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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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    ann beautiful Colorado 02-13-13
    ann beautiful Colorado 02-13-13 Member Since 2014
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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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    DickensRocks Shaker Heights, OH USA 11-12-12
    DickensRocks Shaker Heights, OH USA 11-12-12 Member Since 2014

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    "A Change of Venue for Walt Longmire in Book 3"

    Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take a trip to Philadelphia to visit his daughter, Katie. A bit of a fish-out-of-water tale (put me in mind of the McCloud TV series, as Craig and George Guidall mention in their conversation which follows a later audiobook), but an interesting departure for Walt from his usual Absaroka County, Wyoming. The narration is spot on, as usual for George Guidall. Another great listen.

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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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    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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    ChuckDPhoto Boulder, CO USA 10-13-12
    ChuckDPhoto Boulder, CO USA 10-13-12 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Kindness Goes Unpunished again? Why?

    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.


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

    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.


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

    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.


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

    Big Country Sheriff in the Big City


    Any additional comments?

    Great series!

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    joyce SHARON, PA, United States 10-03-12
    joyce SHARON, PA, United States 10-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "love this series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Kindness Goes Unpunished to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read any of the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The continuous story. I don't want the series to end.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    His voice and pacing is perfect.


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

    I like the flashbacks and the literary allusions in all the books.


    Any additional comments?

    Again, I don't want the series to end.

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    Teresa 09-30-12
    Teresa 09-30-12 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.

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    "A great Walt, just a slow mover."
    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot.


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

    He is one great narrator. His voices for Walt and Henry are great.


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

    Yes for sadness, Walt's daughter, her accident, and her being in the hospital.


    Any additional comments?

    I am listening to all of the Walt Longmire's and Craig Johnson's books. They have all been wonderful. Just this one was a little slow moving for me. So don't let this stop you from listening to all of them.

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