This was my first Walt Longmire book. I enjoyed the story and the characters. The author paints a great picture of the countryside and develops the characters well. I really enjoy the narration, he brings the story to life.
So I am in love with the show and thought this would be a great listen for a long road trip. Unfortunately, my compatriots overruled me after a few hours because of the exhaustingly descriptive backstory at the beginning. It's only at about 6 hours in when things get crazy fascinating and thrilling! But it is so worth it by the end!!!
Read brilliantly by George G. The story was not totally engaging, mostly great but drawn out in some spots. However, the ending was so wonderful and brilliantly penned that it made it all worthwhile. And the performance throughout is just perfect. The sort of story that stays with you long after the reading of it. Well worth the listen.
This was a great mystery story, plain and simple. I've always been a little apprehensive when it comes to these types of books. Alot of the times, I hurry the books up b/c I can't take all of the fluff in between.
At first I thought that having been to the area that the setting of this book is in was essential, but the author's descriptions make up for anyone not having been there. I don't read mysteries for the surprise of who killed X, Y, or Z. Sometimes, I don’t care (though I did come to care here). This book was a perfect delight to me. It has satisfying drama, engaging characters, and evocation of place. Often the first in a series is a bit awkward, but this one hit on all cylinders for me right out the gate. While not an all out suspenseful mystery, it definitely has it's moments, and certainly doesn't go too fast which can cause the reader to be confused. There's also some dry humor spread throughout, and is actually quite funny at times.
Overall: It's worth checking out, especially if you're interested in a random (western) mystery not bogged down with too many details. Fans of Kent Haruf's "Plainsong" will most certainly enjoy it. The narrator fits the book perfectly. I'll be starting the second book very soon.
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Truly a winner. Super narration. Edge of seat. Best humor ever for a serious subject. Indian spiritual part great. Will read more.
I never read it, but I loved the audio
George Guidall did an awesome job
he drew you in to the story , he made you laugh, wonder, think, hope, and enjoy
laughed out loud at some things, and sad at some things
I don't really like these kinds of books, but really enjoyed this audio book, and I will try some more of them
I believe there is no more powerful combination of writer and reader than Johnson and Guidall.
I have listened to every book in the series, and watched every show in the TV series.
Johnson tells stories that wring every emotion in my heart and soul. As a retired cop, I deeply appreciate the combination of brutal truths and moral ambiguities that are the result of our human condition.
It just sounds so much better the way Johnson tells it, and when Guidall voices it!
Thank you both for the rare treasure that is "Longmire".....