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  • Still Life

  • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 1
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,535

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rare find

  • By Alex on 01-16-15

a Canadian who-done it done right

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-15

What did you love best about Still Life?

The story line was multi-dimensional in that it described the players in the village and told of the chief inspector's home life and the other junior inspectors. The plot was twisted enough it kept us guessing the whole way through.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There are several, because I can relate to people that behaved that way, even though I'm not Canadian or French.

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

A Canadian who-done-it done right

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Cricket on the Hearth

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,339
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,686
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,725

The holidays are upon us, and this year Audible is very happy to present to our members one of Charles Dickens’ most popular Christmas stories, The Cricket on the Hearth. This holiday classic (original subtitle: “A Fairy Tale of Home”) tells the innocent, picturesque, and charming story of a poor family and their would-be guardian angel; in short, a delightful vision of Victorian Christmas. As always, a great story calls for a great voice, so we’ve brought in legendary actor and record-breaking Audie and Grammy award-winning narrator Jim Dale ( The Night Circus). Happy holidays and happy listening!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best stories about Men and Women ...

  • By Benedict on 12-26-13

Only for kids

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No. Story didn't move very fast and could not keep my interest enough to follow the story. My wife actually fell asleep.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

Didn't finish the book.

  • Destroying Angels

  • By: Gail Lukasik
  • Narrated by: Janean Jorgensen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

An amateur naturalist dies of mushroom poisoning, a day later the local librarian kills herself, then the buried bones of an infant are discovered. Chicago native Leigh Girard is finding life in a small town can be fatal. Determined to start a new life after her mastectomy, Leigh flees to Wisconsin's Door County peninsula, where she takes a job as reporter for the local newspaper. Her first assignment, the naturalist's obituary, turns into a hunt for a murderer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as I thought it would be

  • By Bob on 09-12-09

Destroying Angels

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-09

Kept our interest for a whole trip.