I have not read any of Craig Johnson's books, but I can't imagine the book is better than the multiple voice audio version...unless it included color pictures of the scenery, he paints for the listener.
His referral to Wyoming locations, makes me Google them up to see for myself. I've been to some of them, and it causes me to recall my visits.
His inflections and tone changes, pauses,etc. are wonderful. Makes me think of how the TV Sheriff Longmire...would react in his voice. as a comparison.
Yep !!...should finish today. In a way, I'm glad I cannot listen in one sitting.
Can't wait to order Book #2 in the series
Wish he would continue the fishing details in future books, as I "yearn" to go Trout fishing again soon.
My first Longmire book and I plan to read more. I was not expecting a work of art, just a good read and that is what I got. I was inspired by the TV show. I read fiction as a break from my first love (military history) and this was perfect.
I had become a fan of the Longmire television series after just a couple of episodes, but when I noticed they were based the Walt Longmire series of novels, it didn't take me long to become a Craig Johnson fan.
Having grown up in northwestern Colorado and southwestern Wyoming, I can identify first hand with much of what Johnson weaves into his stories. The personalization of the characters in his stories fit perfectly with the real-life characters I grew up with... Longmire included. Johnson does an excellent job of describing exactly how it is in Wyoming, on the "Res" and especially, law enforcement in the very rural areas of the Rocky Mountain region. The narration of the Longmire series is nothing short of excellent. Guidall brings life to all the characters as well as the story itself. His voice sounds just exactly what you'd expect a veteran sheriff to sound like... a "Lion in Winter"... with a sense of humor.
I just finished the second installment of Walt Longmire "Death Without Company" and have added the rest of the series to my Wish List. I would give Craig Johnson "three thumbs up" but sadly, I only have two.
Well obviously Walt Longmire, but his sidekick Henry is right there too.
Walt Longmire by a long shot however, Guidall does a pretty good job on the Cheyenne accent and speech patterns. Very believable.
(Spoken by Walt Longmire) The sign at the state line says "Welcome to Wild Wonderful Wyoming". They should've put more emphasis on "Wild" because enforcing the law here can get to be hazardous to your health. But then again, so can breaking it...
I live in the Catskills and I enjoy listening to audiobooks, particularly when I am working around the farm. Fiction works best for me. Reality is overrated.
2nd only to The Help
You have to love the intelligence and humor in the writing. Great Character development!
First time I have listened to George Guidall. As good as it gets!
The author's description of the snow rescues was both incredible and credible at the same time. Very nicely done!
The author and the series fill the huge gap left by the loss of Tony Hillerman but with a totally unique style.
My sister suggested this listen to me and I've now ordered the next three books in the series. I love them all!
While waiting for season 2 check out Cold Dish Walt Longmire mystery
Love it! The narrator was spot on for Walt & kept the characters vivid - enjoyed the adult story line. Can't wait to listen to the next book!
Retired Autoworker who loves books. I learned to read before I went to school as I was by myself a lot as a kid. I quickly learned that books were my friend. I listen to audio books when I travel alone because they help me stay awake as I drive.
Eventually I'll listen to it again
Henry the "Bear"
I'm not sure, but I thought he did a good job
Loved this book. At first it was a little slow going, but as the book progressed I found myself joining in the search. The ending was a surprise, yet you had a slight suspision throughout, but couldn't quite prove it. I felt like I was riding in the Silver Bullet with Longmire hold the dashboard for all my life!
None, I think this book stands alone!
The ending. It made you wonder if things were different, could Longmire really find love agian!
I listed to book 5 of this series first, not knowing it was part of a series. So I wanted to go to the beginning and meet them in book 1. I LOVE these characters. They can be quite comical sometimes. I really enjoy listening to Craig Johnson's stories. Looking forward to the next one.
The suggestion of the supernatural that is all around us in various forms is subtle. Sometimes you are not even sure that is what the author is suggesting. The descriptions of the characters and actions are believable and realistic. THE REDEMPTION theme of the story carries through all novels. I didn't want the story to end.
BEAR unique and a counterpoint to Longmire
Quality was as expected. He reads Stephen King (Dark Tower). George Guidall does well with strong male western characters.
Definitely...I did not want the story to end.
Bought this story because it can be listened to over and over like those written by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and other great novelists.