More upbeat than CJ Box, Johnson gives us a sheriff who has not only experienced life, but who can think thoughtfully.
Have read this before and enjoyed it every bit as much this time, I am working my way through the series again just for the pleasure of it!
Neat people. Neat story line. Hard to figure who is the bad guy and who is good. A neat twist in the end. Ended the way it should have. I want to read the second book.
I first listened to this because another listener rated it so highly. I'm now on the 10th book in the series and never wAnt it to end! So I'm starting At the beginning again and still loving it. Fantastic narrator, perfectly suited to the characters.
Great writing. Great story. Great characters. Great setting. Great narrator. Great fun!!!
This is the second Walt Longmire book my wife and I have listened to, and have a third cued up and ready to go.
I loved the tv show decided to try to listen to the books so far book & tv show are similar in some ways and very different in many ways . The plots of the tv show do not quite follow the orders if the book and such but I love the narrator he does justice to the characters in my opinion.
Probably like many I came to The Cold Dish because I enjoyed the Longmire TV series. The book is more than enjoyable in its own right. Craig Johnson is a master of characterization, setting, etc. He is also one of the funniest authors I've come across. I normally lose patience when an author spends a little too much time on a scene, but I often found myself wishing that some of these longer conversations between Longmire and his other characters wouldn't end so soon. I was also impressed with the forensic science that was presented. Johnson acts like he knows his stuff.
After Walt Longmire, Henry Standing Bear, Walt's best friend. While played ably by Lou Diamond Phillips on the TV show, this Standing Bear is unmistakably different. He has a dry sense of humor that disguises a loyal friend and fierce enemy.
Mr. Guidall hit this out of the park. He gives a unique voice to each well-developed character. He knows how to say a woman's lines without sounding silly. Normally I'll turn up the speed of my books up to 1.25x but I didn't do this for this book because I wanted to enjoy Guidall's artistry to the fullest.
To pick one, MMO: Motive, Means, Opportunity. A very intellectually stimulating and entertaining exercise that I will not forget.
While there was an episode of the TV show that sort of borrowed from this book, don't worry about having the story spoiled by having seen it. By the ending of the book you won't recognize the two as similar at all.