Excellent on all levels. I am looking forward to the rest of the books in the series. The characters are wonderful, the dialogue make me laugh out loud sometimes, and George Guidall is a perfect narrator. The author must have first hand experience walking in a blizzard. what a great part that was.
I love this narrator. His dry wit is a perfect match for the characters. Cold Dish is a favorite of mine. It's the book that opens up the world of Walt Longmire and if you like a mystery with Western flare you probably won't be disappointed.
In the top 10 for sure; the combination of a great book and an amazing reader made for a winner.
Some of Peterson's stuff mixed in with some classic westerns.
Any scene with Henry in it. The interactions between Henry and Walt felt real, like the book was just transcribing a conversation between two friends.
The last three hours were a rush, the people in the Target parking lot probably though I was crazy.
Loved it, listening to the second book while I type this. I am going to have to try the TV series.
One of the best books I've read/listened to since Crossers by Phillip Caputo. The story is crisp, the writing and the narration are clean and the storyline is fun to follow.
The Unhinged Knitter
Let me begin by saying that I am a big fan of the Longmire tv series; however, the novel weaves a far more complex and satisfyingly rich narrative. The twists and turns of the plot read true and organically shape character development in a most satisfying way. The pace is never hurriedly nor too slow. An excellent read. The narrator does a fine job with Walt Longmire's voice but has a limited repertoire of "other" voices for the supporting characters.
I found this book dragged on and I am not sure the narrator's voice suited the character very well. His voice gave the impression that the main character was a depressed feeble old man. Its difficult to image a character with that voice making up the stairs without pausing for breath and certainly not a man that can carry someone for miles in the snow.
Unlike other reviewers I did not find the ending particularly clever and the sub plot with the female deputy whom the main character was grooming to replace him as sheriff did not go anywhere or add anything.
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!