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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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    ellen United States 11-02-11
    ellen United States 11-02-11 Member Since 2011
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    "great story and narration"

    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....

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    Tammy Grantsville, Ut, United States 07-15-11
    Tammy Grantsville, Ut, United States 07-15-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Wonderful Read"

    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. .

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    stephen Atlanta, GA, United States 05-15-11
    stephen Atlanta, GA, United States 05-15-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Series"

    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.

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    Charles woodbridge, CA, United States 05-13-11
    Charles woodbridge, CA, United States 05-13-11
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    "I don't get it"

    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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    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 05-01-11
    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 05-01-11 Member Since 2009

    I love to listen and read books. I don't waste a minute...I listen when I am driving, cleaning, getting my nails done, etc. Fiction books are my favorites.... mysteries.

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    "Cold Dish"

    This was awful. I never finished it and I rarely put a book down. It was sooooo slow. It took 10 minutes of nonsense description for a person to enter a room and sit down. There were times I forgot why the person went somewhere because the minusha was so unnecessarially detailed that I got frustrated waiting for something to happen. I have no idea how it ended or what happened....I barely got past the middle of part I. Don't bother with this one. It was terrible. (At least the part I read was terrible)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette Kerrville, TX, United States 02-17-11
    Jeanette Kerrville, TX, United States 02-17-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Cold Dish"

    I almost gave up on this one. Took awhile to get into--and then all of a sudden I was surround by the characters and the story and I couldn't turn it off for the night. Westerns aren't always a sure thing for me. But this story is a good bet. A good story. Well told.

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    Wanda 01-09-11
    Wanda 01-09-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Extremely entertaining writer!"

    The humor throughout was fantastic, even when the ???who-done-it??? was a tad convoluted for my taste. This western is set in WY, with mention of Billings, MT. In addition to ???Walt??? (the sheriff), there is ???Bear??? (along with his native ancestors) and ???Vic??? (a sassy east cost female deputy sheriff) spicing up the dialogue.

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    Bela San jose, CA, United States 12-30-10
    Bela San jose, CA, United States 12-30-10 Member Since 2011
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    "This is 2nd book I couldn't finish"

    This is slow slow slow the mind wanders and goes on pointlessly. I did like the narrator though. For such high reviews I guess you would have to finish the the book after 6 hours I gave up and moved on. First book I couldn't finish was Moby Dick. I did like the narrator though.

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    Big Cat 11-30-10
    Big Cat 11-30-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Longmire Revives the Western Hero!"

    As a long time fan of the Western genre, from Glen Ford to Gary Cooper to James Stewart to Clint Eastwood, I can testify that Walt Longmire fills a void desperately left open by today's standard of a hero. With incredible descriptions of the Wyoming landscape, colorful descriptions of the local inhabitants of Durant and possibly the best possible com padre in Henry Standing Bear, these are stories I listen to over and over again. I first came to appreciate George Guidall while listening to The Dark Tower series, and he only gets better as the voice of Longmire! Well done Mr. Johnson, I'd like to buy you a Rainier!

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    Stephen Sacramento, CA, United States 09-10-10
    Stephen Sacramento, CA, United States 09-10-10
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    "Unexpected joy in listening"

    This was my second by Craig Johnson and George Guidall. Johnson writes great stories and Guidall brings them to a very lively telling. At first I wasn't sure I was going to like this as much as I did "Dark Horse," but soon I was every bit as involved in the story and found myself putting off chores and listening longer than I planned.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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