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Junkyard Dogs: A Walt Longmire Mystery | [Craig Johnson]

Junkyard Dogs: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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.
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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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What the Critics Say

“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)

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    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 09-14-13
    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 09-14-13

    I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.

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    "A favorite Longmire story"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KP United States 03-29-13
    KP United States 03-29-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Tough as Nails Doesn't Begin to Explain It"

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 11-12-12
    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 11-12-12 Member Since 2011

    book keeper

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    "Another good story"
    Where does Junkyard Dogs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Junkyard Dogs?

    When the deputy shot the man whose thumb had been cut off because he was preparing to shoot Walt.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The description of Walt trying to stop the wrecker that Gina was driving in order to get away from Walt and/or kill him.


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

    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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    B.J. Minneapolis, MN, United States 02-25-11
    B.J. Minneapolis, MN, United States 02-25-11 Member Since 2010

    I hear voices. But maybe that's because there's always an Audible book in my ear.

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    "I love these books"

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John NJ, United States 09-25-14
    John NJ, United States 09-25-14 Member Since 2007
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    "My favorite audio series, not the best one tho"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Calliope 12-01-13
    Calliope 12-01-13
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    "another winner in this great series"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 06-05-11
    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 06-05-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ellen 08-10-10
    ellen 08-10-10
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    "junkyRD DOGS"

    HE DOES IT AGAIN, ANOTHER MASTERPIECE TO MAKE YOU LAUGH AND WANT MORE; EXCELLENT NARRATOR AND BOOK!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S. Loukas 08-09-10
    S. Loukas 08-09-10 Member Since 2010

    teach

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    "Loved it!"

    Very funny, easy listening. This is the fifth book in the series, and am devistated that I have to wait for another. Keep em coming!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Larjane Broken Arrow, OK, US 04-15-15
    Larjane Broken Arrow, OK, US 04-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "More Blood; More Surprises"

    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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