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Junkyard Dogs Audiobook

Junkyard Dogs: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Craig Johnson’s rough-and-tumble hero Walt Longmire is quickly becoming a fan-favorite and a critical success.

Here Walt has his hands full as greedy land developers employ shady, violent methods to reverse their fortunes in recession-racked Wyoming, where the owners of a multi-million dollar development of ranchettes want to get rid of the adjacent junk-yard. When a severed thumb is discovered in the yard, conflicts erupt, and Walt Longmire, his trusty companion Dog, life-long friend Henry Standing Bear, and deputies Santiago Saizarbitoria and Victoria Moretti find themselves in a small town that feels more and more like a high plains pressure cooker.

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

©2010 Craig Johnson (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“It’s the scenery—and the big guy standing in front of the scenery—that keeps us coming back to [these] lean and leathery mysteries.” (New York Times Book Review)

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    JP Washington,, DC USA 12-30-14
    JP Washington,, DC USA 12-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Becoming formulaic"

    Have listened to a number in this series and I feel that they are becoming rote. Too much reliance on shoot-outs for excitement without much in the way of real mystery. Also, I find the main characters relationship with his much younger deputy, whose brother is engaged to the main character's daughter, a bit unbelievable.

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    Stretchr Georgia, USA 12-12-14
    Stretchr Georgia, USA 12-12-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story and portions are hilarious!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Don't watch the T.V. show but I have read all of the books and this one had some parts that were so funny that I had some wonderful belly laughs!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Junkyard Dogs?

    The description of how "Grampus" got injured is a treasure and if it doesn't make you laugh out loud, you'd better have your funny bone checked!


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    I can't imagine anyone else doing Johnson's novels justice. I have a clear picture of each character because of Guidall's voices.


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

    Wouldn't do it. No actors I can think of fit my idea of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This whole series is priceless and I thoroughly enjoy each one. I love that area of the country and appreciate the way Johnson portrays and describes it. Can't watch the T.V. series because the actors don't fit the picture in my mind of the people in the book and I enjoy "my" characters too much to sacrifice them for any actors.

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    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 11-22-14
    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 11-22-14 Member Since 2013

    Tiger Rose

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    "Another Great Story"
    What did you love best about Junkyard Dogs?

    Still love the interaction between Walt and Henry. Not sure about Vic. She has a crappy attitude.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Junkyard Dogs?

    Walt's empathy for his deputy.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    There is a certain pace in his reading that is very believeable and has you totally wrapped up in the dialogue.


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    C. Crane 10-29-14
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    "Another great Longmire book"

    I'm reading Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series in order, and loving them all! "Junkyard Dogs" is one of the best - beautiful writing, funny in places and a great story. All enhanced by the outstanding narration of George Guidall. I seldom "re-listen" to books, but I expect I will, with this series.

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    nancy boynton beach, FL, United States 10-06-14
    nancy boynton beach, FL, United States 10-06-14 Member Since 2006
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    "my favorite"

    I find I like reading these books in print a great deal. I think it may be a generational tick because I need more time to let memories roll through the language. This book is so strong in story and humor that the gorgeous voice of Guidall can hold everything in one place so well that the joy of a good story, a funny story, and the real pleasure of listening are a single experience.

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    Eternal Reader 09-12-14
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    "Most hilarious opening sequence - EVER!!"
    Where does Junkyard Dogs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top five


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Junkyard Dogs?

    Opening sequence - I was surprised how hard I was laughing after only a few minutes into the opening. And the rest of the book was classic Johnson - just wonderful.


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

    George's gritty vocalization adds a lot to the atmosphere of this series... and despite this, his female characters are realistically represented as well. Nice job.


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

    I love Walt Longmier's humility, and Craig Johnson's dry sense of humor. I'll find myself suddenly 'getting' the humor, which is expertly woven into the dialog.


    Any additional comments?

    The more I listen to Johnson's books, the more unhappy I am with what has been changed about the characters in the TV show. The characters as represented in the books are realistic, deeply emotional, fallible human beings that are easy to identify with. And Vic is a hoot!! The Vic in the TV series is a pale, much watered down version of the original... so much so that they may as well just get rid of her. That Vic has NONE of the originals' spunk and individuality, a unique character that adds so much to the dynamics of the group. This is not to be critical of Katie Sackoff... she's great. It's what she's being given to work with that is lacking.

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    Gulf Coast 06-26-14
    Gulf Coast 06-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "You can't keep a good Sheriff down!"

    Walt sure did take a licking in this one! As always, narration makes this series such an enjoyable listen!

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    Terijo AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States 04-14-14
    Terijo AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States 04-14-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Even good compared to other Longmire stories."
    Where does Junkyard Dogs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10%


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I dont think the question pertinent. It should be "Did the story hold your interest"? and it did, thoroughly. With the added benefit that it did NOT stress me with more intensity than I like my leisure activities to inspire.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    He is perfect as Longmire.


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

    I found the whole thing very satisfying. Moved me? Life moves me enough, challenges me enough, stresses me enough. Something like a Longmire story is nourishing. A good man battles the big bad world for us and is gently amused and tender of our eccentricities.


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    Gustella Yucca Valley, CA, United States 01-26-14
    Gustella Yucca Valley, CA, United States 01-26-14 Member Since 2011
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    "FUNNY"

    Truly the beginning of this story is one of the funniest things I have ever heard. The story is great and as usual the narrator is subperb

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    Rusty 11-29-13
    Rusty 11-29-13 Member Since 2016

    Great Books Don't Promote Violence

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    "How not to clean a chimney"

    While I wasn't crazy about the plot, an "okay" book by Craig Johnson is better than 99% of most other authors. The lesson about "how not to clean a chimney" (kerosene, grandpa and a rope tied to a car) still makes me laugh just thinking about it.

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