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Hell Is Empty Audiobook

Hell Is Empty: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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

©2011 Craig Johnson (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Amazon Customer 08-07-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Absolutely Astounding"

    This is truly my favorite Longmire book so far ! The Indian spirituality and explainations
    are incredible and Walt's determination to follow through when he knows his path make this book impossible to walk away from. I found myself completely absorbed in the story and George Guidall is the only one who could possibly do it justice.

    I will be through with the series soon and I fear the loss I will feel! I hope Craig Johnson is writing like crazy to keep us supplied with these amazing books!

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    Marjan 07-16-13
    Marjan 07-16-13

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    "English Lit on the Mountain"
    If you could sum up Hell Is Empty in three words, what would they be?

    I'm seeing things


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    George Guidall is a wonderful narrator and the best for this series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No I never have time to sit through an entire book in one sitting.


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    Catherine CHEYENNE, WY, United States 06-25-13
    Catherine CHEYENNE, WY, United States 06-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Listen"
    If you could sum up Hell Is Empty in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, great visualization


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The sheriff, of course.


    Any additional comments?

    I always enjoy reading and listening to Craig Johnson's Longmire stories.

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    OWC 06-24-13
    OWC 06-24-13 Member Since 2002
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    "Disappointment"
    What would have made Hell Is Empty better?

    By not being a fairytale


    What was most disappointing about Craig Johnson’s story?

    The lack of additional characters and the the way Walt "dies" several times , but keeps chugging along talking to spirits.


    Did George Guidall do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Hard to miss since there is mainly one.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


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    Hiking1957 Portland, Oregon 05-26-13
    Hiking1957 Portland, Oregon 05-26-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Just another great story."
    If you could sum up Hell Is Empty in three words, what would they be?

    Great Story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Longmire


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    He does a wonderful job on all the voices.


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

    I don't know....


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward for the next one coming out.

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    John 05-20-13
    John 05-20-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Good, but the "spirits" distract from the story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, but with the advice to not get too bored during the "spirit contact" episodes. That part seemed to go on and on (and on).


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Cut back on the spirit contact content - it drug on too long.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Fuidall always does a fine job.


    Do you think Hell Is Empty needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO, not if it means more of the spirit talk stuff.


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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 05-04-13
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 05-04-13 Member Since 2017

    I love books!

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    "WOW.............once again"

    I'd have rated this one higher than 5 stars if I could have, it was that good. Craig Johnson really out did himself with this story. He left all of Walt's staff and friends behind and had Walt going up a mountain by himself chasing the bad guys when he had every reason not to. But then, that's Walt Longmire and the more we get to know him the more we like and respect him. I'd say that Walt sure could retire after this adventure and no one could fault him. But, I know he doesn't retire as I'm on to "As the Crow Flies".

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    Monteon Minnesota 04-25-13
    Monteon Minnesota 04-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "It was a very good listen!"
    Where does Hell Is Empty rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks at the top of my list.


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

    Yes, all of twists and turns of the story were both suspenseful and at time humorous.


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

    He helped bring the suspense to the necessary height and also the humorous parts.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    George Guidall brought to your mind the scene of the harsh environment, the overwhelming obstacles that had to be faced in order to survive. It was hard to stop listening and I couldn't wait to get back to the story.

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    Kelli REDDING, CA, United States 04-25-13
    Kelli REDDING, CA, United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2015

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    "its longmire, not superman"
    What disappointed you about Hell Is Empty?

    I found it completely implausible that Walt would be up to the task the book set for him. His repeated refusal to show any type of common sense in an increasingly dangerous and outlandish situation, just ruined it for me. and I LOVE these books. SPOILER ALERT, there is just now way that a man unaccustomed to high altitude could survive the rigors of that situation over a period of three days with no food or water or rest, as happens in the book.


    What could Craig Johnson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    make the scenario more plausible. have him maybe drink some water, or eat some food, or perhaps take a nap? or wait for henry, who was close behind? the other characters in the series, henry, vic, etc are so awesome, it is a shame to use them so poorly. i did love the inclusion of a more vocal Virgil.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    listened to them all. this was the worst of the lot. the junkyard one was fairly meh as well.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hell Is Empty?

    everything past the pint of the snowmobile crash.


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    Dennis United States 04-21-13
    Dennis United States 04-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Hell Is Empty, Not Really !"

    This is my first listen to a book by Craig Johnson. The book started well but then seemed to get repetitive, the main character, the Sheriff, hunting the bad guy in a wild and untamed wilderness. Well, OK, that sounds exciting but the story was far too predictable and the main char act, the sheriff, talked far too much to himself. I know Craig Johnson has a lot of fans and that this is one book from a very poplar series but heck, if it was only an hour or so shorter, without all that talking to a dead indian filler, it would be a far better read. I am not suggesting that you don't try the book or that Craig Johnson doesn't have something good going for himself but I am saying that with a little more work, Johnson could have made it much better. So be prepared for some really good parts and some places where you might want to fast forward.

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