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.
©2006 Craig Johnson; (P)2007 Recorded Books
"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)
On the face of it, the book didn't seem like my kind of mystery. Sherrif in Wyoming? Sounded a bit like a Tony Hillerman book. Tony Hillerman's books are good, don't get me wrong, but this book is really special. The characters are human and very real, not stereotypes, the plot unfolds naturally, the dialog is right on. Nice, dry humor (just my style). And there is a real, plausible mystery at the heart of the story. George Guidall, the narrator, reads everything with just the right touch of irony. I can't recommend this book enough.
Craig Johnson is now my favorite author. This is the second of his books I've read and it even exceeds his first, Cold Dish. Johnson is an immensely talented writer. Aside from the good mysteries, he has created unforgettable characters and sense of place. He combines a fantastic wit with just enough warmth to make you care about the characters and the story. I'm not a writer, so I can't do it justice...
Finally, George Guidall does a _superb_ job of narrating this story. By God I think he was born for such a time as this. Don't think I've read a more perfect author and narrator combination (and i have read many, MANY audio books.)
Walt Longmire is my hero! I love all of Johnson's characters as they are real people with real problems doing the best they can. Walt is real, but he's got style! The storyline keeps you on the edge of your seat, but comfortably on the edge. You will enjoy the ride. Guidall is the only man for the job with these characters. The other two Craig Johnson/Walt Longmire books available are awesome as well. Listen & Enjoy!
Born to read
I read his first book Cold Dish which features the same charaters. it was wonderful
this book is just as good. I recomend this book to everyone A+ which I do not give to many books
Craig Johnson's Wyoming tale is brought to life by one terrific reader; I've been parceling this series out, trying to make it last through the holiday season since it's treat to find a series so enjoyable. I've wanted to do "book returns" on some of my audible.com purchases, but not this one! You will not be disappointed.
I really enjoy this series. A simple whodunnit with George Guidell's narration are what make this series so enjoyable. Mr. Guidell makes it easy to differentiate between all of the characters by his talent for voices, both male and female. He makes this book...
I love books!
This is my 3rd Walt Longmire and I'm officially hooked now. This was the 2nd book in the series so I'll just continue working my way through the series from here on. It's hard to believe Wyoming could be so interesting with so much going on. One thing I've learned and always suspected is that the Wyoming weather must really suck. The state feels like it is one big rock. The people who stick out living there evidently love it in spite of it all. Still the author weaves a tale that keeps you guessing right until the end as to "whodunit". Walt himself is quite the character but all of the characters are vividly brought to life in an entertaining way. If anything it's confusing trying to keep all the twistst and turns of the story straight. But, I enjoyed this one and will look forward to the next one.
I did not read the print version so therefore, I have to assume it would be the same. I enjoy listening to George Guidall bring the characters to life.
It would be a tie between Lucien and Walt. They are both trying to make sense of life.
The old indian woman firing the gun at Walt when he enters the trailer.
The description of the woman being beaten by her husband.
I screwed up review for One Dog Night. I meant to give all FIVE STARS. Audible techinical said there 's no way to correct a review or redo
This was a wonderful experience...you could almost feel yourself freezing in the snow. There were laugh-out-loud moments and tearful moments but what I like the most about this author is that he describes the scenes with such fine detail that you can practically smell the food cooking or the donuts baking. Truly enjoyable read with enough suspense to keep me listening. I actually cleaned my entire garage before I knew it, all the time listening to Walt and Bear and the irreverent Vick.
This is the first author I have ever read that follows one story with another so closely within the fictional time period.
Most authors are either vague about the time of the event in the story, or they space the stories months or years apart.
This story is only about two to three weeks after the first book.
The story is very good, although it appears a pattern is emerging, the twist and turns are still pretty fresh.
The story covers half a century, so there is lots of depth.
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