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The Dark Horse: A Walt Longmire Mystery | [Craig Johnson]

The Dark Horse: A Walt Longmire Mystery

The Denver Post hails Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series as a must-read. Joining the four previous novels - all of which have been Book Sense picks - The Dark Horse puts a unique Wyoming twist on the classic British village mystery. When Longmire meets a woman jailed for her husband's death, he travels outside his usual haunts to discover the truth behind this unusual murder case.
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The Denver Post hails Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series as a must-read. Joining the four previous novels - all of which have been Book Sense picks - The Dark Horse puts a unique Wyoming twist on the classic British village mystery.

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.

Listen to all of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries.

©2009 Craig Johnson; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Laura Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-19-12
    Laura Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Dark Horse Indeed!"
    What did you love best about The Dark Horse?

    The subtle humor of the main character and quaint mannerisms of rural west


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Horse?

    The background characters that played a significant role in the latter part of the story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Dialog between main character and the FBI agent when wounded and while releasing the horse to ride to the rescue


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

    No because I enjoy breaking them out over a period of time.


    Any additional comments?

    I purchased this on a whim because it was a featured book at a discounted price. I enjoyed it and the narrator so much, I've since purchased the first 2 of the series. It was a such a pleasant surprise of a book-so engaging and a real treat to listen to. I'm sure the read is just as good but honestly, the narrator is so enticing to listen to, I'd be hard pressed to actually read the book itself.

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    M. Devlin 08-10-12
    M. Devlin 08-10-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Undercover Walt"

    I very much enjoyed this book. I liked the ongoing timeline, which added a different dimension. I did have a bit of a hard time with the idea of Walt posing as someone else. (I'm not giving anything away since it is in the description of the book) This is a 6' 6" sheriff from not far away and he thinks no one is going to recognize him?? I think this may show that Walt has been hit on the head one too many times. Still, I enjoyed the book and the comparison of what happened in the jail and what is going on in the investigation. Henry and Vic make surprise appearances but definitely add to the storyline. I love the fact that Craig Johnson never ceases to find interesting characters to add the ones we have come to know. I do think reading/listening to this series in order is a benefit since each book we learn a little more about the sheriff, his staff and friends. I will recommend this series to everyone I know! I found this series because of the A&E TV series. While I like the TV show - I think the books give so much more in the layers of the characters.

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    Juliet Delaricheliere Las Cruces, New Mexico 07-30-12
    Juliet Delaricheliere Las Cruces, New Mexico 07-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I Luv Walt"
    What did you love best about The Dark Horse?

    Walt is terrific and I love Henry Standing Bear. THe whole series is
    great. The TV series is ok too.


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    MontanaVega 07-07-12
    MontanaVega 07-07-12 Member Since 2013
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    "CHARACTER, LOCATION, NARRATION AND A MYSTERY."

    A good story needs a handle, something to catch one's attention. For me, I enjoy learning about a location (Australia through the eyes of Inspector Bonaparte; author Upfield) or about how a man or woman does what they do while coping with real life that is not monolithic. (Think Inspector Gamache who must solve crimes while liking people. Author Louise Penny). Or about a trade. Think Homer Hickam's stories about coal mining.

    Here, Sheriff Longmire cannot finish the walls on his house nor take a drive without a beer. He yearns to step down as sheriff. What he can do is look beneth the surface of rural ne'er do wells and not leap to conclusions. And author Johnson gets the reader to do the same.

    The location of the story is the modern rural Rockies at the edge of the reservation. Although I quite like tony Hillerman's books about the Navajo Nation, where I lived for 15 years, the perspective here is from the non-tribal side. Again, no stereotyping into wife and black. More typical of actual edge of reservation life, in my opinion.

    Put more simply: CHARACTER, LOCATION, NARRATION AND A MYSTERY. What's not to enjoy? Worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DebKoo Houston, TX, United States 06-27-12
    DebKoo Houston, TX, United States 06-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The narration was exceptional. I loved the narrator's character distinctions. He was truely awesome. The story itself was captivating too. I would recommend this book for listening.

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    Jeanette United States 06-20-12
    Jeanette United States 06-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dark Horse to be better than the print version?

    Having never read the book, only listened to the audio, I can't comment on the book, but will say the audio was fantastic and the narrator did an outstanding job on the characters. My only thought was when he was narrating someone that was supposed to be young, they sounded much older.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I couldn't stop listening to this book and often would just sit in my car to not want to stop.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The dry humor in throughout the book was the best.


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

    I don't think there is any audiobook I would want to listen to all in one sitting!


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    R. J. Melton OKC 06-12-12
    R. J. Melton OKC 06-12-12 Member Since 2008

    I read too much, like most genre, & am picky about narrators. I like strong characters, great dialogue, & quirky bits!

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    "GREAT BOOK & GREAT READER!"

    I love the dry humor of this character, the pacing of the book kept my attention, and the reader is excellent! I bought this on a $4.95 sale--out of order--to try a new author. This book is 5th or 6th in the series but easily stands alone. Now, I am going to finish the series. I like a variety of genres, but I want them well-written. Craig Johnson strikes all the right notes. You will like this book, give Walt Longmire a run, you'll be glad you did!

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    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 05-15-12
    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 05-15-12 Member Since 2008

    I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.

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    "A Bit Obvious"

    This is mid of the road sort of detective novel. I found it a bit self-serving. The twists were obvious and you could hear them coming ten minutes before they hit. I'm not terribly sorry I read it, but I'm not sure I'll re read it. And I reread everything I really like.

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    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 05-06-12
    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 05-06-12
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    "Great book"

    I enjoyed the book. It had some funny areas mixed in with a very good mystery. The interview at the end was most enjoyable.

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    Valeri Cypress, TX, United States 03-13-12
    Valeri Cypress, TX, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2011

    Flight attendant. Love to "read" while I'm walking.

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    "Dark Horse Shines"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character. He was someone you wanted to know, to have over for dinner. He was warm and yet you knew he's the guy you'd want on your side in a dark alley.


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

    I am looking forward to other books by this performer


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