The Brutal Telling

Version: Unabridged
Author: Louise Penny
Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2009
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

The wise and beleaguered Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to Three Pines for the fifth book in Louise Pennys award-winning and critically revered mystery series.

Reviews (5)

The Brutal Telling

Written by Jennie Coleman on February 12th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love all the Inspector Gamache mysteries. The development of characters, the twists in the plots, and the great descriptive quality of Louise Penny\'s brain come together to form an ideal read or listen! I love Ralph Cosham\'s narrative skills!

Written by Kay Stewart on August 4th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as some of her others...but it is still quite good. The complex plot keeps the reader engaged and takes unexpected twists and turns. As with all the other books that I have listened to in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, the narration was quite well done.

Written by Alison Strayer on July 12th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

As ever the narrator is great. He really conveys the personalities of different characters well and gets Louise Penny's amazing sometimes quite u derstated humour. A little annoying that his Quebec French pronunciations are so off, though. As for the story, it is truly haunting, really gets under one 's skin. I still keep thinking about those little carved sculptures, more chilling through LP's description than if we actually were to see them. And that is the author's art. There is something of a timeless tale to the book, like a tale from Grimm. Because of the very protective and community feel of Three Pines Village, we are caught unawares and unprepared for the contorted creulty uncovered. Wow.

Written by Antoinette MacWatt on October 15th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The same man reads all the Inspector Gamache books. He does an excellent job. As usual, Louise Penny writes a great story.

Written by Rosemarie Hoffmann on October 13th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Ms. Penny's writing just gets better and better. Not only are you drawn into the world of a small town in woodlands Quebec, but you are introduced to the philosophies and motivations of the small town folk who are not very small town at all! The mystery teases the reader with whispers of you-know-who-dunnit, but Gamache waits to unravel the event to the very end.

Author Details

Author Details

Penny, Louise

Louise Penny worked as an award-winning journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before leaving to write crime fiction. Her first Three Pines mystery, "Still Life,""" won the New Blood Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association and the Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. In the United States, it received the prestigious Anthony and Barry awards at Bouchercon 2007, as well as the Dilys Award for the book that the members of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association most enjoyed selling. It was also named one of "Kirkus Reviews"' top ten mysteries of 2