This is the third installment in the Walt Longmire mystery series, and the first two take place in his rural Absaroka County, Wyoming, which is described in loving and lyrical detail. Kindness Goes Unpunished is set entirely in Philadelphia, where Walt's daughter Cady practices law. Walt sets out with his good friend Henry Standing Bear, who is mounting an exhibit of his historical photos in a museum there. Accompanied by Dog, the two men drive across country in Henry's vintage Cadillac, and they encounter much more than expected.
Having enjoyed the first two books (and especially George Guidall's narration), I seem to be hooked on this series. Number three does not disappoint. The same cast of characters is present, although some by long distance, and Johnson weaves Indian lore throughout, as well. The book ends somewhat ambiguously, creating an urge to order the next in the series ASAP, which I have, of course, done. Don't skip this one - it is an important part of Sheriff Walt Longmire's overall journey.
I love Walt Longmire and Joe Pickett. If you like Craig Johnsons charcter of Walt Longmire your going to also like C.J. Box's charcter Joe Pickett. These are my favorite Wyoming authors and their hero's.
It was something completely different to have Walt Longmire out of his element but showing everyone good old Wyoming style and justice.
Walt and Henry - always. It was nice to see Vic back in her hometown and meet the family - sort of.
Henry in Cady's hospital room. It brought tears to my eyes.
I enjoyed this book very much. Seeing Walt in another environment was interesting. It was also a very touching story with Walt's concern for Cady; Henry's concern for both Walt and Cady and the new characters we meet. I am completely enthralled with the Longmire series.
Yes. The Longmeier series is continually interesting, and the reading enhances the experience.
All the entries in the Longmeier series build one upon the former, should be read in order.
His accent is perfect for the Wyoming location and enhances the experience. I've loved all these books.
There is already a tv series based on the characters.
Wonderful series beautifully rendered.
Marketing practitioner and perpetual student
A mesmerizing story, told very well
The twists and turns in the plot kept the story moving—even the personal stories
Walt Longmire has a great inner voice and presence—he's an epic character. But the other characters are compelling as well: Henry Standing Bear; Victoria Moretti, Lena Moretti
When Walt Longmire gets away to Philadelphia for a vacation, he finds he still can't escape the evil in the world—only this time it hits closer to home than ever.
Each of the books in this series are well-written and highly entertaining. The characters grow on you with each new story. So start at the beginning, and you won't want to stop until you've read them all. Taken alone, each story is a great adventure in it's own right. In his other books, Craig Johnson's prose captures the expansiveness and the mystery of that unique part of the country (Wyoming). But he also does a pretty nice job in this story of conveying the feeling of being in Philadelphia as a first-time visitor.
this one is ranks in the top 10 of my list with the other 2 Longmires books I have listened to. I am fond of the Sheriff and his companions. and especially enjoyed them outside of their Wyoming elements.
I thought the plot was good.....I was glad to finally meet Vic's family (all of them). I think the Cheyenne Nation got a little shortchained in this this one tho'.
I especially liked the scene on the bridge when Vic shows up unannounced.
I did not like the death of the horse and almost had to pull over to the side of the road on my way to work to shed a tear especially when the Sheriff took it so hard. I laughed out lous when Henry warned Waltnot to wreck Lola.
I have mixed feelings about the scene between Walt and Vic but will reserve judement until I listen to book #4.
I read this one out of order but the story and writing style are so good that it can stand on its own, however, I will go back and buy book #2 and then the rest of the series in order. Good strong lead characters that can mesh well with new ones. This book has a good story line to set the hook and Mr. G, The Master narrator, to reel you in.
I love the easygoing style of Walt Longmire, a small-town Wyoming sheriff who approaches problems methodically, with humor, and with heart. He is a laconic, slow-moving guy who approaches each case individually and does not easily give up when the going becomes difficult. His sidekick Henry, often referred to as "The Cheyenne Nation" is one of my favorite characters in fiction - almost, but not quite, the stereotypical stoic, wise Indian, with a superb sense of the absurd. The two men together are larger than the sum of each of them. I CARE about what happens to these two, and long after I've read the book, they stay in my mind. For me, that is the hallmark of an excellent read.
Maybe not. These are entertaining, but seem to be a bit lacking in series development. I'm finding them increasingly similar.
I found the ending a bit predictable.
The scene when his daughter awakens is very well done.
The Walter Longmire character seems to have been written for George Guidall. He has it nailed, and has since the first page of
Cannot say as I have not purchased the print version.
I have two actually; Walt and Vic.
I think it fair to say that George Guidall does an excellent job bringing each character to life.
Loved the story. One of my favorite parts was when Vic joined Walt in Philadelphia and ... I'm not going to give that part of the story away for those who haven't read it. All in all, another great story.
Discovered the series when looking for audio books narrated by George Guidall. I have listened to numerous books and sincerely appreciate hearing George's voice. He's like the slightly worn blanket that you come to love. Thank you Mr. Guidall, and thank you Mr. Johnson for an excellent series.