So far this has been my favorite book of the series. I enjoy all the main characters and how they interact, although in this book we don't get to see much of Vic and Henry. As in the last book this one goes back and forth between the past and the present, although this time it's just a few days and is used to explain how Longmire ended up undercover. Another county sends a woman to Longmire's jail and he believes her innocent so he goes undercover to find out what really happened. We're introduced to marvelous secondary characters and even a few horses.
At the end of the book is an interview between the author and the narrator so you get to learn how the author came up with the different ideas for his books.
The narrator did his usual great job.
another nail biting book. Good plot and several surprizes along the way. Made you root for the main character
yes, went into detail as to what Walt was thinking as different things were happening
Walt riding the black horse in the dead of night
This story had a lot more interaction with horses then the other books in the series and that was fun to listen to. The love hate relationship that old cowboys have with their mounts is a tough one to capture with words but Craig Johnson hit the nail on the head.
Love him as the voice of Walt Longmire, I can't imagine anyone elses voice for the narration.
I've enjoyed all the Walt Longmire books so far. Craig Johnson and this series are not among my all time favorites, but they are entertaining enough to recommend, and are worth your time and money.
George Guidall is my all-time favorite narrator and he fits this series to a tee. He's even better in this series than he is in the Mitch Rapp books by Vince Flynn.
Anyway, I haven't felt that any of the Craig Johnson - Walt Longmire books are "Can't Put Down", and I do find myself drifting at times from these books. There seems to be too many side conversations and small events that aren't really related to the story, and go beyond describing the way of life and times of living near an Indian Reservation in Wyoming.
If you haven't already found him, James Lee Burke is a fantastic Americana style writer in this genre and is one of my all-time favorites. I would highly recommend him and his Dave Robicheaux series. As for Walt Longmire, I will probably continue listening to the rest of the books, but I'll take breaks along the way.
Interesting but overdone. Johnson devotes too much of each book to the influence of the Native American spirit world on Walt Longmire, the non-Native American Sheriff.
shift focus to the story and away from so much of the warrior spirits.
Guidall is a consummate professional. Sometimes inflections of new characters are not as sharp as one might like, but generally can keep track of who is talking.
Well, not moved, but the Hispanic character he handcuffed in the lodge was perfect comic relief.
Enjoyable stories, very well prerformed.
I keep waiting for the next Craig Johnson listen. I can only say what I've said before. Johnson and Guidall are perfect partners, the characters are a hoot and I can't wait for them to weave in and out of the stories.
Enjoyed the chat at the end between Guidall and Johnson. I enjoy these, as few as they are, since it paints an interesting picture of the author.
Yes. I loved the way the story moved back and forth so I got more background as I went. Saved me from having to remember too much between listening periods.
I love good mysteries and have now added a new author to my must-read list. A good mix of characters is important to a story, and boy! did we have characters! It was interesting to me to note the difference between the characters from the television show and the characters in the book.
George Guidall's performances are always excellent. He's one of my favorite readers.
I loved the interaction between Walt and the horse. He was so gentle with her and respected her spirit.
I can't wait to read more Walt Longmire stories!
I would listen to it again on a road trip.
The plot didn't keep me on the edge of my seat but the I enjoy the characters so much that I just went along for the ride.
In the beginning of the book there is scene where Walt is looking at abridge when someone comes.
I am surprised by how much I enjoy this series, which is not what I typically read. The characters are so well written that it's hard to believe they are not real people. Fast paced story which always keeps you guessing, the narration is excellent, what more could you ask for? While each book could easily stand on its own, start at the beginning, you will not regret it.
Top 10, but considering the four or five books by Craig Johnson I've listened to so far they are all in the top ten.
I mostly love how all the Longmire books are narrated. Guidall does such a fantastic job with the different personalities and voices. Truly a pleasure to listen to. Craig Johnson's wit is always great entertainment. Each of his books are different in pace and organization even though most of the characters are the same. I like how he went back and forth from past to present in retelling the story's events.
Longmire as always, but Henry Standingbear is always impressive. This book was mostly Walt telling the story.
No, not an extreme reaction, but burst out with a chuckle frequently.
Anyone who likes witty mysteries and wants bit of a western, cowboy, sheriff, Indian, and spunk thrown in would like these books. Guidall is truly a wonderful narrator. I've listened to a couple of his other books and will continue to explore his narration.