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The Dark Horse Audiobook

The Dark Horse: A Walt Longmire Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

The Denver Post hails Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series as a must-read. Joining the four previous novels - all of which have been Book Sense picks - The Dark Horse puts a unique Wyoming twist on the classic British village mystery.

Sheriff Longmire investigates when his instincts tell him something isn't right about a prisoner accused of killing her husband. Wade Barsad, a man with a dubious past, locked his wife's horses in their barn and burned the animals alive. In return, Mary shot Wade in the head six times - or so the story goes. Walt doesn't believe Mary's confession, and he's determined to dig deeper. Posing as an insurance claims investigator, Walt soon discovers other people who might have wanted Wade dead, including a beautiful Guatemalan bartender and a rancher with a taste for liquor, but not for honesty.

The Dark Horse is sure to build on the success of Another Man's Moccasins as Sheriff Longmire unpins his star and ventures into a town without pity to save a woman without hope.

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

©2009 Craig Johnson; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Dianne 01-31-15
    Dianne 01-31-15
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    "wonderful series"
    What did you love best about The Dark Horse?

    Great characters and setting. Interesting story lines. And the narrator is one of the best I've heard.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Horse?

    When he cut the dark horse loose and they rode off together.


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

    Yes. He's a great narrator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it was too long. Loved it.


    Any additional comments?

    I had read the book and wanted to listen to it. No disappointment at all. They never should have discontinued the TV series!

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    richard 01-28-15
    richard 01-28-15 Member Since 2017

    My name is Richard and I am an addict.

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    "Always bet on Walt Longmire"

    For those who know, no explanation is needed. For those who don't know, no explanation will suffice.
    Lou Holtz
    Read this series, you wont regret it, I promise.

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    Devan Griffin 01-28-15 Member Since 2006
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    "I LIKe It !"

    Very good story
    Very good Narrator
    What more can you ask.
    9 more words, you're kidding right ?
    Ye Gods, I'm back in English 101 !

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    Michael Montclair, NJ, United States 01-27-15
    Michael Montclair, NJ, United States 01-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    Any additional comments?

    This is another winner in The Walt Longmire series.
    I am convinced that these are better stories to listen to than to read in text. Though I have a different picture in my head Walt then George Guidall, there are only a few narrators on a par with him. You feel like you are there! His voice modulation, the tones and inflections are perfect.
    The story wasn't quite as deep and moving as some of the others but it is still interesting and compelling.
    I strongly recommend The Dark Horse.

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    M. Jungck 01-22-15
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    "Great listen"

    I really enjoyed the story and the characters, and the narrator brought them to life. The voices of the different people were different and individual without being cartoonish, if that's a word.

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    Dog Friend 12-27-14
    Dog Friend 12-27-14 Member Since 2012

    I love to read!

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    "Great writing!"

    This is not my usual genre (mysteries set in Wyoming solved by a local sheriff), but after reading so many great reviews of the series I decided to try one. I have enjoyed every book so far. The stories are so well written and the characters are so well developed that the reader is completely pulled in right from the start. Recommended for fans of mysteries.

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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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    "Sheriff with scruples"
    Where does The Dark Horse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a good listen. The characters Walt and Henry keep you wanting to hear more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Henry, his gentle wisdom is refreshing.


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

    I'm amazed how addicting he makes the characters. His reading of the characters make you see them in your mind. Love it. He really makes the characters come to life.


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

    And the truth be told.


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    Elaine72 06-05-14
    Elaine72 06-05-14
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    "Another great story"

    I have enjoyed all of the series by Craig Johnson. George Guidell gives each character a voice of their own. Henry Standing Bear is my favorite and has the best comedy lines.

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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 09-22-13
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 09-22-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Just as good as the previous titles in the Series!"

    First of all, I love the narrator, George Guidall. He could almost make any story sound good, but when you add such good writing by Craig Johnson to his narration, it can’t be anything but good.

    I loved the part about the Dark Horse and Longmire which you will enjoy in the last third of the book.

    You will not be disappointed in this Longmire story. I hope he keeps writing them.

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    Zulu 07-31-13
    Zulu 07-31-13
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    "Favorite of the series, so far"

    So far this has been my favorite book of the series. I enjoy all the main characters and how they interact, although in this book we don't get to see much of Vic and Henry. As in the last book this one goes back and forth between the past and the present, although this time it's just a few days and is used to explain how Longmire ended up undercover. Another county sends a woman to Longmire's jail and he believes her innocent so he goes undercover to find out what really happened. We're introduced to marvelous secondary characters and even a few horses.

    At the end of the book is an interview between the author and the narrator so you get to learn how the author came up with the different ideas for his books.

    The narrator did his usual great job.

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