This is the sixth Walt Longmire mystery I've read in this series. What makes it stand out to me, even as compared to the others that I have really enjoyed, is the supporting cast, especially Geo Stewart. He is beyond tough-as-nails, and some of predicaments that he and his family find themselves in are just plain entertaining. The original cast of characters that repeat from book to book don't disappoint, either -- they meld nicely with the motley crew they encounter.
This goes beyond being just a series of mysteries. It's the ongoing story of a small town with extremely endearing residents. The narrator adds a beautiful finishing touch to create real listening pleasure!
In the top 10.
When the deputy shot the man whose thumb had been cut off because he was preparing to shoot Walt.
The description of Walt trying to stop the wrecker that Gina was driving in order to get away from Walt and/or kill him.
Yes. I listen to books the way my father and his family listened to the radio when he was a little boy. There is too much trash on TV these days and I can pick what I want to listen too. I do wish that Vic Maretti's mouth was not quite so foul.
I hear voices. But maybe that's because there's always an Audible book in my ear.
I read all kinds of things that inform and educate me. These Walt Longmire books are a whole different category ... pure enjoyment. For a first listen, or for a car trip, or walking the dog, or weeding the garden -- really, anything -- these are perfect. George Guidall is such a wonderful choice for the narration. I have but one complaint ... I wish they were longer.
Very much so. I like to listen to a series of books in the order they were written. My brother suggested I listen to Johnson's Longmire series and I am not disappointed at all. I love the way Johnson build on previous stories.
I have to compare Junkyard dogs to all the other books in this series. You can feel and see Johnson grow as a writer or at least he is becoming more comfortable with Longmire and clan that his stories come together a little faster.
I listened to Guidall's conversation with Johnson after one of the previous books. They discussed Guidall's voice and how it fits Johnson's idea of what Longmire should sound like. Guidall isn't my favorite reader but I couldn't imagine anyone else reading this series. He is very captivating.
The title is good enough.
If you haven't listen/read to the previous books in this series do so. I am about the same age that Longmire is in this series and although I am not a widower I sympathize with Longmire. I understand why he is reluctant to enter into a full blown relationship with Vic. It is as if Johnson is looking into my head or at least asking me how would I deal with whatever Longmire is dealing with in his personal life. I didn't know there was a Longmire series on A&E. I don't remember who played Longmire but I don't see Lou Diamond Philips as Henry. Not old enough nor big enough for Henry. If they casted someone for Longmire that isn't old enough to be a Vietnam vet and isn't as big as a house I would be very disappointed. Just like I was when they casted Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.
This installment in the Walt Longmire series doesn't disappoint - in fact, I liked it better than the last few. It hits just the right combination of interesting characters with a great setting and a good mystery.......and then tops it all off with wonderful narration. In this novel, the winter weather and the location play a big part in the story, and that is a part of what I like about these books - the location is a character as much as Walt, Vic, or Ruby. There's less with Henry in this book and more with Sancho, which suits my taste just fine.
All the positive reviews tell all you need to know. I can add nothing more. Craig Johnson may not be as well known as John Grisham, but he shuld be! His books are wonderfully exciting wth real characters (that are not indiscriminantly jumping into bed all the time). And George Guidall is just the best narrator for this author. The combination is unbeatable.
Still love the interaction between Walt and Henry. Not sure about Vic. She has a crappy attitude.
Walt's empathy for his deputy.
There is a certain pace in his reading that is very believeable and has you totally wrapped up in the dialogue.
I'm reading Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series in order, and loving them all! "Junkyard Dogs" is one of the best - beautiful writing, funny in places and a great story. All enhanced by the outstanding narration of George Guidall. I seldom "re-listen" to books, but I expect I will, with this series.