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"Full of crackling dialogue, this absorbing tale demonstrates that Longmire is still the sheriff in town." (Publishers Weekly)
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.
By far this book is the best in the Walt Longmire series. Sheriff Walt intermittently flashes back to reveal a murder investigation of a Vietnamese prostitute that he befriended during his service in Vietnam, that ties him to a current murder investigation 40 years later in his jurisdiction. Filled with all the wonderful ingredients that Author Craig Johnson sprinkles into his novels, including a homeless big indian with a disturbing past, brilliant humor, hardcore facts/history, native spirits, and of course reader George Guidall who is a master at bringing to life all of the characters.Built into all of the Walt Longmire stories, the author succeeds in informing about real life societal problems and indignities that happen to people...such as the prejudices towards plains Indians, violence towards women, children, and the misfortunate, and in this book, human sex trafficking. Although these issues are revealed, it doesn't drag the story down.
As always, my favorite character is Walt Longmire and his lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear. In this story, it is Virgil White Buffalo. A misfortunate, mysterious, and misunderstood 7 foot tall homeless Indian.He is initially the first suspect in the murder, but his troubled misfortunate past is revealed by Walt's investigation. My least favorite character is the hot shot deputy, Vic. A highly decorated Philadelphia cop who is Walt's right hand deputy. She is crude, foul mouthed, and is always throwing herself at Walt. She is the only character I just can't stand in this series, but I guess you can't like everyone.
My husband and I love listening to Craig Johnson books in the car, we love the humor and wit along with the descriptive details of the different areas of Wyoming. His story lines are very captivating and well written. The reader does an excellent job in portraying Walt Longmire. The books are way better and more interesting than the TV series. (Even though I am a fan of the show).
This was one of my favorite Walt Longmire Mysteries.
I really liked getting to know what Longmire experienced in Vietnam.
It was quite enjoyable and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
The narrator, George Guidall, was awesome.
Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
Walt just gets better. This one weaves into the story line Walt and Henry's history in wartime Vietnam, Walt's basis for police work, prostitution, white slavery, the treatment of the those who do not fit the usual mold, and how history can have an impact on the present. It was profound in a few places. Entertaining. If you don't know this series, you are missing a huge treat. Also made into an A and E TV show but the books are different so there is little repeating.
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.
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