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.
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"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)
Captivating nuanced storytelling.
Gravitas. I found it a little hard to distinguish between the two main male voices, but once I got the distinction it was wonderful.
It made me feel and it made me think.
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!
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.
I will probably re-read this sometime in the future. It was that enjoyable. The story, the character development and the narration were excellent.
The ending took me totally by surprise. No way was I expecting that.
The final scene was probably my favorite.
Very funny in places. It was great to witness the development of the major characters and get to know them as people.
Characters are well developed, very real. The story does not disappoint.
Great story, hated to have it end
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.
Yes, but I'm glad I couldn't. I really enjoyed every hour.
I'll listen to more of this series.
Yes. The combination of clever banter and a swiftly moving plot kept me riveted.
He is expert at reflecting the characters as written by Craig Johnson and showing just the right amount of emotion in his storytelling.
No. I just enjoyed it all the way through.
I'll be listening to more in this series.
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.
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!
Never was sure about "who done it," til the end.
Lonnie in the barn
Just made me want to listen to more!
Addicted to the series!
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.
The relationship between Walt and Henry.
Choosing a favorite character is almost impossible. Maybe Henry and Walt because
they play so well together.
Maybe not all in one sitting, But I have listened to it a lot more than once.
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.
I felt pulled into the book.
The story has these moments that just make you laugh.
I have listened to George Guidall before and I enjoyed this one as much as I did his Tony Hillerman performances.
There are quite a few moments where you just chuckle and some good laughs along the way as well.
I haven't read the print version, but the narration here is wonderful.
The characters and their banter.
He voiced everyone perfectly. His timing is impeccable.
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!
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