Dry Bones : Walt Longmire

  • by Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Walt Longmire
  • 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire's jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum - until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. With millions of dollars at stake, a number of groups step forward to claim her, including Danny's family, the tribe, and the federal government.
As Wyoming's acting deputy attorney and a cadre of FBI officers descend on the town, Walt is determined to find out who would benefit from Danny's death, enlisting old friends Lucian Connolly and Omar Rhoades - along with Dog and best friend Henry Standing Bear - to trawl the vast Lone Elk ranch, looking for answers to a 65-million-year-old cold case that's heating up fast.


What the Critics Say

"George Guidall just gets better and better as the gruff, dependable Sheriff in the 11th Walt Longmire mystery.... Guidall is so genuine he's almost invisible. First-rate listening." (AudioFile)


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I have read all of the Walt Longmire books. I think I started as soon as the first one came out. George Guidall is an integral part of the listening experience and contributes so much to the characters. He is one of the top narrators by my standards. I think he has spoiled the television series for me. I can't picture Bear/The Cheyenne Nation as Lou Diamond Phillips, and although I really like Robert Taylor he does not have the stature that George Guidall presents. i will continue to read them and I don't have to watch television. The writing is good. The occasional mystical is refreshing. The thematic repetitions are getting a bit too ordinary for me. The father forced to be away, always in jeopardy of disappointing his daughter. The encounters with superhuman nature dramas are detracting from the solid characters and good story line. It is not necessary to confront death by weather several times in one book. I don't know if this is driven by television audience appeal. But I find Walt Longmire becoming too Reacheresque. This is downgrading Craig Johnson's talent in my opinion.
I did give it four stars and hope that the stories become more unpredictable in terms of adversity and family relations.
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- Louanne "With almost 800 books in my library, I am an experienced listener. I appreciate a well written good story. I am pretty critical of trash."

'Dem Bones!

When the only bad thing you can say about a listen is that it's too short, you have a winner!

There have been many Longmire adventures since "Cold Dish" - and it's very rare for just about every one of them to be a home run. "Dry Bones," despite being a bit short, is another memorable addition to the series. Craig Johnson never misses a beat; his stories are long on lore, on humor, and on heart.

How does he do it? "Dry Bones" has the usual genuine flavor of the surroundings and characters of the fictional Absaroka County, Wy. There's well-placed and interesting information about dinosaurs, digging rights in the West, and (of all things) snapping turtles! The humor is wry and never forced. And, most of all, the listener is once again drawn into the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of some of the best characters in mystery fiction - excellently portrayed by the wonderful George Guidall.

If you are unacquainted with Criag Johnson's Longmire books, it's probably best to start back at the beginning. I'm pretty sure you'll find yourself getting all the way to "Dry Bones."
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- C. Telfair "Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books