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A new novel in the beloved New York Times best-selling Longmire series.

When Lolo Long's niece, Jaya, begins receiving death threats, Tribal Police Chief Long calls on Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire along with Henry Standing Bear as lethal backup. Jaya Longshot Long is the phenom of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team and is following in the steps of her older sister, who disappeared a year previously, a victim of the scourge of missing Native Woman in Indian Country. Lolo hopes that having Longmire involved might draw some public attention to the girl's plight, but with this maneuver, she also inadvertently places the good sheriff in a one-on-one with the deadliest adversary he has ever faced in both this world and the next.

©2021 Craig Johnson (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.

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Best one yet!!!!


I have enjoyed all of the Walt Longmire books. I also get such a kick out of Longmire’s best friend Henry Standing Bear aka Cherokee Nation. Although a quiet man he adds so much with his brooding looks and single sentence words of reason.
In this book a Native American girl is receiving threatening letters. From a family of heartbreaking events the tribal police take the letters seriously. Walt is asked to look into them and see if he can figure out who is sending them. Walt thinks he needs to find out what happened to the girl’s older sister who disappeared one year earlier.
One of the things I like about this series is that there is often information about Native Americans. I never knew just how many women went missing. It almost sounds like the women of Juarez in Mexico but it’s happening right here in the United States. Something is wrong with this picture.
This is book 17, although it can be listened to as a standalone I would suggest listening to the series in order.
George Guidall does a phenomenal job narrating. I cannot picture anyone else narrating this series.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • 09-22-21

Sound quality is terrible

I have read or listened to all of the Longmire books and think Guidall's narrations are great. The first 2 chapters of this book sounded like the characters where in the bottom of a well with rocks in their mouths. I had to slow down the narration and otherwise attempt to enhance the audio to no avail. I wound up listening to the first chapters 3 times to ensure I would not miss the opening bits of information often important to the Longmire stories. I still think I missed at least a third of the Native American's dialogue. I can only assume the narration effect are designed to evoke some mood. I would ask that recordings focus on clarity first.

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Over too soon

I love Walt and the Bear. George Guidell is a master performer. This was a relevant topic ( missing native women) highlighting the lack of action regarding native women’s disappearances. And it was Walt Longmire. I was in my happy place for a fee short hours. Boy Howdy.

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It is near impossible to understand George Guidall

We have LOVED George Guidall as a narrator for many years. Neither I or my husband could understand the garbled and mumbled narration in this one. Will get the book from the library and read it instead of listening.

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A Strong Story Expertly Preformed

Craig Johnson keeps a long running series fresh by spinning up creative plots centered on likable, interesting characters. In this chapter of Walt’s life, Johnson combines Native American mysticism with a murder mystery and human interest story in an most entertaining way. Reliable old co-stars, Henry Standing Bear, Vic, Lolo, and Dog reprise their roles … and are joined by a medley of other fascinating characters.

In my case, I listened to this story as performed by George Guidall. Some books are better read than listened to but Guidall’s performance really brought this book to life for me. I can’t imagine Longmire or Henry Standing Bear sounding any other way. In my opinion, this is one of the best of the Longmire series,

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Perfection

I have one question, how can one person be so masterfully gifted at telling stories and pick an actor whose voice transcends the fabulous writing? Hands down the best writer and narrator that have ever teamed up, and my ear and imagination is the better for it!

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Good Relaxing Book

Enjoyable listen George is great as usual. Story is well paced. Characters are well developed. Would buy again

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Undercooked, or something deeper?

As always the narration was great, but this time the story seemed lacking. Craig Johnson has had many issues in the past, few of them are story telling. I found the end to be, sub par, almost as if this particular Mystery wasn't the goal. obviously there's a greater story building. I am left unsatisfied by this prologue.
Craig could not have predicted that his novel would release as the subject of disproportionate coverage of missing women, particularly native women, would be hitting the media zetigiest. This shows how important this issue is and how aware of actual issues he has made himself.
This is by no means the strongest book in his Longmire series, and I can definitely say I was left almost distracted at the do no wrong Longmire...but I am excited for the future alleged in this novel and the return to the unique, if apropriated, take on modern native spirituality. I will have faith that Craig's vision will at least aim for respectful representation as he has tried to do in the past.
long live Sherrif Longmire.

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Disappointing

I know I'm probably in the minority here but I do not like George Guidall's narration. He's just so flat. He's just not the voice of Walt Longmire for me. I was a fan of the Longmire books before the Longmire TV series. At that time I was reading the books not listening via Audible. Robert Taylor did Walt so well in the TV series that his is the voice of Walt. Putting George Guidall's narration aside I was disappointed with Daughter of Morning Star. So many indigenous women have gone missing over the years and there was an opportunity here to showcase that issue but this story fell way short. Seemed more focused on showcasing basketball than the plight of missing women and why they are disappearing in such alarming numbers. In fact I thought he trivialized the issue especially with who the perpetrator turned out to be. The book lacked the Longmire trademark humor. I was disappointed in The Western Star and decided to not continue reading the series especially when Depth of Winter was set in Mexico and the latest books had been getting less and less good reviews. I decided to listen to Daughter of Morning Star because it was Walt and Henry centric but that didn't even save the story. Craig has lost something in his story telling. I'm done with the Longmire series.

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The absolute best book I’ve listened to all year!

The storyline is gripping, the dry humor is perfectly placed. This is an excellent book. Please don’t wait another year before writing the sequel.

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