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I fell in love with the Longmire A&E television series. Well acted, well written, and intriguing. So when the season ended, it was time to investigate the series that got it all started. It is great! I'd strongly recommend it to mystery or western buffs. I especially enjoy the modern American Indian influences.
I'm also a Harry Bosch (by Michael Connelly) fan and am enjoying some of Baldacci's books. This rates right up with them on quality. What I like more about the Johnson title was it's strong folksy voice and laid back western style. It made it a unique read.
His makes his voice match the character with unwavering talent and strength.I didn't enjoy the technical speed up in certain of the tense scenes. i'm not sure why someone made the decision to do that. If they felt it dragged, they could have made the speed up on the narrator less noticeable. It came across as amateurish. NOT the reader's fault!
Spoiler alert: The opening where the tough western sherrif is reading to the students was a stupendous beginning! Probably the most moving was the scenes were those beside his daughter's bedside.
I will be working my way through these. I actually purchased the CD book on ebay for my brother who is not an audible member. I enjoyed it that much!
As far as I'm concerned, George Guidall IS Walt Longmire. I haven't listened to one I didn't like and other than the story being great, I love the subtle - or not - of Bear and the brassness of Vic. Wonderful combo of writer and narrator.
Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take a trip to Philadelphia to visit his daughter, Katie. A bit of a fish-out-of-water tale (put me in mind of the McCloud TV series, as Craig and George Guidall mention in their conversation which follows a later audiobook), but an interesting departure for Walt from his usual Absaroka County, Wyoming. The narration is spot on, as usual for George Guidall. Another great listen.
Any Longmire story is a good story but this one had holes in the plot line.
Books 1 and 2 were great but this one did not appear as well thought out and executed. There were several places in the book where I kept going back trying to see if I missed something like how did Lina get into Cady's apartment. Some of the plot lines were implausible and overly complicated. And, like most people, I missed Wyoming.
Henry's Cheyenne medical treatment of Cady. The burning of sage in the hospital was hilarious.
Any Longmire book is worth the listening time.
Narrator George Guidell's voice painted an image of Walt and Bear that went beyond the author's words. Wish I had listened to my first Walt Longmier mystery.
Perhaps Tony Hillerman's Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee books are close. Both have characters that use economy of words with abundance of meaning. I think Johnson does a better job of developing complex and interesting characters who are tremendous people but not perfect.
Bear. Guidall's voice created an image of a interesting and complex worrier that onl words did not convey.
For the last half of the book, I found excuses to listen to the book and being away from people.
Since Kindness have lester to Moccasins and started Dark Horse.
Yes. I would listen to this book and all the Walt Longmire books again. Guidall's reading is exquisite. And I really like Walt, Vick, and Henry. It was fun to see Walt outside of Wyoming doing his sheriff thing.
I compare Walt Longmire to Miles Vorksigan in the Barrayar series of Bujold. Although different in many ways, they are similar where it counts. They solve problems, they have issues, they are surrounded by great people, etc.
I cannot imagine Walt Longmire with any other voice than George's. If suddenly I found that one of the volumes in the series was by another reader, I would be shocked and dismayed (such as happened when the Dresden series changing from James Marsters). George does a great job with the other voices too. So, his reading enriches the experience.
Big Country Sheriff in the Big City
I haven't read any of the series.
The continuous story. I don't want the series to end.
His voice and pacing is perfect.
I like the flashbacks and the literary allusions in all the books.
Again, I don't want the series to end.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
He is one great narrator. His voices for Walt and Henry are great.
Yes for sadness, Walt's daughter, her accident, and her being in the hospital.
I am listening to all of the Walt Longmire's and Craig Johnson's books. They have all been wonderful. Just this one was a little slow moving for me. So don't let this stop you from listening to all of them.
Knew would happen
Walt's relationship between Vic and her mother.
His ability to bring the first person characters to life.
Walt's loyalty to his injured daughter.
Will listen to all Longmire series.books.
Craig Johnson writes in a way that makes it easy to visualize what is happening in the story and the surrounding terrain.
George Guidall sounds like a craggy old cowboy from Wyoming and seems to fit the part he is reading.