Other reviews have noted that they did not get the correct audiobook with their purchase; I decided to buy it and see for myself, because I like Bill ..Show More »Crider's books – and I figured I could call Audible and get them to fix the issue if it was still linked to the wrong file. I did get A Ghost of a Chance by Bill Crider, so any issue with the download has been fixed.
The book itself was an enjoyable listen. I liked the plot, and the characters are well-developed and likeable. There's plenty of humor to keep you listening. This is something like number 11 in the series; the earlier books are not available on Audible, which is a shame, because it's been years since I read them, and I'd enjoy listening to them on my commute.
I was ambivalent about the narrator, at first, but, overall, Guidall is a good reader for the series - although his characters do not sound like they're from Texas. He is also the narrator of the Longmire series by Craig Johnson, so at first I had to work to keep them separate in my mind, but it got easier.
If you like the Longmire books, this is a series you would probably also like (and so is the Bill Gastner series by Steven Havill). Crider is from Texas and paints a great picture of small-town Texas life and law enforcement. I've already purchased several other audiobooks in the series.
In this 17th book of the series, Crider once again portrays Sheriff Dan Rhodes as the practical, no-nonsense central Texas lawman who gets to the bott..Show More »om of horrific crimes, lolling criminals into a false sense of security in the process. His characters are simultaneously sophisticated, down home, and always believably real.