Excellent Book, Plot, Characters all seem real.
I wish the book characters were closely developed more like the book.
I watched it because I watched the Net flux series and enjoyed it. I. Really like the book but I am having trouble with some of the differences between the video and the book-character differences and name changes..
There is a scene in this book where Walt is in major trouble (no spoiler) during that part of the book I found myself in tears of joy as I thought of the possibilities. No other book has ever done that for me.
If we could rate using decimals I would give this a 3.62. The narrator is the worst part. I know George Guidall is an award winning story teller but not for me.
He is hard to understand. Especially the last word in sentences. I had to rewind to catch words. Mostly it did not help.
This is a hard book to understand when read out loud. Would be better to read yourself because the author bounces around quite a bit.
The story is so good and so well wrote, the aforementioned flaws do not prevent me from adamantly recommending this book though. I will be purchasing Book 2 of the Longmire series, regardless the narrator. I have rewind.
Johnson's dialogue writing is masterful.
Walt's double slog in and out of the snowy forrest through the blizzard, aided by the dead Cheyenne. His strength of will & determination to get the injured suspect and the injured Standing Bear to safety was supremely heroic.
His voice and expression and character portrayal produces an HD mental video stream.
Walt trying to save his lady friend from killing herself when there was no hope.
Craig Johnson's dialogue between Longmire and Henry Standing Bear (I can't believe I'm saying this) is better than Robert Parker's dialogue between Spenser and Hawk. I couldn't believe it when I heard it. Still stunned.