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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A great story by a masterful reader. If your looking for a good one, you found it. I've listened to almost all of them without disappointment.
Retired, housebound, dependent on Audiobooks for sanity.
Anytime Walt and Standing Bear are having a verbal duel.
Read the books! George Guidall makes any video projector look weak.
If you haven't read Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series yet, you are missing the gradual reveal of a new American masterpiece. Take a month off work, read the books in order, and raise your spirits about what remains of the ethical life in America. Don't watch the TV series until you've read ALL the books.
Each book written by the author, Craig Johnson, in this series stands on its own, however it doesn't hurt to read or listen to them in order to understand the characters. The reader, George Guidall reads them perfectly with just the right amount of hesitation and affliction for effect. I've listen to them all and can hardly wait for the next one. The development of the characters is priceless and so unique, but the author brings them together in a way that you care about each one. You begin to think this is a real town with real people.
"Any Other Name" was another great book in the Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson. If you have read any of the books in the series in the past, you will be just as pleased with this one.
In this story I especially enjoyed getting to see much more of his old boss, Lucian Connally. He's such a cool old Sheriff! I also enjoyed the presence of his best friend, Henry Standing Bear, his deputy, Vic Moretti, and the ever important Dog. There is also some Indian mysticism/spiritualism in the story which is set in Wyoming in the winter.
The only thing I was a little disappointed in was Sheriff Longmire's seemingly lack of effort to be with his daughter, Cady, in the birth of his granddaughter. I know he's a dedicated Sheriff, but I also know his daughter means the world to him. You will, however, have to read the book to see if he makes it to the baby's birth on time.
This is a great mystery with a lot of humor and great characters. The narrator, George Guidall, as usual did an excellent job.
I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Audio books are just my cup of tea!
I love all the characters in this series!!! And George Guidall is the BEST narrator!!! With that said I loved the book but found it too short. I want more on Katie, Victoria and Bear. Hope the next book is longer. This series is an automatic buy for me!
If you like Craig Johnson try William Kent Krueger the Cork O'Connor series
Proud Canadian. Lakeside views. LOVE audio. Living with MS. Prefer male authors. J.K. fooled me aka Silkworm. Action, adventure, suspense!!
This book was rolling along quite nicely right until the epilogue...!!! Then is ended and I turned to my husband and said "That's it?" He said "Disappointing!"
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If you're a Walt Longmire fan you'll want to listen to this book but I don't know that it's the best in the series. The plot to me was kind of sketchy to be set in a really small town in Wyoming, I just don't see it happening. But, the creative, witty writing of Craig Johnson is there and that's why you listen. The stage is also set for some future action so that's another reason to listen. Since I listened to my last Longmire the TV series on A&E has been canceled, supposedly due to the average age of viewers being 60 and conventional TV wisdom being that for advertisers the age range must be 18 to 49. In listening to this book it is true that many of the characters are older but in my opinion still enjoyable. Maybe the author should take heed and add some youth and spice into the series. I don't know, that's his call and maybe he doesn't want to. I will say that the TV series took some serious liberties with the series as laid out in the books and part of me is saying I'm OK the TV show got canceled so I don't have to experience these parallel Longmire worlds. From what I've read they TV producers are looking for another TV channel to carry the series but at this writing nothing has been done. C'mon, Craig Johnson, give us another good Longmire, your version.
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