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)
Craig Johnson is one of those authors who writes with compassion, insight, and humor. He also writes with sympathy and understanding about the west, about Wyoming, old people, women and the 'Cheyenne nation'. Throw in the fact that he is a very good writer indeed. So in Junkyard Dogs we get (at times) a knee slapping description of a bizarre family who runs the junkyard, a story of retired romance, and a continuation of the saga of the Durand sheriff department. George Guidall, for me, IS Walt Longmeyer..so much so that I find it hard to actually READ a Johnson book without hearing his voice,
If you don't like this recording, you are probably one of those terribly politically correct snobs or someone who wants blood and guts all over the floor...(I know books like that too :>)
The opening scene
yes...he is wonderful
Johnson can make me laugh and feel sympathy (without being maudlin) in the span of a few pages.
Say something about yourself!
I would definately recommend this and any of the Walt Longmire stories. I enjoy the wit of the author and just as much, the way they are read. The characters are believable and I enjoy the obviously well read author's observations. He is always self-effacing and wise at the same time.
Longmire with Henry Standing Bear as a close second.
Just the Longmire series. It took me a little while, with my first read to get used to his pace, but I am there now and I always have a hard time waiting for the next.
This is book 6. I have read them all now and I am going back and putting a word or two in here and there. What do you do when you find a thumb in a junkyard? Walt knows just what to do and does it so well. How does Guidall do it??? When I am listening to him read Johnson's tales of Walt Longmire that's who he becomes for me and tomorrow if Flynn came out with a new book read by Mr. G then presto chango he becomes Mitch Rapp. Great Book with wonderful close knit characters.
The mystery itself.
Certainly made me smile, but not laugh.
This is actually my first in the Walt Longmire series. I found it took a long time before anything happened. The story is both well-told and well-narrated. I enjoyed the humorous dialogue among characters, but I suspect that, if it is always of this variety, it might grow tiresome. It's a little too cute, if you know what I mean.
Having to read it - won't transfer. Email response from you didn't help 1 iota!!! Get someone who knows how to trouble shoot.
No, I love this author. I had to buy the book to read it. Craig Johnson is a great writer and I can't wait to see the TV show Longmire.
YES. He was a great reader for this book - at least the other 4 that I could get to copy to my iTouch.
I'm still reading it and so far enjoying it all.
I need some help getting my iTouch to work on your site. Can you add it to your list of Devices please?
I agree with Kathy from Florida, Craig you need to write faster! the narrator is fabulous!. I can see this as a TV series. Keep up the great work!
Victoria and her raw humor
The characters came to life with George Guidall's performance. I would actually listen to this again.
I have been an audible customer for many many years . Faverite authors are D.Koontzs, Clive Custler,J A Jance and Tom Clancy & many other
Walt longmire is a real western character and George Guidall portrays him very very well
can not pick just one the hole story is excellent
The cheyenne nation
Started devouring books at age 7 and haven't stopped since... Now I can read while I drive, do dishes, clean the house, or work in garden!
This is a really, really good series. Makes you want to book your next vacation to Wyoming, find the Busy Bee Cafe and wait to see these folks wander in.
I have to say, Dog really shines in this one. Along with Butch and Sundance.
That cowboy drawl of Walt's, the Bear's very complete sentences, and Vic's Philly profaneness are all right there - just wouldn't be the same in printed page.
Sex, drugs, and man's best friend
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