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Spirit of Steamboat Audiobook

Spirit of Steamboat: A Walt Longmire Story

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Publisher's Summary

A holiday tale from the best-selling author of the Walt Longmire mystery series, the inspiration for A&E's hit show, Longmire.

"It' s a question of what you have to do, what you have to live with if you don't." Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he's interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt' s predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt doesn' t recognize the mystery woman, but she seems to know him and claims to have something she must return to Connally.

With his daughter, Cady, and his undersheriff Vic Moretti in Philadelphia for the holidays, Walt is at loose ends, and despite the woman' s reticence to reveal her identity, he agrees to help her. At the Durant Home for Assisted Living Lucian Connally is several tumblers into his Pappy Van Winkle' s and swears he's never clapped eyes on the woman before. Disappointed, she whispers " Steamboat" and begins a story that takes them all back to Christmas Eve 1988, when three people died in a terrible crash and a young girl had the slimmest chance of survival...back to a record-breaking blizzard, to Walt' s first year as sheriff, with a young daughter at home and a wife praying for his safety...back to a whiskey-soaked World War II vet ready to fly a decommissioned plane and risk it all to save a life.

©2013 Craig Johnson (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Carole 12-19-13
    Carole 12-19-13

    Mystery lover from waaaay back when.... Especially love those dark police/detective procedurals and the comic caper. I'm pretty tough as a reviewer. Writing must be smart and well-edited. Plots must be credible and a bit of twistiness and surprises are always welcome. Favorite authors [partial list]: Donald Westlake, Tana French, David Rosenfelt, Ruth Rendell, Ed McBain,

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    "Disappointing Effort"

    I suspect that Audible and the publishers are pressuring writers to create these long short stories/novellas. However, this is a difficult genre and not everyone can do it.

    The plot was very, very thin and entirely predictable. I would not recommend this one, although I have greatly enjoyed the other novels in this series.

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    06-05-17
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    "Story of Steamboat"

    I truly enjoy the Walt Longmire series. Of all of them, this is my favorite. My only complaint----it wasn't long enough. have listened to it several times. As I live in The mountains of Colorado close to the Wyoming border, I knew the places that were being talked about. Guess there is always that one story that grabs you. Enjoy everyone

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    Debra ELKVIEW, WV, United States 06-05-17
    Debra ELKVIEW, WV, United States 06-05-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Love Craig Johnson"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My friends know I like mysteries and westerns. Craig Johnson delivers a great setting and a well written story full of delicious details and consuming characters and plots. I've read/listened to all the Longmire books.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    He has a wonderful full body voice that puts you in the right frame of mind for a good story.


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    Margarette Johnston CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, US 05-22-17
    Margarette Johnston CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, US 05-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    very exciting from the beginning. I reread it. I think that I like Longmire more than character that I have ever followed.

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    James Oswego, IL, United States 05-15-17
    James Oswego, IL, United States 05-15-17 Member Since 2008
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    "What an amazing story"

    I really liked this short story. I felt it gave great insight on the characters we have grown to love and why we love them; their bravery, their tenacity, and humor in the face of terrifying obstacles. Get this series. You won't regret it.

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    Pam 12-21-16
    Pam 12-21-16

    3 children & 6 grandkids. I listen to my books on my IPod. But, when listening, I am able to knit, so then I am able to do all things I love

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    "Keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time."
    Would you listen to Spirit of Steamboat again? Why?

    Yes I would but I would like to listen by myself with out having to listen to only when my husband and I are both able to listen to it together.


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

    Yes, I could not put it away, wanted to continue listening. Many a late bed time because of doing so.


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

    I have listened to all of his books and I only have two more to do and I cannot wait to start after I download it.


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

    Laughed the whole time.


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    David W Cochrane 12-20-16 Member Since 2016

    The picture is of my cat Beansy. I have problems seeing well and Audible is a wonderful and affordable service. Thank you!

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    "This is a wonderful short."

    I really enjoyed the tenderness. Also the dedication and heroism demonstrated is what I have come to expect from Longmire stories.

    Well done!

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    Amazon Customer 12-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!"

    I love the Walt Longmire stories. this is my second of the books and I can't wait to read them all! A must read for any age!

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    Curious 10-26-16
    Curious 10-26-16

    I'm in the process of redoing all my reviews.

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    "One of the best of Longmire"

    This is by far one of the best of the Longmire books on many levels. It grieved me, because I don't think, even in their flawed ways, there are too many men, if any, Kim @

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    James Allen 09-28-16
    James Allen 09-28-16
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    "Marvelous"

    This story is about Lucien and if you didn't know the character was fiction the listener would think the author had written an autobiography

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