Gabriel Du Pre
Books in series13
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 290 ratings)
  • 1

    Coyote Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the desolate hills of the Fascelli family ranch, a skeleton has been discovered. The sheriff needs Du Pre's long experience in Montana to identify the bones. What Du Pre finds leads him on a search through the history of a troubled family, a search that brings him closer to a secret from his own past. Along the way, Du Pre meets a range of interesting folk, some to his liking, some decidedly not.

    Dennis says: "One of my new found favorites"
    One of my new found favorites

    The dialog in these stories is as good as it gets. There is humor that has you laughing out loud, there is touching fondness that pulls at your heart..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 02 2012 by Dennis (Mazama, WA, United States)
  • 2

    Specimen Song: A Gabriel Du Pre Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
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    (31)
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    A lost and frightened horse plods down the National Mall, startling the crowd. When Gabriel Du Pré spots the confused animal, the connection is immediate, for neither of these creatures belongs in the sweltering heat of a DC summer. Du Pré, a Métis Indian from the wilds of Montana, calms the horse and leads it to the nearest policeman. Du Pré is in Washington to play his people’s music for a Smithsonian festival, but after leading the horse to safety, he encounters a murder instead.

    Patroo says: "The difference between reading & performing"
    The difference between reading & performing

    The Gabriel Du Pre' mystery series by Peter Bowen are my favorite books. They are written with a lot of dialect, and have a lot of mystique in them. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 19 2013 by Patroo (the High Desert)
  • 3

    Wolf, No Wolf: A Montana Mystery featuring Gabriel Du Pré, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    Du Pre remembers when you could send animal skins to Sears Roebuck and get merchandise in return. Now the wolves are gone from the mountains, and outsiders want them back. The trouble is, a tussle over wildlife is getting people killed.First, two activists die by a sniper's rifle. Then four more lives are snuffed out as a brutal winter storm barrels down on a carnival of Feds, reporters, and protestors. Du Pre knows one of his own people must be behind the bloodletting, and that in this rugged land, you don't quit hunting until you're dead.

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  • 4

    Notches: A Montana Mystery featuring Gabriel Du Pré, Book Four

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The gruesome corpse of a young woman is found beside a long Montana highway called the Hi-Line. Her jaw and teeth are missing, and she is impossible to identify. Full of anger and without a clue, Du Pre begins to hunt the countryside for her murderer. As more dismembered corpses - all young women - are discovered, the small ranching community goes into shock.

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  • 5

    Thunder Horse: A Montana Mystery Featuring Gabriel Du Pre

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (35)
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    Toussaint, Montana isn't easily rattled, but an earthquake uncovers an ancient burial ground and the well-preserved bones of a primitive people. When an archeologist is found with a bullet in his back and a dinosaur tooth in his pocket, sometime sleuth Gabriel Du Pre steps in with the wisdom and vision of his Metis ancestors to uncover the answers.

    Dennis says: "Excellent on every front."
    Excellent on every front.

    This is a great story, it is written extreamly well, it is narrated in an outstanding manner and the dialog is so entertaining that there are no momen..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 29 2012 by Dennis (Mazama, WA, United States)
  • 6

    Long Son: A Montana Mystery featuring Gabriel Du Pré, Book Six

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    For four generations, the Messmers have raised cattle in the rough country of eastern Montana. When the current owners die in a motor home accident, they leave the ranch to their son - an ominous development for everyone in the area, both human and bovine. Larry Messmer left Toussaint in the 1980s, when he got in trouble for bludgeoning a horse to death, and Gabriel Du Pré hoped he would never come back. Larry announces his return by having his ranch hands kill every weak cow on the property.

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  • 7

    The Stick Game: Gabriel Du Pré, Book Seven

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Something is rotten in the Fort Belknap Reservation. Life has always been tough on this barren stretch just south of the Canadian border, but now the children are dying. While playing his fiddle in a reservation bar, part-time deputy Gabriel Du Pré meets an accordionist who suspects that the children’s health defects and low test scores are connected to the nearby Persephone mine.

