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Jul 09, 2014If you are familiar with Longmire either from the A & E television series or any of the previous books then there is not much I can say to convince you of the high quality of writing this book contains.
Feb 07, 2017This a short, sweet novella, 146p. The book opens with Walt Longmire, Sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, getting a visitor who wants to speak to the previous Sheriff. Walt agrees to take her to Lucian Connally, his predecessor. Then an inspiring Christmas story unfolds in a flashback.
Oct 27, 2013Book Review:
Dec 22, 2019
Nov 01, 2013Johnson has gifted us a short, white-knuckled Christmas story that is likely to become a classic. We all know Sheriff Longmire and how he took over the chief law enforcement job in Absaroka County from old Lucian Connally. This story brings them back working together again on a cold and stormy night--Christmas Eve in Montana back in 1988.
Jul 09, 2018A novella that is different from other Longmire stories. There is no mystery involved and the majority of the other main characters (Vic, Henry, Cady, and Ferg) are mostly missing from the tale. Only Lucian plays a major role in this book. But it is a humdinger of a story and if you enjoy old WWII aircraft you will find this fascinating. Walt and Lucian must evacuate a dying girl in the middle of a monster storm by flying a vintage, not quite airworthy B-25 bomber to Denver. Recommended.
Nov 02, 2015Of course I loved this! It's a short book that augments the regular novels in one of my favorite series, Sheriff Walt Longmire. Part of my 2015 holiday reading extravaganza, it's written by a favorite author, read by the perfect narrator, George Guidall, and takes place on Christmas Eve. I've said in my reviews of Longmire books that there are usually several harrowing "situations" - at the least one - that push Walt to the limit physically, mentally and emotionally in the solving whichever Of course I loved this! It's a short book that augments the regular novels in one of my favorite series, Sheriff Walt Longmire. Part of my 2015 holiday reading extravaganza, it's written by a favorite author, read by the perfect narrator, George Guidall, and takes place on Christmas Eve. I've said in my reviews of Longmire books that there are usually several harrowing "situations" - at the least one - that push Walt to the limit physically, mentally and emotionally in the solving whichever murder is the focus of the story. This book does not contain a murder, but is one long "situation" in which Longmire teams up with former sheriff Lucian Connally and a vintage airplane called Steamboat to transport a barely-hanging-on accident victim to Denver during a horrific snowstorm. The story is dizzying, heart-pounding, breath-taking and tear inducing, and left this reader with a lump in her throat.
Sep 27, 2013Dude, this is my second free Craig Johnson book.
May 01, 2017A short read/listen. Well done novella. I learned some stuff about Steamboat the rodeo horse and that led me to do some research which is always a plus. I loved the glimpse of Lucien as a younger man.
Jan 04, 2014. . . no space of regret can make amends for one lifes opportunity misused. . . .
Jan 24, 2014This white-knuckle, edge-of-your-seat novella about an emergency flight through a blizzard from Absaroka to Denver puts the author's previous holiday short stories in Christmas in Absaroka County to shame.
Feb 19, 2014I have read all of the Walt Longmire series, and gave 5 stars to them all, except this one. It was a huge let-down. Did not have a mystery, did not have usual quirky cast of characters (only mentioned), and did not have an interesting storyline to keep me reading. I did finish it, so I plowed my way through to the end, and this is still my opinion: big disappointment.
Mar 09, 2014I've never read any of Craig Johnson's work before. Picked this one off of the library shelf because it was short and the cover appealed to the aviation geek in me.
Feb 27, 2018SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT by Craig Johnson is a capsule look into this ever lengthening, superior mystery thriller set in the new west. With a reverent nod to heroes from WWII and a cracker-jack story to mix old with new, Mr. Johnson has delivered a delight just right for a cold winter's evening.
Oct 19, 2016A Longmire novella depicting a dangerous B-25 flight during a hellacious blizzard in 1988. A young girl fights for her life after a car accident. Lucien Connolly, Walt Longmire's former boss pilots a WWII plane from Durant, Wy to Denver, CO in a blizzard to save the girl's life.
Oct 26, 2013Technically, this is 9.1 in the publication line-up of the Walt Longmire mystery series set in Wyoming---and at the start of the story with the prologue, but the chronology of this novella is more like 0.25 as the main events take place a few months after Walt is elected sheriff in 1988, and Martha is still alive. And, while this is technically a mystery series, it's more of a suspenseful ride with a quickly sobering Lucian and a leaky "boat".
Dec 23, 2013I've been looking back over the books I read in 2013, and, while there were a number of good ones, there weren't a large number of outstanding ones. Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire novella, Spirit of Steamboat, falls into the outstanding category.
Dec 21, 2013This novella in the Longmire series finds its thematic center in a quote from Walt Longmire's annual Christmastime rereading of Dickens's A Christmas Carol: "...no space of regret can make amends for one lifes opportunity misused...." Like Dickens, Johnson offers a morality tale that is deceptively simple and deeply humane.
Dec 17, 2013If you're a Longmire viewer, a fan of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series, or simply fascinated by the modern West, this is a Christmas novella you probably won't want to miss. Though it's not a mystery -- more of a thriller with links to Dickens -- it's a wittily written page-turner with a touch of seasonal flavor, & just enough non-cloying spirit.
Jun 02, 2014I must have read a different book! Rave reviews! I have enjoyed the previous Longmire stories immensely. This one didn't measure up to the others in any way. Too predictable. Didn't advance any of the characters. Totally unrealistic. I have flown a great deal in aircraft other than commercial jets in all kinds of weather. I don't think that trip could have been made except with exceedingly good luck with an aircraft in good condition. That that one made it was predictable, no suspense there, and I must have read a different book! Rave reviews! I have enjoyed the previous Longmire stories immensely. This one didn't measure up to the others in any way. Too predictable. Didn't advance any of the characters. Totally unrealistic. I have flown a great deal in aircraft other than commercial jets in all kinds of weather. I don't think that trip could have been made except with exceedingly good luck with an aircraft in good condition. That that one made it was predictable, no suspense there, and unrealistic! ...more
Nov 05, 2015I felt like I was reading a highly technical and decidedly unfunny episode of M*A*S*H set in World War II. That went on too long. It hurts my heart to rate anything with Walt in a 2, but, a girl's gotta call 'em as she sees 'em, right? Also? Not enough Henry. ;-)
Oct 16, 2013Review to post on my blog: 10/17/2013
Dec 29, 2018A couple of months ago I encountered Craig Johnson's Longmire series in the form of Junkyard Dogs , and was much taken by what I read -- enough, anyway, to resolve to read more in the series. The next that came to hand was this one.
Jan 22, 2020In all fairness, this isn't my genre of choice, and I have not read others in the series. While the writing is fine, I thought this was the equivalent of a fast-paced, action-adventure movie...all crisis and explosion with minimal plot development and unlikable or unknowable characters--even in the frame story. We'll see if my book club discussion tonight changes my mind, but, in the end, I was just thankful it's short.
Jan 03, 2017**As I continue my Longmire series read, full disclosure requires that I openly admit I am a devoted fan of the Longmire television show (on A/E and now Netflix) and have enjoyed reading the previous books in the Longmire book series that inspired that show even more. With that said, I am still doing my best to provide objective and an honest review. **
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