I haven't finished the series yet but bit by bit I'm getting every single solitary one of them and the performer whose name escapes my memory right now is absolutely amazing I highly recommend this series
I personally cannot get enough of Walt Longmire!
Craig Johnson is a new favorite author. I am also so happy that the books are worlds better that the TV Adaptation.
Longmire is an interesting combination of deeply engaging & a tough cowboy! One minute waxing philosophic about a mountain range & the next pulling his gun. the dialog is true to the human experiance & Johnsons prose is up there with the best.
I am going to listen to each & every Longmire book & I strongly recommed everyone else does too.
...too light on the cerebral. I liked this book, but Walt needs to be smarter, less "bull in a china shop". It would have been smarter for him to take the old woman to town and let Henry set the trap. The plot being what it is, he still would have had the conflict, but he would have used his head in that Henry was healthier and more likely to be able to stand up to the adversary. This is just the most glaring instance, but there were several others.
Looking forward to the next installment.
Among the best
Longmire has great sense of humor while keeping things intense.
Held me throughout
Subtle humor of conversations between Longmire and Standing Bear is always enjoyable. Love Craig Johnson's portrayal of these two characters.
This is only my second Walt Longmire mystery but I am totally hooked. The thing I'm liking most about the books is the way the author makes you "feel" the place and how the characters in the story relate to each other and their surroundings. I love how the main characters, Walt Longmire and his best friend Henry Standing Bear, are both so very well educated and so down to earth. i also like the fact that the author brings in humor in small but significant ways throughout the narrative. The humor I noticed most this time took the form of Walt Longmire's self-deprecation and also in his description of Dog's (Walt's other best friend) behaviors. The writing is sophisticated and poetic but very approachable and a joy to listen to. The story line was great and George Guidall is the best ever narrator for this genre.
This is the 2nd in the series, and 2nd i've listened to. So glad that it kept the great mix of humor, personality, and plot... I'll keep reading this series and to me, there is no better compliment.
This is the second book in the series, and the second I've enjoyed, and it won't be my last. The more of Walt Longmire I get, the more I like him, especially as brought to life by George Guidall. There's actually a whole lot of good characters here, and I'm looking forward to more from them.
Sheriff Walt Longmire returns in his second mystery. The story begins with a Basque proverb that excellently fits this story--"A life without friends means death without company."
An old Basque woman is found dead in the assisted living center where Longmire's old boss, ex-Sheriff Lucian Connally is living. When Lucian announces that her death was not natural, no one really believes that the old woman was murdered, but of course she was. Longmire and his whole crew are instantly caught up in a very involved and intricate group of murders that eventually show their connection to the old woman and ex-Sheriff Connally.
Craig Johnson's descriptive writing builds characters and atmosphere excellently. Another winner in this Wyoming mystery series!
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - This second book is much more interesting and faster-paced than the first book. It has the same beautiful imagery of the frozen Wyoming wilderness, the same touches of Indian culture and most of the same characters. Some listeners might be offended by Vick, the female deputy with the foul mouth, but I love her. She is so bold and predictable that she cracks me up! This story might easily be rated a five, but for some reason it was just not exactly up my alley enough for me to love it so I have given it a four.
NARRATOR - Guidall does a PERFECT Wyoming sheriff character. His voice is deep, coarse and he talks somewhat slowly like you might expect from a laid-back small town sheriff. He does Indian voices and accents well, too. The only reason I can't give him a five is because of his women. They sound way too masculine.
BOTTOM LINE - I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, but be aware that this takes place in the wilderness of Wyoming. It is not a high-tech crime, and it is not high-tech crime solving.
This is the second Walt Longmire I read, and I am head-over-heels with this series. The main character, Walt, is what initially drew me in, but with this second book I realize just how well-done the rest of the main characters are. This is a good mystery with great characters and -- as an added bonus -- an interesting voyage into Basque culture.