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!
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.
Craig Johnson writes good stories, good characters and good dialog. I have enjoyed every one of his books and look forward to the next one. George Guidall does his usual great job of narrating and acting the book and characters perfectly.
It's hard to pick a favorite among the Longmire series. They are all pretty unique in setting, tone and devices. But this is a really good one. Buy, Listen, Enjoy.
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!