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4.00278293135436 out of 54.00278293135436 out of 54.00278293135436 out of 54.00278293135436 out of 54.00278293135436 out of 5 4.00 (1,078 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Craig Johnson Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Walt Longmire Mysteries Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781464038488
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Craig Johnson has won multiple awards and earned starred reviews from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews for his New York Times bestselling Walt Longmire mysteries.

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has a more important matter on his mind than cowboys and criminals. His daughter, Cady, is getting married to the brother of his undersheriff, Victoria Moretti. Walt and old friend Henry Standing Bear are the de-facto wedding planners and fear Cady’s wrath when the wedding locale arrangements go up in smoke two weeks before the big event.

The pair set out to find a new site for the nuptials on the Cheyenne Reservation, but their scouting expedition ends in horror as they witness a young Crow woman plummeting from Painted Warrior’s majestic cliffs. It’s not Walt’s turf, but the newly appointed tribal police chief and Iraqi war veteran, the beautiful Lolo Long, shanghais him into helping with the investigation. Walt is stretched thin as he mentors Lolo, attempts to catch the bad guys, and performs the role of father of the bride.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Walt continues to be excellent company because he’s always keen to learn something from the strong Indian characters in this series.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The pleasure of the series rests in Walt’s narration, with its laid-back, observant, bemused recounting of events…Solid landscapes, a mélange of fully fleshed characters (familiar and new), drily laconic dialogue, and assorted power struggles—including Walt’s endless war with Rezdawg, Henry’s recalcitrant, falling-apart truck—keep the latest in this rich and satisfying series on engaging course.” 

    Houston Chronicle

  • “A top-notch tale of complex emotions and misguided treachery…Crow is a superb novel steeped in the culture of the American West.” 

    USA Today

  • Selected for the May 2012 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Rogers | 2/17/2014

    " Sheriff Walt Longmire is scouting a wedding spot for his daughter when he and Henry Standing Bear see an Indian woman fall to her death from a cliff. Even though he is outside his jurisdiction, Longmire finds himself mentoring the new young police chief on the Cheyenne reservation, running interference between the young cop andthe Feds, and trying to stay out of the way of the wedding planning. Vic Moretti is off on a PR course, but Lolo Long (the new cop) brings a lot of the same attitude to the case and Henry Standing Bear continues to be Longmire's best friend and best investigatory asset. The details about life on the Rez seem to ring true, though i'd be the las to know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 2/17/2014

    " Walt Longmire, Sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, is the main character of seven previous books and a television series on A&E. This addition to the series finds Walt attempting to find a venue for his daughter Cady's imminent wedding when a body falls, literally, at his feet. Although off his turf, he mentors the new police chief of the Cheyenne Reservation, attempts to solve the circumstances surrounding the death, while balancing his role as father of the bride. Most of the continuing characers make an appearance. Funnier than earlier titles in the series, it is wrapped up just a bit too quickly in the rather rushed ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Stoess | 2/13/2014

    " Not as good as his others. Too many Indians. Easy to figure out "who dunit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 1/29/2014

    " Ho, hum. Not much to see here, folks. Drive on by. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/18/2014

    " as usual, Walt Longmire is a stellar sheriff, a loving father, an all-round good guy. I love this series. I was especially touched by the wedding at the end: Longmire's wishes for his daughter, the bride, were that her hopes and dreams would be fulfilled, something we all so rarely achieve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty | 12/16/2013

    " Another very good book. Very surprising ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Diane | 12/14/2013

    " I really liked this particular book. Since the story, in part, involves Longmire getting ready to marry off his daughter, the reader gets to see a more personal, tender Longmire. Plus, the mystery is still there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liberty | 11/25/2013

    " great entry in the Longmire series. I only just caught on to who the bad guy was about when Walt did. wish Vic had been around. Mr. Johnson seems to be keeping Walt's and Vic's relationship on the fringes. Wish he'd stop that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 8/27/2013

    " I have loved this entire series, but this one just seemed a bit tame. Although the ending took me by surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TeriC | 8/25/2013

    " This is a new author for me and I will read more. The American Indian has always been of interest to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Seastrom | 5/28/2013

    " I'm a big fan of Craig Johnson, but this is not my favorite book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn Harris | 5/12/2013

    " A really first-rate addition to the Walt Longmire series (with a very good in-joke about Robert Taylor playing him). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 3/20/2013

    " A good addition to the Longmire series. Best part is the banter between Walt and the Bear, but the whole book is pretty humorous. Introduces a few more characters. One could read this as a stand alone easily. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blackbook | 3/4/2013

    " Started off a bit slower. Still love this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Schwartz | 1/19/2013

    " I recommend all of the Walt Longmire books to my mystery-reading friends. I'm waiting to be disappointed by the coming TV series; it remains to be seen by how much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 11/3/2012

    " Definitely want to find some more by this author! Liked the characters, liked the mystery, liked the quiet humor - good book! "

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About the Author
Author Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is New York Times bestselling author of a number of critically-acclaimed mystery novels. His novel The Cold Dish was a DILYS Award finalist and won the Prix du Roman Noir as the best mystery novel translated into French in 2010. Death without Company was selected by Booklist as one of the top ten mysteries of 2006 and won the Wyoming Historical Society’s fiction book of the year. The television series Longmire is based on Johnson’s novels and premiered in 2012 on A&E. Johnson currently lives with his wife in Ucross, Wyoming.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.