As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson, Narrated by George Guidall

As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson

Genre: Crime Fiction
Series: #8 in the Walt Longmire series
Publisher: Recorded Books
Publication Date: 2012
Length: 9 hours, 26 minutes
Read by: George Guidall
Source: Purchased


The Book:

From the author’s website:

Embarking on his eighth adventure, 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.

My Thoughts:
I just love this series and I have no desire to experience the books in any other format than the audio editions narrated by George Guidall.

After spending most of the previous book on his own, Walt is back with a few of the familiar supporting characters this time around. He’s still out of his home turf though. On the Cheyenne Reservation a tragic death and some unusual circumstances have him giving “Sheriff Lessons” to the new tribal police chief.

I enjoyed the mix of murder mystery and overwhelmed Father of the Bride story. I really enjoyed Henry Standing Bear as the Wedding Planner.

Walt’s ongoing feud with Henry’s dilapidated pickup truck (Rezdawg) provided many giggles in the midst of the investigation.

As usual, George Guidall does a wonderful job of narrating this series. He doesn’t do wildly overdone different voice characterizations but he does a great job of making it clear who is speaking and providing each character with a vocal personality.

This is definitely a series worth checking out if you haven’t. I’m partial to the audio editions but I’m sure they’re just as enjoyable in print.
 
4.5 stars Rating 4.5/5 for the book

4 stars Rating 4.5/5 for the narration