The combination of author and narrator is a marriage made in the heaven designed with audio book aficionados in mind. I loved every second of the tale and was, as always, sad it had to end. It turned my otherwise tedious commute into my favorite part of the day!
I am a fan of this series, both the author and the reader, as it is-- but this mystery was particularly compelling. Great read.
Only negative was a silly code that is well known to be a type of code that is the easiest kind to crack, that stumped the team for days.
But I can overlook that!
I love this series of books. This one, however, was lacking. Lots of things didn't seem to make sense or add up.
Ms. Penny is becoming my favorite writer. Her intelligence and her insight into the best, the worst, the most ordinary and the most redeeming qualities of human nature are compelling and profound. With each of her novels, her recurring characters become - even with some surprising revelations - more familiar and more welcome company. If the opportunity presented itself, I'd happily move to Three Pines, even knowing that from time to time murder would likely pay a call.
I really like to read, and when I discovered I could get things done while listening to my favorite books, it was a light bulb moment.
I love Inspector Gamache. Louise Penny never disappoints and I love the voice of Ralph Caution. I'm looking forward to the rest in the series.
Loved another of Louise Penny's Three Pines books. Ralph Cosham brings her story to life. I want to go to Three Pines and stay at the B&B!
Actually not Deborah, but Donald. My wife opened the Amazon account and suddenly my Audible account became hers. I'm a basic 63 year old type guy who runs a lot and listnes to books as I run. It was a dark and stormy night ... but I still did 5 miles.
These Inspector Gamache mysteries always carry me. This inspector who observes everything and who is part philosopher, part psychologist, part theologian always carries me with him. The other characters seem very real, I care about them, like them, don't like them ...
It's almost like canoeing on a slow river. As I travel along I enjoy the trip, wonder what is around the next bend, but enjoy the pace. I both wonder why I like these books so much, and cannot wait to hear the next one.
This book ... is all of that. There is little I will say of this book for fear of telling too much except here is that ride again. An excellent plot, themes that cause me to think, and a story that compels.
I'd suggest starting with book one of this series.
I enjoy this series, for the quirkiness of the characters, and the introspection of the main Inspector. I like the overall themes of tolerance. they area fun read/listen. I enjoyed the discovery of the Hermit and his treasures, the introduction of the native people of the Charlotte islands. I will be looking into that more. Enjoyable books, fun listens. It had a little twist that I didn't expect at all.
(am I the only one who despises Peter? what a terrible terrible person. I have zero empathy and really hope he suffers some kind of accident and dies, in a later book. Not giving anything away here, just venting.)