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The Cold Dish Audiobook

The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author Craig Johnson's critically acclaimed debut Western mystery takes listeners to the breathtaking mountains of Wyoming for a tale of cold-blooded vengeance.

Two years earlier, four high-school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.

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

©2004 Craig Johnson; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"A strong sense of place, a credible plot, and deft dialogue lift Johnson's good-humored debut novel." (Publishers Weekly)
"Johnson, who lives in Ucross, Wyoming, knows the Western landscape well, and creates stunning and violent scenes of the Rocky Mountains." (Bookmarks) "We in the West have a major new talent on our hands." (The Denver Post)

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    Jill 02-25-15
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    "Nearly perfect"

    Engaging, engrossing and entertaining. The only flaw was in Guidall's otherwise excellent narration and could have been eliminated with a trip to Wyoming's Absaroka Mountain Range, where he would have learned that the name is pronounced Ab-SOR-ka.

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    Tmac 02-23-15
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    "So much better than the show"

    Great rich characters
    Descriptions of scenery so real you can feel the wind
    Perfect narrator for this character
    Already purchased more

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    Cheryl A. Leary 02-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Suspenseful"

    Cold Dish by Craig Johnson held my attention. The story came to life. The narration was exceptional!

    Unfortunately, these situations happen to people. Their hearts have been broken and their view of life damaged. They were robbed of their innocence.

    I wish the sherif had somehow reconnected with his daughter. Perhaps even a intermittent dialogue could have been weaved into the store line to reflect a positive, loving father-daughter relationship.

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    JM 02-22-15
    JM 02-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great listen, great plot, great characters"

    This one had me hooked from the get-go. Great characters, intricate plot that I never figured out. Indian spirituality was bit much, but I "suspended my disbelief" and went with it. Highly recommended.

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    Jack 02-21-15
    Jack 02-21-15
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    "Great book"

    Great story thank you Craig and George I think it's the start of a great series that is always hours of great entertainment

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    Lynn MARIETTA, OH, United States 02-21-15
    Lynn MARIETTA, OH, United States 02-21-15

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

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    "it would have been perfect except..."

    Really liked this book. Would have given out a perfect score except the voice of the narrator, who was excellent but was not "my Longmire", and sounded too old to me...I was a big fan of the TV series, so the wrong voice was a little jarring. Otherwise, I highly recommend this book. Witty, intelligent fiction.

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    Ralph Cape Elizabeth, ME, United States 02-19-15
    Ralph Cape Elizabeth, ME, United States 02-19-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Stumbled onto this one"
    Where does The Cold Dish rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have been an avid Lee Child, Harlan Coban, Vince Flynn fan and this was as good or better than any of those authors


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Walt and his humor


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't pick one because they all left me smiling


    Any additional comments?

    If anyone wanted a good, never want to stop, listen, this is it.

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    shawn rowley 02-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Honest is rare"

    I'm one of those people that can see how the movie or book will end in the first 15 minutes. I'm not a person who watches moves or reads books constantly, not obsessed with authors or script writers. It's just I recognize patterns when a contrived storyline has a limited number of minutes to find resolution which marks the story as artificial in nature. Life can not be contrived, and follows patterns that are only fractal and natural in origin and ending. What I like about this character that Johnson has created is that the word he lives in is more defined but also more closely follows the real. In the opportunity then becomes this, how will a normal character with above average skill and perception, handle both the extraordinary and mundane in a crisis.

    Loved the story, thanks Craig.

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    Carlene Harding 02-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "a great story of friendship and Wright from wrong"

    a great story reminds me of growing up in Montana's. The relationship between "The Bear" and Walt is priceless. I find myself laughing out loud all through the story

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    dolores nebraska 01-30-15
    dolores nebraska 01-30-15 Member Since 2013

    dolores

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    "Am addicted to Longmire books right now."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I did enjoy this book. Read it first, now am listening to books on tape. I really like the narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cold Dish?

    The most memorable moment was when Walt had the killer in his sights, knew who it was, and still shot.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like the scenes that included the deputy, Vic.


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

    The ending was probably the most moving. It was clear how much there was to go around.


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