Spur Award-winner Craig Johnson has garnered critical acclaim for his Walt Longmire mysteries. In this riveting seventh entry, Wyoming’s Absaroka County sheriff, Walt Longmire, is pushed beyond his limits.
When three hardened convicts escape FBI custody in a mountain blizzard, an armed psychopath leads them up Big Horn Mountain. As Longmire struggles to track their treacherous ascent, he’ll need all the help he can get from the tribal spirits of the towering summit.
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I normally really enjoy this series by Johnson: especially the information about native americans, but found this novel too dark and depressing. It was an epic journey type of adventure. predictable and very dark. I prefer a broader story range. I found myself listening just to get to the end. George Guidall was wonderful as usual.
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This was less about Longmire's family and his work team, and instead heavier on the interior side of the sheriff and that mystic string connection to the unseen universe around him. He is as tenacious and stubborn as ever, driven by that right on target moral compass.
This book was exhausting. Walt goes through so much and Craig Johnson drags you through each painful step by each painful step with him. I honestly believed that the author was finally going to kill this guy off. Or wait was it the other guy? Or was it the bad guy? Can you say Russian Roulette played with a high mountain storm and fire and cliffs and mystic confusion? Well, you get the idea.
I've not heard any of his other character work, so this question doesn't apply to me.
I'm hopeful that the next book will have a bit of lightness and more of Walt's trademark humor with his daughter's wedding. But let's face it guys, this guy's life is on the line so often that he's simply going to implode eventually, ie-give Walt a break Craig Johnson!
I really did miss the ensemble character list.
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
Don't miss this one! I've really enjoyed this series from the beginning. The stories are character-driven, and what wonderful characters they are to hang out with too: smart funny, eccentric and believable. George Guidall has long been my favorite reader. I've actually chosen books just because I saw that he was the narrator, and I'm confident that he could read the Jersey City phone book and hold my rapt attention.
Guidall has a whole juicy lot to work with here, and has a field day with this terrific book. In fact this is my favorite of the Walt Longmire series thus far, and while it can easily stand alone it felt to me as though the whole series was leading up to this mystical survival tale where neither Walt nor the reader quite knows what's real and what isn't. Couldn't stop listening, up with headphones into the night, and found myself re-listening to whole sections just for the pleasure of it. I just might read the whole thing again.
The book also left me with new "words to live by" from my beloved Henry Standing Bear: "Just because something isn't there doesn't mean it isn't there."
Only one book to go? Please Mr Johnson, write faster!!!
Recently discovered this wonderful series. Great characters, page turning plot, and well written. Every book in the series is capable of standing on its own, but I recommend that you start at the beginning, The Cold Dish.
I listen to an average of 100 books a year, and the Longmire books are some of my most favorite! I find myself going back and relistening (they have to be fantastic for me to re-listen) time and again. George Guidall is a brilliant narrator, also one of my favorites!
Great characters great action great writing great series. As with all Longmire books. I could not wish for more.
I don't think this is much of a spoiler, but warning that I do describe vaguely a scene of the story.
In the first book in this series, there was a scene where he is in a snow storm on a mountain and I thought it was handled perfectly. Not too heavy-handed and still quite believable. This book takes that idea and stretches it into nearly the entire book. Although from a writing experiment perspective it had some interesting ideas, as a story it felt too drawn out. Even so, I love this series and if you're a fan, you'll want to read it.
Narration as always is excellent.
I love Virgil and hope he comes back in later books.
I love the Longmire series. Guildall makes all the characters come alive for me. I love the Cheyenne Nation who makes me laugh when the two banter. It leaves me telling my critters, "Yes, it is so".
Let me say that I really and truly enjoy listening to George Guidall's narration in general. But in these books, he becomes Walt Longmire. the way he performs other characters is very good, no doubt. However, when he is speaking in the matter of fact way that Walt Longmire does, there's no substitute. It helps in this case that the story is so engaging. The situations that Walt gets himself into and out of are something else. I enjoyed listening to this story more than any other. It helps that we follow him on a journey through some harrowing challenges, tracking down a true villain. I keep fretting about what will do him in: the man or Mother Nature?
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