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The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery | [Craig Johnson]

The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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. 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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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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    O. Gilley Ruston, LA USA 03-19-12
    O. Gilley Ruston, LA USA 03-19-12 Member Since 2012

    Golf Prof

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    "Walt and company make this tale"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story and setting are both great. The characters are compelling and interesting. Truly a great listen.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    The performance was outstanding. The characters are brought to life in the narration. Listening rather than reading this book makes it special.


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

    Too long for that, but it was awfully hard to turn off.


    Any additional comments?

    For those familiar with Wyoming, or those that love the outdoors, this is a must listen. The characters and the setting make this a great choice.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer California 03-16-12
    Kindle Customer California 03-16-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Sheriff Longmire"
    If you could sum up The Cold Dish in three words, what would they be?

    Love these storys! You will find yourself chuckling and then LOL! Great cast of characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Saco, ME, United States 03-14-12
    Kate Saco, ME, United States 03-14-12 Member Since 2015

    I am a big fan of thrillers. I only give stories a 5 rating if it really keeps my attention and makes we anxiously wait to see what's next!

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    "Watching Paint Dry may be more interesting!"

    I tried, I really tried to listen to this story but it was so boring I gave up. I made it through about a third of it but so little had happened by then I stoped putting myself through it. The reader isn't bad but it everything is drawn out in such a painfully slow way its just not worth waiting for.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Saco, ME, United States 03-14-12
    Kate Saco, ME, United States 03-14-12 Member Since 2015

    I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.

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    "Watching Paint Dry may be more interesting!"

    I tried, I really tried to listen to this story but it was so boring I gave up. I made it through about a third of it but so little had happened by then I stoped putting myself through it. The reader isn't bad but it everything is drawn out in such a painfully slow way its just not worth waiting for.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R. B. MAUTERSTOCK Cape Cod, USA 03-08-12
    R. B. MAUTERSTOCK Cape Cod, USA 03-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to The Cold Dish the most enjoyable?

    A great story, with an unusual setting. I learned a lot about the relationship between native Americans and the communities that interact with them. as well as enjoying a very captivating mystery. Reading by my favorite narrator, George Guidall made it a sure win!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jmva Sandpoint, ID, United States 03-05-12
    Jmva Sandpoint, ID, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Great Suprise!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I just loved this story. I didn't know what to expect and got so wrapped up in the narrator's voice, the characters and the plot. I'm now listening to every book in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis C. Hansen Millstone, NJ USA 03-03-12
    Dennis C. Hansen Millstone, NJ USA 03-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great, couldn't turn it off!"
    Where does The Cold Dish rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 5 out of 150 plus


    What did you like best about this story?

    The dry humor between the character


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

    Timing, inflection, his voice has the age of the character Walt


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth United States 02-20-12
    Ruth United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2014

    I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction

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    "Good, but be advised....."

    I bought this book on sale and carefully read the reviews. They said it had a western flair and that it was a moral story. I wanted to like this author because I live in the west and love the spare land and beautiful sunsets, the sudden storms rolling over the land and the fierce beauty and danger of the mountains. I appreciate the cultural aspects of this book. I have a dear friend who is a Native American, although she calls herself an Indian. I like the characters, the writing style of the author and I like the story a lot, BUT it was riddled with very bad language. There are a couple of characters, one fairly major character that has an extremely foul mouth. F-bombs fly off the shelves in this book faster than an after-Christmas sale at your favorite retailer. It isn't all through the book, but at certain junctures it is just awful. I just about quit listening to it about 10 times. I just wanted to know who did it, so I kept listening. I am a stay-at-home mom of school-aged children and I don't want them speaking this way. I don't know a single person who speaks this way. People in Wyoming don't generally speak that way either. I know Audible likes to bury unfavorable reviews, but really one should stay on this to help keep customers happy. I hate spending credits on books I know I'll never listen to again and can't recommend to any family or friends. I don't know a single person that I could recommend this book to because of the language contained in it. I do love George Guidall. He does a great job.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    William Concrete, WA, United States 02-15-12
    William Concrete, WA, United States 02-15-12 Member Since 2005
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    "unfortunate language"
    What disappointed you about The Cold Dish?

    Profane language used even in general conversation. We listen as a family and this is not family fare. Quit after a hour or so. Too bad as we like this type of story.
    I truly wish that there was a rating for audio books like movies.
    I have made this suggestion to audible several times over the years


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

    Anger that I spent even the $4.95 on this audio porn.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wm. Concrete, WA, United States 02-15-12
    Wm. Concrete, WA, United States 02-15-12 Member Since 2005
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    "unfortunate language"
    What disappointed you about The Cold Dish?

    Profane language used even in general conversation. We listen as a family and this is not family fare. Quit after a hour or so. Too bad as we like this type of story.
    I truly wish that there was a rating for audio books like movies.
    I have made this suggestion to audible several times over the years


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

    Anger that I spent even the $4.95 on this audio porn.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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