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A Great Reckoning Audiobook

A Great Reckoning: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes.

Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must.

And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map.

Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor.

The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets.

For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding audiobook.

"Robert Bathurst puts his own indelible stamp on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache in Louise Penny's twelfth Three Pines puzzle. ...If you haven't listened to this series, start at once. You'll love your stay in Three Pines." – AudioFile Magazine

©2016 Three Pines Creations, Inc. (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    Jackie Ann Williams 09-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Narrator getting better. "

    I am a huge Gamache fan and love these books. I was so upset with the previous book due to the death of original narrator and with how new narrator portrayed these wonderful characters in Three Pines. However, it seems that he has done some research and is now in tune with the characters personalities which brings me back to Three Pines. I am very pleased. I enjoyed the storyline and look forward to Penny's Glass Houses which I will start now. I really hope there are more Gamache novels to come as these are my favorite and the town has become my home away from home.

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    cheri149 09-28-17
    cheri149 09-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    When you think your right your not then you are but for different reasons. That is how this book made me feel.

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    MJ 09-03-17
    MJ 09-03-17
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    "Terrific book!"

    I love Louise Penny's writing and her characters. A Great Reckoning was one of her best, if not the best, of her Gamache series - so far. The setting in the police academy - and in Three Pines, of course, is a well-chosen location for all the intrigue and "reckoning" that goes on in this book. What a fabulous tale!

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    R. E. Williams California, USA 09-01-17
    R. E. Williams California, USA 09-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The Best Yet!"

    Louise Penny is a wonder! Whether I read her books or have them read to me, the thoughts & dialogues lead me to reflect & consider my own life and choices.

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    Paula 08-29-17
    Paula 08-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent mystery till the end"

    Especially if you are Canadian it is a must read (listen). Mystery and morality mixed.

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    Muriel James Dean Texas 08-28-17
    Muriel James Dean Texas 08-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Enthralling"

    Truly loveable characters who care, especially Gamache. I wish I could move to 3 Pines.

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    T Centennial, CO, United States 08-20-17
    T Centennial, CO, United States 08-20-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Great characters from Three Pines return! "

    Story was a bit too complicated but writing as always was entertaining. Another good listen.

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    Anonymous 08-19-17
    08-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "So satisfying!"

    Classic Louise storytelling, and Robert does a stellar job - we are in excellent hands!

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    readsalot 08-12-17
    readsalot 08-12-17
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    "Poor narration"
    Would you try another book from Louise Penny and/or Robert Bathurst?

    Penny yes. Bathurst no


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

    Fair


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robert Bathurst?

    Someone who can narrate and tell the story, not poorly read the book. Very poor choice to succeed Coshum. Absolutely terrible.


    Any additional comments?

    I have tried to listen and give this narrator a chance but he is awful for the entire book.

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    Frances E. Greer, Jr. 07-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "extraordinary!"

    This went at a ripping speed. I despised interruptions during my listening times! I couldn't wait to return to this marvelous novel. Now, I cannot wait for the next Inspector Gamache mystery!

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