Walt Longmire, Vic, his assistant detective, Henry Standing Bear, his longtime friend, and Wyoming all make up another terrific Longmire book, lushly read by George Guidall. I love the pace of these books. Longmire is his own man. He's strong, funny, and sharp.Vic has a mouth on her, which will make you laugh, and Bear is wise and to the point. The fabric of the Longmire series are what compel me to read them, more so than the actual stories. I can't wait to read/listen to another.
Great writing and wonderful narration. The author has a great flair for mixing down home humor with excitement.
I would listen to this again. We listen to audio books when we travel. At first the I thought it was going into a lot of detail but my husband, much to my surprise, was really enjoying it. He said that it brought back alot of memories for him when he worked in a small town as an officer.
The plot kept you going through the entire book.
His voice. It is absolutley perfect for these books. He has that long drawn out drawl that just works in every angle for the charectors.
No. It was just a joy to listen to
I would recommend this book to anyone.
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I was hoping for a decent mystery when I bought this. I like Tony Hillerman, but Audible only has 1 of his books. I think that if I read this before listening to it, I might have found the language just a little contrived with my internal voice. But George Guidall's narration was beyond perfect for this book! It sounds just as if Walt was talking to me, and sounded genuine, not at all contrived. Thank you for this narration!! I have discovered another favorite author, which is not all that easy to do, and I am glad I tried this.
I definitely recommend this to everyone.
This book has been on my wish list since Guidall revealed that reading Craig Johnson was one of his favorite assignments. When the Longmire TV show was announced, I bought and listened to this book before watching the series.
Guidall's voice is perfect for the novel whose main character is gruffer, scruffier and heavier than the TV version. It, also, appears that the TV series is doing a "cut and paste" job on plots; so, we can probably enjoy both, though, of course, the novel is richer in detail and development of character and relationships. In this first novel of the series, the grief of Longmire and his history with an unsatisfactory previous case provide a good means for showing us his character and his relationships with people in the community.
I have to admit that the heroics of Longmire in a snow storm are a bit far fetched for my taste, as is the mystical wisdom of Native American/Indian spirituality
I do like my heroes flawed and struggling so I will probably try more in this series.
This was the 1st in this series I tried. I really enjoyed the narrator; he sounds close to the age of Longmire, but also does a good job with the other characters. Amusingly enough, my husband despises his narration of the Vince Flynn novels because he sounds much too old for Mitch Rapp. The humor was excellent and it was fun to picture the characters, even knowing tat Vic will be different in he upcoming tv series.
Listening to the book makes me look forward to the tv series that debuts next Sunday on A&E. I'm glad I heard the book first.
First time writing a review and only doing so because I feel betrayed by the members who rated this book highly - I have no idea how anyone found this story remotely intriguing or well written. I want a refund.
Such a great combination of detective work, culture, mystery, humor, human interaction. Not since Robert B. Parker's Spenser series have I enjoyed a story so much. Walt Longmire is a man who doesn't take himself overly seriously, but gets the job done. George Guidall's narration adds a wonderful Western flavor to the story. I am already listening to the second book in the series, and enjoying it just as much. I am in love. I just haven't decided if it's with Walt, George, or Craig Johnson. I suspect it's the combination. I highly recommend it.
Love these storys! You will find yourself chuckling and then LOL! Great cast of characters.
I am a big fan of thrillers. I only give stories a 5 rating if it really keeps my attention and makes we anxiously wait to see what's next!
I tried, I really tried to listen to this story but it was so boring I gave up. I made it through about a third of it but so little had happened by then I stoped putting myself through it. The reader isn't bad but it everything is drawn out in such a painfully slow way its just not worth waiting for.