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Bury Your Dead Audiobook

Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

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Publisher's Summary

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society - where an obsessive historian’s quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. “It doesn't make sense,” Olivier’s partner writes every day. “He didn't do it, you know.” As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.

Crack another case with Chief Inspector Gamache.

©2010 Three Pines Creations, Inc. (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Few writers in any genre can match Penny's ability to combine heartbreak and hope in the same scene. Increasingly ambitious in her plotting, she continues to create characters readers would want to meet in real life." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Tracy 12-07-10
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyable"

    Louise Penny has done it again. I absolutely love this series. The character development is so carefully done that you are drawn in to the lives of the characters and feel like a part of Three Pines. Can't wait for the next story featuring Gamache.

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    Harrington Columbus, OH, United States 11-04-10
    Harrington Columbus, OH, United States 11-04-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Mysteries and Quebec atmosphere"

    Bury Your Dead is a leisurely paced story, heavy with Quebec and Quebec City flavor, history, and lore. Several plots are threaded together around Chief Inspector Gamache including an historical episode which intrudes into the present. As I recall, there are now seven Inspector Gamache books. The second segment of the Bury Your Dead recording includes a revealing short interview with author Louise Penny. Narrator Cosham does a good job handling simultaneous dialogue amongst groups of characters. All in all, a very agreeable audible book choice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Loomis, CA, United States 10-31-10
    Karen Loomis, CA, United States 10-31-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Penny Has Done It Again!"

    I waited with huge anticipation for "Bury Your Dead" to be released. The minute it was on audible.com, I downloaded it and listened to it three times. Louise Penny is by far one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. My only regret is that we can't get her books faster; I could read about Chief Inspector Gamache for the rest of my life and never tire of his character and the beautiful village of Three Pines. This book exceeded my expectations. I hope Ms. Penny is hard-at-work on her next book or I will suffer great separation anxiety from my favorite crime solver and the band of characters that have wend their way into this reader's heart. An amazing triumph!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beverly Corpus Christi, TX, United States 12-27-10
    Beverly Corpus Christi, TX, United States 12-27-10
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    "The Best So Far"

    I've listened to all of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels, and this is the best so far. I enjoy series mysteries until the author tires of them and that fatigue becomes obvious. But Louise Penny obviously loves these characters, so not only is she not tired of them, she is actually in the early stages of romance with them, when we're still learning things about their character, their psychological makeup, their pasts and relationships. Bury Your Dead combines a search for the historical Samuel Champlain with the painful--and current--death of Agent Morin, the young agent who picked up the priceless violin in the "hermit's" cabin in the previous novel, and entranced his fellow officers with his gift. Penny explores Gamache's deep sense of responsibility for the young agent, who was soon to be married, and his anguish over the pain the failed operation has caused his second-in-command Jean Guy, and the other people in his department. Penny has created in Armand Gamache a character who is sufficiently flawed to be believably human, but one who represents the best that human beings can aspire to. I love these novels, and this is the best one yet!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    TRACY 10-18-10
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    "Excellent!"

    Brilliant! I don't want to give the story away by saying too much. If you have not read or listened to “A Rule Against Murder” (book 5) I would suggest you do that before you do this one. “Bury Your Dead” contains a new murder, story, characters, but it also takes us back to the Hermit. Made me laugh. Made me cry. Absolutely wonderful! Ralph Cosham did a wonderful job narrating.

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    "All the books"

    So good. So exciting. Great history. Love all the characters! Ready for the next book!

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    J.C.D. 06-30-17
    J.C.D. 06-30-17 Member Since 2014
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    "ANOTHER GREAT STORY FROM LOUISE PENNY"
    What did you love best about Bury Your Dead?

    The complexity of the characters and their battle to overcome the past and their injuries.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It showed Chief Inspector Gamache as a real man, faults and all.


    Which character – as performed by Ralph Cosham – was your favorite?

    Chief Inspector Gamache - always.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The books in this series are so well written that I savor every word. Listening to the story, I found myself and laughing and crying along with the characters.


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    Paule 06-06-17
    Paule 06-06-17
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    "Two in One"

    This was a great follow-up from the last book, but it had a new plot at the same time. Wonderful mix, but it make sit less of a stand alone novel.
    I find the narrator wrong for what I have in my own mind after reading Gamache novels.

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    Amazon Customer Bridgewater,VA 06-01-17
    Amazon Customer Bridgewater,VA 06-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Rollercoaster of emotion and introspection"

    This book was full of unexpected twists while maintaining the feeling and impact of hearing a voice, a conversation, sounds in your ears but in your head because it was your focus. No wonder it was so engrained in his head, their heads. Such a rollercoaster. Sad, so sad for one so young to go so brutally...again, another great book!

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    WagnerKids 05-26-17
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    "Where is the book intro?"

    People reading the book are raving about the intro. No intro for audible readers?

    The interview at end provides great insight but it is a little jarring hearing happy voices one second after you listened to the last horrifying sentence of this book.

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