Louise Penny

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Narrated by: Louise Penny
Length: 20 mins
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Louise Penny visits the Audible Studios to discuss her latest novel Glass, the latest in the Inspector Gamache series.

She talks about the setting, the importance of her characters and storyline over the murder itself, and much more. The previous in the series A Great Reckoning debuted at number one in both the US and Canada on the hardcover list, the ebooks and audio lists - making it the top book in North America.

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Excellent short interview with author Louise Penny

I always pre-order audio books by my favorite authors. I usually have 8 to 15 books on pre-order at Audible. Since during recent years Louise Penny publishes during the final week of August, I begin to think and read about her upcoming releases beginning about 8 weeks ahead of the release date. This 20 minute interview published on July 17 kept me interested as I awaited the release. It's not odd to have two awaited releases by my favorite authors released on the same day. Tom Wood's new Victor the Assassin novel was released yesterday along with Penny's Glass houses. That presented a dilemma for me: Tom Wood won but it was a close call.

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Enchanting interview with an author I am enjoying.

With some interesting insights into her process. As someone who is only two books into her oeuvre, this makes me want to jump back in quickly.

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Enjoyable Author Interview!

I thoroughly enjoyed this interview, learning a bit about Penny, what interests her, and what inspires her to to write this wonderful series about Inspector Gamache.

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Great interview with great writer

Interview with mystery writer, Louise Penny, after her book, Glass Houses. She gives. background for her books and characters.

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Good interview

The interviewer asked good questions, and Louise. Penny came across as a warm, intelligent and genuine subject. Very enjoyable. The review form required that I rate performance and story, which is inappropriate. But, as usual, we serve the procedure, it does not serve us. Bah

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Great interview

I’m impressed. I really enjoyed the interview and the insights into who the author is, as a person and a writer. I’m a bookaholic, but I had not yet read any of her works. Before writing this review, I borrowed Still Life through my library’s Hoopla app; the Overdrive app had a bit of a waitlist;) Thank you, Audible, for making this author interview available.

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Favorite So Far

This story, the telling of it, and the denouement was truly incredible. I have loved every book so far but this one is a gift.

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Nice to hear the author.

I enjoyed the interview. It’s a shame the interviewer didn’t take the time to familiarize herself with Penny’s work.

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How can you not like a free 20 minute interview with one of your favorite authors?

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  • 07-08-20

Fantastic Louise Penny vacuous interviewer.

Louise Penny is knowledgeable, kind, well read and as delightful as her books and characters. The interviewer obviously hadn’t read any of her books, researched her life story, or knew any of the well known authors or books Penny talked of. Very embarrassing and insulting to a superb author and human being.

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  • 08-26-17

Spoilt by annoying interviewer

All I could hear was WOW and ABSOLUTELY

Sounds like an interesting author, but someone else to conduct the interview please

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  • Bronwyn R
  • 06-21-20

THANK YOU LOUISE PENNY!

It has been wonderful to hear Louise Penny describe how these incredible stories come together, and quite amazing to hear that so much of what we learn is due to her own background experiences (even while I appreciate that this is what good writers generally dip into to create a worthwhile novel)... she must have had an incredibly rich life (and be a very thorough researcher in some areas) to be so knowledgeable in so many areas. It also helps to understand her intention in the flow of the storylines and regular characters.... It is very refreshing that she focuses more on the personalities and relationships than the actual crime itself, which is, even so, woven in in amazing detail, and wrapped around the personalities like a perfectly fitting glove. I can only thank Ms Penny for some of the most entertaining reading (listening) I have ever had and that is throughout nearly 6 decades of passionate reading. PS: 'Ruth Zardo' adds a dimension to these Gamache tales that is THE most delightful and entertaining experience, even outside of the criminal element of the story itself.