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Spirit of Steamboat Audiobook

Spirit of Steamboat: A Walt Longmire Story

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Publisher's Summary

A holiday tale from the best-selling author of the Walt Longmire mystery series, the inspiration for A&E's hit show, Longmire.

"It' s a question of what you have to do, what you have to live with if you don't." Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he's interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt' s predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt doesn' t recognize the mystery woman, but she seems to know him and claims to have something she must return to Connally.

With his daughter, Cady, and his undersheriff Vic Moretti in Philadelphia for the holidays, Walt is at loose ends, and despite the woman' s reticence to reveal her identity, he agrees to help her. At the Durant Home for Assisted Living Lucian Connally is several tumblers into his Pappy Van Winkle' s and swears he's never clapped eyes on the woman before. Disappointed, she whispers " Steamboat" and begins a story that takes them all back to Christmas Eve 1988, when three people died in a terrible crash and a young girl had the slimmest chance of survival...back to a record-breaking blizzard, to Walt' s first year as sheriff, with a young daughter at home and a wife praying for his safety...back to a whiskey-soaked World War II vet ready to fly a decommissioned plane and risk it all to save a life.

©2013 Craig Johnson (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    James Allen 09-28-16
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    This story is about Lucien and if you didn't know the character was fiction the listener would think the author had written an autobiography

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    Mark 08-17-16
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    "Great Wished it was longer"

    Great characters. Brilliant story. The narration once again was flawless. Highly recommended. I loved it

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    Lisa 08-16-16
    Lisa 08-16-16 Member Since 2009
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    "One of my favorite Walt Longmire stories"

    I have listened to this particular story more than a few times, it's semi short so it's great for a middle length trip. Narrator does a great job telling "western style" stories.

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    "Steamboat Chugs Ahead"

    Check out how a recorded book can be a page turner. An inspiring story of unlikely heroes and and even more unlikely damsel in distress. Chivalry in the new west.

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    "missed the other character's is this stoy."

    not as interesting without vic, bear and the rest of the supporting characters. not a bad story but doubtful I listen to it again.

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    Dave 05-24-16
    Dave 05-24-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story"

    ok have enjoyed it twice already. i look forward to hearing them all again. George is there very best.

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    Claudine Govier Wellington, NV 05-19-16
    Claudine Govier Wellington, NV 05-19-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Wonderful Book"

    The story is about saving a dying girl in a snowstorm. It is a "can't put it down" story. The narrated is perfect for the old sheriff. Craig Johnson is amazing on his ability to tell a riveting story.

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    Rebecka Ratcliffe Newberg, or USA 03-31-16
    Rebecka Ratcliffe Newberg, or USA 03-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the Best Walt Longmire stories"

    I've listened to all of the Walt Longmire series and this is probably my favorite, which is saying a lot. The performance is spot-on, as always, and the action is great.

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    Sandy 12-14-15
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    "Nice Christmas read!"

    Great story, lots of white knuckle suspense. As always George Guidall is the perfect reader.

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    Larjane Broken Arrow, OK, US 06-12-15
    Larjane Broken Arrow, OK, US 06-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I Laughed; I Cried"

    You never know what circumstance you'll encounter in these books. This walk down Lucian's memory lane was a bonus. I needed that.

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