    Patroo says: "This story is even more relevant now"
    This story is even more relevant now

    Jim Meskimen is steadily improving his narration skills as he works through the series. He is still not as versatile in character voicing as Christop..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 12 2013 by Patroo (the High Desert)
  • 8

    Cruzatte and Maria

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (23)
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    Montana native Gabriel Du Pre has been hired as a consultant by a group of filmmakers shooting a documentary on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Du Pre is a descendent of a Metis fiddler and voyageur named Cruzatte who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their journey. And Du Pre's daughter, Maria, has been cast in the role of Sacajawea. But trouble is afoot. First a fire damages the film props, and then two bodies are fished out of the river. Someone doesn't want them there.

    Kevin says: "Great Listen"
    Great Listen

    I love these books, and am sorry that this is the last one in audio format. Mr. Lane does a great job reading this Gabriel Du Pre mystery. Alas, the..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 29 2011 by Kevin (Kilgore, Texas, United States)
  • 9

    Ash Child: A Montana Mystery featuring Gabriel Du Pré, Book Nine

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Crystal meth, brushfires, and a murderer on the loose threaten Du Pré’s tranquil Montana town. Drought has come to Toussaint, Montana, and appendicitis has stricken the Mtis Indian tracker and investigator Gabriel Du Pré. His appendix is bad enough, but what really hurts is being trapped in the hospital when he learns that Maddy Collins has been killed. As far as Du Pré knows, no one in town had cause to dislike the harmless old coot, much less bash her head in with a cast-iron hatchet. When the doctors release him, he goes looking for answers.

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  • 10

    Badlands

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    (32)
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    The cult members keep to themselves, but the suspicious circumstances under which they arrived have Gabriel Du Pre questioning their motives and seeking answers. He soon learns from a friend in the FBI that seven of the cult's recently defected members were killed, each shot to death, but no arrests have been made. Then another shooting occurs at the perimeter of the ranch, and Du Pre finds himself blindly searching for a killer, an explanation for the murders, and the identity of the cult's elusive leader.

    Patroo says: "One of my longtime favorites"
    One of my longtime favorites

    Well read and well written, this is a book I have listened to multiple times. As a fan of this series I am familiar with the speech patterns of DuPre..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 04 2008 by Patroo (the High Desert)
  • 11

    The Tumbler: A Montana Mystery Featuring Gabriel Du Pré, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (10)
    Story
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    Gabriel Du Pré, the old Montana fiddler at the center of Peter Bowen's atmospheric, engrossing series set in the dirty, dusty Montana that's rarely featured in travel brochures, has a knack for finding trouble. Or rather, trouble has a knack for finding him. There's a rumor going around that Du Pré and his old sorceror friend Benetsee have come across a parcel containing the lost journals of Lewis and Clark, and outsiders, drawn by the spirit of the legendary explorers, are beginning to invade Toussaint.

    L. McLeod-Evans says: "hated this reading"
    hated this reading
    Reviewed on February 07 2014 by L. McLeod-Evans (Los Angeles)
  • 12

    Stewball: A Montana Mystery featuring Gabriel Du Pré, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Gabriel Du Pré’s aunt Pauline has burned through more than her share of husbands, so it’s no surprise when she shows up in Toussaint complaining that the latest one, Badger, has run off. Du Pré, the fiddler and sometimes deputy, agrees to go looking for her man and finds him shot, execution-style, in the wilds of the Montana countryside. A chat with his contacts at the FBI reveals that Badger, a small-time drug smuggler, had been working for them since his last arrest. Pauline’s husband was bait, but the big fish got away.

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  • 13

    Nails: A Montana Mystery featuring Gabriel Du Pré, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Peter Bowen
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (10)
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    (8)
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    When Gabriel Du Pré's precocious granddaughter, Pallas, returns from her studies in Washington, D.C., the entire clan in Toussaint, Montana, is happy to see her. Except Du Pré, that is, because the crotchety old fiddlin' cowboy knows that where Pallas goes, trouble is likely to follow. A van full of praying, protesting fundamentalist Christians has arrived in Toussaint at just about the same time. A young soldier follows, just back from Iraq, missing a leg, an eye, and his grip on reality. Du Pré suspects that he's going to have his hands full for the foreseeable future.

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