You get to see what's really important to
Walt in this installment. You see the character of the man and impact a man with character has on everyone he comes into contact with.
The humor between the two characters is so much fun while they are trying to solve the latest crime. I also appreciate the presentation of the ongoing relationship between the Cherokee and the white characters.
Getting Old Wisely
Fantastic but subtle range of honest emotions and cultural characterizations. Guidall's ability to intersperse accurate Native language phrases greatly added to the sense of time/place/culture setting.
Aw shucks, just a very smart, believable roadtrip through the best Old West meets contemporary wisdom of Aged Expertise as mentor and continuing excellence!!
George Guidall brings Walt Longmire and the other characters of Craig Johnson ' s to stunning life. Johnson weaves an intricate story mixing Native American culture and Religion with European - American seamlessly.
Yes, great story and great reader. Keep you listen for more.
As always Henry but Walt is really growing on my.
George has a realistic soothing voice. True to the character.
Yes, but it was too long. Did it in two days.
I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.
I taught many students from native tribes at Albuquerque HS. With no understanding of the different customs and beliefs of native peoples, I often felt a lack of connection with many of the students. I wish I had read the Walt Longmire series before that teaching experience. Because I lived near many reservations and love the desert west, I feel a strong connection to these stories and the people in them. Learning about the many differences among the native peoples, I am hoping to overcome my "belacaana" shortcomings.
The novel centers around Walt’s daughter’s wedding plans and the death of a young Indian woman, Audrey Plain Feather. Did she and her baby fall from the mountain top or was she pushed. The woman is killed and the baby survives the fall.
There are many subplots as usual and the reader is kept in suspense to the end as with all of the Longmire novels.
In this novel we are introduced to a new neophyte female tribal Chief of Police, Lo Lo Long. She is fresh from Iraq with a gung ho attitude, and no experience in law enforcement. There is also an FBI agent with his own agenda. There is an episode in the book where Longmire gets acquainted with peyote and takes a drug induced trip. This scene, although interesting, was not, in my opinion, necessary to the plot.
Henry Standing Bear, Longmire’s long-time friend, and Vic Morretti, his Undersheriff, all shine in this and add some lighter moments accompanied by humorous dialog.
Craig Johnson’s description of the Wyoming landscape is beautiful and his narrative gives a true sense of the modern day Indian culture as well as their traditions such as the Indian wedding.
Too much like watching an old episode of Columbo or one of those other TV detectives from the 70's. I finished it but it was pretty predictable. I couldn't wait for it to be over so I could start on another book.
Guidall really does Craig Johnson's novel justice. He's perfect for these books. I particularly enjoyed this one. It's like going on vacation without leaving your ... in my case ... desk. It's especially nice when you're interrupted and don't return for weeks at a time, which in this case was 3 weeks. But I could pick it up and it was like an old friend. Longmire's second in command isn't around much in this story but his daughter is planning her wedding which leads to some interesting plans of her own. Plus the new chief of the tribal police, especially the way Walt describes her, seems to be a tantalizing distraction. But the wedding finally comes off without a hitch, in such vivid detail you almost feel like you're an invited guest.
Once again, as usual, I thoroughly enjoyed the Walt Longmire sheriff story.
It was very enjoyable. I especially liked his daughter's wedding plans that was a part of the story in the background. The wedding was very touching at the end of the story.
I also enjoyed the new police chief of the Cheyenne Nation, Lola Long. It was great how Sheriff Longmire helped her out in the investigation.
Enjoy!! Also fabulous narration by George Guidall, as usual!