• Louise Penny

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  • By: Sophie Plateau
  • Narrated by: Louise Penny
  • Length: 20 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (303 ratings)
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Louise Penny

By: Sophie Plateau
Narrated by: Louise Penny

Publisher's summary

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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Why people read crime fiction?

Definitely not because their lives have been safe and comfortable. I think the attempt to understand human nature is more accurate. As a person who has survived crimes ranging from attempted murder and gang rape at gunpoint to kidnapping, burglaries, and domestic violence, I certainly don't harbor any secret longing for drama in my life. I want to understand why people do the horrible things they do to other people. I read crime fiction, suspense, and thrillers to understand motivations, the wide variety of human perceptions, and the intellectual challenge of piecing clues together to "solve" a case. I actually work very hard to maintain my faith in the potential for good in humanity. I don't always succeed.

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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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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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Nice Bedtime Conversation

I was listening to a book I had already read & realized it wouldn’t help me sleep. A conversation with Louise was a much better fit. This interview was like eavesdropping on a couple of dear friends. It was informative, soothing & set the stage for a goodnight of sleep. Thank you, my friends.

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Louise Penny is interesting

I enjoy getting to know my favorite authors better. This interview sheds some light on Ms. Penny’s process and her early journey to becoming who she is today.

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Interesting to hear her talk about writing

I’m always interested when anyone says they don’t know something. She was quick to admit she didn’t know. In my experience it takes some time for most to get there and to say it out loud.

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Knowing Louise Penny

This interview helped me know my reader-self better, after listening to Louise Penny describe her thoughts behind her writing.

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