I started watching the new Walt Longmire series on tv. One day my husband noticed that it was based on a series of books. Immediately I searched on Audible and there it was. The series is good on tv but the books offer so much more. The characters are much stronger in the books. I'm at the end of the third book and almost didn't buy it based on one of many reviews. Thank goodness I went on my gut instinct or I would have missed details that lead to book three. So, give them a try if you haven't already.
I have only heard the audio edition
I have listened to him do the cat who series. He is a great reader and makes me feel like a friend is reading the story to you.
I decided to buy the books when I saw the first ad for the TV series called "Longmire" back in May of this year. I sent the list of the books to my brother knowing he might find them interesting too, but having read the first two books and now being in the middle of the 3rd in just one week, I must recommend them. I am devouring the stories. Craig Johnson's prose is not only witty it is compelling, and adrenaline pumping. His characters are absolutely engaging, from sympathetic, to raw. I am just having fun getting to know their monikers. In many ways Longmire reminds me of several of my book heroes...which is just fine, because they are my heroes: Lucas Davenport, Virgil Flowers, Dave Robicheaux, and Hackberry Holland, but Longmire is surrounded by an even more colorful group of compatriots, deputies, potential lovers, living and mystical friends. I am enthralled. I actually thought about what it would be like to live in Wyoming as I read and walked this morning. Indeed I would recommend the series which I have only just begun, because George Guidall brings all these characters to life understanding just how to punch the humor that is so evident in Johnson's writing.
I would compare Johnson's ability to create memorable characters to that of Charles Dickens. These are folks you want to remember. These are folks you want to know. Unlike Clive Cussler there is no sameness in these stories. The plot is immediately different; the characters that dress up the plot are different and even the inanimate objects become characters in the story...like the buffalo rifles in "The Cold Dish" and the old Kaiser automobile in "Death Without Company."
George Guidall's performance makes me not want to put the audiobook down, but I have to work and sleep sometime.
STUFF REALLY DOES HAPPEN IN WYOMING. or LOOKING FOR MR. LONGMIRE
I love this series. I hope I don't run out after I read the 8th book.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
For me it's a break from the city cop books. But really it is a great story. With description of the area. The narrator makes Walt come alive.
I have not read any others unless more of Craig Johnson's counts. This is my third one.
Oh yes I have listened to George Guidall. He is great. He makes the main character more stronger than the others. He does great with the others but the main one or main two he comes out stronger with them. That I do like.
Yes, when Walt found one of the boys, dead, toward end. Don't want to say anymore. But what went on afterwards was exciting. Great book.
Craig Johnson is a great author. I will listen to all of his "Walts" series. I hope George is there.
I started this series with the Cold Dish and devoured each book sequentially. I love the characters, the wonderful readings by George Guidall, the interview with Craig Johnson, the interplay between the main characters and can hardly wait for the next book in this series. He truly captures the spirit of the west as it is today in Wyoming. The characters really come to life. The plots are outstanding and each have their own little twist. I'm eagerly anticipating more of these, please!!
I first watched the A&E series "Longmire" and then decided to try the books. I like both the TV series and the book series even though they don't quite jibe. I love George Guidall's performance. I love the conversations between Walt and Henry. I enjoy the subtle humor. There may be those who find Vic a little offensive but she provides an edgy humor. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
Walt Longmire, Vic, his assistant detective, Henry Standing Bear, his longtime friend, and Wyoming all make up another terrific Longmire book, lushly read by George Guidall. I love the pace of these books. Longmire is his own man. He's strong, funny, and sharp.Vic has a mouth on her, which will make you laugh, and Bear is wise and to the point. The fabric of the Longmire series are what compel me to read them, more so than the actual stories. I can't wait to read/listen to another.
Great writing and wonderful narration. The author has a great flair for mixing down home humor with excitement.
I would listen to this again. We listen to audio books when we travel. At first the I thought it was going into a lot of detail but my husband, much to my surprise, was really enjoying it. He said that it brought back alot of memories for him when he worked in a small town as an officer.
The plot kept you going through the entire book.
His voice. It is absolutley perfect for these books. He has that long drawn out drawl that just works in every angle for the charectors.
No. It was just a joy to listen to
I would recommend this book to anyone.