A Great Reckoning : Chief Inspector Gamache/Three Pines

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

Publisher's Summary

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes.
Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must.
And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map.
Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor.
The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets.
For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding audiobook.
"Robert Bathurst puts his own indelible stamp on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache in Louise Penny's twelfth Three Pines puzzle. ...If you haven't listened to this series, start at once. You'll love your stay in Three Pines." – AudioFile Magazine


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Customer Reviews

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Disappointed by the new narrator

I listened to the entire Gamache series this year and Ralph Cosham quickly became not only the incredibly perfect voice of Gamache, but my favorite audiobook narrator. His portrayal of all characters was spot on. His passing is a great loss. Inconceivably, the replacement chosen has a very strong British accent and his French is not good, and that's coming from an Anglo! I found myself lost many times because I couldn't tell one character's voice from another's. It has ruined the Gamache series for me. 😞
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- Jennifer Payne

Louise Penny NEVER disappoints!

WOW! Louise Penny is a treasure. What a marvelous novel. Armand Gamache is no longer the retired Chief Inspector of Sûreté du Québec (Quebec police) living a life of leisure in Three Pines. He is now Commander of the Academy of Sûreté du Québec (police academy commander). There is a murder to solve and other interesting happenings. The final sentences of the book reveal a wonderful secret.

Pay no attention whatever to the initial low ratings here at Audible. Those people either did not listen to the book or have some unknown issue with the author. A Great Reckoning is a yet another great Gamache/Three Pines novel by Louise Penny. All of the recurring characters are there. Robert Bathurst again narrates very well. I shall always miss the wonderful narration of the late Ralph Cosham, but Bathurst is a fine replacement.

For those who like detective thrillers Penny's Three Pines series stands above most of the rest.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-30-2016
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio