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"Full of crackling dialogue, this absorbing tale demonstrates that Longmire is still the sheriff in town." (Publishers Weekly)
No. I didn't like the tone of the story. It wasn't consistent with the other novels.
George Guidall is wonderful as Walt.
Say something about yourself!
Somehow funnier AND more serious than the previous novels. Beautifully tied together in a way that deepens the main characters through events in both the past and present.
Sorry wasn't one of my favorite reads. Too many flash backs. Just when you get into the story we're back in Nam.
I was glad it came.
Yes but it didn't happen. I had to keep going back because of all the flash backs.
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
This is another excellent instalment in the life and times of Walt Longmire. In this book, we actually get to see some of Walt's past - his time in Vietnam. And we learn more about him, and why he and Bear are so close. We also learn a lot about what motivates Walt to be the way he is in these books (justice-seeking, upright, willing to bend the rules a bit if he has to).
I don't know how "believable" the premise of the modern day story is, but it was very well written, and we care about all the characters, even those who are only "passing through" the storyline (i.e. we likely won't see them again in Walt's world).
There is just enough mention of Native American life to indicate how that life must be, but not so much that we feel we are being lectured, or that the author is trying to make us feel sorry for/guilty about the situation (even though this might be the state we end up in, it doesn't feel like Johnson is moralizing to get us there).
All in all I think it is my favourite in the series so far, most likely because we learn a lot about Walt's past, and how that has made him into the man he is today. The narration is superb. There is no graphic violence or sex and the swearing is minimal. I bought the rest of the series on Audible.
probably will. I just love Longmire.
He is Longmire.
I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of the two stories from two time periods in his life. Also it fills in some history for him and Henry.
For me this episode in the series was not as compelling as the previous books. I still enjoyed it though and of course the narration was outstanding.
The people and relationships set these books apart. The dual time line was done better than I've seen before. Yes, way too many coincidences and too much compassion for any real sherief ... but I'd love to think Longmire exists. The writing is brighter than most the ysteries and I do love the characters.
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Craig Johnson's series just keeps getting better. Although the flashbacks to Vietnam were mostly sad, it helped to show how Walt got to be Walt and why he & Henry are so close. As usual, the supporting characters are unique, such as a 7 foot Indian with hidden depths.
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