I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
This is mid of the road sort of detective novel. I found it a bit self-serving. The twists were obvious and you could hear them coming ten minutes before they hit. I'm not terribly sorry I read it, but I'm not sure I'll re read it. And I reread everything I really like.
I enjoyed the book. It had some funny areas mixed in with a very good mystery. The interview at the end was most enjoyable.
Flight attendant. Love to "read" while I'm walking.
The main character. He was someone you wanted to know, to have over for dinner. He was warm and yet you knew he's the guy you'd want on your side in a dark alley.
I am looking forward to other books by this performer
I have listened to each Walt Longmire novel prior to this one and each one has gotten progressively less interesting. Reading the reviews of this one I thought the trend had been reversed and bought it on hope. This is the worst one yet, boring like listening to paint dry. Two and one half hours into it and Henry Standing Bear is no where to be found. When Walt started singing some horrible song from his youth I threw in the towel and went shopping for something else. This is good bedtime listening, it should put you asleep in about 5 minutes, quicker than Ambien with no hangover.
This might have been a good book if I had read the three others in the series first. Reviewers said that this wasn't necessary, so I plunged in. Found the action very hard to follow without having any background on the characters or what went before. Some series you can do this with because the author updates you at the beginning of the plot. This wasn't one of them!
This was my first time with a Walt Longmire book. It's a little outside the sort of stuff I usually buy, but I'm glad I got it. I thought the storytelling was vivid and exciting, especially towards the climax of the book. Makes me want to listen to more by this author.
I listen to audio books while working.
That's all -- we enjoyed every one of his books and want both writer and narrator (such a good match for the character) to continue to be made into audio.
Any Craig Johnson book with Walt Longmire is a good choice. This was not one of my favorites, but it is still worth the credit and time to listen. I did not find myself as commited to solving the mystery and saving the accused in this story as in previous ones. But between the narration and the overall setting of these books, it is still a good choice to make.
I enjoy the Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson. His characters are believable small town people and I like having books that are pure escapism such as these.
This was my first Craig Johnson book although it's the sixth in the series. It really hit the spot for me. The reader is perfect for this series of books. There is nothing Mickey mouse about this book - the characters and plot are very real. There is some bad language which may offend some but to me it was all part of the storytelling. I immediately downloaded the first in the series "The Cold Dish and I'm loving it".