After patiently listening to the first Walt Longmire novel, I purchased the second book in the series hoping it would be better. After listening to half the book, I no longer care about the story or what happens to the characters. It takes FOREVER for this author to tell a story! If you like wandering plot lines, dead ends, and underwhelming climaxes, then I can recommend the book.
Retired RN with 28 years in the operating room. An nurse educator specialized in surgical lasers and high risk equipment. Married for 36 years to my wonderful wife and mother of 3 men. Still waiting on the grand babies! While waiting, love to read & listen to books. I am a HUGE FAN OF AUDIBLE. COM!
Craig Johnson is quickly becoming my 2nd favorite author in this genre, the 1st being Michael Connelly. With his witty style and dramatic prose, he captures the essence, of all of his characters, with amazing realism. This is the 3rd book I have listened to and can't wait for the 4th! Craig, you are fantastic! I only wish the television show's main characters were more closely matched to their written counterparts. I guess I just want my cake and eat it, too.
Really enjoying this series...too bad it took me so long to find them. George Guidall is Great! I don't think that I would have enjoyed this series as much if I had read the written word as opposed to listening. Mr. Guidall nails each character for me. Thanks!
Henry Standing Bear and Vic -- both are sassy!
He is brilliant at enacting the characters and the depth of the scene.
Gonna get all of them -- Great for in car listening!
Avid reader for 45 years
These books are addicting! I grew up reading Louis Lamour and wanted to be a cowboy in the old West. I love the Indian culture and the setting of Wyoming intertwined in a modern mystery with several very strong woman characters.
Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
This is the second Walt Longmire book and it's as good as the first, or is it better? Tells us more about the characters we learned to love in Cold Dish. If you've seen the TV series the books are different and excellent. I'm noticing pieces of several books in the series, but it's not a match at all, ie you are not re-reading what you see on TV. I am totally in love with this series. Well written. Interesting. Powerful story. Worth your credit, in fact it's worth two. Enjoy!
Listening while I run.
I love this series and I'm pacing myself. I honestly wish they were longer. Guidall is the perfect voice for these characters that call the Powder River home.
At first I thought I wouldn't like the Walt Longmire Mysteries... but after two, I changed my mind and will start on the third. Go figure.
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
To me, a great mystery series must have more than a whodunit. I need a good setting, plot, and characters. Craig Johnson is a wonderful writer that brings it all to this series with lots of wit and wisdom thrown in. I love Walt Longmire -- and Henry Standing Bear -- and Cady, Vic, Ruby, the Ferg and even the newest characters, Santiago "Sancho" Saizarbitoria and "Dog".
Just to give you an idea of why I love these characters:
1) Walt, a Vietnam veteran, graduated with an English Literature degree. You are surprised and thrilled to hear him sprouting Shakespeare throughout the story. He is a very capable Sheriff, equally tough and kind.
2) Henry, a Native American friend of Walt's from boyhood, is a former Vietnam Special Forces soldier. He speaks many Native American languages and has an education in Classical English. He owns the local bar and knows everyone. Henry says the most with the least amount of words.
3) Vic is Deputy Sheriff Victoria "Vic" Moretti with a Master's in Law Enforcement from PA. She is very competent, but constantly complaining with her favorite four letter "f" word.
4) Santiago is the newly hired deputy with a specialty in languages. He is fearless and well educated, but has much to learn from Longmire.
The story, set in the least populated county of Wyoming, involves mineral rights, Basque heritage and the previous Sheriff Lucien Connally. It was loaded with lots of suspicious people, motives and intense scenes. I was completely surprised at the final solution.
George Guidall did his usual fantastic job with every voice, accent and phrase. I loved everything about this story.
George Guidell, the perfect person for this story! I'm so glad he reads all of them!
Yes, totally captivating. All the characters in the book work so well together. He has very interesting people.
I like Walt, Vic and Lucian
I have no idea
I just hope he is working on more books