A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2016
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Louise Penny takes us back to the deceptively peaceful village of Three Pines in the brilliant new novel in her series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.
Publisher: New York :, Macmillan Audio,, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781427274403
Branch Call Number: FIC Penny
Characteristics: 11 audio discs (13.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Bathurst, Robert 1957-


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samdog123 Nov 14, 2016

I enjoyed this so much! Penny has returned to her usual style after her previous book, The Nature of the Beast, which was hard-slogging, to say the least. Taking simple plots that seem so very complicated and unraveling them so they make sense, is a specialty of Penny's. This book involves a m... Read More »

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Jan 06, 2019

I listen to audiobooks on my commute. when reading (hate the term absorbing for audiobooks) louise penny, I like to also read along so I can see how some of the French words are written. with 'a great reckoning' I got caught up in the story, read past where the audiobook left off, then was up until 2:30 a.m. because I couldn't bear to stop.
were the events that took place in 'a great reckoning ' planned earlier in the series? what amazing storytelling. I hope at least one of the characters returns, looking at you 'goth girl.'

Aug 26, 2018

Since this focuses on Three Pines and The Surete Academy, and bounces back and forth between the settings, it was a little frustrating to wait for the story to continue in one place or the other. But revisiting characters in Three Pines was rewarding, and hopefully some of the new characters will show up in future books. The mystery about the map was interesting, although not integral to the murder plot. There were a few too many outlandish coincidences that moved the action along in the right direction; but, as ever, the writing is good enough to overlook the faults.

Jul 30, 2018

Back at Three Pines to run the Academy that trains detectives, Inspector Gamache probes past scandals and finds himself a suspect in the murder he is using to teach. I love the mysterious map you can’t stop puzzling about and the way it becomes, like Gamache’s moralizing, a deep connection to place and fate. Too bad it takes some opening trusses before you get to midpoint when you can’t put the book down.

Jun 29, 2018

Although the Gamache mysteries and characters are never really believable, this is one of the better ones. It deals with multiple “reckonings”, past and present, of the personal and professional kind. The precious villagers continue to expose more character flaws and determining the identity of the murder kept me guessing until the end. In addition, the reason for Three Pines not showing up on any maps is revealed. Google: Get your street view car out there!

May 25, 2018

This time, the curious Ms. Penny chooses maps as the focus of her considerable research skills. I love that there’s no telling what you’ll learn in real life when you pick up one of her books. Mr. Gamache tries to win back the once-proud and -honorable Surete office that has now been corrupted. The evil forces are powerful and seductive, much more so than the wise, thoughtful methods of Gamache and his inner circle. Good triumphs, at least for now.

Mar 16, 2018

A good mix of reality and fiction in the form of mystery.

Feb 16, 2018

Love this whole series, I wish there really was a Village of Three Pines, I would love to live there! Wonderful neighbors, great food and a murder mystery once a year!

Feb 08, 2018

Well crafted and a pleasure to enter the world of quirky, thoughtful characters.

Jan 30, 2018

About Policy academy and corruption. Com Gamash returns to filter out those who have caused it's decline after his seeming retirement. Good read and holds attention well. Like comfort food once you are into this series :)

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