I don't normally write reviews, but I was blown away by the narration by Lou Diamond Phillips. I have enjoyed many of his acting performances, particularly his role in the Longmire TV series, but this is the first time I have listened to a book narrated by him.
The storyline switches back and forth from 30 years prior then back to present day and entertwines them very well telling how they relate. Mr Phillips characterizations are excellent, with the different accents amazing.
I look forward to more of Mr Phillips narrations.
The humor is one of the things I like most in the Longmire stories. Mr Johnson injects humor, sometimes as dry wit or just plain laugh out loud comments. The characters are believable and the description of places and things make you able to see them, without going into every minute detail. George Guidall's narration could not be any better. He seems to understand the characters and brings them to life.
I enjoyed this book, with one exception, which I will get to. The story was very good, with plenty of action. Some of it was very predictable, but, acceptable. Steven Weber gave a good performance, with one exception, which made me grind my teeth every time he did it. He pronounced corpsman: corpse-man instead of korman. A minor thing to most, but, it was like chalk on a blackboard to me. Don't get me wrong, I like Steven Weber. I always have; in movies and tv. And I liked his performance except for that one thing.
Poor narration. Voice changes childish. One sounds like poor imitation of Capt. Kirk, another like Foghorn Leghorn.
What can you say about Mickey Spillaine's Mike Hammer? He is the prototype. He is the ones the others patterned their books on.
First heard of Walt Longmire on the tv series. Loved it. Went back to the first book he wrote and have been listening to them in order. George Guidel does an excellent job narrating especially with the dry wit of The Cherokee. Never disappointed by a Walt Whitmire book by Craig Johnson. Like one of the other reviewers, "I wish Craig would write faster".
I was very disappointed in "Play Dead" The storyline was very slow and this was not Mr Brick's best performance. He read in almost a dry monotone.
Yes I would recommend this to a friend because I know they would enjoy the easy listen and simple but twisting story.
The dry wit of Bear.
The inflection and indian language.
It made me laugh out loud several times, although this is not a comedy.
The interaction between Longmire and bear is reminiscent of Spenser and Hawk in Robert B. Parker's Spenser series.
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