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Publisher's Summary

When an elderly local woman is found poisoned, Sheriff Walt Longmire begins an investigation that soon has him ensnared in a deadly spider's web.

From Craig Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel The Cold Dish, comes this enthralling Sheriff Longmire mystery. With a distinctive literary flair, Johnson leads us into the wide open space of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

Listen to all of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries.
©2006 Craig Johnson; (P)2007 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Johnson combines a vivid sense of the dailiness of life--and the way human relationships take root in that dailiness--with a sure--handed touch for jolting both his characters and his readers out of their comfort zones and deep into harm's way. It's hard to ask for more in a literary mystery." (Booklist)

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Another great Longmire tale.

I love Craig Johnson's writing style. His descriptions, dialogue and story lines are real to the bone and totally engrossing, alternating between humorous, moving and downright suspenseful, all with an irresistibly rustic law and order flavor. George Guidall is the perfect narrator for this series. His performance not only captures but enhances the essence of each character. My only wish is that the plot could have moved along a bit faster. There were so many intricate details, so many names to keep sorted, so many unexpected relationships between characters. I am sorry to have to admit that my attention wandered more than once. I will have to give this book another listen someday, so that I can discover just how certain characters managed to keep their secrets for so long. Right now, I am satisfied to have reached the end of the tale, enjoying every bit of it. I look forward to listening to the next installment of the Longmire series.

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6 stars for George Guidall narration

In a parrallel universe without Tony Hillerman, we have Craig Johnson. Slitely sharper edges with smooth wit, and a few spirits that are not alcohol induced, or maybe they are. Lovin it.

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wonderful narration

Good story, good writing and made great by narrator. Really enjoying the Longmire series.

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This is the perfect match of reader and story!

What made the experience of listening to Death Without Company the most enjoyable?

I love the interaction of the characters in these books. They are clever, funny, moving, serious-- just really interesting characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The language in these books is great. It's a great and entertaining listen.

Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

LONGMIRE

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

No. I don't usually ever read this kind of book, I am more into nonfiction and history. But this is a great listen for lighter fare, when you need something to keep you on the treadmill, or weeding in the garden. It is hard to quit before the end of a chapter. I loved it and am reading more of them.

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  • cp
  • 07-20-15

I am hooked!

The author and the narrator do such a good job. I'm hooked on this duo and I will continue on with this series. My problem is turning it off and getting my life done.

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Great Listen!

Great story line and wonderful dialog, cursing aside. Character development and reading were superb. Reminds me of Louis Lamour storytelling.

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Can't Go Wrong with Longmire!

As always, Craig Johnson doesn't let the reader down keeping you guessing until the end,

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Great Story and characters.

What did you love best about Death Without Company?

Respectful character development and dialogue I would like to memorize.

What other book might you compare Death Without Company to and why?

Rather incomparable except to others of the series.

Which scene was your favorite?

The veterinary office and patter.

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  • Thomas
  • FARMINGTON, NM, United States
  • 05-23-15

Extraordinary second entry in series

Where does Death Without Company rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A very strong follow-on to The Cold Dish, Craig Johnson's story here is extremely strong, and George Guidall's performance is A+. I have taken to searching Guidall's name in audiobooks because his voice is so pleasant on long drives. I would say this is the best of Longmire, but I have listened to four so far and have not heard one that was less than excellent. One of the ten best audiobooks I have listened to.

What other book might you compare Death Without Company to and why?

This is in the non-noir tradition of later Harry Bosch (after he has his daughter and softens a bit) or even Dick Francis. Most everyone in these books has a motive and acts for reasons he/she believes valid. Evil is rare, and Johnson doesn't mind seeing it punished fiercely. The community it is set in is small, like Hillerman's Chee/Leaphorn series.

What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Guidall has the perfect voice for Walt Longmire, and does a great job summoning up the characters. I think his line readings are among the strongest of narrators I have heard. He really acts the book and brings it to life. Particularly fun are his crusty old codger voices.

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

The dialogue between Longmire and Henry Standing Bear can be hysterical. cJohnson brings to life a strong relationship of many years, with warmth and humor.

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  • Beverly
  • Lewisville, TX, United States
  • 05-17-15

great book.

enjoyed the book from page 1 too the end. I like the characters that are always getting into some trouble. Henry is quite the star of all the books