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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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    Joyce T. Spence Eugene, Or United States 09-10-12
    Joyce T. Spence Eugene, Or United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Love Wyoming!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cold Dish to be better than the print version?

    The narrator gives a special quality to the character of Walt Longmire


    What did you like best about this story?

    the complex relationships of the characters


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the hallucinatory scenes as he was rescuing the suspect and his friend


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me both laugh and cry


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    Muris R Boshell Jr. Haleyville, AL United States 09-10-12
    Muris R Boshell Jr. Haleyville, AL United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Better than the Series"
    Would you listen to The Cold Dish again? Why?

    The Narrator was made for this book.


    What other book might you compare The Cold Dish to and why?

    Possibly Lonesome Dove - great story witty - good dialouge between characters. Never a dull moment. You have larger than life characters with drama, pathos and tragedy trying to make the best of it and make sense of the world


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh quite a bit, Stayed very intrigued by the story. A few of the seems drew on very visceral emotions


    Any additional comments?

    The language is very strong, adult. Not for sensitive readers but appropriate for the genre, area. Captures the essence of life in a small mountain town.

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    T. S. Hernandez 09-10-12 Member Since 2005

    Traveller

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    "Saw the Show, got the audiobooks"
    What made the experience of listening to The Cold Dish the most enjoyable?

    The voice actor adds a ton to this series...


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot was interesting, came out of left field on me, which I enjoy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 09-08-12
    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 09-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyable read, but predictable"
    Would you listen to The Cold Dish again? Why?

    No but I will try another Walt Longmire mystery. It had a predictable ending


    Any additional comments?

    The writing is creative and thought provoking, in the vein of James Lee Burke's Dave Roicheaux. The characters are well thought out and multi dimensional which I very much enjoy. The Plot was a little scattered and in the end not as satisfying as the characters themselves

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    Clance Kiowa, KS, United States 09-04-12
    Clance Kiowa, KS, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "New Reader ...can't put my headphones down !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cold Dish to be better than the print version?

    I have not read any of Craig Johnson's books, but I can't imagine the book is better than the multiple voice audio version...unless it included color pictures of the scenery, he paints for the listener.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His referral to Wyoming locations, makes me Google them up to see for myself. I've been to some of them, and it causes me to recall my visits.


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

    His inflections and tone changes, pauses,etc. are wonderful. Makes me think of how the TV Sheriff Longmire...would react in his voice. as a comparison.


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

    Yep !!...should finish today. In a way, I'm glad I cannot listen in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to order Book #2 in the series
    Wish he would continue the fishing details in future books, as I "yearn" to go Trout fishing again soon.

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    johnhalfen 09-03-12
    johnhalfen 09-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "very good book for "western" fans"

    My first Longmire book and I plan to read more. I was not expecting a work of art, just a good read and that is what I got. I was inspired by the TV show. I read fiction as a break from my first love (military history) and this was perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brett 09-02-12
    Brett 09-02-12
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    "Outstanding entertainment"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cold Dish to be better than the print version?

    I had become a fan of the Longmire television series after just a couple of episodes, but when I noticed they were based the Walt Longmire series of novels, it didn't take me long to become a Craig Johnson fan.

    Having grown up in northwestern Colorado and southwestern Wyoming, I can identify first hand with much of what Johnson weaves into his stories. The personalization of the characters in his stories fit perfectly with the real-life characters I grew up with... Longmire included. Johnson does an excellent job of describing exactly how it is in Wyoming, on the "Res" and especially, law enforcement in the very rural areas of the Rocky Mountain region. The narration of the Longmire series is nothing short of excellent. Guidall brings life to all the characters as well as the story itself. His voice sounds just exactly what you'd expect a veteran sheriff to sound like... a "Lion in Winter"... with a sense of humor.

    I just finished the second installment of Walt Longmire "Death Without Company" and have added the rest of the series to my Wish List. I would give Craig Johnson "three thumbs up" but sadly, I only have two.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well obviously Walt Longmire, but his sidekick Henry is right there too.


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

    Walt Longmire by a long shot however, Guidall does a pretty good job on the Cheyenne accent and speech patterns. Very believable.


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

    (Spoken by Walt Longmire) The sign at the state line says "Welcome to Wild Wonderful Wyoming". They should've put more emphasis on "Wild" because enforcing the law here can get to be hazardous to your health. But then again, so can breaking it...


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    Bruce Goddard 08-21-12 Member Since 2012

    I live in the Catskills and I enjoy listening to audiobooks, particularly when I am working around the farm. Fiction works best for me. Reality is overrated.

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    "Better than the new show."
    Where does The Cold Dish rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    2nd only to The Help


    What did you like best about this story?

    You have to love the intelligence and humor in the writing. Great Character development!


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time I have listened to George Guidall. As good as it gets!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The author's description of the snow rescues was both incredible and credible at the same time. Very nicely done!


    Any additional comments?

    The author and the series fill the huge gap left by the loss of Tony Hillerman but with a totally unique style.

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    gyoung1951 United States 08-21-12
    gyoung1951 United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Attn Longmire A&E tv series fans"

    While waiting for season 2 check out Cold Dish Walt Longmire mystery
    Love it! The narrator was spot on for Walt & kept the characters vivid - enjoyed the adult story line. Can't wait to listen to the next book!

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    Larry 08-20-12
    Larry 08-20-12

    Retired Autoworker who loves books. I learned to read before I went to school as I was by myself a lot as a kid. I quickly learned that books were my friend. I listen to audio books when I travel alone because they help me stay awake as I drive.

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    "Great Book"
    Would you listen to The Cold Dish again? Why?

    Eventually I'll listen to it again


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Henry the "Bear"


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I'm not sure, but I thought he did a good job


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