Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series Longmire sent the Wyoming lawman’s popularity skyrocketing. Now, in Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women. Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice - Wyoming style.
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I would recommend the Longmire series as they are my favorite audio books.
So similar to all of the other books. His daughter needs him and once again he's not really available
Disappointed with Lucian voice. Since George Guidall has narrated all the Longmire books, you would think the voice would be the same. Sandy didn't sound the same either. Beginning of the book, Walt and Lucian sounded the same and I had a difficult time figuring out which person was supposed to be talking.
"Any Other Name" is the 11th installment in the Walt Longmire mystery series. I got here because I have read the other 10 and really enjoyed most of them.
If you're planning on reading this as your 11th Longmire too, be aware: #10 was so incredible that it's hard to imagine #11 being anything other than a slight step down.
That said, this was still a great story. I liked that it takes place in South Dakota instead of Wyoming, which Walt calls home; the scenery, animals (buffalo), and cast of South Dakotan characters added to the entertainment value. I also liked that, when trying to unravel one mystery, Walt finds himself in the middle of another (and of course he is determined to solve them both). Despite the distance from home, Walt involves his trusty sidekicks, Henry Standing Bear and Victoria Moretti, who bring humor and clever repartee (and backup when the going gets tough) to the story.
I suppose when one reads a series, one assumes the star of it is going to survive (otherwise, how can there be book #12?), so in that sense this books is predictable. However, I did not see the end coming as far as how the mysteries turned out!
George Guidall was born to narrate this series. I cannot imagine trying to read these books and missing out on his amazing narration.
One note: I believe Longmire fans are divided into those who find the occasional forays into Native American mysticism/hallucinations entertaining, and those who find it annoying. I'm in the latter group, and so found one of the chapters painful to get through, but thankfully it was limited to that one section.
Prior to my health problem, I was a vociferous reader. Audible has been a great resource for me. I am a happy customer!
I really enjoyed the book as it carried the central themes of Craig Johnson
Mr Johnson is a very good writer and
Mr Guidall is an amazingly compelling performer. The production stands very strongly in the series and the story is strong enough to stand by itself.
these books are impossible to put down on the first read and stand up well for rereads, which is a good thing because I find myself in longmire withdrawals more than I'd like. The humor and internal dialog of the main character are the best I've seen in years.
yes, the whole series has been a blast
I want to live in the land of Craig Johnson's imagination, does Walt want to adopt a daughter?
Craig Johnson and George Guidall are are perfect match. Well developed characters and story line. Storytelling at its very best.
The presentation was great, but the story was hard to follow. I have read or listened to all of Craig Johnson's books and this is the only one I am disappointed with.
I would recommend that he or she start with one of the earlier books in the series, which were better
Most interesting is what happened to the 3 girls. Least interesting are the long sections of Longmire chasing bad guys through horrible weather and getting injured again!
He is a master at differentiating the characters.
Even though we all would love to follow Walt Longmire and all the other characters of these books, I feel that the series should probably stop here.
I only watched the first TV show, and maybe the emphasis on "action/adventure" has influenced the author to include the long chase scenes in his books.
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