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)
I can't say too much without giving away too much, but I was a little disappointed with the final resolution.
I can't imagine the printed version being better than the audio version. George Guidall's delivery and timing is perfect. He really makes the characters stand up on their own. If I was reading, instead of listening, to this book I don't think I could give it the same punch that he delivers.
Believe it or not, this series of books reminds me of the Stephanie Plum series. Instead of Jersey, it's Wyoming. Instead of Mafia, it's Cowboys and Indians. While maintaining a serious and interesting story line, there's enough humor and comic relief to give the book a soft edge.
Although George Guidall has an impressive list of books he has narrated, the only other books I have heard him read have been Stephen King's Dark Tower series. He did a wonderful job with these considering he had to fill Frank Muller's shoes. His performance in this book is just as stellar. I really loved his adaptation of the indian characters, especially Henry Standing Bear.
Certainly! This is a story that will have you wearing your mp3 player in the shower so you can find out how it ends.
While not all the Walt Longmire books are as good as this one, it's still a great series and I'm looking forward to the next one. This book is a credit well spent.
No but I'll listen to others of the series
Walt is real and likable.
Guidall is always excellent and one of my favorites.
I listen only in my car
The overall would have gotten all stars except for the potty mouth Vic. She lacks likability and, in real life I would tolerate one like her for one minute. She is a detraction to the story
My father mentioned that he loved these books and they really are fantastic. Set in a small northern Wyoming town, Craig Johnson really captures the feel of a small town sheriff's life (I grew up in a small town with a sheriff similar to Walt Longmire). The writing is clever and entertaining. George Guidall is absolutely perfect for this narration.
I'm on chapter 11 and I find the author's style of writing to be confusing, particularly regarding the setting of many sections. I find myself often thinking, "Where/when the heck is this part of the story happening?" Rewinding to the beginning of the confusing part doesn't seem to help. The characters are kinda interesting, but there isn't enough action, detecting, or suspense for me to really say I'm enjoying this book. If it picks up and I change my mind, I'll amend my review.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this mystery, but was THRILLED with the narrator and the mystery itself. It was wonderful. George Guidall was perfect for the part and did multiple voices well. I can't recommend this book more.
I have loved everyone of Craig Johnson's books The narrator has the perfect voice for Sheriff Walt Longmire...and I love the characters in this series....
I just discovered this author and can't wait to read the next in the series. It has been a long time since I have enjoyed a book as much as this one. It makes you laugh and cry. The narrator did a wonderful job - and I think it is one of the best listen's ever. .
I have listened to the first two books and I like Cold Dish better than Death Without Company but both I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters are fantastic and the narration is spot on. If you like this series you may like R.D. Wingfield's "A Killing Frost", a similar approach to the crime thriller with big characters and an ironic sense of humor, albeit British,, Killing Frost is still one of may favorite audiobooks.
I see all the great reviews and I just don't get it. I guess there must be something wong with me but I really need a story to move forward. This book started out out well and had my interest but then it almost stopped for at least two hours. Very annoying. Not a good book to keep a person motivated on long bike rides.
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