Spur Award-winner Craig Johnson has garnered critical acclaim for his Walt Longmire mysteries. In this riveting seventh entry, Wyoming’s Absaroka County sheriff, Walt Longmire, is pushed beyond his limits.
When three hardened convicts escape FBI custody in a mountain blizzard, an armed psychopath leads them up Big Horn Mountain. As Longmire struggles to track their treacherous ascent, he’ll need all the help he can get from the tribal spirits of the towering summit.
©2011 Craig Johnson (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
I waited and waited for this book to hit Audible.com and then absolutely devoured it. About mid way through I was already mourning the fact that George/Walt (I think they're one person) and I were soon to part company again. I've decided to go back to the first book and start over. Walt is an amazing character but I really missed Vic and the Cheyenne Nation in this one :) Great series!!!!
i love craig johnson books but this one I could not give a five star rating. i enjoy them more with more involvement of his other characters. but still suspenseful to the end. a little slow at times but that goes with the character walt.
I love George Guidall and he is Walt. I could listen to him all day and have bought books just because he was the narrator. With that being said, I was bit disappointed that the full cast of characters did not have a bigger part in the book. It is the whole cast that make these books so entertaining. This is also the first book I actually questioned some of Walt's actions. It seemed that the book was a little on the short side but that may be because I never want them to end;. Still worth the time and money.
Dante and the Big Horn Mountain, Wyoming - who would have anticipated this union? Craig Johnson does it again with his Walt Longmire series and this is one of his best. Quite an enthralling story with the Sheriff in search of a psychopathic murderer through the hellish weather of the Wyoming mountain country. You can feel the atmosphere, physically and spiritually, as the relentless Walt seeks the killer even at the high risk of killing himself.
And George Guidall IS Walt Longmire. This book like the other Johnson Longmire stories is beautifully narrated.
One very minor point - I missed the ongoing interaction among Walt, his female associate Victoria Moretti and his life-long friend, Henry Standing Bear. They are there but not so prominent as in other Longmire tales.
One of the best combos available. George Guidall is Walt Longmire.
He has the perfect voice and inflections for a weathered Wyoming Sheriff, who finds himself caught in a spring snowstorm, high in the Cloud Peak Wilderness area while trying to roundup a group of escaped prisoners. Craig Johnson's seventh book in the series tackles not only the unpredictable weather, but leads Walt on a journey mirroring that of Dante, substituting frigid temperatures for the warmer climates of hell. Walt's guide on his mystical trail is the grandfather of a murdered child, some thirteen years earlier, Virgil White Buffalo.
If you're looking for a cool read this summer, the frozen landscapes are sure to drop the thermostat a few degrees, but I'd call it the hottest listen of the summer.
You may walk around in this one for a while. I can still feel it. A departure of sorts for Walt, though the author is careful to craft different settings for his characters. Nothing is formulaic, least of all this one. Not really a mystery, more of a thriller since you know who the bad guys are from the beginning. Very good.
I have had a library card wherever I've lived, & always have a book in progress. Fell in love with Audiobooks when my 70 yr old eyes couldn't keep up with my reading. Mysteries are my favorite, but last enjoyable read was "Fifty Shades of Grey" WOW Sensual reading, but it had my interest ! I'm not dead yet!
The adventures of Walt Longmire & friends have been so enjoyable that I could hardly wait to dive into "Hell Is Empty" However, this latest did not hold my interest & was nothing like Johnson's previous novels. Even with George Guidall's wonderful narration, this one was dull & disappointing.
While the first book in the series will always have a special place in my heart, of the rest, this might be my favorite. I've loved them all, but I devoured this one.
I enjoyed the Walt-centric book. I have no doubt that the next book will be a full-cast wedding extravaganza or something along those lines, so I enjoyed this pause in the larger story arc.
I have been a fan from the first book to this one of Craig and George, Craig has a knack for capturing a truly dying breed of men and women and George has a knack for bringing them to life... For personal reasons this is my favorite book by Craig to date. If you have not listened to any of the Walt Longmire series and you like a little comedy with some hard core life and death situations, all of Craig's books are great. If you have never listened to a book narrated by George you are in for a huge treat. This is a wonderful book. Thanks again, both of you! Jean
If this is your first Craig OR George you are in for a treat because it only gets better. Put them all on your wish list. If I say this wasn't my favorite Walt book it is only because the others were so good. For aficianados, this one has less of the familiar characters but I undestand it... Sort of a paean to Hemingway maybe? Totally stands on its own but leaves me breathless for the next full-bodied Walt. Heck...just read what I said and put back the 5th star. Craign is filling the hole Robert B. Parker left in my life. ALMOST...RBP RIP....
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