Narrated by George Guidall
What happens when you combine my favorite audiobook narrator with a Walt Longmire story? 3 hours and 45 minutes of enthralling listening! Mysterious radio dispatch calls are being received in the Wind River Canyon, Walt and Henry find themselves putting their lives on the line to confront a legend.
This is a novella so there’s not a lot of room for character development. I think I definitely enjoyed this book more having already become familiar with the main characters in the longer books. That being said, it would also be a good choice if you just want to dip your toe in and see what the water feels like. I also really enjoyed the touch of the supernatural that’s incorporated into this story. And, what can I say about George Guidall? He is a master of his craft and there’s something in his voice that makes me feel like I’m sitting by the campfire on a starry night. This novella is just perfection for me. Great writing, great characters and a great narrator. I’m in heaven!
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The Walt Longmire Series Book 1
Narrated by George Guidall
Two years ago, four high school boys brutally raped a young Cheyenne girl. Now, one of them and shown up dead and it’s up to Sheriff Walt Longmire to find the perpetrator. Nobody seems to be sad that the young man is dead but pinpointing who pulled the trigger is going to take some very careful investigative work. Will Longmire be able to find the murderer before he strikes again? You’ll have to get a copy to find out.
There are so many things I loved about this book. Let’s start with Walt Longmire. He makes a perfect Wyoming sheriff, he’s tough but he also has a softer side. He’s been grieving for his wife for the last two years and has so far been unable to move past her death in his personal life. He’s an excellent investigator and really cares about the people that are under his jurisdiction. His best friend Henry, a Cheyenne, is a perfect foil for him. Craig Johnson has really done an inspired job of creating these two characters and developing the relationship between them. Henry is always there to have Walt’s back and to be a go-between when Walt needs to deal with the Cheyenne people. I also love the way the storyline developed. There are twists and false leads to keep you guessing yet the story always feels like it is moving forward. The author’s use of the landscape in the stories adds a dimension that really draws the listener in. Finally, my hat is off to George Guidall who has done a fabulous job of bringing this story to life. His voice has the perfect Western narrator sound to it, and he has mastered the art of conveying emotion through his voice. As you can see, I loved this book and everything about it. This is Western with a modern edge.
Alinefromabook’s rating: 5 stars!!!
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I already had a crush on Sheriff Walt Longmire from watching the TV show, but reading this book has made me fall in love all over again. This story is book 4 in the series and Sheriff Longmire is on the trail of the murderer of a young Vietnamese woman. The process of investigating this case brings back to him memories of his service in Vietnam during the war. By his side is his lifelong friend Henry and a rather mysterious, very tall, Indian named Virgil. Along the way the reader gets a tour of a ghost town and rural Wyoming.
As previously stated, I love the Longmire stories. I actually listened to the Audible audiobook version and the talent of the narrator just further intensified the story. As usual, the characters are well developed and this one can be read alone without feeling like your missing out on background. There are thrills and chills to delight the senses and the story moves at a really good pace. If you love mysteries and police stories than you don’t want to miss out on this one.
Alinefromabook’s rating: 5 stars!!
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