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Hell Is Empty Audiobook

Hell Is Empty: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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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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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    John Northville, MI, United States 07-02-12
    John Northville, MI, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "All good"

    Loved it! Character driven. It made me laugh out loud more than once. I thought was the best in the series.

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    Stevebo Denver, CO USA 06-19-12
    Stevebo Denver, CO USA 06-19-12 Member Since 2006

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    "A cold day in Hell..."

    As with all the other Walt Longmire stories by Craig Johnson, I enjoyed this one as well. This story is different than previous Longmire stories though, and not what I expected. It is more about Longmire determined to get the bad guy no matter what it takes, and less about him joking with his buddy the Cheyenne nation (Henry Standing Bear), and getting bailed out by his close friend in times of need. I've enjoyed past stories that illustrate the interaction between Longmire and his potty-mouthed deputy, his help in the Sheriff's department, and his down-home interaction with the odd assortment of people in his county, but this story heads in a different direction and rather quickly.

    Craig Johnson introduces a dose of Indian supernatural experiences that was probably what it would take to bring down an unrelenting psycho killer that is not only dangerous, but creative in his attempts to stop Longmire. Although there is a sprinkling of some humorous discussions among the various characters, this book is about a more focused man - Walt Longmire, that is doing his job above and beyond the call of duty. I kept finding myself saying Walt, wait for the back-up help you need, but no, Longmire wasn't waiting for anyone. He was a man on a mission and would not stop no matter what threats he encountered.

    The story seemed short, but then again, I like hearing George Guidall not only narrate the story, but an excellent narrator that brings Walt Longmire to life. The story traverses a different direction than most of the Longmire stories, but I liked it none the less and hope that Craig Johnson has another story ready for me to download soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Cobb 06-18-12
    Susan Cobb 06-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Craig Johnson did it again!!!!!!"
    Where does Hell Is Empty rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    high


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

    I love anything I can't figure out halfway through the book


    Any additional comments?

    It is just an overall great book, like all the Longmire books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. S. Bandich So. Calif. 06-12-12
    J. S. Bandich So. Calif. 06-12-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Not his best work."
    What did you love best about Hell Is Empty?

    I love the characters in the Walt Longmire series and George Guidall is the perfect narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The values of the characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    On the mtn. with the "dead" Indian


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

    Walt's keeping on keeping on for his daughter.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series, but this was not my favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 06-11-12
    Jan 06-11-12
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    "Walt Longmire"

    I haven't read a Walt Longmire (Craig Johnson) book that wasn't a great read. Good characters, people I wouldn't mind getting to know.

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    Tim Seibert, CO, United States 06-11-12
    Tim Seibert, CO, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2002
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    "GOOD AS EXPECTED"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hell Is Empty to be better than the print version?

    Just have the audio versions


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

    between the story line and narrator they were able to keep the story up beat


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

    It would be better in a one sitting as a long trip as you can forget which characters are in the mountains or in the mind.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 05-24-12
    Michelle 05-24-12 Member Since 2001
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    "A really enjoyable series"
    Would you listen to Hell Is Empty again? Why?

    Yes I would. I like the descriptive picture drawn by the author's narrative. I'm familiar with that neck of the woods and I enjoy his take on it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It held my attention. You were a ways into it before the villain's identity became apparent.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    He creates identifiable voices for the characters so you don't have to wonder who's speaking.
    He has a pleasant sounding voice and an enjoyable cadence to his reading.
    I believe I remember his voice on some James Lee Burke and Tony Hillerman books.


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

    No...too much to do.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a good combination of author and narrator. Thank you for a job well done guys.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Isobel Heathcote Guelph, Ontario Canada 05-21-12
    Isobel Heathcote Guelph, Ontario Canada 05-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another engaging Walt Longmire story"

    I'm a longtime fan of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series, and Hell is Empty was a good addition to that list. I was a little disappointed that most of my favorite recurring characters appear only briefly in this book, but it was still a good read. Great atmosphere, especially in the mountain scenes.

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    D 04-29-12
    D 04-29-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Another Standout in the Walt Longmire Series"
    What did you love best about Hell Is Empty?

    There are only a handful of things you can count in this world, and Walt Longmire is among those. The ending was one of the best.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Walt. From the first book in the series, you can't help but fall in love with this giant kind-hearted man who makes everything right.


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

    I've listened to numerous books narrated by George Guidall and have truly enjoyed everyone of them. In fact, when I've read all of the new releases by my favorite authors I find myself looking for new books to read based on those that George has narrated. I don't know that I will ever tire of listening to George. Thanks so much Mr. Guidall.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Loved the ending, and find myself reflecting on it from time to time.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to the next Craig Johnson book, and sincerely hope that Mr. Guidall will continue to narrate those written by this author. Many thanks to Mr. Johnson for the heart warming stories, and to Mr. Guidall for the excellent narrating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pat United States 04-16-12
    Pat United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "another winner"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I highly recommend this audiobook. It is filled with suspense, believable situations and humor.


    What other book might you compare Hell Is Empty to and why?

    Cold Dish is a similar book with like situations and a little mystical happenings.


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

    I have listened to many performances by George Guidall. He is excellent, I have never heard a book by him that is anything but excellent. He is, by far, my favorite performer.


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

    I was on a road trip and wanted it to last the trip. The length of the book fit my needs and the action and performance held my interest throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoy the Walt Longmire series. I have listened to several and enjoyed all of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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