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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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    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 01-23-15
    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 01-23-15
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    "Awesome. Good writer and good narrator!"

    I am glad I came across this series. I have always enjoyed George Guidall's narration ever since I listened to The Cat Who .....Series by Lilian Jackson Braun which were also narrated by him. I will be following this series but Craig Johnson. The plot was very interesting indeed and I was surprised when the murderer was revealed at the end.

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    Edward 01-22-15
    Edward 01-22-15
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    "Pace of this book is waaaaaaaaaaay too slow"
    Would you try another book from Craig Johnson and/or George Guidall?

    Craig Johnson?... No. Love George Guidall. Have many books he has narrated and I'm always impressed with his presentation


    What was most disappointing about Craig Johnson’s story?

    Sorry, Folks. I've read the reviews and maybe you all work for the publisher, but this is the slowest, hardest listening audio book I have ever listened to, and I have over 250 in my library. I've returned maybe a half dozen. The main character's "Aw, Shucks" droll and pace make this fingernails-across-the-blackboard grating. The pace of the narration is so slow as to make the process unbearable. Don't know if George was directed to slow the narration down to give the character that back-woodsy, folksy, western laid-back personality, but it's just annoying. I quit it after the first hour and 20 minutes. It made me not care about the characters.... any of them. Don't care if the crime is solved and don't care who did it. For all the accolades being thrown this writer's way, I'm at a loss to understand why. Waste of a good credit.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Except for the pace of the narration, George is always a great reader.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Mind-numbing boredom.


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    JBC South Carolina USA 01-20-15
    JBC South Carolina USA 01-20-15 Member Since 2017

    Husband, father, grandfather, writer, software engineer. I love adventure, science fiction, thrillers, mystery, and history.

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    "Couldn't be better"

    Loved everything about it. Never dull, very honest, interesting and realistic characters. Can't wait for the next.

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    Jake Martin Springfield, MO, US 01-09-15
    Jake Martin Springfield, MO, US 01-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen"

    The television show brought me to the book series. Thoroughly enjoyed this listen. Immediately purchased next in the series. Recommended

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    Frances Thunberg 12-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "The cold dish"

    Great book by Craig Johnson

    Met my expectations
    Recommend highly reading this book and others by this author.
    Highly recommend

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    Corey Brookyln, NY, United States 12-25-14
    Corey Brookyln, NY, United States 12-25-14 Member Since 2009

    Hi, I'm a cop, alumi of NYU and I'm also huge into MMA. I love books I read a lot and review the stand outs. I'll give you guys the goods.

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    "A masterwork"

    I knew about the books from the TV series, and while the TV series is good most times I can take it or leave it. This book however is another matter entirely. I cannot say enough good things about this novel it truly is a masterwork of literature. The way the author describes the little town where Walter recedes it nothing short of amazing. Given the fact that it's a small country town you might be think there is a certain lack of anything interesting happening in the novel and there would be points where it will drag, I know that was the case for me, but rest assured this novel will pull you in through the strength and charm of the characters alone. There is a complex interplay between the characters in this story Walt and Bear being the most lovable and interesting. George Guidall with that smokey voice of his is the perfect choice to narrate this masterwork. This story is a most have and it is and intelligent man's crime novel.

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    Chris R. Gregory 11-22-14
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    "Lots of humor, lessons on friendship and loyalty"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Excellent first book for Craig Johnson "Longmire" fans. we meet the sheriff of Absoroka County WY, and learn of his life, friends, enemies, and crime on and off the reservation


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    His husky voice, dry deliver, and convincing emotional content


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    Farrell 10-04-14
    Farrell 10-04-14

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Interesting Mix"

    Interesting mix of Crime, Spiritualism, Western, Mystery, etc. While this was a decent enough story, I found it just a bit depressing. the justice system doesn't work and even the main character gets depressed.

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    Anne McMath 10-03-14
    Anne McMath 10-03-14
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    "A new Favorite"
    What made the experience of listening to The Cold Dish the most enjoyable?

    Anything narrated by Geoge Guidall is worth listening to


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good characters, great decriptions of location and a story that kept you guessing


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

    Henry Standing Bear


    Any additional comments?

    I have found a new series that I will keep listening to. I watched the show and finally tried the book. Very good

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    Abbott 09-05-14
    Abbott 09-05-14 Member Since 2016
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    "very entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, enjoyed the constant humor, great story and native American culture.


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

    Epilogue very touching, sad and still humorous.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The drunk old fart witness/bartender on the mule.


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

    It is so!


    Any additional comments?

    LOL... book one yesterday & book two today

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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