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A Serpent's Tooth Audiobook

A Serpent's Tooth: A Walt Longmire Mystery, Book 9

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In this ninth installment in the award-winning and New York Times best-selling Walt Longmire mystery series, the Wyoming sheriff follows his cowboy code of ethics in a religious range war that strikes a little too close to home.

©2013 Craig Johnson (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 02-08-14
    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 02-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A Wonderful Introduction to Walt Longmire!"

    After a few disappointments, I had become wary of trying new (to me) authors and series. However, when I saw "A Serpent's Tooth" on sale as the daily deal, I decided to give it a try and see if I agreed with all those wonderful reviews of Walt Longmire I had seen on Audible. I do agree with those reviews -- from the very beginning of the first chapter, I was intrigued by the characters, both major and minor, contained in the story. From County Sheriff Walt Longmire and his under-Sheriff Vic(toria) Moretti, his friend Henry Standing Bear (also known as "the Cherokee Nation") to a sweet little old lady who says angels come to her house and make needed home repairs and another woman who runs the general mercantile in Short Drop, WY, Craig Johnson's characters are three dimensional and very human, with quirks and wit galore.

    In addition to wonderful characters, the plot is great. Starting with the appearance of a "lost boy" from a polygamous fundamentalist Mormon sect that has set up a compound (make that a fortress) on 12,000 acres of land in Walt's county, and developing into the murder of one of Walt's Deputies and attempted murder of another, the story line carries you along right to the final battle without ever letting your interest flag.

    George Guidall's narration puts the finishing touch on a perfect package. His voice, with a natually deep timbre, brings Walt to brilliant life as a native Westerner, and then softens just enough to provide truly believable female voices. And his delivery of quirky or witty pronouncements is perfect.

    All in all, this book was a wonderful experience. Now I will go back and begin the series with Book 1 so that I can experience this series with all the backstory from one book to the next. Highly recommended.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Reno, NV, United States 08-20-17
    Mark Reno, NV, United States 08-20-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Nice spending time with Walt"

    This Wyoming sheriff’s tale involves a “lost boy” from a fundamentalist Mormon group, an old man building space ships in his backyard for the Rapture, oil drilling and a few CIA agents. At this point in the series, I simply enjoy spending time with the characters and with Johnson’s wonderful writing. The ending felt like a 1980s Schwarzenegger movie. Grade: B+

    Perfect narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John NJ, United States 12-04-15
    John NJ, United States 12-04-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Disappointed - the first i dont recommend"

    I'm so disappointed - this is my go-to series, always entertaining and fun. In this case, it felt like the crime was over-contrived, the heros a bit too heroic (how many times can Walt say "Boy Howdy" in one book?), and the whole thing a bit formulaic. Yes, there were some new quirky characters. But it still just felt... wrong. Like the author tried to over-do many of the characters traits,maybe to make it different, and it it just didnt work. Not sure i'm capturing the issue really, all i can say is - i love this series, but did not care for this book. And it makes me worry a little about the next one...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    G. Parish 01-22-15
    G. Parish 01-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Modern Western"

    This pretty much a modern Western, right down to the tough woman standing by her man and a shootout with the bad guys. Totally enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Louanne Santa Fe, NM, United States 10-09-14
    Louanne Santa Fe, NM, United States 10-09-14 Member Since 2005
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    "No Real surprises, No real disappointments."

    I started Craig Johnson's books right at the beginning. I enjoyed them so much. Now nine books into the series, I wonder if it is being driven by the television productions. I think George Guidall helps to carry the story along. He is such an excellent narrator. I am beginning to feel the familiarity of an over the top, almost superhuman heroic scene. It is hard to picture Walt as Robert Taylor, and even harder to picture "the Cheyene Nation" as Lou Diamond Phillips once one has listened to George Guidall. Nit picking aside. I think you won't be disappointed if you have enjoyed the other books. They all seem to have a similar rhythm, no real surprises, no real disappointments.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carole Webster, MA, United States 09-09-14
    Carole Webster, MA, United States 09-09-14 Member Since 2017
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    "I simply couldn't keep all the characters straight"

    I have to agree with the two negatives I read, This was too disjointed for me. Different names for characters did not help. I might have enjoyed it more if I could have listened to it all at once with no distractions, but that's not a possibility. I think I will skip any more books in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Calliope 05-07-14
    Calliope 05-07-14
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    "Love Walt, but what happened to Vic?"

    I've read all the books and I continue to think they're great, but this one disappointed me - just a little - because of the characterization of Victoria Moretti. She was a lot more unlikeable in this book, and that's a shame because I really liked her character. Walt continues to be terrific and he's the perfect heart and soul of the stories, but I hope that Vic's issues (and they may be many) get settled out before too long because she's not the same as she was and I found that disappointing. Not all characters have to be likeable, but the under-sheriff (deputy) shouldn't be someone you really dislike.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 03-20-14
    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 03-20-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Paddling against the current again"

    I would rate it a solid 3 1/2 stars, but no more. I am way out of sync with the other reviewers on this one and am wondering why. What am I missing?

    I thought the narration was perfection for all the characters. George Guidall did a masterful job and I can imagine no one else doing as well.

    However, I found the story somewhat slow moving and do I dare say--not so interesting? As I got toward the end, it got a little more involving for me. It is not that I haven't experienced Walt Longmire. I watched some episodes on television, the few that I found, and really enjoyed them. I was just expecting to care a little more.

    My bad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anita Riegelsville, PA, United States 02-19-14
    Anita Riegelsville, PA, United States 02-19-14
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    "Superb storytelling"

    I can't add much to all of the reviews here, except to say a heartfelt thank you to Mr. Johnson and Mr. Guidall for a truly enjoyable experience. I've read many of the Walt Longmire mysteries and have enjoyed them all, but this one was somehow darn near perfect in my opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra R. Marcil 12-28-13 Member Since 2010
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    "LOVE WALT"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Serpent's Tooth to be better than the print version?

    Only listen to books


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    George rocks Walt Longmire. If he doesn't narrate them, it won't be Walt.


    Any additional comments?

    Finished this book yesterday, after listening to the whole set of books, I re-listened to the whole set again. Now the withdrawal is setting in. Best books I've listened to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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