Here's another winner by Craig Johnson! I am often disappointed by the time I get to a 3rd ot 4th book in a series; I cannot stop reading these! Every character remains interesting and Walt Longmire remains compelling.
As ever, George Guidall is wonderful. The story is at once sad, joyful and a little chilling.
I highly recommed thes book and series. I have to stop now, i want to go download the next...
The audio version of this book and all of the Walt Longmire stories I have read is so very very good that I have decided to always listen to them rather than to read them in print. And forget about the TV series! It can't hold a candle to the Walt that Mr. Guidall brings to our mind with his narration. George Guidall IS Walt Longmire, and all of the characters.
Craig Johnson has so many strong scenes that it is hard to pick out particular ones. His turn of phrase to describe moments in Walt's life or scenery of Wyoming are so artful that you want to stop and write them down and savor them, adding them to your own life experiences.
Great character development! By this fourth installment I was already so hooked on this series that I can't stop listening, but I really loved reading about Walt and Henry's history in the war. The flashback's are very revealing about the history, motivation and predudices of otherwise strong, silent type characters.
George Guidall is a fantastic narrator. He has given such a distinct voice to these characters!
So far, and this has been true of every Walt Longmire book I've read/listened to, the epilogue has left me in tears...every time.
Craig Johnson is a great writer and George Guidall is the perfect narrator for these stories, which I highly recommend! Once you start you won't be able to stop listening!
I have listened to several of the books by author and this is my least favorite so for. I like the character, Walt Longmire, but did not like the back and forth between present and past. It seemed a little disjointed.
Yes, i enjoy Craig Johnsons writings and I enjoy listening to George Guidall read them!
When the Indian prisoner in the county jail told Walt what the initials BPS stood for. Priceless!
Yes. I want to do all of Craig Johnsons's books this way - listen in one sitting. I now purchase the Kindle version as well as the audible version.
Good job Craig and George!
What can I say. Craig spins a wonderful story and Guidall is the absolute perfect voice to bring Craigs genius out. Every time I log onto Audible I have to see whether there is another Longmire tale awaiting me.
Come on Craig. I need another one.
Johnson writes with polished prose. In places, the narrative passages have the texture of short poems. His use of language suggests a skill long forgotten by many authors. The major plots are carefully braided and crafted into a rope that binds one to the story. Once started, you can not put it down. This author deserves every penny of his royalties -- and more.
I have really enjoyed all of the authors books. They have made me want to visit Wyoming. The reading is some of the best. I have been truly amazed at his ability as a writer -- until this one. It's a real downer. My wife came home from work, took one look at me and asked, "What's wrong?" I said, "I guess I'm depressed." When I asked myself why. Then, I realized it was because of listening to this book. a significant part of the book has Walt Drunk and depressed in Vietnam. Another portion of the book has him depressed in Wyoming. There are holes in this plot and unrealistic situations that seem uncharacteristic for the author.
Listening to this book was like watching a train wreck. his writing style is such that you couldn't look away, but you didn't like what you were seeing.
It's possible that the series has just run its course. But I hope that Craig Johnson will go back and read the first two books and recapture the Walt of those books because I would really like more of the old Walt.
This series is the best. I think this one is one of the best.
Waiting on the next one!
I read them in order -- not necessary