I enjoyed this addition to the Longmire series, though I don't think it was Johnson's strongest book. The character development in particular was well done. Put Walt out East and see how he reacts to the cultural differences- you get some amusing situations. The mystery itself seemed a bit farfetched. Wyoming Sheriff goes to Philadelphia and, of course, there's indians? In PHILLY? Having lived there... that part didn't ring too true. Still, I was willing to let it go because I don't read these books for the East-coast culture. In that regard, I was glad Johnson didn't swing too far away from the nature of his books.
Johnson also gave us some incite in this book to Vic's personality-through her family- which was very much appreciated. I'm still not sure I like her much, but her family was enjoyable. You don't see too much of Vic, personally, until close to the end of the story. Not sure I'm too keen on where Johnson seems to be going with her, but it did feel natural, so I won't complain.
My only true criticism comes where Johnson had a scene inside a gun shop/ shooting range. He described the gun shop well, sounded like a thousand other gun shops around the country. However, if you're a shooter, you won't recognize the weird range/ shooting club he describes at all. There would never be music playing at an indoor range- everyone's wearing ear protection, why bother? And for the love of taco sauce, there sure as HELL would NOT be lots of people milling around and bumping into each other, pointing their weapons willy-nilly in a party atmosphere.
Oh, did I mention there was a bar at the range?
I'm just glad that he had everyone drinking water and non-alcoholic beer. Nothing in that scene made much sense and it bugs me even now, even long after finishing the book.
Say something about yourself!
At its best during Walt & Henry's fish-out-of-water moments, the main plot was a little too generic big city for me. Awesome to spend time with Vic's family, though.
Yes! Love the main characters. Very easy listen.
Loved the devotion of the father to the daughter and her well being. She comes before all else.
Henry is my favorite but Walt is almost neck and neck.
The west comes to Philadelphia.
this is the first I have listened to with Audible. I love the Walter Longmire series, but this one was a bit confusing. It helps alot to re-listen to chapters. Sometimes the dialogue is a bit mumbled, but that fits here. Still it helped me to relisten for clarification.
Well, if you really love the series, then yes - alot happens and huge changes happen that will probably be referred to later in the series. Take your time, some great scenes and relationships unfold.
Love his voice talent. great for this series. lots of color in his interpretations.
The final 5 minutes
this was #3 in the series, and I like to listen in order. have heard one and two already from the library. this one is not my favorite, but i'll keep listening.
My husband and I decided to listen to the Longmire series together. We like all the books, the performer and stories. Nice break from more intense mystery/suspense novels.
...as opposed to Longmire in Wyoming's bull on the open range. It's a good read - even if the "cooperation" of the Philadelphia Police is a little fantasical. One reason I read and listen to this type of book is to escape. This series does an admirable job of providing that escape.
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
As long as Walt Longmire, Henry Standing Bear and "Dog" are part of the story, I would listen to any audio-book. My only complaint is that this book is set in Pennsylvania and not in Wyoming, where these characters belong. Still, Craig Johnson wrote a great story (as usual) about Walt's visit to see his daughter, Cady, in Pennsylvania. Lots of things happen as soon as he arrives that keep him busy solving crimes far from home. Despite the toughness of the characters, there is a load of wittiness and kindness.
George Guidall is the best narrator and reads these stories brilliantly. Start at the beginning of the series. I savor each of these books.
I really love Longmire books! They are all so entertaining and witty and funny! This one made me laugh out loud several times with the clever humor that is subtly tucked into the story. The relationship between Walt, with all his charm and wit, and all the other characters in this story are great and play out perfectly. There is one scene with Vic in this book that I didn't see coming and I'm not sure I liked it. I'm curious to see how it plays out in the following books. Narration was spot on, as always! Great series!
Western, street wise.
Walt and Vic!
George only compares to himself. There is no one else close. This is just another impecable paerformance for the master!
Western justice, Philly style.
Love the series and the charactors. Johnson's good work continues to impress.