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 listen to many, many books. I don't know what I would do without them. I decided to try this author, based on the reviews, and after listening to over half of the book, I had to throw in the towel. As hard as I tried, I just could not engage.
Sheriff Walt Longmire is a character that you'll enjoy spending time with. It took a little while to get the hang of him, but when I got to "a sheriff burrito," I knew this book had everything I enjoyed in literature. The other people who populate the high plains country in this book can be equally intriguing, particularly The Cheyenne Nation.
George Guidall could read the phone book and make it fascinating. He has an excellent vocal range, and even does a decent job voicing the female characters. It is very difficult to do a cross-gender voice that is both distinctive and believable.
This is an excellent traveling book, except that you may find yourself circling the block a few times to get to a point where you are willing to stop. These books can enliven the longest stretch of open country!
I never thought I would become a fan of a big western sheriff and an even bigger Indian but I am hooked on them. The narrator is great and perfect for this series. I hope we get another one soon.
I bought this based on the good reviews, but I found it tedious. The characters seem cliched, there isn't a lot of plot. The narration doesn't help, because it seems very flat. After several hours of listening I found I was just annoyed with the story and didn't care for the main characters. I was hoping for something like a Tony Hillerman, but this wasn't even close.
I love Tony Hillerman novels and so I had hopes for this series. Good plot and writing. But the language is too jarring for my enjoyment. Too much profanity and use of the F word. I'm disappointed.
Every time the female deputy speaks, there is at least one swear word used and often times many in a single sentence. This was ABSOLUTELY unnecessary. It didn't add anything to the story other than to make me wonder how this person would keep a job without offending co-workers.I will not listen to another book by this author without full assurance that the language has been cleaned up significantly.
The VOICE WAS AMAZING. The main character was an older Sheriff ready to retire soon. George Guidall's voice was clear, strong, and matched the imagined age of the Sheriff perfectly. His style of speech was also spot on.
The female deputy!!!! If not cut her, redact most of her parts. That would just about clean up her language to a point where I could listen without cringing.
The main characters were well written, with lots of depth and back story. I really enjoyed getting to know them and walking several miles in the Sheriff's shoes.
While the mystery moved at a fairly slow pace, the book wasn't bad. I have to rate the store so low because the profanity ruined it for me.
I am 5 1/2 hours into this book and it is so boring I can't stand it. I chose it based on all of the great reviews, but I am not seeing it. In the 5 hours I have listened to it, there has been NO action. There has been very minor background info on an old rape case and then one of the accused rapists' body was found dead. The circumstance of this death is given only remotely. It is called in to the sheriff's office, so the reader is not even involved directly with it. So far besides this info, all that I am hearing about is the town sheriff and his love life or lack thereof and the construction improvements on his house. Nothing is happening, I am so bored. The story takes place in Wyoming where things may move a bit slow, but this is ridiculous. I keep trying to give it time to improve, but I am 1 hour from finishing the first half and nothing is happening.
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