This is the last book (#8) in the series. I tried to make it last as long as I could because I didnt want to see my ol' friends (Vic, Ruby, Bear,Dog and the rest) ride off and leave me. Read the first one 'The Cold Dish' and Johnson will rope you in. The Longmire series has such great believable characters who know each other, care for each other but can really throw some wickedly funny barbs at each other. Vic has such a quick mouth there were many times she just made me laugh out loud. Bear, knows Walt inside and out and is just about the only one Walt will really listen to but he can still give him a good chewing when and if he wants. This has been a great series and I am sorry it is over, and I am just drooling in anticipation of the next book. I do wish the next book would be longer, not just a piddley 7 -8 hours!!! One thing I do want to add, If you are watching the TV Longmire series that thing is a "Somebody Done Somebody Wrong" Song. Yes, I like it but no where near as well as the books. They got a pretty short Bear and Vic has dark hair NOT Blonde. Keep it real guys!
George Guidall's performance makes all of the characters come to life. He is so connected to Walt Longmire in my mind I can't imagine anyone else reading this series.
I know it's sort of cliche but I identify most with the main character, Walt Longmire. He's everything you could want in a hero. Strong, smart, emotionally available and with a great sense of humor.
The nuanced way he reads each line quickly makes you forget your listening to a book and puts you right into the story.
Maybe some laughs occasionally but not much crying.
I've enjoyed this series from the very beginning and my biggest complaint is that I have to wait for the next one! Like all of the books in the series it's enjoyable from the start and never lets you down. My only complaint, and it's a small one, is that like the past couple of books the story takes Walt out of town and thus many of the series characters play much smaller parts in the story than one might like. Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed the book from start to finish.
Continues the saga.
Well the is Walt, but without the supporting cast of Henry Standing-Bear and Lola . . .
George never disappointa
Guidall is one of my favorite narrators. He is a perfect choice for the Longmire books. His pacing, his voices, and his subtle dramatic flair add enormous value to the books he reads.
Not my favorite book in the Walt Longmire series, but still an enjoyable experience.
This may appear again now and then.
Dear God: Please let this man write another book soon and please let me be here to listen to it. I can't say something like 'even his worst book is good' because I can't think of anything he's done that is worse than anything else.
Before I post this list I have to say that Sandford, Parker and MacDonald are EXTRA special. And Richard Ferrone as John Sandford's voice is an amazing match. Like George Guidall with Craig Johnson and pretty much anything George reads.
Robert B. Parker lived in this space for me as did John D. MacDonald. Currently, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, John Hart, Craig Johnson, John Lescroart, William Kent Krueger Ridley Pearson ,and Jonathan Kellerman. Some others are really good but these guys have something special. If you are into mystery-thrillers I just gave you a back catalog I wish I could have...but I HAVE had it and it is an incredible treasure. I stopped going to libraries and swap places just so I can encourage these guys by sending them money. Please enjoy.
P.S. Adding Brian Freeman.
Another great book in a great series. George Guidall is of course the icing on the cake as a perfect narrator for this book.
Another great story from craig johnson. Between the story and the wonderful narration from George Guidall this is another keeper.
This and the last installment from Craig has been a huge disappointment.The story is so implausible as to be laughable. Not the right state..or close to the right county. And that is sad because Walt and crew are a great group of characters. Even the repeat of Cliff Clive as an FBI agent. Lacking a believable story it is all wasted.
This is the last one.
George's performance was good, though perhaps not as good as the first four.
The whole storyline of Montana . Keep it in Absoroka County and perhaps it could make more sense.
Sad last book. Hope they return with better storys.
Mystery lover from waaaay back when.... Especially love those dark police/detective procedurals and the comic caper. I'm pretty tough as a reviewer. Writing must be smart and well-edited. Plots must be credible and a bit of twistiness and surprises are always welcome. Favorite authors [partial list]: Donald Westlake, Tana French, David Rosenfelt, Ruth Rendell, Ed McBain,
The complex characters were as fascinating as ever. Johnson is even more lyrical than ever. Yes, the story moves a bit slowly--and that is actually part of its charm.
Subplots were equally interesting to follow.
There is NO ONE better than Guidall at reading a book with appropriate emotion, pacing and variety in the character voices.
Both!! An at the right moments. I actually hated to see the story end...my usual reaction to Johnson's books. But, I'll wait patiently for the next installment.
Read this series from the first book in chronological order. Its very satisfying to see the characters develop. And, if you managed to see the TV series LONGMIRE, then you have had a taste of the rich experience n the book.
Not really I just love to listen to the dialog between the Navajo Nation and Walt
I listen while I commute