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Kindness Goes Unpunished: A Walt Longmire Mystery | [Craig Johnson]

Kindness Goes Unpunished: A Walt Longmire Mystery

Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries are critically acclaimed. Longmire's third outing takes him from Wyoming to Philadelphia to investigate a brutal assault on his daughter, Cady. Walt believes her ex-boyfriend is behind the crime and searches him out. But when he turns up dead, Walt is back to square one.
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Publisher's Summary

Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries are critically acclaimed. Longmire's third outing takes him from Wyoming to Philadelphia to investigate a brutal assault on his daughter, Cady. Walt believes her ex-boyfriend is behind the crime and searches him out. But when he turns up dead, Walt is back to square one.

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What the Critics Say

"The quick pace and tangled web of interconnected crimes will keep readers turning pages." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Jim North Charleston, SC, United States 09-25-12
    Jim North Charleston, SC, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2004
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    If you could sum up Kindness Goes Unpunished in three words, what would they be?

    Knew would happen


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kindness Goes Unpunished?

    Walt's relationship between Vic and her mother.


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

    His ability to bring the first person characters to life.


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

    Walt's loyalty to his injured daughter.


    Any additional comments?

    Will listen to all Longmire series.books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine CHEYENNE, WY, United States 09-18-12
    Catherine CHEYENNE, WY, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you listen to Kindness Goes Unpunished again? Why?

    Craig Johnson writes in a way that makes it easy to visualize what is happening in the story and the surrounding terrain.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    George Guidall sounds like a craggy old cowboy from Wyoming and seems to fit the part he is reading.


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    Mary-Ann PUEBLO, CO, United States 09-13-12
    Mary-Ann PUEBLO, CO, United States 09-13-12 Member Since 2013

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    "You can't go wrong with a Longmire book"

    With a Longmire book you expect great writing, humor and a good mystery. It's all here, with the addition of the poignancy of Walt's daughter being injured. George Guidall's narration is once again perfect.

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    Karen Portland, OR, United States 09-11-12
    Karen Portland, OR, United States 09-11-12
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    "An unusual outing for Sheriff Walt Longmire"

    This is the third installment in the Walt Longmire mystery series, and the first two take place in his rural Absaroka County, Wyoming, which is described in loving and lyrical detail. Kindness Goes Unpunished is set entirely in Philadelphia, where Walt's daughter Cady practices law. Walt sets out with his good friend Henry Standing Bear, who is mounting an exhibit of his historical photos in a museum there. Accompanied by Dog, the two men drive across country in Henry's vintage Cadillac, and they encounter much more than expected.

    Having enjoyed the first two books (and especially George Guidall's narration), I seem to be hooked on this series. Number three does not disappoint. The same cast of characters is present, although some by long distance, and Johnson weaves Indian lore throughout, as well. The book ends somewhat ambiguously, creating an urge to order the next in the series ASAP, which I have, of course, done. Don't skip this one - it is an important part of Sheriff Walt Longmire's overall journey.

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    Daniel Hustad MOUNT HOREB, WI, US 09-08-12
    Daniel Hustad MOUNT HOREB, WI, US 09-08-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Wyoming's Best"

    I love Walt Longmire and Joe Pickett. If you like Craig Johnsons charcter of Walt Longmire your going to also like C.J. Box's charcter Joe Pickett. These are my favorite Wyoming authors and their hero's.

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    M. Devlin 07-19-12
    M. Devlin 07-19-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Look out Philadelphia - a new sheriff is in town!"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It was something completely different to have Walt Longmire out of his element but showing everyone good old Wyoming style and justice.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Walt and Henry - always. It was nice to see Vic back in her hometown and meet the family - sort of.


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

    Henry in Cady's hospital room. It brought tears to my eyes.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book very much. Seeing Walt in another environment was interesting. It was also a very touching story with Walt's concern for Cady; Henry's concern for both Walt and Cady and the new characters we meet. I am completely enthralled with the Longmire series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. L. Cotugno San Francisco, CA USA 07-09-12
    K. L. Cotugno San Francisco, CA USA 07-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Perfect voice for this series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The Longmeier series is continually interesting, and the reading enhances the experience.


    What other book might you compare Kindness Goes Unpunished to and why?

    All the entries in the Longmeier series build one upon the former, should be read in order.


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

    His accent is perfect for the Wyoming location and enhances the experience. I've loved all these books.


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

    There is already a tv series based on the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful series beautifully rendered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jon P Boston, MA 07-09-12
    Jon P Boston, MA 07-09-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Among the best audiobooks I've listened to"
    What made the experience of listening to Kindness Goes Unpunished the most enjoyable?

    A mesmerizing story, told very well


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

    The twists and turns in the plot kept the story moving—even the personal stories


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Walt Longmire has a great inner voice and presence—he's an epic character. But the other characters are compelling as well: Henry Standing Bear; Victoria Moretti, Lena Moretti


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

    When Walt Longmire gets away to Philadelphia for a vacation, he finds he still can't escape the evil in the world—only this time it hits closer to home than ever.


    Any additional comments?

    Each of the books in this series are well-written and highly entertaining. The characters grow on you with each new story. So start at the beginning, and you won't want to stop until you've read them all. Taken alone, each story is a great adventure in it's own right. In his other books, Craig Johnson's prose captures the expansiveness and the mystery of that unique part of the country (Wyoming). But he also does a pretty nice job in this story of conveying the feeling of being in Philadelphia as a first-time visitor.

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    Cynthia Rainier, WA, United States 07-04-12
    Cynthia Rainier, WA, United States 07-04-12 Member Since 2006
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    Where does Kindness Goes Unpunished rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    this one is ranks in the top 10 of my list with the other 2 Longmires books I have listened to. I am fond of the Sheriff and his companions. and especially enjoyed them outside of their Wyoming elements.


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

    I thought the plot was good.....I was glad to finally meet Vic's family (all of them). I think the Cheyenne Nation got a little shortchained in this this one tho'.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I especially liked the scene on the bridge when Vic shows up unannounced.


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

    I did not like the death of the horse and almost had to pull over to the side of the road on my way to work to shed a tear especially when the Sheriff took it so hard. I laughed out lous when Henry warned Waltnot to wreck Lola.


    Any additional comments?

    I have mixed feelings about the scene between Walt and Vic but will reserve judement until I listen to book #4.

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    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 06-27-12
    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 06-27-12 Member Since 2013
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    "West Goes East"

    I read this one out of order but the story and writing style are so good that it can stand on its own, however, I will go back and buy book #2 and then the rest of the series in order. Good strong lead characters that can mesh well with new ones. This book has a good story line to set the hook and Mr. G, The Master narrator, to reel you in.

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