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

Goodbye Adam Sims. I'll miss you.

Overall, the story is as captivating as the other books. Though I found elements of the case solution to be uncharacteristically guessable, and with an annoyingly glaring plot hole.

The new narrator is ok, but lacks continuity with Adam Sims' excellent characterisations. Characters like Beauvoir have drastically lost or altered personalities in the transition. Much of the overall Quebecois/Canadian nuance is lost on the British narrator, who voices all characters in British and reads French phrases with unconvincing French pronunciation. Most female characters are voiced in the same way, except, thankfully, Ruth, whose voice is as delightfully caustic as before.
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- Blejowski

Book Details

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