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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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    SuzyR 04-21-15
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    "Amazing!"

    So much better than book 8!
    Kept me guessing right until the end. Great twist

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    Janet 03-29-15
    Janet 03-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    Where does How the Light Gets In rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love all the Gamache Novels but this was my favorite.
    Listened twice it was so good.
    I want to meet Ruth, Myrna, Clara, and the rest of Three Pines!


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    JC225 03-17-15
    JC225 03-17-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book and narrator!"

    This is by far one of the best in the Inspector Gamache series. I was on the edge of my seat throughout. I highly recommend this book and the entire series.

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    Karen White Plains, NY, United States 03-16-15
    Karen White Plains, NY, United States 03-16-15
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    "Another great one!"

    The legendary inspector and the cast of characters from storied Three Pines once again do not disappoint. Bravo, Ms. Penney. Keep them coming & coming. . .

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    Emykal McCormick SC USA 03-02-15
    Emykal McCormick SC USA 03-02-15 Member Since 2012
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    "The Best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How the Light Gets In to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version


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

    Yes! Knowing things were coming to a finale kept me listening! This was the best of the Gamache series because of the finality. Loved it


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer


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    Mikel 02-28-15
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    "Still loving the series"

    Love the series but this one was harder to just enjoy because JeanGuy in such emotional pain the whole time. Really wanted more of his storyline/love with Annie.

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    Sandra J. Williamson Colorado, retired 02-24-15
    Sandra J. Williamson Colorado, retired 02-24-15 Member Since 2013

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    "A very thoughtful well written and exciting read!"

    Just wonderful!!! I have read it three times! On audible! Narration superb! I was interested to find out that Ralph read it without ever seeing it ahead of time!

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    K. Riker 02-15-15
    K. Riker 02-15-15

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    "Love, love, love this series!"

    Beautifully written, fascinating characters. Makes me want to move to Three Pines. Love the narrator.

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    Samuel 02-13-15
    Samuel 02-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ruth and her duck"

    a lovely, gripping story with my favorite characters. I cried at unexpected places. scenes week stay with me for a long time.

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    Lynn Maineville, Ohio, United States 02-08-15
    Lynn Maineville, Ohio, United States 02-08-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Couldn't stop listening; the story grabs you right"
    Would you listen to How the Light Gets In again? Why?

    I would listen to any of the Three Pines books again - as a matter of fact, I am going to go back to the first one, Still Life, and re-listen to it just to enjoy all over again, being introduced to the characters. It is a great series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is the relationship and heartbreak between Gamache and Jean Guy. Written so well, complex and painful to listen to. But you can't stop listening!


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

    I've only heard him in this series, but I do plan to find other books he has narrated. He does a tremendous job.


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

    There is a lot of humor in all the Three Pines books, subtle and funny. The sad parts are so human and so stabbing to the heart that I did well up a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    In the first book of the series, Still Life, I had a hard time wrapping my mind around the quirkiness of the characters, but really came to enjoy them all - warts and all. For this reason I am planning to re-listen to Still Life....I think I will really enjoy the visit.

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