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Death Without Company: A Walt Longmire Mystery | [Craig Johnson]

Death Without Company: A Walt Longmire Mystery

When an elderly local woman is found poisoned, Sheriff Walt Longmire begins an investigation that soon has him ensnared in a deadly spider's web. From Craig Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel The Cold Dish, comes this enthralling Sheriff Longmire mystery. With a distinctive literary flair, Johnson leads us into the wide open space of Absaroka County, Wyoming.
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Publisher's Summary

When an elderly local woman is found poisoned, Sheriff Walt Longmire begins an investigation that soon has him ensnared in a deadly spider's web.

From Craig Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel The Cold Dish, comes this enthralling Sheriff Longmire mystery. With a distinctive literary flair, Johnson leads us into the wide open space of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

Listen to all of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries.

©2006 Craig Johnson; (P)2007 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Johnson combines a vivid sense of the dailiness of life--and the way human relationships take root in that dailiness--with a sure--handed touch for jolting both his characters and his readers out of their comfort zones and deep into harm's way. It's hard to ask for more in a literary mystery." (Booklist)

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    WilliamMinyard Antioch, CA, United States 04-13-13
    WilliamMinyard Antioch, CA, United States 04-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "No sophomore slump"
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    Johnson's writing is so refreshing. The subtle clues he gives throughout this novel were so intricate in the final outcome. During his first novel I some how caught who the "bad guy" was pretty quickly but in his second novel I really could not figure out who was after the money. His character development is uncanny. His novels are actually fairly short but they do not leave anything out. He has a way of keeping a series fresh and wanting for more. With a long commute each day I am always looking for a series that can fill in the boredom and CJ has really hit the spot. I could not recommend these more. Of course George is the man!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roger 03-19-13
    Roger 03-19-13
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    "A gifted author and narrator. Fantastic"
    What made the experience of listening to Death Without Company the most enjoyable?

    The dialogue between the characters


    What other book might you compare Death Without Company to and why?

    any of the other Walt Longmire books. This author is unique.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator makes the book perfect. I could not imagine a Walt Longmire book with any other narrator. It just wouldn't be the same.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire book


    Any additional comments?

    This is a unique series of books with a truly gifted author who fills out the characters with dialogue that makes you feel as if you really know and like them. I can't recommend this series enough. Read them in order since the characters continue throughout the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Fort Gibson, OK, United States 03-19-13
    Sherry Fort Gibson, OK, United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book!"
    Where does Death Without Company rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Love George Quidell reading them. This whole series have been wonderful. Am a great fan. The style is so interpersonal for Longmire and I love his attitude. Craig Johnson has created great characters. The humor and understanding is well developed. Audible's production of these books is outstanding.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Walt is my favorite. Johnson has humanized him with a touch of humor.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Barnes Michigan 03-12-13
    Steven Barnes Michigan 03-12-13 Member Since 2009

    sbarnes

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    "My first Craig Johnson / Walt Longmire"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    With the reading of George Guidall I felt like I was there with Walt in Wyoming in a laid back sherif's job with a good Indian friend trying to pull the sherif out of his funk after loosing his wife. Investigating a murder with tenacity and experience Walt's way of doing things is a refreshing change from the high intensity thrillers I am used to. I'll be reading many more of Craig Johnson's, Walt Longmire series.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I guess so, it definitely kept me interested with the character development and scene descriptions that until the murder investigation got more involved I felt like I was right there with them.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Walt Longmire was portrayed perfectly.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yea, when his Indian friend insisted on getting a contractor to clean up and build up Walt's house.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked Johnson's way of including the Indians into his book, it made them real in my Midwestern mind.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LINDA MARYVILLE, TN, United States 03-03-13
    LINDA MARYVILLE, TN, United States 03-03-13
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    "A WINNING COMBO."
    What made the experience of listening to Death Without Company the most enjoyable?

    George Guidall


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept my attention. Didn't stop til it was over.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice, his inflections, the way he makes the characters real.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Contemporary cowboy and Indian action so well done you might think you're right there.


    Any additional comments?

    I think I could listen to Guidall read a phone book. I've listened to him read a lot of books & he's never made a bad reading.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Burlington, KS, United States 09-26-12
    Linda Burlington, KS, United States 09-26-12 Member Since 2010

    RETIRED & LOVING IT.

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    "BORING!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A BETTER STORY, HARD TO PAY ATTENTION TOO. MY MIND KEPT WONDERING, AND HOPING THIS AUDIO WOULD GO SOMEWHERE. I TRIED THIS AUDIO AS I LOVE THE LONGMIRE SERIES THIS SUMMER. I JUST KNEW THIS WOULD BE THE SAME. IT IS NOT, NOT, NOT. A WASTE OF A CREDIT AND MY TIME.


    What was most disappointing about Craig Johnson’s story?

    LONG AND GOING NOWHERE.


    Would you be willing to try another one of George Guidall’s performances?

    I KNOW EVERYONE LOVES HIM, BUT HE IS ONE OF MY LEAST FAVORITE NARRATORS. I AM PICKY WHEN IT COMES TO NARRATORS AND WILL NOT TAKE A BOOK IF IT IS READ BY SOMEONE WHO IS GRATING ON THE NERVES. GEORGE GRATES MY NERVES.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    DISAPPOINTMENT, I REALLY WANT TO THESE TO BE LIKE THE SERIES, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS WONDERFUL.


    Any additional comments?

    YOU HAVE TO TAKE CHANCES WITH YOUR CREDITS, I DO A LOT OF RESEARCH BEFORE I SPEND ONE, SO I AM REALLY DISAPPOINTED I AM THE ODD MAN OUT WHEN IT COMES TO RECOMMENDATIONS. UNLESS YOU LOVE WESTERN TYPE MYSTERY, I SUPPOSE YOU LIKE IT. I JUST WANT TO QUIT LISTENING, I DO NOT CARE, NEVER ANOTHER WESTERN WILL I CHECK OUT.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    06-22-12
    06-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Why did they make this a TV Series?"
    This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Old men past 75 years of age.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Craig Johnson again?

    Probably not. I can't get past the constant hallucinations and visions of dead indians as his guardian angels. It gets a stale as the books drag on.


    Would you be willing to try another one of George Guidall???s performances?

    I don't think I will be able to listen to anything read by George Guidall. He's a terrible narrator. If this book series were about a 90 year old Sheriff then George would be the right person.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointed. I had hoped this book would be better than the 1st but its not.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MickeyMarie 06-29-13
    MickeyMarie 06-29-13 Member Since 2003

    I read so I can write

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    "It's a hard choice"

    Figuring out which one of the characters in this series is a favorite is a very hard choice. The crotchety old sheriff is a delight, Walt of course is powerful, his best friend is his match, Vic is cool, and the new guy is the perfect addition to the gang.

    Johnson has a real talent for painting the right characters to make his stories wonderful. This series has grown on me. I am well and truly hooked.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Monica 02-06-08
    Monica 02-06-08
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    "dead without company"

    I could not get into this book at all. I listened to about 3 hours of it and it was slow and boring.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 04-16-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 04-16-13 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.  

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    "Another hit!!"
    Any additional comments?

    I am reading this series in order because I am now convinced I am going to eventually read them all. The mysteries are good the humor is great and the characters are like good old friends. Walt, the main character is a no nonsense, good ole boy with a quick mind and a fantastic sense of humor. Starting this second book in the series was like coming home. I have recommended this series to several other avid readers and they are hooked now too. The narration is excellent and adds a whole nother level to the enjoyment of the listening experience. You can't go wrong here.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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