This was my first book love this series. the reader did an excellent job portraying the author's intentions. I felt drawn in from the beginning, and through the very exciting storyline. It keep shoe trying to figure out what was really behind multiple events.
I've listened to Cosham for all the Gamache books. He is superb and nails each and every character. It is easy to know which character is speaking. I love the calm, modulated, wise Gamache. Cosham is Gamache!
I started reading the series two years ago and have read all books in order. I've enjoyed them all except "The Long Way Home". This story's murder mystery was just an excuse to get into Three Pines. The main plot line, the corruption in the Sûreté du Québec, although suspenseful, was plodding and at times redundant. However, the most grievous part of the novel is that Jean Guy's situation was relegated to such a simple, almost one line wrap up. Ridiculous! His story could have been a whole book itself. I fear that Ms. Penny is running out of ideas.
As much as I love Three Pines, the people, and the way of life, it is now inconceivable that one little village can incur so many murders. There has to be a way to bring in the village, but not as a murder site at this point.
But I will read the next book in the series.
I wanted, yet in another I did not want to let go! Thankfully, I have the next one.
I absolutely loved this book.
This is the best yet. I've loved all the books in the series but this is by far the best because it's tied up so many loose ends from the previous stories. Armand Gamache is wonderful and I'm so happy Jean-Guy is back in the fold. Love love love.
While none of the characters in these books is without faults -- even Gamache -- it's wonderful to travel on each of their paths (some shorter, some longer) toward becoming more fully human (... or dog or duck). Moreover, no matter how hard it may be to see ahead through the usually warm fog of her language and his voice to see where the plot will take us, we can trust Penny and Gosham to lead us safely through the dark and scary forests and along the edges of each sheer and dangerous precipice until they finally bring us to a beautiful and satisfying place to rest -- under three tall white pines -- until the next adventure begins.
The story and narration was great, but disappointed with the quality of the digital recrding - it skips. I paid good money for the quality I received.