Actually, in this installment, Walt Longmire is ON the reservation - and out of his jurisdiction - as he helps the tribal Police Chief with the case of a woman he witnessed fall to her death. Not only is he out of his jurisdiction professionally, he's a little out of his depth personally as his daughter's wedding approaches and he gets emotionally torn between his past and his present, and her present and her future.
This continues to be a series of books I love listening too - good stories that are terrifically read. I actually have to make myself slow down and not listent to all of them back-to-back.....I want to savour them and make the series last.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
I make no excuses regarding my gushing ardor for Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire stories and must report that according to my sensibilities, this one is the best story yet! These aren't "Westerns" by any measure, just stories of a wonderfully lovable sheriff in a western states setting.
There was very little violence in this one sans the opening fall from a cliff by the murder victim; Walt uses his intellect and ability to relate to people to solve the mystery. Along the way he nurtures and mentors a would-be native American police chief and struggles with his emotions regarding his own family. It is a great story where love and familial bonds both go wrong and right.
I enjoyed it immensely. After all, who wouldn't love a contemporary set-in-Wyoming crime drama that ends in a wedding?
This is another well-done story about Walt Longmire and company. Good characters, a good mystery, good family dynamics... my eighth read in this series did not disappoint. A lot of it takes place on the Cheyenne Reservation, and insights into the culture thereof make this book stand out a bit vs. others in the series.
I can't imagine any other narrator being Walt (or any of the other characters, for that matter) -- this one does a very nice job.
Can't wait for book 9 later this year!
Guidall is the Sheriff. His narrations capture the humor as well as the essence of all the characters. Not Mr Johnson's best plot but I do look forward to the (hopefully) clashing of LoLo and Vic. Nice intro to another flawed yet very human character. Awaiting the next episode. I enjoy these characters and marvel at Guidall's performances.
Definitely worth the listen.
I've enjoyed all of the Walt Longmire series of books by Craig Johnson. This was no exception. I love the characters, the humor. George Guidall is one of my favorite narrators...
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Stay calm, have courage and wait for signs.
Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry are in Montana looking at venues for Walt's daughters wedding when they see a young woman fall off of a cliff. The investigation is on. Walt is out of his jurisdiction but the chief of police for the area is new to her position and after a rough start adopts Walt as her advisor/mentor. This story goes around and around in circles. Vic (Walt's Under Sheriff), is holding down the fort back in Wyoming, so is not a big part of this book, however, Walt's new apprentice is very similar to Vic. Back from Iraq and very rough around the edges, Walt finds himself helping her with more than just the murder case.
Always great stories and the last one in the series I had not read, so now the waiting game is on until 5/14. . Not only fantastic mysteries with great characters, but, the excellent narration of George Guidall. I will miss these characters like old friends and as always, highly recommend this series.
I have found that I usually tire of a series after reading it from the first installment straight through to this point. Oddly, Craig Johnson just keeps getting better and better. New characters, new settings, and deep, rich characters keep the series fresh. I have devoured each installment and dreaded any wait for the next book to appear.
I've read them all through Audible, and I believe that George Guidall is as vital to Walt Longmire's success as the author is. After viewing the A&E series with great disappointment, I realize that George Guidall's voice has helped me conjure vivid mental pictures of these people (I can hardly call them characters any more!) and any TV portrayal simply cannot compete.
Please, Mr. Johnson, keep writing, and keep George Guidall as the audio voice for your work!
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!
Don't read this one first, you might give up on a wonderful series. Usually, I find excuses to drive around so I can listen to Walt Longmire mysteries.This one was lacking...
The plot was not gripping, way too much wedding drama. I found myself asking my iPod why Walt didn't just ask Ruby to make some phone calls and save everyone a lot of trouble?
And there is another unlikely romance between Vietnam era men and women in their late 20s. I find it dubious, to say the least.
I just love Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series. It is such an enjoyable story and George Guidall is perfect as Walt and the other characters. "As the Crow Flies" is another enthralling story, the characters are so vivid and the mystery is astounding. Not until the very end do you realize what is happening. This novel is more touching than most simply because of the relationship between Walt and his daughter - the marriage scene is brilliant. Oh my! Father and daughter - just lovely.
This is a must read.
Please Craig Johnson, keep the Walt Longmire stories coming.
Craig Johnson???s Longmire books are one of my favorite series. As the Crow Flies is typical: Engaging characters, interesting situations and a satisfying plot (though the characters struggle to come to grips with the central clue in this volume). It???s probably a good sign when at the end of the book you wish several of the regular characters had had more prominent roles. George Guidall deserves a lot of the credit for the popularity of this series in audio. I can???t imagine any other voices for these characters. I wish the new television series well, but I will probably pass on it. Watching could only detract from the conception of the characters Guidall has crafted. There is a cute self-referential gag in this volume.