The best narration I have heard in 3 years of audiobooks. The humor is wonderful to me. I don't think there's much "mystery" in the story, but I did not mind.
I loved the characters in this book and the way they interacted with each other. Especially the sheriff and his Indian friend. It's not too often that mysteries and thrillers make me laugh too. This book was very well written.
No, I haven't, but I throughly enjoyed this performance!
There were several, but the one that stands out is when the sheriff realized who the killer was.
I enjoyed this book and listened to it til the end. Murder/mysteries are my favorite genre as escapism and this is a good one. One reviewer stated that there is a lot of swearing in this book and that's true; however, it is true for one or two characters of the book and not all of them and not used in the narrative too much, if at all. Not all of the characters are likeable and, unfortunately, the characters which are easiest to dislike are the women. They are either nags, gossips, grumps, sluts or victims.
What I like about the book is that the author clearly conveys the brutality of the murder without being overly descriptive. I like Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels, but I find them to be far too graphic in blood and gore and that turns me off after awhile. Johnson focuses his stories more on the characters and descriptions of the western country and Native American beliefs than the gorey details of crimes. At times he gets a little long-winded in those descriptions, but eventually moves on. The ending was a bit of a disappointment, in my opinion.
George Guidall is an excellent narrator and I got used to listening to him in Jeffrey Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme novels. I recently listened to another book narrated by Guidall (not a Deaver book) and I can now honestly say that I am a little tired of him as a narrator. One reviewer described him as not having much of a range when voicing different characters and that's true.
I will likely listen to the next book in this series at some future date, but not until I have recovered from my current weariness of Guidall as narrator.
I can't say too much without giving away too much, but I was a little disappointed with the final resolution.
I can't imagine the printed version being better than the audio version. George Guidall's delivery and timing is perfect. He really makes the characters stand up on their own. If I was reading, instead of listening, to this book I don't think I could give it the same punch that he delivers.
Believe it or not, this series of books reminds me of the Stephanie Plum series. Instead of Jersey, it's Wyoming. Instead of Mafia, it's Cowboys and Indians. While maintaining a serious and interesting story line, there's enough humor and comic relief to give the book a soft edge.
Although George Guidall has an impressive list of books he has narrated, the only other books I have heard him read have been Stephen King's Dark Tower series. He did a wonderful job with these considering he had to fill Frank Muller's shoes. His performance in this book is just as stellar. I really loved his adaptation of the indian characters, especially Henry Standing Bear.
Certainly! This is a story that will have you wearing your mp3 player in the shower so you can find out how it ends.
While not all the Walt Longmire books are as good as this one, it's still a great series and I'm looking forward to the next one. This book is a credit well spent.
No but I'll listen to others of the series
Walt is real and likable.
Guidall is always excellent and one of my favorites.
I listen only in my car
The overall would have gotten all stars except for the potty mouth Vic. She lacks likability and, in real life I would tolerate one like her for one minute. She is a detraction to the story
My father mentioned that he loved these books and they really are fantastic. Set in a small northern Wyoming town, Craig Johnson really captures the feel of a small town sheriff's life (I grew up in a small town with a sheriff similar to Walt Longmire). The writing is clever and entertaining. George Guidall is absolutely perfect for this narration.
I'm on chapter 11 and I find the author's style of writing to be confusing, particularly regarding the setting of many sections. I find myself often thinking, "Where/when the heck is this part of the story happening?" Rewinding to the beginning of the confusing part doesn't seem to help. The characters are kinda interesting, but there isn't enough action, detecting, or suspense for me to really say I'm enjoying this book. If it picks up and I change my mind, I'll amend my review.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this mystery, but was THRILLED with the narrator and the mystery itself. It was wonderful. George Guidall was perfect for the part and did multiple voices well. I can't recommend this book more.
I have loved everyone of Craig Johnson's books The narrator has the perfect voice for Sheriff Walt Longmire...and I love the characters in this series....