A Great Reckoning : Chief Inspector Gamache

  • by Louise Penny
  • Narrated by Robert Bathurst
  • Series: Chief Inspector Gamache
  • 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Former chief inspector Gamache has been hunting killers his entire career, and as the new commander of the Sûreté Academy, he is given the chance to combat the corruption and brutality that have been rife throughout the force. But when a former colleague and professor of the Sûreté Academy is found murdered, with a mysterious map of Three Pines in his possession, Gamache has an even tougher task ahead of him.
When suspicion turns to Gamache himself and his possible involvement in the crime, the frantic search for answers takes the investigation to the village of Three Pines, where a series of shattering secrets is poised to be revealed....
Ingenious, gripping, and powerful, A Great Reckoning is the new spellbinding novel from number-one best seller Louise Penny.

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Another great Penny mystery

Where does A Great Reckoning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've listened to all the Inspector Gamache series books on Audible.com.au and loved them all.


Did Robert Bathurst do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

All of the other books in the series were narrated by Adam Sims who does an extraordinary job of the characters and voices. Bathurst's reading style is different. He doesn't attempt the voices in the same way. His very proper British accent had me feeling I was listening to a beloved teen book from the early 20th century rather than a 21st century murder mystery. He made argument sound unimportant and evil sound tut-tuttable. It was disappointing after the previous books. I'm sure Bathurst is a great narrator but he's not suited to this genre or story location.


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- J. Allsopp

I feel like I've lost an old friend

How could the performance have been better?

I tried really hard to embrace the new narrator but in the end I was very disappointed.

I don't understand why it's read by a Brit and that everyone has an English accent. The narrator's French accent is terrible and his versions of Olivier, Gabry and Ruth are just awful. The Three Pines setting is completely redundant given the loss of any Canadian accent.

I'll continue to read Louise Penny because I love these characters and their stories but it will no longer be the same...


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- Michelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-08-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK