Another Man's Moccasins

A Walt Longmire Mystery
Narrated by: George Guidall
Series: Walt Longmire, Book 4
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (6,711 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Craig Johnson's mystery stories have earned him an esteemed position in the pantheon of contemporary crime novelists. In this fourth installment, Longmire is called to investigate a dead Vietnamese girl found along the Wyoming highway.
Listen to all of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries.
©2008 Craig Johnson (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

Critic Reviews

"Full of crackling dialogue, this absorbing tale demonstrates that Longmire is still the sheriff in town." ( Publishers Weekly)

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The best writer and the best reader get together

All of Craig Johnson's books can stand alone, but they really are best listened to in sequence, all of a piece, as three volumes of one story. While I am annoyed that this book took so long to show up in audible.com, I couldn't stop listening to it. The mystery is inconsequential to me; I just like hanging out with Sheriff Walt and Henry Standing Bear. I enjoy the mystery, but I'd keep right on listening if they started a cooking show or discussed particle physics. George Guidall is that good with his reading and acting skills. He must do all of them, as no one else could voice these characters properly. I don't want to wait another year for the next installment of life on the plains and the usual at the Busy Bee. These aren't books, they're a life. May Longmire have a long and multi-volume career. And Dog needs more lines in the next one. He got shunted aside this time. He deserves better than hanging out with Ruby all the time.

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Can't get enough

This series just has me hooked on the characters, the plot and the locations and history. George Guidal has never been in better form and I can not imagine anyone doing justice to these characters as well as he does. I hope Mr. Johnson never allows anyone else to read his novels.
If you haven't listened to any of his books yet, go back and start with " A Cold Dish" and work your way forward. IF you like a good mystery with excellent writing you can't find better.

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  • KP
  • 03-30-13

Two for the Price of One!

This is the fourth Walt Longmire I've read. I continue to be very fond of this series and will definitely keep reading. This particular book offers the chance to see Walt solve a mystery at home in present-day, and looks back at his time in Vietnam, where he solves an old mystery too. It's nice to learn yet another admirable part of Walt's character -- a true patriot.

However, the jumping back and forth between past and present wasn't entirely smooth, and the bit about the crazy huge Native American Virgil went a little overboard, so while good, Johnson can do better.

The narrator is excellent.

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Not my favorite

I've listened to the Longmire books in order thus far -- they've been 5 star favorites -- but 'Another Man's Moccasins' falls short of the first three. George Guidall gives a fine reading, but the story -- with its flashbacks to Vietnam -- is muddled and, at times, aggravating. The Vietnam backstory simply gets in the way.

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Good backstory for the characters, Walt and Bear

This is a good addition to the series, providing some good history for several of the characters, most notably Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear. The appearance of a dead Vietnamese woman in the county sparks flashbacks for the sheriff, and pieces of the story in Vietnam in the late 60s are interwoven with the current story unfolding in Absaroka County in the late 2000s. It does make me readjust my expected age of Longmire, though - I hadn't quite thought of him in his 60s, but the references do make him at least 60 in this book. Not that it matters, but it doesn't quite match the picture in my mind (where I pictured him in his mid to late 50s). I enjoyed the mix of past and present, and the addition of some historical perspective on the characters.

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Not one of my favorites

I listen to the Longmire books when I want to hear a story with a little mystery thrown in. All the characters were still interesting and I enjoyed the story when they were in the present but they kept going into the past, which I didn't understand half of, so that kind of ruined it for me.

I had trouble with the narrator when I first started listening to Longmire, but he's grown on me and I can't imagine anyone else reading these books.

