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.
The characters are so real and the story is smooth. The books are suspenseful, funny and charming - all at the same time.
The character development
Guidall makes the sheriff and native american voices just pop - bringing them to a level of such believability, it's amazing.
I have no idea - lol. But my first impression of the book (its cover) wasn't "up my alley" - and now I wonder how many other books I've overlooked due to this. The fact that it's a 'western' shouldn't stop anyone from reading/watching this series.
Can't wait for the next book - and please George Guidall....keep narrating. :)
The narration and storyline of this series is just fantastic. I love the characters, the writing, the dialog, the narrative performance is as good as it can be. I hope I can find a writer that can entertain me as well as this one. This series is a true literary gem.
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!