cover image The Highwayman: A Longmire Story

The Highwayman: A Longmire Story

Craig Johnson, read by George Guidall. Recorded Books, , unabridged, 3 CDs, 3.5 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-5019-2852-9

Reader Guidall continues his long association with Craig Johnson’s Longmire series. In a slight departure for the series, this short audiobook is a nice combination of mystery and ghost story. Highway patrol person Rosey Wayman fears she is losing her sanity. In a remote section of her mountainous jurisdiction, she’s receiving calls over her radio that an officer needs assistance. The calls are in the voice of long-dead Arapaho patrolman, Bobby Womack. Concern for her condition leads her supervisor to call in Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear to help uncover who, or what, is behind the mysterious calls. Their investigation will take them back in time to examine Womak’s fiery death, a missing treasure of silver coins, and maybe a glimpse into the great beyond. Guidall knows these characters inside and out. His raspy, laconic narration fits perfectly with the author’s down-home storytelling. A Viking hardcover. (May)