. But I enjoyed some of the main character's struggles as he shared his insights from his own mistakes to help those around him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 11/19/2013

    " If you like Mosley you will like this book. Continuation of Socrates Fortlow series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna O. | 11/17/2013

    " Just finished this. Amazing. Best book of the summer (so far)! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 11/2/2013

    " Mr. Mosley made some interesting points in this story of a convicted felon trying to make a better world once he was out in the "free" world. The drama thrown near the end was welcomed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kitty | 8/22/2013

    " I do like Walter Mosley's unique style. but... not for a whole book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Bowerman | 8/18/2013

    " It took longer to get my attention than Tempest or Ptolemy Gray did, but overall a satisfying listen about Socrates and his thinkers table in East LA. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 6/8/2013

    " a good book. takes you into the perspective of different ideas and ways of thinking and living. i would recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Broadsnark | 4/15/2013

    " I love Walter Mosley. And I especially love his Socrates Fortlow books. Socrates shows us how it is done. Direct action. Community organization. Accepting people as their imperfect and fucked up selves. But calling them out on their fucked-up-edness. And all in a readable story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savanna Godowns | 7/6/2012

    " I loved this book more than words. It was so thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen S | 5/29/2012

    " This was a great read. You get a feel for life in a pretty rough part of L.A. from the eyes of an ex-con. It kept me going, giving me a view of a world that is very different from anything that I have ever seen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karma | 4/4/2012

    " I read this book for a class: Sociology of Education. I really liked it. Socrates is a contradiction. The writing style did always seem authentic to me, but I definitely got the message. I am all for the redemptive exploration of the possibility of moral action in a violent world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/14/2012

    " Always Out-numbered, Always Out-gunned/Walkin' the Dog/ The Right Mistake are all Socrates Fortlow stories. Can't go wrong on any of them. This guy turned his life around 180 degrees. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linsea Waugh | 10/11/2011

    " I read this book for a class on Socrates in popular culture and it was really fun to point out all of the references to the historical texts. I feel this one is the weakest of Mosley's Socrates Fortlow trilogy, but a worthwhile read regardless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger | 9/17/2011

    " Not even sure if I "like" Mosley. I have read all of his books because my father introduced me to them. Maybe not liking it is better than liking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June | 8/31/2011

    " I was so happy to see another book about my favourite WM character, Socrates Fortlow. This book is as much about a new phase in Fortlow's life, as it is about ideas on race and class. A little about gender too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 H. Adrian | 7/30/2011

    " I am more and more impressed how Socrates is stalwart in his principles. I love how he has progressed through his stories. Anxiously awaiting Mr. Mosley to write volume 4. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 5/22/2011

    " a good book. takes you into the perspective of different ideas and ways of thinking and living. i would recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Broadsnark | 5/2/2011

    " I love Walter Mosley. And I especially love his Socrates Fortlow books. Socrates shows us how it is done. Direct action. Community organization. Accepting people as their imperfect and fucked up selves. But calling them out on their fucked-up-edness. And all in a readable story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Msladydeborah | 1/17/2011

    " I enjoyed reading The Right Mistake. It is an interesting story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karma | 11/27/2010

    " I read this book for a class: Sociology of Education. I really liked it. Socrates is a contradiction. The writing style did always seem authentic to me, but I definitely got the message. I am all for the redemptive exploration of the possibility of moral action in a violent world.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Landismom | 10/9/2010

    " Loved it. The meeting house concept was really cool. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christine | 9/19/2010

    " loved the previous books in this series, but could not even finish reading this book. Utterly implausible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Water | 5/24/2010

    " An amazing and inspirational story of redemption and good will. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariana | 4/30/2010

    " Socrates Fortlow, formerly homeless ex-con, finds that it takes a weekly dinner gathering of odd souls to change society. He pays a stiff price, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Belinda | 4/13/2010

    " I liked this book, but not nearly as much as I enjoyed the other two in the series. The Socrates in this book, I didn't have the same empathy and affection that I had for him in the earlier books, however, I think this is natural considering his evolution into a lover, father, and local celebrity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LaLa | 3/6/2010

    " ahhh The tale of a hero, a modern day Gandhi, a man I could follow. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanie | 2/1/2010

    " Not an easy book to read - this one make you consider human experience outside of your own. WORTH every moment of the reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/21/2010

    " Walter Mosley is just...amazing. This book took many turns and twists and I couldn't wait to get to the end. I know all my fellow good reads friends know how much I praise Mosley. If you haven't read any by him...pick one up! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linsea | 11/13/2009

    " I read this book for a class on Socrates in popular culture and it was really fun to point out all of the references to the historical texts. I feel this one is the weakest of Mosley's Socrates Fortlow trilogy, but a worthwhile read regardless. "

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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

Ezra Knight has appeared in Law & Order and many national commercials, including those for Bank of America and Excedrin. He also has extensive stage experience, which earned him a Helen Hayes Award nomination for his role in Rita Dove’s The Darker Face of the Earth.