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Kindness Goes Unpunished Audiobook

Kindness Goes Unpunished: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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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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    G.Monie Bethpage, NY, United States 03-28-13
    G.Monie Bethpage, NY, United States 03-28-13 Member Since 2016

    " I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.

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    "5 Stars All Around!!!"

    I don't always give 5 stars on a book, but I love all the Walt Longmire books, but what made this one not only 1 of the best out of the 8 written so far but a 5-star book overall compared to a larger pool of books in mysteries and thrillers

    Taking Walt who is used to being a sheriff in an extremely rural area, almost out in the middle of the boonies and put him in Philly after his daughter gets brained... well, put him and his huge, special forces, bad arse American Indian friend poking the'y're heads and contributing to the overall handling of the case... it shows that no matter where you are in the country or even the world, a good cop is a good cop... Walt might be overwhelmed by being in a huge city the same way another cop from Philly might react in the middle of the Wyoming mountainside where there might be 5 people living within 30 square miles

    Now add George Guidall who could make reading the phone book semi-interesting and you have a 5-star book all around.... Its one of the best books in the Walt Longmire series and a great book overall for anyone who likes mysteries

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    wmaursta Argyle, MN, United States 03-21-13
    wmaursta Argyle, MN, United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Another Great Longmire story"

    This one really fills in the blanks on Vic and some of Cady and Walt's father/daughter relationship details. As usual, lot's of great story twists and turns, fast paced. I'm a Walt Longmire fan so there isn't much that would make me give the books a bad rating!

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    Laurel R. Werner 03-01-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Longmire goes to Philadelphia!"
    If you could sum up Kindness Goes Unpunished in three words, what would they be?

    Longmire, you rock!


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

    Since Walt is in the big city of Philadelphia, I was trying to think of other mysteries based in Philly I can compare it to. But Johnson just puts such a unique spin on the story I really can't come up with anything to compare it to!


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

    The personalities of the characters with his great narration. He really, really makes the Longmire series come alive.


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

    When the horse died, but I am always moved anytime an animal dies in a story, LOL!


    Any additional comments?

    Just have to read the books!

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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 02-18-13
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 02-18-13 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "You Can Take a Cowboy out of Country, but. . ."

    So Walt goes to Philadelphia and this lovable old guy gets into more trouble than he does out West! Enjoyed this book thoroughly and gave it five stars across the board, though perhaps not quite as much as the first three each of which I would have given ten stars if possible. Numbers four and five in the series are qued up and waiting!

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    Ann 02-13-13
    Ann 02-13-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Craig Johnson is the Best!"

    I listen to an average of 100 books a year, and the Longmire books are some of my most favorite! I find myself going back and relistening (they have to be fantastic for me to re-listen) time and again. George Guidall is a brilliant narrator, also one of my favorites!

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    Dan 01-03-13
    Dan 01-03-13
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    "The Longmire saga continues and delivers"
    What did you love best about Kindness Goes Unpunished?

    The relationship between Walt and Henry is revealed just a bit more.


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

    Johnson keeps you guessing in every book.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    I wish he read every book I listen to. A great performance. He IS Walt Longmire!!!


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

    All in all, Walt would rather be in Durrant.


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    Michael North Pole, AK, United States 01-02-13
    Michael North Pole, AK, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "George is Walt Longmire"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Kindness Goes Unpunished to be better than the print version?

    Since I 'listen' to most my books now, I would say that I would definitely recommend the audio edition.


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

    There were twists and turns, an especially nice touch was the horse chase in Philly.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    **SPOILER** - I loved the scene when Katie wakes in the Hospital and speaks.


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

    Don't I always?


    Any additional comments?

    While not my favorite Longmire novel, this one was a change of pace with the venue being the 'big city' of Philadelphia. Solid story with another tremendous performance by George Guidall.

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    Meg E Dobson United States 12-21-12
    Meg E Dobson United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2014

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    "My 1st Walt Longmire mystery read after A&E"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I fell in love with the Longmire A&E television series. Well acted, well written, and intriguing. So when the season ended, it was time to investigate the series that got it all started. It is great! I'd strongly recommend it to mystery or western buffs. I especially enjoy the modern American Indian influences.


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

    I'm also a Harry Bosch (by Michael Connelly) fan and am enjoying some of Baldacci's books. This rates right up with them on quality. What I like more about the Johnson title was it's strong folksy voice and laid back western style. It made it a unique read.


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

    His makes his voice match the character with unwavering talent and strength.I didn't enjoy the technical speed up in certain of the tense scenes. i'm not sure why someone made the decision to do that. If they felt it dragged, they could have made the speed up on the narrator less noticeable. It came across as amateurish. NOT the reader's fault!


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

    Spoiler alert: The opening where the tough western sherrif is reading to the students was a stupendous beginning! Probably the most moving was the scenes were those beside his daughter's bedside.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be working my way through these. I actually purchased the CD book on ebay for my brother who is not an audible member. I enjoyed it that much!

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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 12-20-12
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 12-20-12
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    "George Guidall"

    As far as I'm concerned, George Guidall IS Walt Longmire. I haven't listened to one I didn't like and other than the story being great, I love the subtle - or not - of Bear and the brassness of Vic. Wonderful combo of writer and narrator.

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    Robert R Mowrer Eugene, OR United States 10-29-12
    Robert R Mowrer Eugene, OR United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Wild, wild Philly"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Kindness Goes Unpunished to be better than the print version?

    Narrator George Guidell's voice painted an image of Walt and Bear that went beyond the author's words. Wish I had listened to my first Walt Longmier mystery.


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

    Perhaps Tony Hillerman's Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee books are close. Both have characters that use economy of words with abundance of meaning. I think Johnson does a better job of developing complex and interesting characters who are tremendous people but not perfect.


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

    Bear. Guidall's voice created an image of a interesting and complex worrier that onl words did not convey.


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

    For the last half of the book, I found excuses to listen to the book and being away from people.


    Any additional comments?

    Since Kindness have lester to Moccasins and started Dark Horse.

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