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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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    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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    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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    Mark 08-17-16
    Mark 08-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Wished it was longer"

    Great characters. Brilliant story. The narration once again was flawless. Highly recommended. I loved it

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    Lisa 08-16-16
    Lisa 08-16-16 Member Since 2009
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    "One of my favorite Walt Longmire stories"

    I have listened to this particular story more than a few times, it's semi short so it's great for a middle length trip. Narrator does a great job telling "western style" stories.

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    "Steamboat Chugs Ahead"

    Check out how a recorded book can be a page turner. An inspiring story of unlikely heroes and and even more unlikely damsel in distress. Chivalry in the new west.

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    Amazon Customer 05-26-16
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    "missed the other character's is this stoy."

    not as interesting without vic, bear and the rest of the supporting characters. not a bad story but doubtful I listen to it again.

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    Dave 05-24-16
    Dave 05-24-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story"

    ok have enjoyed it twice already. i look forward to hearing them all again. George is there very best.

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