Highly recommend. The story is well-written; from all that I can tell it is very authentic. It is a top-notch story that also gives an inside view of contemporary Indian life. The reader was beyond great. The characters are great - I have read the three Vish Puri books and can't wait for the next.
The denouement when All Is Revealed.
His acting brought the book to life. The accents were authentic, distinguishable, and consistent. He is one of the best readers I've ever had the pleasure to listen to and was exactly right for this book.
Great writing, great characters, great setting, great acting.
I have read several of the Inspector Gamache stories and enjoyed them all. This was very intense and revived my interest in the series.It was tightly plotted and there were surprises along the way. It had the feeling of tying up loose ends, but still left hope that Louise Penny would continue the series, perhaps in a new direction. I don't think I would listen to it again, but I might borrow it from the library and read it.
I think Mr. Cosham has a good voice for the main character, Inspector Gamache. However, there were other things that interfered with my enjoyment of the story. He often sounds like he has a mouth full of mashed potatoes. Because he reads "cold", (doesn't pre-read the material), he makes virtually no vocal distinction between characters. He also barely pauses from one section to the next, so it often took me a second to realize that the action had jumped from Three Pines to Montreal, or whatever. His pronunciation of French is pretty standard for an English person, but it really bothered me when he pronounced the name of famous hockey player Rocket Richard in the English way, rather than the French "RishARD". By the end of the book his reading was beginning to interfere with my enjoyment of the story. He seems to regard this cold reading as a benefit, because he is discovering the story along with the listener. I think a better prepared performance would have been more enjoyable.
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