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.
The Walt Longmire books are entertaining, and George Guidall is an excellent narrator. So if you are looking for some entertainment, this is a great series.
Don't expect great literature though. Longmire is the sheriff in an allegedly sparsely populated area in Wyoming. Already, the murders are piling up. It doesn't make sense that this sleepy area where everyone knows everyone else has a regular dose of murder. There is no epiphany, no moral, no theme. These are stories. That's all. They'll entertain you, and then they are gone.
Having said that, not everything must reach the upper echelon of literary work to be worthwhile. I enjoy these books. Just don't expect Jane Austen or Joseph Conrad. Buckle your seat belt, and enjoy a story.
A very good story and great for those new to the Longmire series. The story is full of colorful background information on many of the characters and the town.
So the real mystery is how is the old sheriff drinking $1,400 bourbon that's a little on the hard to find side.
I'm enjoying the story, the saga. The lives of people on the high plains. Something about the description makes you want to go there, eat at B's. It's not that Craig romanticized the place, more the people and the place. Can't really put my finger on it.
I have listened to audiobooks a lot over the past twenty years. The tough part is finding the books. With this book I've found many books, the whole Longmire series. It's very well written. The plot unfolds very well, Craig can write with extremely descriptive language, and as a bonus, my favorite narrator does the whole series.