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.
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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)
The US equivalent of a British mystery .... interesting character wanders around meeting other interesting characters and doesn't let story get in the way. The story is carried by excellent and intelligent prose. Very much like a Peter Lovesy Inspector Diamond book but with more humor.
I started listening to Walt Longmire stories based on another Audible reader's recommendation. Although I do not profess to bend towards "Western" type genre, I can honestly say I AM HOOKED on this series. I am now back tracking to read this series in order after beginning with book 4.
I like the way Craig Johnson has constructed the Walt Longmire character. Always throwing in tidbits of sociological and historical information without being preachy, just as a matter of fact. I love Walts friendship with Henry Standing Bear and his friendship ties with the locals and Indians alike.
I couldn't imagine anyone other than George Guidall reading for this series. He really captures the essence of Sherriff Longmire as well as Henry Standing Bear (and other Indians). As masculine as he is, he still can pull off reading the female character lines better than most women readers perform (I have a hard time listening to women readers).
My least favorite character in this whole series is the foul mouthed deputy Vic (short for Victoria) Moretti. Although she is a decorated law enforcement officer and intelligent, I don't care for her personality in this series.
He did a great job with the main character and the other male characters were pretty good. The woman characters all spoke really fast and there was no inflection in their voice. They spoke the same if they were happy, angry or whatever - very fast and monotone.
I still plan on buying more of the series.
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Yes I would recommend this audiobook. Great Listen, great writing. All around A+
George Guidall did an AWESOME job. Can't wait to listen to the next book.
I've listened to a lot of books over the years, but never did so much laughing out loud like I did with this book. One of the best books I've ever listened to.
Yes and have
The story is finely done but the characterizations are what has drawn me back for repeat listens and to the other books in the series.
This great story is a perfect read, humor, a great story, vivid characters and fantastic dialog.
He's FANTASTIC, his deep voice and ability to "voice" characters without being campy is fantastic, he's as good as Scott Brick, I could listen to him read the phone book.
I laughed out loud many times, especially due to some of the hilarious dialog. But the difficult parts are painful too . . .You'll care about these characters really quickly!
Fantastic book, ready by a phenomenal voice actor, I'm buying the whole series as fast as my credits come
I have listened to Audible books for years due to a long commute. This is the first review I've written despite having enjoyed many of the books to which I've listened. The Walt Longmire series as read by George Guidall is simply terrific. Mr. Guidall brings the characters to life: perfect inflection, never overly dramatic as is often the case with recorded books. His narration reflects the wry, self-deprecating humor and sweetness of Walt, the salty vulnerability of Vic and the unwavering imperturbability of Henry. Mr. Johnson's stories take us to the harsh but beautiful Montana mountains - makes me want to visit (in the summer) - to experience the good and bad of small-town life. Oh, and the mystery stories are good, too. I dare you to try to stop at listening to just one of these books!
Every character had the same voice, could not follow story
breathlessness in the voice and no difference in characters
This series definitely needs to be read in order. The books are very well written and capture your attention. Where one stops the next book starts. The TV show doesn't do them justice. Especially the interaction between Longmire and his deputy. Once you finish a book you want to start the next one. We just happened to start listening to the series while on vacation and went through first 4 books to keep us fresh through the miles of driving.
Yes. Great book. Enjoy the Longmire series.
Not on the edge of my seat, but always interested. Hard time putting it down.
The showdown with Leo.
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