The Walt Longmire series is a favorite. I will listen to the series again and I can't wait until Craig Johnson writes more. With humor and compassion, Johnson tells a great story!
It's a toss-up; I love Walt and Standing Bear, they are amazing!
The narrator brings the characters to life. He enables me to envision each scene with clarity. Guidall is the perfect narrator for this series.
Good Books Don't Promote Violence
While I really enjoy the "Walt Longmire" books, it's the whole cast of characters that make this an amazing series: Henry, Vic, Ruby, Dog.... Even when the plot involves chasing murderers, there is humor and great one liners.
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?
I love the Longmire books. George Guidall makes each character come alive while Craig Johnson combines humor and mystery in a heartfelt manner. Sheriff Longmire is so human that you feel like you know him personally. Another great listen by the perfect combination of author and narrator.
Yes, the performance is so convincing and the author truly makes you feel as if you are a part of the story.
Walt - love his dry sense of humor and knowledge of people.
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!
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
Kindness Goes Unpunished. Longmire has Indian spirits to help him.
He adds to the characters. Makes them seem sooo real.
Yes when the crows help him in the end.
I enjoy Craig Johnson's series of Sherriff Longmire. Please keep writing them.
This book has a lot of good reviews before mine, so it's hard to find something original to say at this point.... so I'll just agree.
I have listened to 4 books in this series and this one is among the best. I also think the Longmire series has progressively grown better with age. While all the stories seem to drag just a tad too much at times, overall, they are far better than average and definitely worth the time and credit!!
George Guidall is the best and proves it yet again with a smooth, endearing narration.
Be advised that this one teeters on the mystical just a bit, but it's balanced and makes sense in the end. I recommend this one and the series - especially for those of you who like taking on a good series!!
I like all the Longmire books, and in particular, the way George Guidall narrates them. He voices old men, young men, tough women, more timid women-all so well you think you are listening to multiple voices, and not just his. This story takes place primarily on the Indian Reservation-and away from his office and usual cast of deputies. Of course Standing Bear takes a central role, as the two of them witness a death they investigate along with new character, Chief Lolo Long of the tribal police. I liked a preponderance of Indian lore in this tale. The characters are peppery, feisty, and rich in background. Craig Johnson writes with his usual humor, and the story moves along very quickly. He is a smart writer, and I recommend this book to any fan of Walt Longmire.
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What to say? I broke one of my own book rules in listening to the Walt Longmire series in that I usually go through my books in the order I buy them but not this time. I read online that season two of the Longmire TV series on A&E cable would be starting on Memorial Day weekend 2013. I haven't seen any of season one either. Knowing that seeing a book you like as a movie or as a TV series can be disappointing and since I was enjoying the books so much, I decided I wanted to finish all the books that are out at this time before seeing any of the TV shows. So, this is the last of the 8 Longmire books currently out. Craig Johnson is really a creative, imaginative writer. In his series he brings Wyoming to life, he brings the characters of not only Walt Longmire himself but his family, friends, and staff to life in a very fun, witty way. You can't help but respect Walt as the sort of crusty old sheriff that does whatever it takes to solve a crime in his county. The writing makes you chuckle at times. In this book, Walt spends his time on a Cheyenne Indian reservation on the Wyoming/Montana border helping a new chief of police solve a crime while he gives the chief help in learning how to investigate a crime. At the same time his daughter is making plans to get married. There is a lot going on but Walt works through it all as only he can. Finding this series has been a real joy. I hope I like the TV series, the author says he approves the adaptation so I will watch based on that recommendation. And, I'll look forward to book #9, whenever that is.