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.
I listen to an average of 100 books a year, and the Longmire books are some of my most favorite! I find myself going back and relistening (they have to be fantastic for me to re-listen) time and again. George Guidall is a brilliant narrator, also one of my favorites!
I don't think this is much of a spoiler, but warning that I do describe vaguely a scene of the story.
In the first book in this series, there was a scene where he is in a snow storm on a mountain and I thought it was handled perfectly. Not too heavy-handed and still quite believable. This book takes that idea and stretches it into nearly the entire book. Although from a writing experiment perspective it had some interesting ideas, as a story it felt too drawn out. Even so, I love this series and if you're a fan, you'll want to read it.
Narration as always is excellent.
I love Virgil and hope he comes back in later books.
I love the Longmire series. Guildall makes all the characters come alive for me. I love the Cheyenne Nation who makes me laugh when the two banter. It leaves me telling my critters, "Yes, it is so".
Let me say that I really and truly enjoy listening to George Guidall's narration in general. But in these books, he becomes Walt Longmire. the way he performs other characters is very good, no doubt. However, when he is speaking in the matter of fact way that Walt Longmire does, there's no substitute. It helps in this case that the story is so engaging. The situations that Walt gets himself into and out of are something else. I enjoyed listening to this story more than any other. It helps that we follow him on a journey through some harrowing challenges, tracking down a true villain. I keep fretting about what will do him in: the man or Mother Nature?
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.