I agree with Kathy from Florida, Craig you need to write faster! the narrator is fabulous!. I can see this as a TV series. Keep up the great work!
Victoria and her raw humor
The characters came to life with George Guidall's performance. I would actually listen to this again.
I have been an audible customer for many many years . Faverite authors are D.Koontzs, Clive Custler,J A Jance and Tom Clancy & many other
Walt longmire is a real western character and George Guidall portrays him very very well
can not pick just one the hole story is excellent
The cheyenne nation
Started devouring books at age 7 and haven't stopped since... Now I can read while I drive, do dishes, clean the house, or work in garden!
This is a really, really good series. Makes you want to book your next vacation to Wyoming, find the Busy Bee Cafe and wait to see these folks wander in.
I have to say, Dog really shines in this one. Along with Butch and Sundance.
That cowboy drawl of Walt's, the Bear's very complete sentences, and Vic's Philly profaneness are all right there - just wouldn't be the same in printed page.
Sex, drugs, and man's best friend
The way the story brings in all our favorite characters & shows the aches & pains of Walt.
When he confronted the killer & Dog saved him
George Guidall is one of my favorite narrators...been listening to him for years
I know this is going to echo the other reviews so I will keep it brief. The narration is fantastic, the story is first rate (as they are in all of Johnson's books) and the characters and setting done to perfection. One of the best series I have ever read.
My becoming a Craig Johnson fan was pure happenstance. I was searching for new material performed by George Guidall. To date I have listened to all the Walt Longmire books offered through Audible. What a coup pairing Guidall and Longmire. A match for the ages.
In my view the narrator makes or breaks my listening interest. Mr Guidall neither reads nor narrates the material. He performs. Each character is clearly discernible and the pacing is dead on culminating in a most enjoyable listening experience.
Kudos to Craig Johnson for creating an engaging mix of characters.
Craig Johnson's books, read by George Guidall, have something of the wise old dad about them. No matter that Walt Longmire, sheriff of Wyoming's Absaroka County, is not so old he doesn't lust after his deputy, the apple-assed Vic Moretti. That just makes him more of a man. And man he is. Bearing all manner of physical insult, he comes out on top once again, chasing his quarry through an 18" snowstorm high in the hills surrounding Red Lodge, Montana.
The ridiculous nature of the events that set off a chain of murders can only be based in truth because no novelist would create such stories for fear his tribe of readers would leave him for dead. In interviews Johnson tells us that he gets the basis for his outrageous stories from his friends in the police, so the one about the man cleaning the chimney in the middle of the winter with a rag soaked in kerosene, and tied with a rope to the bumper of a Durango, has got to be true. Hard as it is to believe. But it is the home-smoked flavor of these great western stories that make this series so...home grown.
This is a series I allow myself to savor like a fine cigar. I pace myself, withholding the pleasure of beginning a new story until I feel I have earned a special treat. They are soothing to the soul, funny to the bone, candy for the brain, and oh-so-reassuring for those among us who fear wisdom eludes our public servants.