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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"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)
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
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.
We get to meet Lucian. This character is funny, sobering and needed to understand the specific nature of change in the far West. The West is not and never was the version Hollywood wanted to tell, but those facts do not mean it was without interest. Johnson has made selections that separate him from most of the other writers who have interest in the culture, character and decisions in this landscape. In all honesty Elmore Leonard seems to guide the bad guys in this novel and Johnson does well with the problems.
The best part of a second book is getting to know that characters will continue and knowing them may well mean sharing them with the author's interest. Honestly though it is not necessary to beat up the main character all the time.
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!
The dialogue between the characters
any of the other Walt Longmire books. This author is unique.
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.
The entire book
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.
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.
Walt is my favorite. Johnson has humanized him with a touch of humor.
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.
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.
Walt Longmire was portrayed perfectly.
Yea, when his Indian friend insisted on getting a contractor to clean up and build up Walt's house.
I liked Johnson's way of including the Indians into his book, it made them real in my Midwestern mind.
It kept my attention. Didn't stop til it was over.
His voice, his inflections, the way he makes the characters real.
Contemporary cowboy and Indian action so well done you might think you're right there.
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.
RETIRED & LOVING IT.
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.
LONG AND GOING NOWHERE.
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.
DISAPPOINTMENT, I REALLY WANT TO THESE TO BE LIKE THE SERIES, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS WONDERFUL.
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.
Old men past 75 years of age.
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.
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.
I was disappointed. I had hoped this book would be better than the 1st but its not.
I could not get into this book at all. I listened to about 3 hours of it and it was slow and boring.
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