Pace and narrative development were excellent. I have listened to all the available Inspector Gamache novels out of order and they are constructed in a way that you can pick up the story from any point but n the interests of character development I would read the books in order.
Great performance. Part of the reason I keep going back to these recordings.
I fell in love with Inspector Gamache in book one & I have not been dissapointed with any of the books in the series including this one. It takes a different slant - but you'll stay engaged through the end.
If life were easy, I would't learn anything.
A seemingly simple murder story blossoms into a multi-layered confection providing a look at greed, fear, and courage in the small village of Three Pines. The lead investigator and his team
become the quietly powerful force that solves the case inspite of those incapable of telling the truth. There are unexpected humorous interactions, interesting characters, nods to art, history, poetry and a reverence for native tribes.
More variety in the vocal performace would have helped to keep all the characters straight--females sounded similar and there was not enough variety in male vocalization. The chapters are long and stuffed with details that make visualization easy. Though there is no arguing with the evidence as the killer is finally brought to justice, a certain sadness lingers as village harmony is shattered.
A second read for "The Brutal Telling" will be so sweet!
I picked this one up from the bargain bin, so im out of order in the series. Delightful setting and well drawn cast of characters in a solid mystery. I was hooked from page one on the story, but the town and its residents are captivating companions for several hours of entertainment. I laughed aloud more than once and was pleasantly surprised at how the threads were sewn together.
I can't wait to start this series at the beginning and meet these people for the "first" time.
I have not read the print version, but I know that the voice of the narrator adds a lot to my enjoyment of this book!
In this particular book, I was impressed by the development of the assistant inspector Beauvoir as he spent time in Three Pines...
His ability to vary his tone and voice so that each character is distinct.
everyone of these stories about Three Pines and Chief Inspector Gamache is FANTASTIC!
yes, the rich detail and plot twists
all other inspector gamache books
a very polished voice
it all does
The intelligence of the entire Inspector Gamache series of Three Pines Mysteries is remarkable. I've fallen in love with this "Brigadoon" of a village and it's quirky inhabitants. What will happen between Clara and Peter? Learning more about the personal lives of the main characters with each revealing book. Only two books left in the series — I hope more are on the way!
Complex. Intriguing. Educational.
The very beginning of the book.
He can pronounce French Canadian words that I would never be able to.
I have fallen in love with this series and the characters of 3 Pines. Can hardly wait to start the next as soon as I finish one. Sometimes even decide to listen over and over to these stories.
BUT what is going on with my beloved characters????? Why oh why are we led to love a character and then get a story that makes them all but unlikeable? Almost makes me not want to continue with the series for fear that other characters will suffer the same fate! And I do NOT want these people of 3 Pines to become a village of nasty, dispicable people. Please bring on some nasty new characters and leave these beloved villagers with character and decency. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!
One continuing wonderful item of note is the narrator. Only Ralph Cosham will do for this series. Truly enjoy his narrations.