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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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"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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    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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    jody mueller 07-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Gamash series"

    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 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
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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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    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    I've listened to Cosham for all the Gamache books. He is superb and nails each and every character. It is easy to know which character is speaking. I love the calm, modulated, wise Gamache. Cosham is Gamache!<br/><br/>


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    I started reading the series two years ago and have read all books in order. I've enjoyed them all except "The Long Way Home". This story's murder mystery was just an excuse to get into Three Pines. The main plot line, the corruption in the Sûreté du Québec, although suspenseful, was plodding and at times redundant. However, the most grievous part of the novel is that Jean Guy's situation was relegated to such a simple, almost one line wrap up. Ridiculous! His story could have been a whole book itself. I fear that Ms. Penny is running out of ideas. <br/>As much as I love Three Pines, the people, and the way of life, it is now inconceivable that one little village can incur so many murders. There has to be a way to bring in the village, but not as a murder site at this point. <br/>But I will read the next book in the series.<br/>

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    Donna 03-09-16
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    I wanted, yet in another I did not want to let go! Thankfully, I have the next one.

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    Penny knows how to make you fall in love with her characters. Excellent narration. Thanks!

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