Sheriff Longmire investigates when his instincts tell him something isn't right about a prisoner accused of killing her husband. Wade Barsad, a man with a dubious past, locked his wife's horses in their barn and burned the animals alive. In return, Mary shot Wade in the head six times - or so the story goes. Walt doesn't believe Mary's confession, and he's determined to dig deeper. Posing as an insurance claims investigator, Walt soon discovers other people who might have wanted Wade dead, including a beautiful Guatemalan bartender and a rancher with a taste for liquor, but not for honesty.
The Dark Horse is sure to build on the success of Another Man's Moccasins as Sheriff Longmire unpins his star and ventures into a town without pity to save a woman without hope.
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I am surprised by how much I enjoy this series, which is not what I typically read. The characters are so well written that it's hard to believe they are not real people. Fast paced story which always keeps you guessing, the narration is excellent, what more could you ask for? While each book could easily stand on its own, start at the beginning, you will not regret it.
Top 10, but considering the four or five books by Craig Johnson I've listened to so far they are all in the top ten.
I mostly love how all the Longmire books are narrated. Guidall does such a fantastic job with the different personalities and voices. Truly a pleasure to listen to. Craig Johnson's wit is always great entertainment. Each of his books are different in pace and organization even though most of the characters are the same. I like how he went back and forth from past to present in retelling the story's events.
Longmire as always, but Henry Standingbear is always impressive. This book was mostly Walt telling the story.
No, not an extreme reaction, but burst out with a chuckle frequently.
Anyone who likes witty mysteries and wants bit of a western, cowboy, sheriff, Indian, and spunk thrown in would like these books. Guidall is truly a wonderful narrator. I've listened to a couple of his other books and will continue to explore his narration.
I love all of the books in this series. I think the author has the right amount of humor and mystery plot. The reader of these books does a wonderful job.
I don't really have a favorite. I love all of the characters for various reasons.
Humm.......I don't know.
I listen to an average of 100 books a year, and the Longmire books are some of my most favorite! I find myself going back and relistening (they have to be fantastic for me to re-listen) time and again. George Guidall is a brilliant narrator, also one of my favorites!
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
'Sorry folks, this one i just could not get into! But this is just one person's opinion.
Craig Johnson is an amazing story teller. The depth of the characters and attention to detail paints a full fledged picture in the reader's mind's eye. George Guidall IS Walt Longmire, I can't imagine anyone who might be able to bring him to life with as much feeling. I have listened to the previous books and become more invested with each new story.
The Dark Horse kept me guessing from the start to the finish. First I didn't know why Walt was in Absalom, then I didn't know why he was doing what he was doing, then I thought this is the end...he always surprises me in every book.
Sounds corny but Walt makes you want to be a better person. Craig Johnson spins reasonable and believable stories that are always engaging and thoughtful, not to forget funny as hell in parts.
If I say I'll give away the story!
His dilemma on the mesa.
Once again, the story by Craig Johnson is marvelously brought to life by George Guidall's narration. I found the switching back and forth in time a little annoying, as it made the story harder to follow, but the plot line and the characters are both engaging. I love the way Johnson weaves the geography and history of the region into his stories. If you are already a fan, Dark Horse will be just what you want and expect from this series, with a great twist at the end, as usual, and a great animal character, as well. This book has the added bonus of an interview with Johnson and Guidall at the end. It is really nice to hear the two men talk about the novels and life in Wyoming. I hadn't realized how much the narrator had added to the story until I found myself disconcerted to hear "Walt Longmire" talking about George Guidall's experiences. I hope George continues to narrate the series, as it wouldn't be the same if Walt had a new voice. I highly recommend this book.
This is my first Walt Longmire book. In the beginning I thought and commented to my wife 'this is actually going pretty slow, but I don't mind because the narrator is so perfect'. Later the story picked up. Some reviews from those familiar with this series thought the dialog is somewhat tired, but as a first for me, it was not. I read mysteries but not often, and while the ending was a surprise, I recognized it from other books/TV shows I had read/seen. My primary reason for writing the review is to note how much the narrator improved this book.
The voice was just right; it sounded Western; each character was distinct; pace was great; pronunciation perfect; dialog sounded natural.
I'm not going to make a film.
folk music junky
No. I never listen to a book more than once.
Yes. So consistently entertaining. Guidall adds so much to the setting and the characters.
Looking forward to the next in the series.
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