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"Full of crackling dialogue, this absorbing tale demonstrates that Longmire is still the sheriff in town." (Publishers Weekly)
I just couldn't follow the plot. There was too much flashback into Walt's Vietnam days. I didn't like this book.
I love the narrator. He makes it all so alive. Of course Walt's voice is perfect.
I love the thinking involved and self examination of Walt by Walt and his friends. I love the Cheyenne Nation too.
have listened to several in this series but out of order. Am now filling in.
Thank you Mr Johnson and Mr Guidall.
I simply love this series and each book is different. The writer tries to work with language or plot in all the books. The interview at the end of book 2 on audible is a help to understanding this book's place in the writer's idea, but as a reader it pleases me most as art. This one uses time and memory in a way that actually reading the book is an advantage and the audio a reminder. This writer invests himself in the choice of words and though it is not obtrusive or obsessive- it sure does help imagination and memory. The generational shifts and choices in community are part of the joy in the series. This one carries the Viet Nam generation into and out of memory. I probably like it just because I remember the time and the problems. The story is solid though and the plot feels discovered rather than plotted.
How it interweaved Walt's past with his present and show another side of him that, for me, hadn't been represented in the audiobooks I have listened to so far. I was not disappointed!
Helllllllooooo! Have you read any of these books? Yes, it kept me riveted, wondering, laughing my head off and entertained. Nothing new, just grateful for.
I rarely can select or pinpoint any one scene as a favorite, but I really enjoyed the flashbacks, they gave me a different take on Walt and helped me to better understand how he came to be the man he now is; no less determined and still a smart***. I always enjoy the banter Walt and Bear share, but that goes for Vic and the rest as well. Singularly I'm not sure how the book would fare, but collectively, it never misses!
LIKING the entire book to the point that I am compelled to write a review is an extreme reaction for me.
Get it! You can't miss with this one either and as with the others, you will laugh out loud in the best possible way.
This was a bit different for a Longmire Mystery, it had a lot of flashbacks to Vietnam but appropriate for the story. It really gave you another insight into the character of Walt Longmire.
The big Indian, I don't want to spoil so just enjoy the layers that unfold.
Suen Kim, I don't know if I spelled her name correctly because I never saw it, only heard it. What a fun exchange between characters.
I didn't think the Longmire series would be for me, but gave A Cold Dish a try, and I was hooked. The characters are great offering some dead pan humor. The story was interesting, switching from present to Longmire's time in View Nam. Sometimes when a book switches venues often, it's hard to follow, but this wasn't. Everything in the Viet Nam segments applied directly to what was going on in the main story. If you're looking for fast moving, on the edge of your seat, this isn't it. But if you like a good mystery with interesting characters, I recommend this.
I love books!
In book #3 we learned about Walt's Philly connections, in book #4 we have a story that weaves Walt's Vietnam war experience into the mystery. I'm now caught up in the series as I started with "Dark Horse", book #5 then went back to the beginning. It's been an interesting series. I broke my own book reading process with this series as I almost always go through my books in the order I buy them. I changed up for the Longmire series, mainly because I enjoy them so much, but the final decision was when I discovered there is a Longmire TV series on A&E and season 2 starts on Memorial Day weekend and I want to have read all of the book out at that time before I get to see how TV has altered the stories. I see the author likes how they've been adapted but, I don't know, the TV adaptions are never the same. Anyway, back to this story, it grabbed you right from the beginning, it was an easy, interesting listen and weaves in all the characters even while bringing a Moretti, other than Vic, from Philly to Wyoming. Learning a bit about Walt's Vietnam experience was interesting but at the core, it's about Walt and the person he is and how that drives his personal and professional life. And, I assume most fans, like me, enjoy it. On to #6, "Junkyard Dogs"
This guy continues to just put out enjoyable books. The way this story flows is a great example how CJ has grown as a writer. With some authors the first book is the best they have to offer. They work on a story for years and it has all of their best lines. Not so with Mr. Johnson. He is getting better and better. He places little nuggets throughout this story that add that something special. Sometimes I think..well I am like Walt...no Bear...he just has a way of making these characters so believable and normal. His story lines are driven by the characters not by the situations. There is a patience in his writing that I am really enjoying. The pace of this book is excellent. Again, George is the best in the business and they could not of picked a better narrator.
I recommend alll of Craig Johnson's Longmire books and all books narrated by George Guidall.
All of Johnson's stories are different. This one was about sex trafficking and took the reader into Lonmire's past as a Vietnam vet. I love getting to know more about Walt. He is such a fascinating character! Lots of twists and turns keeps the reader engaged and wanting to know how it ends.
Longmire, Henry, and Vic are all my favorite!
Your past will find you and follow you.
Just read all of Johnson's books and listen to all of Guidall's narrations :)
This kind of writing is not easy-- flashback, etc. It's really, really well-done. I lived in Asia for a while and he got right. I could feel it and smell it. Seriously.
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