The Whiskey Robber certainly was an interesting character and I can't help but think, had he been focused differently, what he could have accomplished. This book is narrated by the author and as usual this is not the best idea, yet there are enough other voices to enhance the storytelling. Based on a true story about a Hungarian (actually displaced Romanian) robber who becomes a Folk Hero. A truly fascinating man and his tale is entertaining.
Yes, I will re-listen to the whole series again because it will be like revisiting old friends.
I love all three main characters, Walt, Henry Standing Bear, and Vic, they embody loyalty, commitment and passion.
Tony Hillerman's novels used to be my favorite of George Guidall's narrations but move over Leaphorn, Longmire's here to stay.
Get Me to the Birth On-Time!
In between all the action, suspense and drama Craig Johnson always includes some lol, what more can you ask for?
The Hamish Macbeth series has a kaleidoscope of wonderful characters who you quickly get to know and enjoy meeting again in each one of these mysteries. There are a few annoying redundant issues that I sometimes find a bit irritating, like his ongoing relationship with his superior (explaining the overall 4 stars instead of 5), but that hasn't stopped me from eagerly awaiting the next book. (explaining the story 5 star rating)
At first I wondered why they would decide to have a woman read this 3rd person narrative when the main character is a man, but as soon as I started listening I was immediately captivated and delighted with her outstanding performance.
The humor throughout was fantastic, even when the ???who-done-it??? was a tad convoluted for my taste. This western is set in WY, with mention of Billings, MT. In addition to ???Walt??? (the sheriff), there is ???Bear??? (along with his native ancestors) and ???Vic??? (a sassy east cost female deputy sheriff) spicing up the dialogue.
This is one of the Hard Case Series. A friend clued me into the fact that this was a series way back when I read [I:]"The Colorado Kid" [/I:]by Stephen King, which I really enjoyed. Each is a tale (longer than a short story, shorter than a novel (about 6 hrs in audiobook format)) written by a different author. I figured I'd give the rest of the series a try. At first I thought "The Girl..." was very transparent, but the author had more in mind. Although slow at times ove...more This is one of the Hard Case Series. A friend clued me into the fact that this was a series way back when I read [I:]"The Colorado Kid" [/I:]by Stephen King, which I really enjoyed. Each is a tale (longer than a short story, shorter than a novel (about 6 hrs in audiobook format)) written by a different author. I figured I'd give the rest of the series a try. At first I thought "The Girl..." was very transparent, but the author had more in mind. Although slow at times overall the bit of a twist on an old tried and true plot makes it worth the read
I came to this series via this book, which happens to be the back door (# 25 in the Hamish Macbeth series. Enjoyable characters, but it is clear that there are established relationships that you don't have the background on. I enjoyed this one enough to try and track down more of this series. The narrator was a good choice for this book.
Yet another excellent Mary Russell novel. The pace, tension and suspense of this installment in the series comes close to equaling the edge of your seat reading contained in her stand alone novel "Folly".
Some have complained about the post script, but if you follow the author, this is not a surprise and was planned for.
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