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YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE MISSING--

--if you haven't listened to George Guidall read Craig Johnson's detective series. It's just perfect: great stories, memorable wonderful characters (you look forward to the next book like you look forward to going home)--read by a guy who gets the understated emotions and humor of all the characters.. Walt Longmire is a Sheriff-of-a-Certain-Age in a Western state, whose best pal is a native American he knows from serving in Viet Nam. Plots are believable and intersect small-town Western life with life on the reservation. Old cowboys (and young ones) and older Indians (and younger ones) cross paths in unexpected ways. What a treat. And the women, including Walt's daughter, are smart & complicated & surprising in real-life ways. I'm a fan of Hammett & Chandler & Adrian McKinty & Tana French & Elizabeth George--Craig Johnson is right up there with the best.Another Man's Moccasins focuses more on the Viet Nam life of the main character.At first I wasn't into it, but Johnson writes so well, he drew me in. He mixes the perfect martini--delicious plot & characters, with just a waft of nature & a pinch of spirituality. One is not enough--five is not enough.

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Not my favorite

Not as good a story to me, but still good. Lots of production issues, half the chapters ended with no pause into the next: I stared at the gun-pointed-at-my- face-chapter-5. Some places it was hard to tell when the flashback ended and we were back in Durant. Also, I hate that Mr G makes all females, especially Vic and sometimes Katie, sound like such witches! I don't like Vic, either because of this, or because she is so vulgar, or both. Ready for the next book.

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Just OK book

I have listened to several of the books by author and this is my least favorite so for. I like the character, Walt Longmire, but did not like the back and forth between present and past. It seemed a little disjointed.

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Excellent story. A bit short for the price.

Two good stories that dovetail into one. Vietnam, the Cheyenne nation, old mystery leading to new mystery, detective work, humor, evil, tragedy, triumph, friendship, ghost town rattlesnakes, and more. Need I mention that the characters seem real enough to visit? George Guidall, certainly not among my favorite narrators, nonetheless does an excellent job that I can't help not only respect, but like and enjoy. He seems to be in his element with most of these characters, and one easily suspects that he enjoyed (enjoys?) narrating this novel series. One of my pet peeves is Audible's short book format. At 8+ hours, this one is especially short, and I really can't help perceiving such brevity as an expression of unseemly greed. It might seem odd to ask an author to work a little harder and produce a full-length novel, but it doesn't seem unreasonable at all to ask that Audible provide an hour of audiobook for every dollar in the price of an item. That would be roughly two books of this length for one Audible credit. If Audible (or the publishing industry writ larger) is not exerting a compressive influence, novel length should vary very widely. My very unscientific impression is that novel length, as a variable product of author and story styles, should vary more broadly than it does. More about my narrow-sample impression of this apparent anomaly follows. Many of the novels I "read" through Audible seem to magically end up being somewhere around twelve hours long. Often the narration proceeds so quickly that I can comfortably listen at 85% of "normal" speed. Often a narrator reads so rapidly that I can't believe the original performance pace was naturally or actually that quick. I strongly suspect that Audible makes it policy and practice to electronically hasten narration speeds so as to decrease the average purchase interval (i.e., simply to increase profits). It's quite clear that pauses in narration are often truncated, and often to bad effect (such as when a transition between settings occurs, and, without a slightly elongated pause in the verbal flow, a listener's first clue to the scene change is context confusion). This is a fairly small point, but one I think is important because it illustrates just one of numerous ways in which the audiobook production industry lacks full professionalism (read: standards of competence). Audiobook "performance" production has been improving, but still has some very basic problems, such as lack of quality control with respect to word pronunciation and context-appropriate emphasis. This book is exceptionally well-produced, I'm just discussing a tangential aspect of the audiobook industry's focus on profit before quality, which affects this book, I think, only by tolerating its brevity without discounting its price. The book is very good, I'm just sayin'. All in all, this is a very enjoyable read.

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  • RyanStampfli
  • 06-07-20

Another great story to ride along with

I love how you kinda feel you’re there, along for the ride and how the obvious isn’t it, always an intelligent, witty and meaningful mystery from Craig Johnson Anyone who loves the TV series will love this as much or more because we get to get into Walt’s head - and he’s a lot funnier in print I hope we see the FBI return ;)