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How the Light Gets In Audiobook

How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

"There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in." (Leonard Cohen)

Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it’s a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn’t spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him.

When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.

As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna’s friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines? And at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear?

©2013 Three Pines Creations, Inc. (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    jacqueline sayles 09-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Phew! ...Gamache does it again!"
    Would you listen to How the Light Gets In again? Why?

    What an incredibly good series of books from Louise Penny - and this one does not disappoint!The characters of Three Pines are now my friends and family and I feel my life is more complete with all of them in it! They are all so REAL and each a treasure in themselves.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This story kept me guessing to the last and anxious for a good conclusion - and I enjoyed that huge sigh of joy at its completion. Surely it can't only be me that longs to pack up my bags and go to live in this gorgeous village of such fun folk!


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

    Ralph Cosham is a brilliant narrator and has definately captured the essence of who Gamanche is, and how he thinks and reacts.


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    Barbara Browning Arcata, CA, US 09-26-15
    Barbara Browning Arcata, CA, US 09-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "My favorite so far"

    I loved this book. If this was the last of the Gamache books, I would have been satisfied. It had adventure, intrigue, love, suspense, evil, beauty and redemption.

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    Rebecca 09-21-15
    Rebecca 09-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this series"

    I love this series - the characters and the scene setting. I feel as though Three Pines is a home away from home. I've listened to the last 3 in quick succession as I just couldn't leave it as it was. Please keep them coming!

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    Jennifer G 09-05-15
    Jennifer G 09-05-15

    "things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least."

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    "bittersweet"

    if you've been reading this series in order then you are in for a tying up of sorts... and the beginning of a new story line. excellent as usual. I was very saddened to hear that the narrator, Ralph Cosham passed away in September 2014. he became Gamache when he read the books and other than his eye color would have been a good onscreen Gamache. RIP

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    Prescille 08-23-15
    Prescille 08-23-15
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    "The best yet"

    AND that is saying a lot. Truly captivating. Could not stop. What can possibly be next?

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    Ruby Tru 08-04-15
    Ruby Tru 08-04-15
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    "Edge of my seat"

    Louise Penny does not disappoint. I did not want to put this book down. I am in love with these characters and their stories.

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    Alan 07-31-15
    Alan 07-31-15
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    "Another fascinating story"

    The characters develop as issues old and new come to a head . Nice way to sum it all up.

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    Mel 07-17-15
    Mel 07-17-15
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    Armand and Jean-Guy and so many other characters you care about as their stories unfold through the series. Special mention for Rosa and Henri - beloved companions of Ruth and Armand. Ralph Cosham is an excellent narrator. Thank you Louise Penney for the Three Pines Mystery series.

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    Tim Little Rock, AR, United States 07-06-15
    Tim Little Rock, AR, United States 07-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "story is OK, performance is hard to listen to"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Sure. It reminds me of that old BBC series


    Would you be willing to try another book from Louise Penny? Why or why not?

    I've read good reviews about this series.


    How could the performance have been better?

    These "old inspector" stories always seem to have an old sounding reader. This one is written in 3rd person, so it could conceivably be read by anyone. Cosham sounds like he's had a stroke, and he is learning to speak again.


    Was How the Light Gets In worth the listening time?

    Not for me.


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    Dolly Jane Prenzel Nashville, TN United States 06-01-15
    Dolly Jane Prenzel Nashville, TN United States 06-01-15 Member Since 2014

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    "I am addicted"

    At first, I thought, Not the Conspiracy Again, but I listened to it anyway. Almost impossible, highly improbable story, but I still enjoyed it. Now I am wondering about the duck and on to the next book. The problem is that I like the characters so much. I can't give up the series.

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