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".....
It was an easy listen even with all the different story lines.
The Sheriff and Henry. The relationship & interaction between them made me want to hear more of their story.
I was really surprised at the end when the killer was revealed. I didn't have any idea that this character was the killer.
I tried this author because of a special sale but I would like to listen to more of his books
This is well developed murder mystery. Each character is appropriately developed. This was a nice read with vivid landscapes.
Listened to this book because I'm a fan of the t.v. series and was pleasantly surprised that the book followed a much different plot line. I love the main characters, and you get more personal details from the book. The narrator did a good job, but his versions of female characters was a stretch.