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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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    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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    Jonathan Loganton, PA, United States 08-20-12
    Jonathan Loganton, PA, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Join In the Hunt for the Murderer!"
    What did you love best about The Cold Dish?

    Loved this book. At first it was a little slow going, but as the book progressed I found myself joining in the search. The ending was a surprise, yet you had a slight suspision throughout, but couldn't quite prove it. I felt like I was riding in the Silver Bullet with Longmire hold the dashboard for all my life!


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

    None, I think this book stands alone!


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

    No.


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

    The ending. It made you wonder if things were different, could Longmire really find love agian!


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    DebKoo Houston, TX, United States 08-16-12
    DebKoo Houston, TX, United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I LOVE these characters..."

    I listed to book 5 of this series first, not knowing it was part of a series. So I wanted to go to the beginning and meet them in book 1. I LOVE these characters. They can be quite comical sometimes. I really enjoy listening to Craig Johnson's stories. Looking forward to the next one.

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    Anna Khaanda Owings Mills, MD 08-13-12
    Anna Khaanda Owings Mills, MD 08-13-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Unpredictable"
    What did you love best about The Cold Dish?

    The suggestion of the supernatural that is all around us in various forms is subtle. Sometimes you are not even sure that is what the author is suggesting. The descriptions of the characters and actions are believable and realistic. THE REDEMPTION theme of the story carries through all novels. I didn't want the story to end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    BEAR unique and a counterpoint to Longmire


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

    Quality was as expected. He reads Stephen King (Dark Tower). George Guidall does well with strong male western characters.


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

    Definitely...I did not want the story to end.


    Any additional comments?

    Bought this story because it can be listened to over and over like those written by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and other great novelists.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer MESA, AZ, United States 08-12-12
    Amazon Customer MESA, AZ, United States 08-12-12
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    "Great taste of Wyoming"

    This is the first Craig Johnson book we've listened to. I selected it because we love George Guidall as a narrator and the real Wyoming. We weren't disappointed. The story was realistic, kept our interest, and had enough twists and turns to keep us listening. We will look for more in this series.

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    Karen Chatsworth, GA, United States 08-07-12
    Karen Chatsworth, GA, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A great discovery for me."

    I started watching the new Walt Longmire series on tv. One day my husband noticed that it was based on a series of books. Immediately I searched on Audible and there it was. The series is good on tv but the books offer so much more. The characters are much stronger in the books. I'm at the end of the third book and almost didn't buy it based on one of many reviews. Thank goodness I went on my gut instinct or I would have missed details that lead to book three. So, give them a try if you haven't already.

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    Chris Carson City, NV, United States 08-06-12
    Chris Carson City, NV, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cold Dish to be better than the print version?

    I have only heard the audio edition


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

    Not sure


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

    I have listened to him do the cat who series. He is a great reader and makes me feel like a friend is reading the story to you.


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

    Not sure


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    CatManda Cathedral City, CA United States 07-28-12
    CatManda Cathedral City, CA United States 07-28-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Thinking of Moving to Wyoming"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I decided to buy the books when I saw the first ad for the TV series called "Longmire" back in May of this year. I sent the list of the books to my brother knowing he might find them interesting too, but having read the first two books and now being in the middle of the 3rd in just one week, I must recommend them. I am devouring the stories. Craig Johnson's prose is not only witty it is compelling, and adrenaline pumping. His characters are absolutely engaging, from sympathetic, to raw. I am just having fun getting to know their monikers. In many ways Longmire reminds me of several of my book heroes...which is just fine, because they are my heroes: Lucas Davenport, Virgil Flowers, Dave Robicheaux, and Hackberry Holland, but Longmire is surrounded by an even more colorful group of compatriots, deputies, potential lovers, living and mystical friends. I am enthralled. I actually thought about what it would be like to live in Wyoming as I read and walked this morning. Indeed I would recommend the series which I have only just begun, because George Guidall brings all these characters to life understanding just how to punch the humor that is so evident in Johnson's writing.


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

    I would compare Johnson's ability to create memorable characters to that of Charles Dickens. These are folks you want to remember. These are folks you want to know. Unlike Clive Cussler there is no sameness in these stories. The plot is immediately different; the characters that dress up the plot are different and even the inanimate objects become characters in the story...like the buffalo rifles in "The Cold Dish" and the old Kaiser automobile in "Death Without Company."


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

    George Guidall's performance makes me not want to put the audiobook down, but I have to work and sleep sometime.


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

    STUFF REALLY DOES HAPPEN IN WYOMING. or LOOKING FOR MR. LONGMIRE


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series. I hope I don't run out after I read the 8th book.

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    Teresa 07-26-12
    Teresa 07-26-12 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.

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    "I would like being a deputy of Walt's."
    What made the experience of listening to The Cold Dish the most enjoyable?

    For me it's a break from the city cop books. But really it is a great story. With description of the area. The narrator makes Walt come alive.


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

    I have not read any others unless more of Craig Johnson's counts. This is my third one.


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

    Oh yes I have listened to George Guidall. He is great. He makes the main character more stronger than the others. He does great with the others but the main one or main two he comes out stronger with them. That I do like.


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

    Yes, when Walt found one of the boys, dead, toward end. Don't want to say anymore. But what went on afterwards was exciting. Great book.


    Any additional comments?

    Craig Johnson is a great author. I will listen to all of his "Walts" series. I hope George is there.

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