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Death Without Company Audiobook

Death Without Company: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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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

What the Critics Say

"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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    J D Spring, TX, USA 01-04-08
    J D Spring, TX, USA 01-04-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Go George!"

    I really enjoy this series. A simple whodunnit with George Guidell's narration are what make this series so enjoyable. Mr. Guidell makes it easy to differentiate between all of the characters by his talent for voices, both male and female. He makes this book...

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Elle OREGON 09-26-12
    Elle OREGON 09-26-12

    Audible Fan, Amazon Customer, Gardener, Quilter, Liberal and Activist. I'll read about anything!

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    "Excellent Wyoming Cop series-true feeling of WY"

    As a young adult, I spent years in Kemmerer WY-at 7000 feet with 2 grocery tires and 13 bars,They had KMER-am just 1 AM radio statin that played rock music for an hour on sunday afternoon, followed by an hour of classical music-then back to country and western for the balance of the week.I actually took my collection Rock and Roll albums over to the station so they would have something new to play The boss wouldn't even consider Strawberry Alarm Clock or the Greatful Dead,, but did ok Neil Diamond and The Beach Boys. It was crazy man!!!
    I couldn't wait to get out of the place and back to the California Beaches. I went over to Wyoming for true love and guess what-it didn't work out-he was a roustabout on the oil fields from 5am Monday to 5PM Friday, usually got home b y sunday morning after drinking his way from La Barge, slept all day saturday while I madly washed his clothes to get them ready then we'd go out dancing and kicking up our heels in the bars...I wouldn't go dancing in a bar I was working at (thats all there was for me to do) For a california girl it was a crazy cultural change.. That was over 40 years ago and I never had a desire to go back until listening to the Craig Johnson "Walt Longmire" series. A touch of longing for my youth here.

    I just finished the second of the series and have to say that George Guidall gives a real WY voice to the book. That excellent narration along with great twisted plots and Craig Johnsons excellent writing give a beautiful voice to what is a desolate part of our country.

    It's easy to compare these to the Tony Hillerman books-but they are much more up to date-after all, Hillermans books are 20 something years old now.

    Walt Longmire is a great character and the series is totally about him-I understand A&E had 4 Longmire hour long productions based on the books this year...I missed the first series but look forward to the 2013 season-though the grizzly bearded and mustached Longmire in the books appears pretty clean faced in the prints from the series-there is a reason high country men grow beards and long hair-it keeps them warm. Believe me, as a woman I wished I could grow a beard some days when it didn't reach -20 degrees for weeks.

    I have enjoyed hearing the language of the high country-it's different from other parts of the county. Roustabouts talk differently' cattlemen and sheep men talk differently too. Indians speak their own language and when they speak west western english it's unlike any other form of english you've ever heard. Language differences from So Calif to Wyoming were really hard for me to learn--yeah I was a beach bunny with little experience except tending bar...so thats what I did It was a great job for a 20 something back in 1967. I lived cheap in a room over a bar and saved my money so I could move someplace warm-like back to Venice California, where I was by 1973. 6 years in Wyoming is 6 years could as hell 3/4 of the year. But still, I have fondly paged thru photographs, the elementary school my eldest son walked to where he got chased home by a snow plow (we were from So california-he'd never seen a snow plow before.)

    This is an excellent well written series. I find some similarity to the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series by Robert Crais in theme and the way the partners play off each other. Elvis Cole has quiet man Joe Pike and Walt Longmire has Cheyane res native Henry Bear....much of the give and take between the 2 sets of partners sounds the same though the clothes they wear wouldn't make the cut.

    Try something different-A "Walt Longmire" will pull you in. The are stand alone novels but Ii'm reading them in order...sort of like I did with Tony Hillerman."

    Not a lot of Political correctness in these books-they are written pretty true to the feelings-though the natives have a vocal voice I didn't experience In the 1960s...still the books face rural problems like cooking meth andy trouble with drinking on the rez.

    A thinking woman/mans hay burner type book. Worth the credit. Betcha ya can't just read one of 'em.

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    Doren Madison, WI, USA 07-19-07
    Doren Madison, WI, USA 07-19-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Excellent series!"

    Craig Johnson writes really well, his characters are multifaceted, and his plots are unpredictable. This is an excellent series. His plotting and settings remind me a bit of Jamie Harrison and her Jules Clement mysteries.

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    Alison Addicks 11-27-08 Listener Since 2007
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    "Walt and Henry Ride Again!"

    Craig Johnson's Wyoming tale is brought to life by one terrific reader; I've been parceling this series out, trying to make it last through the holiday season since it's treat to find a series so enjoyable. I've wanted to do "book returns" on some of my audible.com purchases, but not this one! You will not be disappointed.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    bebe South Carolina 05-06-17
    bebe South Carolina 05-06-17

    Attorney - love to listen to audio books

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    "Super \"
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    Craig Johnson is an excellent author, George Guidall is a fantastic reader. Walt Longmire is an amazing character. This book starts with a grave and ends with a grave. In between there is a great deal of action beginning with a murder - maybe?. This book has some mysticism, as did the first book. There are exceptionally well drawn characters that you just cannot forget. An old love story is unfolded during the book. Murder. love, humor, mysticism, great plot and super characters - what is not to like. If you have not started the Walt Longmire series, I highly recommend it. To top it all off, the reader is perfect for the book. He is amazing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis United States 12-25-16
    Dennis United States 12-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Writer But Not His Best"

    I have read or listened to several of Craig Johnsons, Walt Longmire Books, most are great but I think he missed the mark on this one. Long boring, drawn out passages and few action sections that captured my interest. I almost stopped listening but dragged thru to the end. Should have stopped. Johnson has many good to great books but I would recommend that you skip this one for any other.

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    Mark Reno, NV, United States 10-29-16
    Mark Reno, NV, United States 10-29-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Another good one"

    I just like reading these rural Wyoming crime novels. Nothing grand about them, but they’ve got a light humor, a kindness and respect for everyone, and subtle depth that makes them a pleasure to read. This one tells the story of an old Basque woman found dead in a care facility and a fellow resident who insists it was murder. Grade: B+

    Perfect narration again from Guidall.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Jupiter, FL, United States 07-18-16
    Tim Jupiter, FL, United States 07-18-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Who'd of thought it'd take these turns"

    So the real mystery is how is the old sheriff drinking $1,400 bourbon that's a little on the hard to find side.

    I'm enjoying the story, the saga. The lives of people on the high plains. Something about the description makes you want to go there, eat at B's. It's not that Craig romanticized the place, more the people and the place. Can't really put my finger on it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn MARIETTA, OH, United States 03-31-15
    Lynn MARIETTA, OH, United States 03-31-15

    Professional female with little time for the fun things (cooking, reading and traveling)!

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    "Difficult listen"

    The Longmire books are so well written. I suspect this book would have been easier to read than listen to because the plot and cast of characters is complex, and, for me, hard to follow using auditory senses only. Otherwise, I would have awarded it more stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 03-15-15
    Farrell 03-15-15

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Great"

    Great imagery, decent mystery. If you liked the others you'll like this too. Nice blend of mysticism, western, police, and detective.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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