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How the Light Gets In Audiobook

How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

"There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in." (Leonard Cohen)

Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it’s a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn’t spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him.

When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.

As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna’s friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines? And at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear?

©2013 Three Pines Creations, Inc. (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    J. Quiring 08-23-16
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    Perfect in every respect. The story plus narration are beyond excellent. Kudos to both Penny and Cosham.

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    J.C.D. 08-18-16
    J.C.D. 08-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE QUEBEC CHIEF INSPECTOR"
    Would you listen to How the Light Gets In again? Why?

    Yes. It was a story well told. Very compelling the way the author weaved true life events i.e. the Dionne quintuplets into the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How the Light Gets In?

    The poet and the talking duck, the dog falling in love with the duck, Inspector Gamache's former assistant and would-be-son-in-law shooting him.


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    Magnificent!!! His performance with seamless


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

    Death and high treason in the Quebec government


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    MKZ Houston, Texas USA 08-12-16
    MKZ Houston, Texas USA 08-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Best One Yet!"

    I've listened to all of the Three Pines novels to this point, and I think this was the best one yet - both from Penny and from Cosham.

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    Carole 08-02-16
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    "Couldn't stop listening! Loved every second!"

    I have read all the inspector Gamache books and have enjoyed every one. I love all the characters in Three Pines and am always thoroughly enthralled by what was happening with all of them . I don't know how Louise Penny comes up with all these ideas for plot, but always unusual and so entertaining. I loved every minute of this last book and only have two more books to go. I will be so sad when I am caught up.

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    This is the first I've read from Louise Penny. Every book is better than the last in this series and they are all great!
    Very happy with this new author I've found!

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    Alicia 07-14-16
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    "Gripping"

    Definitely one of her best. This novel birth had my hanging on to the edge of my seat, and in tears. Penny has mastered the art of character development. Great read for anyone looking for a murder mystery thriller.

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    Carol Triplett SALINAS, CA, US 06-19-16
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    "I couldn't put this one down until I finished it."

    I had to listen all night and catch up on sleep the next day. It's a good thing I am retired.

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    Marcia C. Degraphenreid 06-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    have read all in the series and have never been disappointed. the narrator is perfect at capturing the characters.

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    GCW 05-07-16
    GCW 05-07-16

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    "A conclusion..."

    Whilst ongoing themes are interesting they can sometimes reach a point where you wish they are over. In this book things finally come to a head with a few twists. Enjoyed listening.

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    Mark G Philadelphia, PA USA 04-16-16
    Mark G Philadelphia, PA USA 04-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great introduction to Inspector Gamache"

    This was my first book love this series. the reader did an excellent job portraying the author's intentions. I felt drawn in from the beginning, and through the very exciting storyline. It keep shoe trying to figure out what was really behind multiple events.

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