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  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,431

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

Walt and company make this tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The story and setting are both great. The characters are compelling and interesting. Truly a great listen.

What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

The performance was outstanding. The characters are brought to life in the narration. Listening rather than reading this book makes it special.

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

Too long for that, but it was awfully hard to turn off.

Any additional comments?

For those familiar with Wyoming, or those that love the outdoors, this is a must listen. The characters and the setting make this a great choice.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Open Season

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,286

Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden—especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way—is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As refreshing as sunrise in the mountains

  • By AudioAddict on 10-02-16

For those who love the outdoors

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-12

Any additional comments?

This is the beginning book in an impressive series about the life and times of a modern-day game warden. The story involves all the trappings of governmental bureaucracy, low pay for hard work, family dedication, and a good solid mystery. Joe Pickett is humble, honest, and a good thinker. If you like the rugged outdoors, you will enjoy this mystery.

  • Savage Run

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976

An Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Award winner, C. J. Box delivers the second pulse-pounding installment in his critically acclaimed series. While investigating a string of bizarre murders, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is forced to flee across treacherous terrain with a deadly tracker on his trail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Box brings the West alive!

  • By Kelly on 01-30-14

Great series for outdoor types

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-12

Would you listen to Savage Run again? Why?

I almost never listen to a book more than once, but that is because there are only 24 hours in a day and so many books. I would listen to this one again in a few years.

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

The plot was a bit of a stretch, but it was seldom dull.

What about David Chandler???s performance did you like?

I found the performance to be very good.

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

With all the twists, there wasn't a particular point that moved me.

Any additional comments?

If you love the outdoors, like to hunt, fish, hike, or just enjoy the challenges of nature, you will enjoy this book if you like mysteries.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Open and Shut

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984

Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-DA, drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does Anyone Else Notice the Missing Content?

  • By pewter on 02-05-13

Plenty of connections past and present

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Open and Shut to be better than the print version?

Not sure.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Andy Carpenter. He was witty and engaging during the entire ordeal.

Which character ??? as performed by Grover Gardner ??? was your favorite?

Andy Carpenter.

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

No extreme reactions, just a constant interest in the next plot twist.

Any additional comments?

Very good listen!

  • The Broken Teaglass

  • By: Emily Arsenault
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens, Oliver Wyman, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 271

The dusty files of a venerable dictionary publisher, a hidden cache of coded clues, a story written by a phantom author, an unsolved murder in a gritty urban park: all collide memorably in Emily Arsenault's magnificent debut, at once a teasing literary puzzle, an ingenious suspense novel, and an exploration of definitions: of words, of who we are, and of the stories we choose to define us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Book with Great Characters

  • By Ed on 03-02-10

Unexpectedly Clever

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-10

This is an exceptionally engaging story that is set in the most unusual place - a dictionary publishing house. There is lots to be learned by listening to this book! The two lead characters, Billy and Mona, have a very unusual chemistry that, along with the setting make this a very good listen if you are patient. The narration was very good too. The plot unfolds slowly, but the development of the mystery is very clever!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful