This is the seventh Walt Longmire book I've listened to. I am an avid fan and have really liked all of the books so far. This one really missed the mark for me, primarily because a lot of the story is dedicated to the mystical/supernatural, which means that much of the focus is on Walt (and no other characters) and it's not clear where reality ends and the mystical begins . This had annoyed me in the first book, A Cold Dish, but there it was only a small fraction of the story. In Hell is Empty, it is a major part of the story, and in my opinion, it made the story boring. I almost didn't finish. I held out, hoping the ending would make up for slogging through the "in-Walt's-head" parts, but it did not.
Technology teacher and coordinator. love my audio books so i can work while i listen. grew up on Alistair MacLean. lately mysteries and westerns.
i would recommend this audio book to a friend or an enemy. Great setting in Wyoming, with a great mix of characters.
love the characters and the interaction of Walt the sheriff with his deputy. like the mix of history, native American culture and mystery
I will choose anything in the Walt Longmire series but this was a dissappointment. Maybe it was because he was without his loyal companions much of the time, but this story was less interesting and I found myself wandering off to other thoughts as I was listening. As always George Guidall did a wonderful job narrating but he can only work with what Craig Johnson has given him to read.
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First of all, Mr. Johnson and his characterization, elegant prose and vivid metaphors of contemporary Wyoming/western is a reader's delight, similar to another artist of today's storytellers Mr. J.l. Burke and his passion for the Cajun Louisiana characters and culture. Safe to say that any reader would do well to grab themselves a cold one, a plate of crawfish and barbecue and turn up the volume on a Johnson or Burke audible player.
Walt Longmire is The Man peer ee ud!!!!! I think he comes closest to my all time overwestern figures and icons John Wayne. I found that Hell is Empty cemented Sheriff Longmire as a western super hero alongside The Duke. Qualifications for super hero: good guy devoted to eliminating evil, may bend but will not break, kicks all kinds of evil ass, yet maintains level of modesty, ladies swoon over super heroes, both good and bad, our super heroes all don uniforms, etc...PLEASE, feel free to add to this list.
George is Walt Longmire...further, he is one of my top narrators. Mr. Guidall can do it all.
I really got sucked into this book. The setting, the indian lore, all excellent. The twist at the end was enthralling. Great story.
Yes I would. But the Longmire series is getting a bit out there. A Sheriff, single handedly chasing 3 Armed murderers in a blizzard, is just too far out there... come on.
A voice to the characters. But george's story telling is starting yo lack what the first few installments had.
This is one of the most excellent books I have ever listened to. Craig Johnson is a fantastic writer with such detail that you can visually see all the characters in your mind as the story unfolds. The Walt Longmire character is fascinating, deeply philosophical and funny. Can someone please find me a man like that in real life!!!!!!!!! What I love most about this series is the quick wit and the everyday humor. If Craig Johnson stops writing about Walt Longmire, well..... I will just have to commit suicide...end of story.
Oh yeah! A can't put down series. Love it!
Virgil and Walt on the mountain.
Virgil and Walt on the mountain.
I'm bawling. Poor Virgil. ..
George Guidall does such an excellent job of narrating that sometimes I wonder if reading the printed word would bring the same nuances.
This particular book centered very much on Walt and his journey up Cloud Peak. As others have mentioned, I missed the conversation with the other usual characters but they were on the periphery.
Hell isn't always hot.
This book was nearly 13-14 chapters of possible bodily peril and because of the tenseness of the situation I found myself alternating between shutting it off to give my heart a break and not wanting to shut it off at all. Walt is up against 2 adversaries - a murderer and the very mountain he has to track the man on. I didn't think I was going to like this but it has a deepness to it that I truly appreciated. Even with the perilous situations, Walt's humor does come through and that is the charm of the character.
George Guidall was invented for this author.
When the wild fire almost swept the lawman away.
Impossible rescue and an improbable helper in a typical Walt Longmire thriller.
Felt the wind and cold on my back in June!