I listen to an average of 100 books a year, and the Longmire books are some of my most favorite! I find myself going back and relistening (they have to be fantastic for me to re-listen) time and again. George Guidall is a brilliant narrator, also one of my favorites!
Just love the narration, the whit, mystery, and charm.
I listen/read a lot of mystery books and Craig Johnson with Walt Longmire makes me think of a western Sam Spade.
Has to be Walt Lonmire.
It's all just a great story.
Personal, intuitive, and a fun read/listen.
I truely enjoy listening to these books. Walt Longmire is such a great character. He is wise, funny, and surprisingly complex. The narrator does a great job too.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
This is the second in the series and it did not disappoint! Great characters and plot, wonderful narration! I'm hooked on Sheriff Walt Longmire. . . there's something so endearing about his gravelly voice and self deprecating ways. Bear, Vic, Ruby. . . love the way the author has created such depth for the whole family of Longmire cronies!
Yes. Story characters very real and interesting. Mixture of humor and Indian (oops, Native American) beliefs entertaining and appealing. Only removed one star because I need to keep buying more books to listen to more of these wonderful stories.
Plot flowed very well. Mr. Johnson's ability to create exciting characters who are very different yet work well together I believe added to the plot.The story did not stall, my interest was strong throught the book. Actually I wished it had not ended. I read the first book in this series, The Cold Dish, and could not wait to hear more of the story, so I immediately bought Death Without Company. Neither story is a disappointment. Both are books you cannot set down, and yes, kept me on edge of seat waiting for...who did what?
George Guidall is my favorite narrator (but others are good too). Mr. Guidall brings the characters alive. Characters voice remain the same in this second book from the first. What I especially enjoyed after a time was Mr. Guidal's slower speach used for the Sheriff and Bear. This seemed to exemplify the layed back nature of these folks, how they think and take their time, but initially this slow speech annoyed me. Later, use of the different cadence really added to the story, especially in dramatic exciting or humours spots. Don't know how Mr Guidall could have read some of the funnier parts without laughing...must have taken a number of takes to complete.
This series has now become my favorite. I highly recommend these 2 books (I have not read others yet). These stories have prompted me to do some research into Indian lore, customs, and beliefs. While others may not want to do this, these well written books have had a great impact on me. Besides wishing I was of Native American origin, I do want to visit Wyoming .Finally, the humor is this book is outstanding. I could not stop laughing when the hospital staff went to sheriff office. There is more humor, and sadness mixed with hope. A very real enjoyable book..."Yes, it is so , (Johnson, 2007)."
Finding out more about Lucian just made me like him more.
The first time I listened to George I didn't like him, but I went back and listened again and then I started liking the way he was telling the story, more and more.
Lucian always makes me laugh!
The characters in this series are so real. The dialogue is very good. Well written. I like the main character. I can't wait until next month for my credit. Going to get the 3rd in the series right away.
I got interested in the books because of the A&E Tv series . I read the first one and am nowthrough the first half of the second. The stroy is interesting and the reader is perfectly suited to the character, both imagined and as depicted on TV. The stories diverge between the TV and written versions of course but parts of the show can be picked up in the book. The book, as ussual is better than the show, but I will continue with both because they are different enough to be interesting on theier own.
This series has all of the elements of a good who done it with the added bonus of coming off like a modern day western. the characters are rough and ready but also contemplative, real and human. the intertwinning of the indian folklore adds to the mystery to make a solid mystery with enough bonus features to make it very interesting bordering on historical fiction, if you're into that kind of thing.
if you're going to break the law in my County, keep looking over your shoulder because I will get you sooner or later.
i am glad 1that i found this series and look forward to listening to or rading the whole collection
All of the different possibilities, the twists and turns that keep you second guessing yourself
All of them, George Guidall is my absolute favorite narrator