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This is my 3rd Walt Longmire and I'm officially hooked now. This was the 2nd book in the series so I'll just continue working my way through the series from here on. It's hard to believe Wyoming could be so interesting with so much going on. One thing I've learned and always suspected is that the Wyoming weather must really suck. The state feels like it is one big rock. The people who stick out living there evidently love it in spite of it all. Still the author weaves a tale that keeps you guessing right until the end as to "whodunit". Walt himself is quite the character but all of the characters are vividly brought to life in an entertaining way. If anything it's confusing trying to keep all the twistst and turns of the story straight. But, I enjoyed this one and will look forward to the next one.
George Guidall seems to be reading himself - it is very, very well done. And the story is quite good as well as the main character is quite reachable. I'm a fan.
I screwed up review for One Dog Night. I meant to give all FIVE STARS. Audible techinical said there 's no way to correct a review or redo
This was a wonderful experience...you could almost feel yourself freezing in the snow. There were laugh-out-loud moments and tearful moments but what I like the most about this author is that he describes the scenes with such fine detail that you can practically smell the food cooking or the donuts baking. Truly enjoyable read with enough suspense to keep me listening. I actually cleaned my entire garage before I knew it, all the time listening to Walt and Bear and the irreverent Vick.
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
I think Craig Johnson is a great writer, and not just because his books have some of the longest epilogues ever! Action sequences in the Walt Longmire series are frequent and are described with heart-stopping tension. The characters stay with you - they are warm of heart and rich in self-deprecating humor. Even minor figures are fully and humanely drawn.
Those who really dislike graphic, bloody detail may have reservations about this series. However, in my opinion, the decency of the main characters and the genuine portrayal of friendship and respect between people in and out of law enforcement makes up for a bit too much gore.
Despite what must be a missing section of this book (I caught up to the action pretty easily, tho the lapse was momentarily disorienting), "Death Without Company" is a tremendously exciting listen. And, again, kudos to the excellent reading of George Guidall.
This is one of Charles Johnson's finest. Well written and laughably entertaining with a host of gritty characters. George Guidall provides the deadpan twist that roots the humor in his broad, well narrated characterizations. A superb listen.
NO SPOILERS despite the eloquent and wholly satisfying impact of the first book in the series, the 2nd edition does not rely on the success of its predecessor. instead, it unashamedly stands forward on its own merit as a deserving equal, both in plot and in delivery. the true manliness and gruff delivery fits seamlessly, if not perfectly, with the unexpectedly, sophisticated intellect presented in the Shakespeare and collegic level vocabulary. truly an amazing stand alone story, that has confirmed my commitment to both author and narrator. oh and the mystery itself was a nail biter to boot!
It's perfect. He portrays different characters in a manner appropriate to each. You can tell which character is speaking by the portrayal.
Fans of Craig Johnson will not be disappointed. The characters are well-done. The story is very good and it's all done with a great sense of humor. I smiled a lot. Still, serious scenes are done with compassion. If you have never read Craig Johnson, this book is a fine place to start,
Once again, George Guidall brings incomparable gravel and pacing to Craig Johnson's singular Western lawman. This book moves faster than The Cold Dish with a bit more humor, less pathos and seemingly a little less mystery but is no less enjoyable. Guidall still effects what is basically a faster voice for every character that isn't Henry or Walt, but this book seems to have less dialogue in it - not sure if that's actually the case, it just seemed that way to me.
Excellent narrator. The writer conveys a real feeling of connection between the characters. I particularly love the relationship between Longmire and Standing Bear. As much as I enjoy the TV series, the books (as usual) are so much more enjoyable!!