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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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    Miramira Florida 01-15-15
    Miramira Florida 01-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I Love This"

    I could listen to Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache books all day. They make good stories for long driving trips. Love!

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    Dr. Barbara W. Turner 01-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "once again Louise Penny has shared her depth"

    I loved the book a,d as always one of my favorite narrators. thank you both. renrutphd

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    Team Whitesoc 01-06-15
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    "Beat book ever"

    Louise Penny has found a wonderful place filled with intriguing people. I'll read all of her books before long. I could listen to the narrator forever.

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    Carol 10-05-14
    Carol 10-05-14
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    "Intense, and be ready to pause at end of the book."
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    I have been listening to this series in order. This one is the most intense so far for me, but not so much that it turned me away. The intensity helped solidify the characters in my mind, and I love them even so much more now. My only complaint is the JARRING switch from the very poignant final moments of the book to the interview with Louise Penny. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the interview as well as the book, but it was too much to jump from an emotional scene to a happy chatty interview. I rushed to hit the pause button so I could stay in the book, mulling it over and digesting it as I always do at the end of good books. The next day I went back and happily listened to the interview. This jarring bit could easily be avoided with a simple narrated statement after an appropriate pause saying stay tuned for the interview.

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    D. Peck Manassas, VA 07-15-14
    D. Peck Manassas, VA 07-15-14 Member Since 2009
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    "She hit the mark with this one."
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    I was a little disappointed with the last one, but this makes up for it. Great book! Great narration!

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    Sarah Sierra Vista, AZ, United States 03-11-14
    Sarah Sierra Vista, AZ, United States 03-11-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book, but narration is confusing."
    What did you like best about Bury Your Dead? What did you like least?

    I love learning bits of historical facts through fictional characters and stories. This was a fast-paced mystery that kept me guessing and turning the pages for more.


    What didn’t you like about Ralph Cosham’s performance?

    I think the narrator needed to differ his performance more. There are many flashbacks and swift changes between character perspectives. This can be hard to follow when the narrator does not stop in between character changes or changes in scenery. I have not seen the printed version but I would hope there is a space between paragraphs when there is a shift in the story. That was sorely needed in this performance. Other than that, I thought the performance and story were wonderful.


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    Velma 03-01-14
    Velma 03-01-14
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    Would you listen to Bury Your Dead again? Why?

    Not right away. I am to busy going to the next book she wrote


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters seem so real. I love all of them . They are interrelated but uniquely different. I love all of them.


    What does Ralph Cosham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Their is no
    Ganache without Ralph


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. But I like to savor, sauté and marinate. I look forward to getting in my car , driving and listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish she could do two books per year.

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    Mickey Lincoln, NE, United States 01-28-14
    Mickey Lincoln, NE, United States 01-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Three stories in one book"

    The fascinating twists of the three stories was exhilarating; the pain of the characters in each storyline reached out to the listener and pulled me in. I love this series and I'd encourage everyone to start at the beginning. To get the full impact of these stories, it would be important for listeners to at least read The Brutal Telling first.

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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 01-24-14
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2015

    I love books!

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    "Penny's best in the series so far"

    In this 6th book in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny set in the province of Quebec, Candad, the author is really hitting her stride as a writer. I'll be really intereested to read the next books to see where she goes. In "Bury Your Dead", Penny actually weaves three different crimes into the story doing a good job with each. She starts by continuing a thread from the previous book, "The Brutal Telling", throws in a terrorist attack, and the murder of a person who had dedicated his life to finding a body buried 200 years ago. There is an audio interview with the author at the end of the book and she states that her books aren't really crime novels, rather the crimes are the vehicle that allow her to look at love, family, relationshiops, individuals, betrayal, small town life versus the big city, the angophile versus francophile (Briish vs French) question that has long been a prevalent part of Quebec life. I'm learning more about Canadian history than I ever wanted to but it is interesting. The author further states in the interview that the fictitious village of Three Pines and the characters she's created almost seem real to her, especially when she's actually writing. I agree with her as a reader. Great series and I'm on to book #7.

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    Susan Bartonville, TX 11-19-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 11-19-13 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Not all can stay buried..."

    I highly suggest reading this series in order, "to know the characters is to love them". In this addition to the series there are three different stories going on simultaneously.

    While on leave in Quebec Chief Inspector Gamache, a highly renowned investigator with the Canadian police, is pulled in as a consultant to help solve a murder that can only be solved by uncovering lost historical information. The second of the three stories is uncovered throughout as Gamache and Jean Guy Beauvoir, his second in command, re-account parts of a recent tragedy, that left them both injured and pretty shaken up. The last and my favorite, takes place, of corse, in "Three Pines", a wonderful sleepy little town where on Sundays you can wear your pajamas to the local bistro, which is just one of the many eclectic quirks that make it so special. Chief Gamache unofficially sends Inspector Beauvoir, to "Three Pines" hopeing that this distraction will keep him from obsessing about the tragedy, by reopening, "unofficially", a past investigation that resulted in a conviction of a long time resident, that still just doesn't sit right with the Chief.

    Another hit by LP. I found that in this addition to the series, there was less cutting humor or philosophical quips, but more raw vulnerability shown by the characters. A great story that provided a deeper look into the mind and heart of our illustrious Chief Gamache.

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