Comfort of my own home
Kept me interested till the end.
I liked the sound of this voice
People's relationships in the story.
I don't know.
The narrator's pace of conversation add so much more the characters personality I don't think you would get if you just read the book.
This one didn't hold my interest to "not put down" like some of the author's other books.
Can't wait to listen to another on of his!
Anybody who loves a mystery that is rich in characters, this is a good bet. I've been a longtime follower of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch character and his ability to lead me down the garden path to the wrong conclusion or perpetrator. I was pleasantly surprised when I finished "The Cold Dish" that Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire also had me following a logical progression of clues, and had kept me on the wrong trail until the end of the book.
Actually I had three favorite characters; Walt, Henry and Vic. The sarcasm and humor at times kept me in stitches.
I grew up listening to radio programs. I've heard plenty of good voice characterizations during those years and sometimes the voice fit the character, and sometimes not so much. George Guidall's voice is perfect for the Walt Longmire character. Medium deep but with good resonance and just enough drawl and age to it.
There were times while out and about when listening with my ear buds on, that I broke out laughing out loud. I got some strange looks, so be warned!
Had never read one of the Longmire mysteries, and with Guidall narrating, I had to remind myself that this was not a Hillerman novel moved into the Wyoming area. As with Hillerman I always enjoy the developed and personal portrayals of the main characters. Almost as much as descriptions of indian culture and symbolism. The storyline was good, some might find it slightly slow, but knowing that this is a series, am happy to have a well established background.
I will definitely be picking up the second in this series, it fills an empty void since I have read and listened to almost every Hillerman novel. I miss Joe and Jim, and found Walt, Standing Bear and Vic.
The characters and plot evolve along with their relationships with each other. At first I wasn't sure i liked the narrator, but now i can't get enough of Walts humbleness, due in part to great narration! Was not ready for this book to be over.
No, because I don't read or listen to mysteries a second time.
His entire narration is top notch especially his portrayal of different characters.
I love the Walt Longmire mysteries especially for the back story and Walt's take on life and different situations. The mystery is always good but it's learning more about Walt that elevates these mysteries to a higher level.
Narration was great.
listened to while commuting to and from work. Couldn't wait to go to work
Johnson has skillfully created a believable main character in Walt Longmire, who is the sheriff of a small town in Wyoming. The interaction and dialogue created by Longmire's movements around town, and among a host of friends and acquaintances, is by far the most enjoyable aspect of this book. The strength of Johnson's writing rests almost entirely on these qualities.
The mysterious murders on which the plot rests, however, is over-wrought. This aspect is not nearly as interesting as the character dynamics.
Johnson's descriptions of "action-scenes" (such as climbing a mountain in winter, etc...) are decidedly the weakest points of this book. It was as if he was reaching back into vague memories for words and feelings, and the result is a detachment from the story just long enough to break the spell. This, in contrast to how Johnson writes about the day-to-day interactions of the main characters, which are fresh and light, and the dialogue is playful.
The ending was a little dragged-out.
For a $4.95 sale book, it was worth the price.
If you like books with a small town Western/Native American theme, and a "pull up a chair" attitude, you will undoubtedly enjoy 'Cold Dish'.
George Guidall's performance was flawless.
I listen to an average of 100 books a year, and the Longmire books are some of my most favorite! I find myself going back and relistening (they have to be fantastic for me to re-listen) time and again. George Guidall is a brilliant narrator, also one of my favorites!
Captivating nuanced storytelling.
Gravitas. I found it a little hard to distinguish between the two main male voices, but once I got the distinction it was wonderful.
It made me feel and it made me think.
I have listened to several books since, and I have compared them all (negatively) to this one. I'm chomping at the bit to get to the rest of the Walt Longmire series!