Respectful character development and dialogue I would like to memorize.
Rather incomparable except to others of the series.
The veterinary office and patter.
A very strong follow-on to The Cold Dish, Craig Johnson's story here is extremely strong, and George Guidall's performance is A+. I have taken to searching Guidall's name in audiobooks because his voice is so pleasant on long drives. I would say this is the best of Longmire, but I have listened to four so far and have not heard one that was less than excellent. One of the ten best audiobooks I have listened to.
This is in the non-noir tradition of later Harry Bosch (after he has his daughter and softens a bit) or even Dick Francis. Most everyone in these books has a motive and acts for reasons he/she believes valid. Evil is rare, and Johnson doesn't mind seeing it punished fiercely. The community it is set in is small, like Hillerman's Chee/Leaphorn series.
Guidall has the perfect voice for Walt Longmire, and does a great job summoning up the characters. I think his line readings are among the strongest of narrators I have heard. He really acts the book and brings it to life. Particularly fun are his crusty old codger voices.
The dialogue between Longmire and Henry Standing Bear can be hysterical. cJohnson brings to life a strong relationship of many years, with warmth and humor.
enjoyed the book from page 1 too the end. I like the characters that are always getting into some trouble. Henry is quite the star of all the books
the author puts the reader in the mind of the main characters mind .discovery of the support ing cast via Walt's mind is often hilarious. kudos to Craig Johnson and George Guidall.a good read.I can't wait to read all of this series.
Wish I had been able to follow the story line better. Too many characters and convoluted twists and turns. Even at the end of the book I didn't even know some of the characters or their role in the plot.
After listening to C.J. Box's series on Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden and now Walt Longmire, a Wyoming sheriff, I am concerned about the dwindling population of Wyoming. As a resident, I know we already have the lowest population in the U.S. and with each book, it gets smaller. Craig Johnson's writing and George Guidall's performance are spectacular and reflect beautifully on life in Wyoming. I can't wait to begin the next book by Johnson. Perhaps his next series will be about a Wyoming bird watcher so we can re-populate and provide him more material.