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Bury Your Dead Audiobook

Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

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Publisher's Summary

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society - where an obsessive historian’s quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. “It doesn't make sense,” Olivier’s partner writes every day. “He didn't do it, you know.” As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.

Crack another case with Chief Inspector Gamache.

©2010 Three Pines Creations, Inc. (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Few writers in any genre can match Penny's ability to combine heartbreak and hope in the same scene. Increasingly ambitious in her plotting, she continues to create characters readers would want to meet in real life." (Publishers Weekly)

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    "Great characters & mystery"
    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I love the Ralph Cosham, the narrator, over all, but when he did the voice of an alleged country bumpkin from Quebec... no. He sounded like he was from -- I don't know -- Texas or something. That drove me a bit nuts... but it was only a small part.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As usual, Louise Penny had me hooked from the start. I love getting to know the recurring characters more and more, and particularly enjoyed Beauvoir on his own in Three Pines. Also loved how Gamache was lured back to working.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't quite catch an important part at the end... which I will not mention here... but perhaps it would be different if I was reading instead of listening. I need to go back and re-listen to that part because I still don't quite understand how the Morin story resolved...

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    Amazon Customer Raleigh, NC 02-12-16
    Amazon Customer Raleigh, NC 02-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A New Favorite Mystery Series"

    For years I have focused my reading on non-fiction, especially history. This series has brought me back to reading mysteries, again. These stories are multi layered with colorful and complex characters. Ms. Penny's writing is lush, filled with insight and humor. The narration by Ralph Cosham adds another dimension to the experience of enjoying these novels.

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    Maureen Nichols Tucson, AZ United States 02-12-16
    Maureen Nichols Tucson, AZ United States 02-12-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Too much going on!"

    I love Louise Penny's books but this one has 3 major plot lines. She manages them really well, but I got virtual whiplash making the transition from one to the other throughout the book. Penny writes beautifully, but this one wasn't my favorite.

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    LWS St. Louis MO 11-14-15
    LWS St. Louis MO 11-14-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Another great Gamache tale!"

    I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the books in this series. A well-written book narrated with spot on character definition.

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    JoAnn Ross 10-28-15
    JoAnn Ross 10-28-15

    I can't stop reading!

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    "Best Gamache yet!"

    To me the main story was not the "current" murder, but the tragedy involving Moran. This was much more interesting than story lines of prior books. Having two other story lines intertwined made this a really good book.

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    jacqueline sayles 10-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Louise Penny does it again"

    A superb narrative that keeps you begging for more! Three stories intertwine in perfect unison incorporating characters so beautifully described that they are now a part of my life. Louise Penny has an uncanny gift of using real life and facts into her stories to create a totally believable and fascinating piece of fiction.

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    Sandra 09-07-15
    Sandra 09-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I think that this book was amazing, I loved it."
    What did you love best about Bury Your Dead?

    The story was so compelling, I couldn't stop listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was hard to follow at times, jumping back and forth but it was so revealing about the characters.


    Have you listened to any of Ralph Cosham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The description of the video was very moving and you know who made it and why.


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    Susan 06-29-15
    Susan 06-29-15
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    "The inspector in Quebec City"
    What did you love best about Bury Your Dead?

    I love the reader, the descriptions of the city, you can feel the winter and cold. It was interesting to see the inspector in a tough emotional place


    What other book might you compare Bury Your Dead to and why?

    any Louise Penny


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    Great voice, great timing


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt like I was there.


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    Sallee F. Peterson 05-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Great Read"

    This is a great series. I love the way the Gamache character is evolving with his own struggles as this story unfolds.

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    Susan G. 05-18-15
    Susan G. 05-18-15

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    "So very good. Best audio series I've listened to."

    Another great addition to the Inspector Gamache series. I've read them all, but the audiobooks are so well done I'm listening to them each as well. The narrator is excellent and the sound quality is wonderful as well. Even if you've read the books I recommend listening to the audiobooks!!! Make sure you read/listen to the series in order though!

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