Well we’ve finally reached the book in which Walt Longmire’s daughter, Katie will be married. This book is the best one of this series in a long time, to my mind. Lots of Henry Standing Bear and Walt Longmire together-always priceless. Katie getting ready for her wedding with her future mother-in-law in tow. A new character, a Crow Indian Chief of Police for the reservation-a strong character who at first doesn’t want to show what she doesn’t know and therefore is hostile to Longmire, the horrible Red Dog truck, Dog, the animal. Besides for getting ready for the wedding, with some wonderful moments between father and daughter, we do have a case. Henry and Walt see a woman and child thrown off the cliff-at least they believe she was thrown or pushed because what mother would jump to her death with her child in her arms? The woman dies but her baby survives. At first they think it is her husband who killed her because he had abused her. But then he is shot dead as well. Walt and Henry and the new Indian chief work together to solve the case with the usual adventure and life-threatening ventures. Possibly my favorite so far in the series.
Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series is a new favorite. I picked up, Cold Dish, the first of the series in May prior to a trip to Wyoming looking for some "local color" before I went. Since then all my credits have gone to Longmire books! Johnson wraps mystery, humor, great characters, sense of place great story and pacing into a wonderful series.
Excellent writing, action and wit keeps me addicted to this series. George Guidall is the best narrator on the planet and I already miss the characters and can't wait for the next book! Loved it!
Hard to pick, but I'll go with the peyote ceremony
Sheriff Longmire, although I enjoyed the new character, Lolo Long as well
I couldn't do it justice
I have listened to all 8 books in the series and found myself, laughing out loud, panting with exhaustion, and tearing up. At the end of this book, I was tearing up with Walt and basking in the goodwill presence of Standing Bear. I am planning on getting my brother started on the series with the first three books as a Christmas gift.
Absolutely. The story is always moving somewhere, exploring some link. The listener is meeting new people, discovering new twists in the sequence of events, and there is that mysterious truck with the elk mounted on the hood.
He has narrated all of the stories and he is wonderful. He has the nuanced humor of Standing Bear down pat. With his narration I am in the midst of everything that happens. I could practically smell the rotten beer on Mount Rainier.
I read the series, one book right after another. And yes several of them I read in one sitting. This one took a couple of days. I do have to work.
I find Craig Johnson's characters some of the most winning characters I have ever met, and I am not just talking about Longmire and Standing Bear. It kind of reminds me of that great TV series "Northern Exposure." Every character has a story. Every story in the series has a distinct flavor and every flavor is tasty.
I seldom listen any book twice since there are so many good books and so little time.
I always have like Henry Standing Bear. He has a way of putting everything in perspective with a great dry humor.
Of course in this book, Katie's marriage is forefront so the image of her at the wedding ceremony sticks in my mind. I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read the book yet.
The series is on TV,so no tag line comes to mind.
It's a great series, especially if you are looking for a good story and just a good listen.
Longmire's conversations with theyoung sheriff in his attempt to teach her compassion.
He's my favofrite reader by far and he fits the Longmire series perfectly. He doesn't do much that's less than great.
Several. Longmire and the sheriff and especially Longmire's close moments with his daughter.
I thought I might enjoy the TV series and I guess I have. BUT, the TV show doesn't come close to the novels. If you like the TV show, you'll absolutely love Guidall's performances in this series.
Craig Johnson never fails; one of my favorite series. Hooks you from start to finish. As always, George Guidall is outstanding. Could listen to him read the phone book!
I already HAVE recommended this series to several people because the characters are well drawn and the narrator captures their individual essence. There is so much that rings somewhat true to rural areas of the high plains.
Each of the books have been the kind of book that you don't want to stop listening too. I have devoured the entire series in the past few weeks and now I'm sad that I have to wait so long for the next one.
I'm not sure if I would describe this as "edge of your seat" but it definitely keeps your attention. Having Walt and Henry plan a wedding is truly funny - particularly with both of them dealing with the bride with some trepidation.
I liked that Walt wasn't in as much bodily peril with this book - he needs to heal up! I also loved the travels with Henry and Walt in the much maligned Rez Dog. I missed the Sheriff's staff but this was a wonderful part of the series and I agree with another reviewer in that I laughed out loud several times. May Walt, Henry and the crew continue for many years!!
great listening fun
The introduction of a new character in Chief Long
Timing, depth and additional humor. He is definitely the voice of Henry.
No, my husband and I enjoyed savoring it over a series of excursions
Author Craig Johnson has developed a memorable series with Sheriff Longmire, but all the previous books I have listened to have had some confusing plot sequences and tended to linger on overdone self-reflection or description to the point of being repetitive. The books had a lot of loose ends that one overlooked because of the strength of the character development and the engaging and smart writing style. In this book, Johnson pulls it all together in the right balance of plot, character, and humor. It is his best one yet and just plain good fun to listen to. George Guidall is the perfect reader for it as well.
I will definitely listen to this and all of the Longmire series again. Craig Johnson gives us wonderful characters with savvy and humor, then George Guidall brings them to life. Finishing the latest book in the series has left me feeling like my best friends have gone on a long trip and I can't wait for them to get back
I sometimes have a suspect in mind - and sometimes it is the right one, but I never really know until the last minute. There are always plot twists that I don't expect.
I love audio books in general because they make the book come more alive for me. George Guidall is an exceptionally fine reader. His voices leave no doubt as to which character is talking and each voice is rich and fits perfectly with the character it portrays.
If you love Westerns, you'll love this one.