Listen to all of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries.
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"The quick pace and tangled web of interconnected crimes will keep readers turning pages." (Publishers Weekly)
workingmomof2. Lots of driving time = many Audio books
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!
Longmire, you rock!
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!
The personalities of the characters with his great narration. He really, really makes the Longmire series come alive.
When the horse died, but I am always moved anytime an animal dies in a story, LOL!
Just have to read the books!
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
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!
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!
The relationship between Walt and Henry is revealed just a bit more.
Johnson keeps you guessing in every book.
I wish he read every book I listen to. A great performance. He IS Walt Longmire!!!
All in all, Walt would rather be in Durrant.
Since I 'listen' to most my books now, I would say that I would definitely recommend the audio edition.
There were twists and turns, an especially nice touch was the horse chase in Philly.
**SPOILER** - I loved the scene when Katie wakes in the Hospital and speaks.
Don't I always?
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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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Bear. Guidall's voice created an image of a interesting and complex worrier that onl words did not convey.
For the last half of the book, I found excuses to listen to the book and being away from people.
Since Kindness have lester to Moccasins and started Dark Horse.
Yes. I would listen to this book and all the Walt Longmire books again. Guidall's reading is exquisite. And I really like Walt, Vick, and Henry. It was fun to see Walt outside of Wyoming doing his sheriff thing.
I compare Walt Longmire to Miles Vorksigan in the Barrayar series of Bujold. Although different in many ways, they are similar where it counts. They solve problems, they have issues, they are surrounded by great people, etc.
I cannot imagine Walt Longmire with any other voice than George's. If suddenly I found that one of the volumes in the series was by another reader, I would be shocked and dismayed (such as happened when the Dresden series changing from James Marsters). George does a great job with the other voices too. So, his reading enriches the experience.
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