Yes, because the reader is perfectly expressive, and because I spend more time in the car than I do at home.
In the tradition of the greats who use the presence of murder to explore the depths of human nature: Dorothy Sayers, Jane Langdon come to mind.
I intend to read all her books.
After a head injury a few years ago, I thought I would have to give up my love of books. But audible has brought books back to me! This is how I try to rate (although I feel bad giving bad ratings) (1 - didn't make it through first chapter) (2 - didn't finish the book) (3 - finished the book, but it was a chore to finish it) (4 - I enjoyed the book) (5 - I want to listen to the book again!!)
This might be the first audible book that I listen to twice. The mystery was excellent. The end kept me on the elliptical for an extra 20 minutes! I just had to find out who did it. I want to listen again and see if I can pick up on more of the clues that were left along the way. I also liked that there was no gore and very little language. I'm very excited to read the rest of the series!!!
Having listened to a few of her books from other sources, I couldn't do without more. Ralph Cosham is absolutely wonderful with all voices, but especially with the Chief Inspector's. The plots are exciting, the characters engaging, and I've lost many an hour of sleep to finish one of her books!
A Beautiful Murder-same author-she is fantastic!
yes, I have listened to three other performances, all Louise Penny mysteries, his reading is perfect!
Laughed out loud at times, grew angry at characters at times, felt connection with main characters all the time.
I have been reading mysteries and listening to audio book mysteries for over 30 years. I am a former prosecutor in Miami, Florida.I love these Louise Penny audio books! can't wait for more. Please continue with them.
Louise Penny's writing is beautiful. Her observations about life were revealing and throughtful.
The gentleness of the ending
His narration was unobtrusiveness. He didn't take away from the beauty of the words.
It made me smile a great deal of the time as Penny skewered so many of the pretensions we find in modern day ife.
Very close to the top.
Small villages hide big secrets.
Louise Penny has a new book out called the "The Beautiful Mystery" that, after reading reviews of, I want to read but decided to begin at the beginning with her Inspector Gamache series. So glad I did! Haven't enjoyed a mystery this much in ages! Looking forward listening to the second book in the series "A Fatal Grace".
I would (and have) recommend this book to mystery and nonmystery readers alike.
Loved the local flavor and gorgeous narration.
It didn't make me laugh or cry but made me stay up WAY TOO LATE! Listened to it in almost one evening because I was drawn in so far.
I bought this book on a whim, but it was a delightful surprise. Some way into this book, it dawned on me that it was just wonderful. The characters are unique, quirky, deep, and completely human. Inspector Gamache reminds me a bit of Adam Dalgleish in that he is intelligent, thoughtful, insightful, and wise, but is so much more approachable and engaging. I fell in love with the lively characters, peaceful setting, and well-plotted story. I am putting the next in my cart right now.
I'd been hearing about Louise Penny's Gamache series for a while, so I finally took the plunge with listening to the first one as an audiobook. I really loved Ralph Cosham's narration. So much so that I don't think I can read the print books now without hearing his voice. The mystery itself was very good. I will happily revisit Three Pines again every chance I get.
Penny's choice of words and clear imagery makes her stories a joy to hear. All of her characters have such fulness of being.
Chief Inspector Gamache- a genuine gentleman and sympathetic character
Thank you, Louise Penny, for books that challenge the brain, make us laugh and give us characters with whom we want to sit and share coffee or a licorice pipe.