I read so I can write
George Guidall has done an amazing job of making Walt Longmire come to life along with a whole gang of other great characters. Listening to him makes this book an unforgettable experience.
The book itself is a showpiece of Craig Johnson's writing skill. His way of telling the back story behind the mystery is smooth and never jerks you out of the story.
This is very very good.
If you read this Book One of the series you will become officially "Deputized" into the unforgettable cast of characters brought to life by a remarkable narrator. Just as I did, you will immediatley saddle up to look for Book Two. Good stuff for "who dun it" fans.
Professor of American and World History at a community college. Enjoys hard science fiction, space fantasy and space opera, fantasy, and historical narratives. Heck, I'll read anything once!
The reader has a fine sense of the Western twang and tone without going overboard into Hollywood cliche. His tone, pacing, and the general quality of his voice work quite well for this narrative. First person narratives are hard to get right for many readers. This one works.
I was introduced to the Walt Longmire series by the TV show. I found the characters interesting, but the subplot and background felt heavy-handed. This is not the case with the books. The characters remain interesting (though I miss Katee Sackhoff's dry, fish-out-of-water tone) and the background and subplot now mesh more effectively. An hour episode does not do a book justice ... so listen to the book and REALLY enjoy the story!
Longmire and Bear
Longmire and Bear. I'm in love with both of them.
I want to marry Longmire and Bear both.
yes it moves along at a good clip loved all the characters they were well developed
loved the way he writes about weather I had to get another blanket
do not edit with the artist finished work. Just enjoy or not, as the case may be. In this case enjoy.
good writing good plot -will buy any of his other books
Stimulating, serpentine, unexpected.
Walt Longmire is an articulate, insightful and self-effacing character. The kind of man you'd like to know and spend time with.
The Cheyenne Nation !
The book has excellent pacing taking one from one surprise to the next.
Reading this one makes you hungry for more.
Tell us about yourself!
Yes and maybe even 7-8 times
It was interesting enough to keep me listening and wanting more.
It would not be the book it is without George's style of reading!!
Love the main people of the entire story
Walt is my hero
George is my favorite narrator and the reason why I decided to try this book that I found on sale. I am so glad it was on sale because it is now one of my favorite series!!
I was expecting a mystery/detective style novel like those by Michael Connolly or the like, instead it's just a long winded story about a character I don't find all that interesting, with just a hint of a mystery.
If you're looking for a suspense or detective style book then surely don't buy this. You'll be disappointed.
pretty high on my list
Walt is my favorite character but Standing Bear is a close second
I liked the Bear characterization
Looking forward to reading more from the series