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The Dark Horse Audiobook

The Dark Horse: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 04-10-13
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 04-10-13
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    "Never met a Walt Longmire I didn't like"

    I keep waiting for the next Craig Johnson listen. I can only say what I've said before. Johnson and Guidall are perfect partners, the characters are a hoot and I can't wait for them to weave in and out of the stories.

    Enjoyed the chat at the end between Guidall and Johnson. I enjoy these, as few as they are, since it paints an interesting picture of the author.

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    Autumn Lavina Halloway 03-25-13
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    "Walt Rides Again"
    Would you listen to The Dark Horse again? Why?

    Yes. I loved the way the story moved back and forth so I got more background as I went. Saved me from having to remember too much between listening periods.


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

    I love good mysteries and have now added a new author to my must-read list. A good mix of characters is important to a story, and boy! did we have characters! It was interesting to me to note the difference between the characters from the television show and the characters in the book.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    George Guidall's performances are always excellent. He's one of my favorite readers.


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

    I loved the interaction between Walt and the horse. He was so gentle with her and respected her spirit.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read more Walt Longmire stories!

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    M. Schneider 03-20-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Fits well in the Walt Longmire mythology."
    Would you listen to The Dark Horse again? Why?

    I would listen to it again on a road trip.


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

    The plot didn't keep me on the edge of my seat but the I enjoy the characters so much that I just went along for the ride.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In the beginning of the book there is scene where Walt is looking at abridge when someone comes.


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    Donna 03-07-13
    Donna 03-07-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another Great Story by Craig Johnson"

    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.

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    Laurel R. Werner 03-01-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Love, love, love Longimre Series"
    Where does The Dark Horse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    Longmire as always, but Henry Standingbear is always impressive. This book was mostly Walt telling the story.


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

    No, not an extreme reaction, but burst out with a chuckle frequently.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Hiking1957 Portland, Oregon 02-20-13
    Hiking1957 Portland, Oregon 02-20-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Love the Series"
    Where does The Dark Horse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't really have a favorite. I love all of the characters for various reasons.


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

    See above.


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

    Humm.......I don't know.


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    Ann 02-13-13
    Ann 02-13-13 Member Since 2016
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    "FANTASTIC!"

    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!

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    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 02-08-13
    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 02-08-13 Member Since 2011

    I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!

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    "sorry folks"

    'Sorry folks, this one i just could not get into! But this is just one person's opinion.

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    EDDIE LANCASTER, CA, United States 01-24-13
    EDDIE LANCASTER, CA, United States 01-24-13
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    "Dark Horse..A True Front runner."

    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.

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    Dan 01-07-13
    Dan 01-07-13
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    "Walt Longmire is actually a modern day Don Quixote"
    Where does The Dark Horse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    If I say I'll give away the story!


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

    His dilemma on the mesa.


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