We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Bury Your Dead Audiobook

Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Regular Price:$31.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (1987 )
5 star
 (1397)
4 star
 (435)
3 star
 (120)
2 star
 (21)
1 star
 (14)
Overall
4.6 (1555 )
5 star
 (1132)
4 star
 (311)
3 star
 (97)
2 star
 (10)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.8 (1560 )
5 star
 (1298)
4 star
 (192)
3 star
 (52)
2 star
 (13)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Barbara Hollywood, FL, United States 01-20-15
    Barbara Hollywood, FL, United States 01-20-15 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    40
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love this series!"

    I had tears of joy at the end of this book!! Thank you Louise Penny for these marvelous characters. I want to live in 3 Pines!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    K. Riker 01-19-15
    K. Riker 01-19-15

    Lover of books and music

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A thoughtful, beautifully written book."

    I loved the characters and the setting. It's more than a book about murder, it's about love and loss and transition and acceptance. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Miramira Florida 01-15-15
    Miramira Florida 01-15-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I Love This"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dr. Barbara W. Turner 01-12-15 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    38
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    163
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Team Whitesoc 01-06-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carol 10-05-14
    Carol 10-05-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    36
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Intense, and be ready to pause at end of the book."
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    D. Peck Manassas, VA 07-15-14
    D. Peck Manassas, VA 07-15-14 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    56
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "She hit the mark with this one."
    Any additional comments?

    I was a little disappointed with the last one, but this makes up for it. Great book! Great narration!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sarah Sierra Vista, AZ, United States 03-11-14
    Sarah Sierra Vista, AZ, United States 03-11-14 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Velma 03-01-14
    Velma 03-01-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I Love Her"
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mickey Lincoln, NE, United States 01-28-14
    Mickey Lincoln, NE, United States 01-28-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.