I found listening to the book to be a more personal experience than watching the TV show. The show is excellent but the book differs enough that listening to it after watching the show still rewarding. The book also has some surprises!
I took a chance on this book because I like series. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the story was well written and have enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. The ending was not what I expected at all. It is somewhat reminiscent of Tony Hillerman and his books about the Navajo nation. That connection was made stronger by George with dolls narration, as he has also read many of the Hillerman books. He does an excellent job of matching the characters in tone and personality.
I will definitely try the second book in the Walt Longmire series.
I love the narrator--his voice is so perfect with the characters and story. The humor is fascinating. Craig Johnson is an exceptional writer.
Long time listener. Not much time for reviews, I know what I like usually by the first chapter. So far I have only returned two books.
Just listening to Longmire talk about winter in Wyoming gives me a chill, it's 105 degrees in Texas, but a well written story can cut through the heat.
first, the story is top notch
second, the wording stands out, and I find myself trying to use the words in this book
third, George Guidell is tremendously talented
I think it would have been a lot better in print or on video, but it was just a bit too slow for listening while driving--especially on long trips. The plot seemed to be unnecessarily drawn out.
He is my favorite narrator of all time. Never disappointing! The story had great plot twists sprinkled with laugh out loud humor.
Sometimes a bit over-the-top, this modern western has great characters. Johnson creates great scenes that are so much fun, and the dialog is just right. We are hooked. It is fun to share during road trips.
The reader has a gruff, fatherly voice that fits the character perfectly. You always feel safe and in good hands in this story.
I wold recommend this to anyone who enjoys good writing, witty characters, and a story that moves quickly while letting the characters develop.
I was not on the edge of my seat for the sake of the plot - I was riveted by the characters, the dialogue, the wonderful relationships; but the plot definitely kept the entire thing going. It was, indeed, a mystery story.
The introduction of the main character, Walt Longmire was wonderful. He is revealed through his quirky environment, his hilarious relationships, and his wonderful personality. I loved it all, really.
When did Wyoming get so cool?
I loved it. I had been looking of a new series that was well written, and yet had that witty, clever dialogue that makes a mystery more than just figuring out "who done it." This fit the bill. I'm surprised I gave it a chance since, honestly I didn't expect to like a western theme. If you like reading, and you have a great sense of humor - don't miss this one!