Give me a good mystery and I am happy!
I love Walt Longmire's laid back demeanor. He always seems to figure things out in a atypical fashion. This characteristic tends to make you love him. The books are always an adventure for sure. I am listening to these out of order, which is something that I do not normally do. However, it has not taken away from my enjoyment. I will eventually get them all and go back and listen to them in order. I am indeed entertained by this series.
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.
A Book and a Cat: Nothing more
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!
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...
I am losing my shine for Johnson, I guess.
Vic is still a spitfire though her language wears on me (f-bombs), but what did it for me was figuring the bad guy in the first five minutes though Johnson does a good job of distraction and what really made me dislike this book was his peyote trip. Really? I am getting tired of all the spiritism, too. at first it just seemed like little hints, but just not too happy with this Longmire.
I almost didn't bother reviewing this book because it is simply another wonderful story told in wonderful fashion. Not much more to say!
if you are already a Longmire fan you will love it; if you have not read any Longmire stories: go back to number 1 and catch up; you won't be disappointed.
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
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.
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.