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The Cold Dish Audiobook
The Cold Dish
Written by: 
Craig Johnson
Narrated by: 
George Guidall
The Cold Dish Audiobook

The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author Craig Johnson's critically acclaimed debut Western mystery takes listeners to the breathtaking mountains of Wyoming for a tale of cold-blooded vengeance.

Two years earlier, four high-school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.

Listen to all of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries.

©2004 Craig Johnson; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"A strong sense of place, a credible plot, and deft dialogue lift Johnson's good-humored debut novel." (Publishers Weekly)
"Johnson, who lives in Ucross, Wyoming, knows the Western landscape well, and creates stunning and violent scenes of the Rocky Mountains." (Bookmarks) "We in the West have a major new talent on our hands." (The Denver Post)

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    Donna Boulder, CO, United States 02-12-13
    Donna Boulder, CO, United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!"
    If you could sum up The Cold Dish in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating nuanced storytelling.


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

    Gravitas. I found it a little hard to distinguish between the two main male voices, but once I got the distinction it was wonderful.


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

    It made me feel and it made me think.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to several books since, and I have compared them all (negatively) to this one. I'm chomping at the bit to get to the rest of the Walt Longmire series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Theodore San Diego, CA, United States 01-28-13
    Theodore San Diego, CA, United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2007
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    "A work of art"

    These stories from Craig Johnson are the best I have heard. I like the rural setting, and believable, real life characters. The tempo of the story increases as the blizzard sets in, climaxing in a fury of a violent struggle for life at the peak of a blizzard, and a few meetings with Indian ghosts thrown in. The narration is spectacular. I reallly liked the portrayal of the native american characters, Henry and Lonnie. I listen to these stories to keep me from falling asleep when I am driving. This one had my heart pumping. I will surely listen to every one of Craig Johnson's books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael J. Mountain Virginia Beach, Va 01-25-13
    Michael J. Mountain Virginia Beach, Va 01-25-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Can't wait to read the next in the series!"
    Would you listen to The Cold Dish again? Why?

    I will probably re-read this sometime in the future. It was that enjoyable. The story, the character development and the narration were excellent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cold Dish?

    The ending took me totally by surprise. No way was I expecting that.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final scene was probably my favorite.


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

    Very funny in places. It was great to witness the development of the major characters and get to know them as people.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mar 01-24-13
    mar 01-24-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Cold dish is hot"
    What did you love best about The Cold Dish?

    Characters are well developed, very real. The story does not disappoint.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story, hated to have it end


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I first book I listened to by George Guidall was Hard Country. It was a five star performance, which led to to this book.Guidall has the perfect voice for the west, gritty,tough, very good nuance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I'm glad I couldn't. I really enjoyed every hour.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll listen to more of this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Erickson The Villages, FL, USA 01-22-13
    Mike Erickson The Villages, FL, USA 01-22-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Better Than TV"
    What made the experience of listening to The Cold Dish the most enjoyable?

    Guidall's characterizations.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. The combination of clever banter and a swiftly moving plot kept me riveted.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    He is expert at reflecting the characters as written by Craig Johnson and showing just the right amount of emotion in his storytelling.


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

    No. I just enjoyed it all the way through.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll be listening to more in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DEAN WALNUT CREEK, CA, United States 01-15-13
    DEAN WALNUT CREEK, CA, United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story and I really enjoy listening to George"

    Had me going in a completely different direction. I am such a George Guidall fan, his reading style keeps me interested like no other. Great story with George reading is a recipe for a great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel R. Werner 01-12-13 Member Since 2012

    PhillyFilly

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    "First Craig Johnson - George Guidall listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cold Dish to be better than the print version?

    These two are perfect, awesome author and ideal narrator. I really think George Guidall IS Walt Longmire, especially true if you watch the series on TV. They have to be the same!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Never was sure about "who done it," til the end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Lonnie in the barn


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

    Just made me want to listen to more!


    Any additional comments?

    Addicted to the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joann 01-01-13
    Joann 01-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "WONDERFUL"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book and all the others in this series.The Walt Longmire character
    is the most loving and caring fictional person that I have ever read about. He carrys over
    in the same wonderful way from book to book. George Guidall is the best I have ever
    listened to. He brings all the characters to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship between Walt and Henry.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Choosing a favorite character is almost impossible. Maybe Henry and Walt because
    they play so well together.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Maybe not all in one sitting, But I have listened to it a lot more than once.


    Any additional comments?

    Just tell Craig Johnson that I am waiting for the next in a great series. Also, tell George
    Guidall that he will forever be Walt Longmire to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Schneider 12-26-12 Member Since 2011

    Cadman0508

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    "I really enjoyed this book."
    What made the experience of listening to The Cold Dish the most enjoyable?

    I felt pulled into the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story has these moments that just make you laugh.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to George Guidall before and I enjoyed this one as much as I did his Tony Hillerman performances.


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

    There are quite a few moments where you just chuckle and some good laughs along the way as well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen United States 12-25-12
    Karen United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2016

    BigZ's Mom

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    "Unexpected Pleasure!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cold Dish to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but the narration here is wonderful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and their banter.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    He voiced everyone perfectly. His timing is impeccable.


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

    No idea....


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not a fan of westerns, but this book delighted me. It has memorable characters that feel like real people you might meet or know. I also liked the banter between the main characters and laughed out loud several times. I would highly recommend this to anyone!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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