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Hell Is Empty Audiobook

Hell Is Empty: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Spur Award-winner Craig Johnson has garnered critical acclaim for his Walt Longmire mysteries. In this riveting seventh entry, Wyoming’s Absaroka County sheriff, Walt Longmire, is pushed beyond his limits.

When three hardened convicts escape FBI custody in a mountain blizzard, an armed psychopath leads them up Big Horn Mountain. As Longmire struggles to track their treacherous ascent, he’ll need all the help he can get from the tribal spirits of the towering summit.

Listen to all of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries.

©2011 Craig Johnson (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Mike C. 01-06-15
    Mike C. 01-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Masterly written."

    Thank you for an awesome story. I actually teared up at the end. The characters feel like they are part of my family, they are written to be realistic such that they have strengths and weaknesses.

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    Roger Santa Ana, CA, United States 01-04-15
    Roger Santa Ana, CA, United States 01-04-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome Storyline"

    Craig Johnson is a wonderful story teller who is master of using his characters. The only negative was Vic's limited role. Otherwise, an outstanding book!

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    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 12-01-14
    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 12-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Stubborn and Persistant and Will Get His Man"
    Would you try another book from Craig Johnson and/or George Guidall?

    Absolutely.


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

    His voice is soothing and very much Walt. This reader make you see the character in your mind. A different reader would not bring these characters to life in the same way.


    Do you think Hell Is Empty needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, the story was left open and with many questions,


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    John NJ, United States 09-25-14
    John NJ, United States 09-25-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Very very good"

    I've thoroughly enjoyed every book in this series. The one before this was good, but i did not think was the best. This one is pretty damn good. I must say however, i felt there was one weak point in the end that bothered me a little, so i didn't give 5 stars, but otherwise, this is a great listen. I'll be back for more. Recommended

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    Gulf Coast 08-04-14
    Gulf Coast 08-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Walt never gives up.........."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hell Is Empty to be better than the print version?

    Don't know as I have not read any of the Walt Longmire Books and don't plan to. Can't imagine NOT having George Guidall bring Walt Longmire to life.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have and George Guidall is excellent!


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

    The whole story....Walt never gives up!


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this series!

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    Rosie 07-02-14
    Rosie 07-02-14
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    "Still catching my breath"
    What made the experience of listening to Hell Is Empty the most enjoyable?

    Listening to Hell is Empty actually was not enjoyable, but I loved it! This story deals with the horrific murders of a serial killer and the author digs deep into his mind. It was hard to listen to some of it and, unlike previous Walt Longmire novels, there was relief but no joy at the end of the story. Good people are still gone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author weaves together many background stories and perspectives into this book and you really have to pay attention! I used the 30 second back feature on my ipod several times!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    One of the Walt Longmire TV series episodes is based on this story. However, it is not nearly as complicated or dark as this novel!


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    shira5665 06-20-14
    shira5665 06-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Walt and Henry - what a team! Love these dudes!"

    Every book in the Longmire series is an invitation to escape the rainy West Coast, where I live, and relocate in the land and culture of Wyoming in the company of real, complex men and women. Love this world, this landscape, these people - the TV series doesn't begin do it justice!!! I've listened to the entire series and love this book in particular.

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    warren 06-17-14
    warren 06-17-14
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    "Enough with the mystic mubo jumbo."

    Too little Vic...Too much Mysticism. Hate to say it but this one seemed like it was just phoned in.

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    Watson H. Rhodes 06-11-14
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    "The novel that wouldn't end"

    Overall this was a good novel, but it just went on too long. Walt is battling the cold and the snow as well as the novel's bad guy, and it's almost as if the novel eventually freezes to death. Don't get me wrong. It's a good read, it has lots of great information, the humor is still there, but for me, the longer the novel went on, the slower it became. The climax of the novel was good, but overall I found the novel a bit unbelievable. How much punishment can one man take? Even so, I found this novel much more believable (and enjoyable) than the episode from the TV series based on this novel. I highly recommend the novel--it's an absolutely vital link in the chain that is Walt Longmire--but it could have been better. Hence, the three stars instead of five for the story. George Guidall was amazing, as always.

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    Amy 04-26-14
    Amy 04-26-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Walt Longmire follows Dante into a frozen hell"

    Craig Johnson manages to do something different with every new addition to his Walt Longmire series, and in the case of Hell is Empty, he's created one of his most memorable and meaningful novels yet. The majority of the novel follows Walt's one-man hunt for the convicted and escaped murderer Raynaud Shade in the icy hell of the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area at 13,000-foot elevation during a winter blizzard. This cat-and-mouse pursuit unfolds as an extended reimagining and commentary on Dante's Inferno, complete with its own Virgil -- that is, the return of Virgil White Buffalo from Another Man's Moccasins, who happens to be the grandfather of one of Shade's victims, and who may or may not be dead at the time he helps Walt on his quest.

    (Needless to say, this is not the place to start the Longmire series. But if you're already a fan, this is a special treat.)

    Suffering from a concussion, hypothermia, exhaustion, and the effects of high elevation, Longmire is hardly a reliable narrator, and Johnson satisfyingly offers both mystical and medical explanations for (most of) what happens in the mountains during Longmire's long night of the soul. This seventh Longmire novel transcends traditional man vs. man and man vs. wilderness conflicts to achieve an introspective, philosophical, spiritual tale worthy of Dante (seasoned with plenty of Homer for extra flavor). I completed this with breathless relish.

    George Guidall was made to read these books. His narration is perfection.

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