It ranks at the top of my list.
Yes, all of twists and turns of the story were both suspenseful and at time humorous.
He helped bring the suspense to the necessary height and also the humorous parts.
George Guidall brought to your mind the scene of the harsh environment, the overwhelming obstacles that had to be faced in order to survive. It was hard to stop listening and I couldn't wait to get back to the story.
I found it completely implausible that Walt would be up to the task the book set for him. His repeated refusal to show any type of common sense in an increasingly dangerous and outlandish situation, just ruined it for me. and I LOVE these books. SPOILER ALERT, there is just now way that a man unaccustomed to high altitude could survive the rigors of that situation over a period of three days with no food or water or rest, as happens in the book.
make the scenario more plausible. have him maybe drink some water, or eat some food, or perhaps take a nap? or wait for henry, who was close behind? the other characters in the series, henry, vic, etc are so awesome, it is a shame to use them so poorly. i did love the inclusion of a more vocal Virgil.
listened to them all. this was the worst of the lot. the junkyard one was fairly meh as well.
everything past the pint of the snowmobile crash.
This is my first listen to a book by Craig Johnson. The book started well but then seemed to get repetitive, the main character, the Sheriff, hunting the bad guy in a wild and untamed wilderness. Well, OK, that sounds exciting but the story was far too predictable and the main char act, the sheriff, talked far too much to himself. I know Craig Johnson has a lot of fans and that this is one book from a very poplar series but heck, if it was only an hour or so shorter, without all that talking to a dead indian filler, it would be a far better read. I am not suggesting that you don't try the book or that Craig Johnson doesn't have something good going for himself but I am saying that with a little more work, Johnson could have made it much better. So be prepared for some really good parts and some places where you might want to fast forward.
This is not even close to a cowboy sheriff chases an escaped convict. The book gets bogged down much of the time with Longmeire going in & out of consciousness in some kind of Indian vision of life & death. Just not a very exciting or for that matter not a very interesting book. The narrator will always sound like Mitch Rapp
Ii would enjoy this book in print, but listing the narrators voice encourages the suspense
The story, like its protagonist just keeps up the relentless forward progress!
Absolutely! I kept driving around until it was over.
I normally really enjoy this series by Johnson: especially the information about native americans, but found this novel too dark and depressing. It was an epic journey type of adventure. predictable and very dark. I prefer a broader story range. I found myself listening just to get to the end. George Guidall was wonderful as usual.
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This was less about Longmire's family and his work team, and instead heavier on the interior side of the sheriff and that mystic string connection to the unseen universe around him. He is as tenacious and stubborn as ever, driven by that right on target moral compass.
This book was exhausting. Walt goes through so much and Craig Johnson drags you through each painful step by each painful step with him. I honestly believed that the author was finally going to kill this guy off. Or wait was it the other guy? Or was it the bad guy? Can you say Russian Roulette played with a high mountain storm and fire and cliffs and mystic confusion? Well, you get the idea.
I've not heard any of his other character work, so this question doesn't apply to me.
I'm hopeful that the next book will have a bit of lightness and more of Walt's trademark humor with his daughter's wedding. But let's face it guys, this guy's life is on the line so often that he's simply going to implode eventually, ie-give Walt a break Craig Johnson!
I really did miss the ensemble character list.
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
Don't miss this one! I've really enjoyed this series from the beginning. The stories are character-driven, and what wonderful characters they are to hang out with too: smart funny, eccentric and believable. George Guidall has long been my favorite reader. I've actually chosen books just because I saw that he was the narrator, and I'm confident that he could read the Jersey City phone book and hold my rapt attention.
Guidall has a whole juicy lot to work with here, and has a field day with this terrific book. In fact this is my favorite of the Walt Longmire series thus far, and while it can easily stand alone it felt to me as though the whole series was leading up to this mystical survival tale where neither Walt nor the reader quite knows what's real and what isn't. Couldn't stop listening, up with headphones into the night, and found myself re-listening to whole sections just for the pleasure of it. I just might read the whole thing again.
The book also left me with new "words to live by" from my beloved Henry Standing Bear: "Just because something isn't there doesn't mean it isn't there."
Only one book to go? Please Mr Johnson, write faster!!!
Recently discovered this wonderful series. Great characters, page turning plot, and well written. Every book in the series is capable of standing on its own, but I recommend that you start at the beginning, The Cold Dish.