Any Other Name by Craig Johnson, narrated by George Guidall

Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

Genre: Crime Fiction
Series: #10 in the Walt Longmire series
Publisher: Recorded Books
Publication Date: 2014
Length: 9 hours, 26 minutes
Read by: George Guidall
Source: Purchased

The Book:

From the publisher:

A sheriff’s mysterious death spurs the tenth novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, . . . In Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women. Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice—Wyoming style.

My Thoughts:
This has long been one of my favorite series. The audio editions narrated by George Guidall continue to be excellent audio productions. Guidall’s interpretations of all the regular characters are consistent and well done.

This entry in the series is not one of my favorites however. Walt is a great character and all of his regular friends and family have become well known to me over the years and previous books. This time around the events take place over a short period of a couple of days in the midst of an impending storm. All the elements of an exciting story are there and the mystery is interesting.

What didn’t work quite as well for me was the repetition of Walt’s near death hallucinations after serious injury. This is becoming a regular occurrence and isn’t working as well the more it happens. Also I just didn’t buy Walt’s reluctance to drop things, go to his daughter and come back.

Bottom line, it’s still a great series but this one is not as great as some of the others.

3 stars Rating 3/5 for the book

4.5 stars Rating 4.5/5 for the narration