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"The quick pace and tangled web of interconnected crimes will keep readers turning pages." (Publishers Weekly)
Delight in the journey and the struggle on the road to your dreams
Sheriff Walt Longmire heads east to Philadelphia to meet his daughter's fiance and his parents. Walt and his best friend Henry Standing Bear drive east in Henry's 59 T-Bird Lola. Upon arriving Walt is contacted by Katie and she informs him she'll be working late. So he is certainly surprised when he's contacted by the hospital to learn that his daughter is in a coma; the victim of a fall at a Philadelphia landmark far from her office.
Thus begins Walt's search for his daughter's fiance; whose life ends as he's tossed off a bridge. Now the search widens and intensifies as Walt becomes a suspect in the death.
Woven into the narrative is a Mainline Philly kid billy Carlyle; now "white Indian" William White Eyes who continues to appear and disappear. Plus a less than ethical ADA with sketchy connections; a Latin druglord and an inner city black thug.
Woven into the plot is the omnipresent Moretti police family; including Walt's deputy Victoria Moretti; aka Vic, aka Vic the Holy Terror. Her father Victor the Chief of Detectives, brother Michael who is becoming enamored with Katie, and mother Lena who appears to be infatuated with Walt.
As is probably a part of every Sheriff Longmire mystery Walt goes off an individualistic hot dog chase in which he engages in an unarmed chase with a shotgun toting thug. In the end the crimes are solved; the guilty punished and ties between the Longmire and Moretti clans are further intertwined. As usual George Guidall is the gold standard in narration and this is the high water book of the series thus far.
Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy.
Walt Longmire leaves Wyoming to go to Philadelphia for a visit with his daughter Cady, a practicing attorney there. He has accompanied his old friend Henry Standing Bear, who is being honored there at a Native American exhibit. Of course, Dog comes along, and eventually his deputy Victoria shows up as well. So, City atmosphere instead of the Old West, but the same chemistry exists among this great group of characters.
Just after arriving there, Walt learns that his daughter has been seriously injured in an attack, and hovers in a coma. Shortly after that, her boy friend is murdered. Walt is torn between his strong need to be beside Cady at every minute vs. his inner need for justice, which compels him (and sidekicks) to find who has committed these crimes.
This book is great, as are all in this series. There is a good mystery plot line, great, fast-paced action, a bit of humor, even some romance, and, of course, it is narrated by the incomparable George Guidall. Never having read a Longmire book, only having listened to them, George Guidall IS Walt Longmire to me. And a better one could not be found. Highly enjoyed this book, and the entire series. I recommend for a great listen!
This was a very good entry in the series by this author. There was good connection from previous characters and storyline, but new and interesting events to carry it to a different end.
I know a little about Philadelphia but Walt knew much more, somewhat odd since it was his first time there. No matter. His friendship with Henry, his love for his daughter, the connection with Vic (or "the terror" as she is known in this book) and her mother all present fascinating material to read.
As previously, the narration and direction is fantastic. Mr. Guidall once again superbly displays nuances that differentiates between the characters and enhances them with his reading. He is fast becoming one of my favorites to listen to.
Do yourself a favor, get this series and enjoy your summer!
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
It's just not the same in Philadelphia. I liked this entry in the excellent series, but "Kindness" lacks something because it's not in Wyoming and Montana. There's just not that same sense of belonging in a place.
So, enough for varying the locale - now it's time to return home and keep the series there! Anyone who's a fan of Longmire (and there are many of us!) will want to listen to this addition, but I wouldn't start here.
As usual, George Guidall is just perfect!
Walt Longmire comes to life, and you'll want to invite him over for supper in Craig Johnson's great mysteries set in the Wyoming. Readers will be refreshed by the accurate descriptions of the daily life and atmosphere of the small town surrounding. I encourage those who enjoy Hillerman to read The Cold Dish.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
A bit different than the others of the series I've read (out of order of course). But still very good. Good book, good narration.
A few too many characters to keep track of, IMO, but otherwise another good Walt Longmire story. This time the Wyoming sheriff goes to Philadelphia where his lawyer daughter has been put in a coma. Only for fans. Grade: B+
With the main characters so well established in the first two books, Craig Johnson took a little bit of a different direction by concentrating much more on the mystery at hand. This doesn't mean that there weren't engaging new characters. Of course there were! This is Craig Johnson! But this book clearly shifted from character-driven from plot-driven. And the plot was outstanding; a great way to present a slightly shifted format.
Henry's ritual in the hospital was my favorite scene because the reactions of Walt and Henry following the ritual really showed the close friendship the two share.
I listened to this book on an interstate drive, so I did listen to it all in one sitting. When it was over, the car seemed awfully quiet in a way that the next book I started (not another Longmire) could not really fill it.
This book shows more deep emotion than the first two. I'm not talking the drunken depression of the first book. This book explores the darkness of the soul that can come from hopelessness and the return to the light that hope can bring. It is the first of the series that made my eyes fill a little bit.
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This book really pulled me in, which is starting to become par for the course with this series. The great thing about Walt as a character is you can really take him anyway and it would be an interesting story.
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