Craig Johnson’s rough-and-tumble hero Walt Longmire is quickly becoming a fan-favorite and a critical success.
Here Walt has his hands full as greedy land developers employ shady, violent methods to reverse their fortunes in recession-racked Wyoming, where the owners of a multi-million dollar development of ranchettes want to get rid of the adjacent junk-yard. When a severed thumb is discovered in the yard, conflicts erupt, and Walt Longmire, his trusty companion Dog, life-long friend Henry Standing Bear, and deputies Santiago Saizarbitoria and Victoria Moretti find themselves in a small town that feels more and more like a high plains pressure cooker.
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“It’s the scenery—and the big guy standing in front of the scenery—that keeps us coming back to [these] lean and leathery mysteries.” (New York Times Book Review)
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
This is one of those stories that is intricate and involved-a lot going on for Sheriff Longmire-both personal and work related.
I love how Craig Johnson brings the personality of every character into these novels-from the local doctor to the Sheriff himself..we get to know each of the characters.
I've been catching up on the TV series-I love Robert Taylors depiction of Walt but can't get used to Lou Diamond as Henry Standing Bear..in my mind, Henry is a big guy-much more gruff than Phillips.....
But cool for Johnson for getting this series into production on TV.
If you enjoy the series-this is a have to listen to-one can't do better than George Guidell as a narrator..In my mind he's one of the best there is-I've loved his voice since I first heard him narrate "The Stand".
If you're new to Walt Longmire I do suggest reading or listening in order...they refer to happenings in other stories and it can get confusing.
Enjoy-well worth the credit.
This is the sixth Walt Longmire mystery I've read in this series. What makes it stand out to me, even as compared to the others that I have really enjoyed, is the supporting cast, especially Geo Stewart. He is beyond tough-as-nails, and some of predicaments that he and his family find themselves in are just plain entertaining. The original cast of characters that repeat from book to book don't disappoint, either -- they meld nicely with the motley crew they encounter.
This goes beyond being just a series of mysteries. It's the ongoing story of a small town with extremely endearing residents. The narrator adds a beautiful finishing touch to create real listening pleasure!
In the top 10.
When the deputy shot the man whose thumb had been cut off because he was preparing to shoot Walt.
The description of Walt trying to stop the wrecker that Gina was driving in order to get away from Walt and/or kill him.
Yes. I listen to books the way my father and his family listened to the radio when he was a little boy. There is too much trash on TV these days and I can pick what I want to listen too. I do wish that Vic Maretti's mouth was not quite so foul.
I hear voices. But maybe that's because there's always an Audible book in my ear.
I read all kinds of things that inform and educate me. These Walt Longmire books are a whole different category ... pure enjoyment. For a first listen, or for a car trip, or walking the dog, or weeding the garden -- really, anything -- these are perfect. George Guidall is such a wonderful choice for the narration. I have but one complaint ... I wish they were longer.
I'm listening to this series in order and haven't found one i didn't love. The narration is dead-on perfect, and the stories are great. This story seemed a bit 'lighter' to me, compared to some of the others. I still enjoyed it, but just didn't have the same punch as some. Recommended, but not if you're only gonna get one of them.
This installment in the Walt Longmire series doesn't disappoint - in fact, I liked it better than the last few. It hits just the right combination of interesting characters with a great setting and a good mystery.......and then tops it all off with wonderful narration. In this novel, the winter weather and the location play a big part in the story, and that is a part of what I like about these books - the location is a character as much as Walt, Vic, or Ruby. There's less with Henry in this book and more with Sancho, which suits my taste just fine.
All the positive reviews tell all you need to know. I can add nothing more. Craig Johnson may not be as well known as John Grisham, but he shuld be! His books are wonderfully exciting wth real characters (that are not indiscriminantly jumping into bed all the time). And George Guidall is just the best narrator for this author. The combination is unbeatable.
Once again, the person you least suspect is the one committing all the crimes. The sad little nothing person living on the fringes is the mastermind and has everything to gain. A few more books and no one will be alive in that part of Wyoming!
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