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
3 children & 6 grandkids. I listen to my books on my IPod. But, when listening, I am able to knit, so then I am able to do all things I love
Yes I would but I would like to listen by myself with out having to listen to only when my husband and I are both able to listen to it together.
Yes, I could not put it away, wanted to continue listening. Many a late bed time because of doing so.
I have listened to all of his books and I only have two more to do and I cannot wait to start after I download it.
Laughed the whole time.
The picture is of my cat Beansy. I have problems seeing well and Audible is a wonderful and affordable service. Thank you!
I really enjoyed the tenderness. Also the dedication and heroism demonstrated is what I have come to expect from Longmire stories.
I'm in the process of redoing all my reviews.
This is by far one of the best of the Longmire books on many levels. It grieved me, because I don't think, even in their flawed ways, there are too many men, if any, Kim @
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.
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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