Craig Johnson is doing a good job of managing the difficult task of keeping a series fresh. This installment manages to keep the humor and poignancy alive without retreading old material.
Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
Though the mysteries in the Walt Longmire series are not bad, they're not the main reason I listen to these books. It's the great characters that make these books stand out and this book is probably the best example of those characters. You can feel the friendships and heart of each of the regulars. Add in the assortment of unique supporting characters and you have the recipe for a great book. George Guidall IS the voice of Walt Longmire and captures his character perfectly. His performance of all the characters is generally spot on. Even though the voices of most of the woman sound pretty much the same they are each portrayed with a unique personality making them distinct. His wry delivery also fits the humor of the books to a tee and I often found myself laughing out loud at the exchanges between Walt, Vic, Henry and the others.
I spent the first 45 minutes laughing at the quips Johnson came up with which is not unusual for these characters. I am a Longmire fan and was awaiting the new book with great anticipation. While the interaction between the characters was great I thought the story line was a bit weak. However, there were some very unexpected sharp left turns in the book such as the loss of two of the characters and then the shocker ending. I am hoping Mr. Johnson can come out with the next book in the fall and not make us wait a year to find out what will happen with Walt and Vic. Mr G. was fantastic as usual. I really enjoy his narrations. Even though I felt the story line was a bit weak, I enjoyed the book, did not think it a waste of my time and well worth a credit.
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The inaccuracy of the religious descriptions and the crude, jarring language of the deputy made it impossible to get into the story.
Not even George could save this one! He is one of my favorites.
Just give us the old Walt with his wisdom and humor.
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
Like some other reviewers, I have had trouble reconciling the "Walt Longmire" TV series with these books. Conclusion: The books are way better! And the Audio versions are the very best!
"Serpent's Tooth" is a great case in point. Here it is: all the humor and wit - along with the cracking good basic mystery story - which make the series stand out. Johnson's choice of subject here is timely and gripping. His characters are, as always, wonderful and flawed and funny and heartbreaking. And, of course, George Guidall! I'd hate to be a TV actor trying to compete with that unique, wry, expressive voice!
TV's Walt is a good guy, but pretty much indistinguishable from other stoic, handsome, aging cowboys. The real Walt Longmire is here at Audible - with Craig Johnson and George Guidall.
I have been on a binge of the Longmire series. Each story is as good as the next. I haven't laughed so loud or so surprisingly as I had with this title. Mr. Johnson writes with such natural simplicity, and Mr. Guidall narrates the story with such passion, you are transported into Absaroka County.
avid researcher and avid listener!
The show is fantastic. The book is better. I've been devouring these books left and right and cannot recommend them enough. Great story and great narrator.
I'm so disappointed - this is my go-to series, always entertaining and fun. In this case, it felt like the crime was over-contrived, the heros a bit too heroic (how many times can Walt say "Boy Howdy" in one book?), and the whole thing a bit formulaic. Yes, there were some new quirky characters. But it still just felt... wrong. Like the author tried to over-do many of the characters traits,maybe to make it different, and it it just didnt work. Not sure i'm capturing the issue really, all i can say is - i love this series, but did not care for this book. And it makes me worry a little about the next one...
All the Longmire stories by Craig Johnson have been great listening, this story has been no different. The narration by George Guidall has been outstanding! The production of all the stories has been great too. You won't go wrong getting this one.