The Cruelest Month is wonderfully spooky, but I think my favorite part is the way the Sûreté du Québec's cruel manipulations of Gamache unfold. I'm listening to the whole series a second time (third for some of the books) IN ORDER. It is a brilliant series, and for me has gotten better with each successive book. Ralph Cosham’s narration is enhances the books tremendously. I love the way Louise Penny writes complex parallel and intersecting plot lines. Although the author states that the books are meant to be stand-alone, I disagree. I read Bury Your Dead (book 6) before The Brutal Telling (book 5), and found that Bury Your Dead had given away the ending of The Brutal Telling! My favorite character is the complex, surly, needy Beauvoir.
Words form the heart, sound forms the soul, intrigue forms the mind.
Louise Penny is one of the best mystery writers out there. This book delves deeply into the psyche of her characters while keeping us guessing as to the outcome. I would read anything by Ms. Penny, and Ralph Cosham makes the listening great.
The suspense was extraordinary!
The gathering of all the suspects in the haunted Bradley house. Very tense.
No one else could narrate these books and bring this Inspector to life as well as Mr. Cosham. He is perfect for the readings.
Yes, of course, although I hardly have time to sit so long. But I take my Kindle with me everywhere and listen whenever I have a moment.
I love Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. We should be so lucky to have Policemen like him and his team. Gentle, intelligent, fair, respectful of others, yet strong. He understands human nature. There is no wavering in his knowledge of right and wrong, no second thoughts. He always finds the killer. But I can never figure out who it is on my own.
A librarian who loves to read, whether in print or in the air
This series just keeps getting stronger with each entry.
Penny is a wonderful writer. She has created characters of great depth, a Canadian village that I enjoy visiting each time, and a solid whodunit.
I'm looking forward to the next Inspector Armand Gamache novel.
My only complaint is that I wish the narrator, Ralph Cosham, would use a little bit more space, or pauses in his narration when switching from scene to scene.
This is a quiet comfortable listen that still provides some mystery for the time.
The book reminds me of Agatha Christie work. Intricate plot, but low social tension.
Robin sachs is a great narrator.
the interweaving of seperate plots into a cohesive who;le
Inspector Gimache because of his humanity, intelligence and compassion
a soft voice full of nuance
no wanted to savor it
louise penny creates a vivid world out of an unnoticed spot
Great performance, as always very good story. Have enjoyed all of Louise Penny's books.
The plot keeps you guessing. Very interesting characters. Great description of the town and the people who live there.
Louise Penny is a gifted writer and has the advantage in her audio books to have R. Cosham do the narrating. He brings her village of Three Pines to life and gives great depth to the much beloved characters. Please give this book a try. Do read Penny in order tho, it helps a lot.
Yes, and in fact have. Enjoyed the plot line and the telling.
Yes, after ordering the first ordered another but haven't listened to it yet. Sorry. My listening time is primarily in the car and not much driving lately.
No, as primarily listen in the car and not all trips are long enough to hear the entire book.
This series continues to satisfy with engaging stories, a wonderful local, and characters that you wish you actually knew in person.