Bury your Dead

Bury your Dead

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to celebrate but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the seemingly peaceful Literary and Historical Society-where an obsessive historian's search for the missing remains of the founder of Quebec ends bizarrely in murder. Through it all, Gamache must relive the terrible events that killed one of his men before he can begin to bury his dead.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, 2010
ISBN: 9781427218094
Additional Contributors: Cosham, Ralph
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susanchyn
Jun 15, 2017

Another Louise Penny gem. Burying one's dead is a rich theme in this tale:

The fallen soldiers, both English and French, on the contested Plains of Abraham; the Quebecois body found in an "English" historical society basement; the quest to find the remains of Samuel de Champlain; the ghosts from Gamache's past, who continue to haunt him in diverse and painful ways.

Apart from the pleasure of listening to this, my takeaway was a deeper understanding of early Canadian history, especially that of the city of Quebec. It is truly fascinating to read about the life of Champlain: (Best to wait till you finish the book to visit this link.)

http://www.champlainsociety.ca/discovery-of-the-baptismal-certificate-of-samuel-de-champlain/

librarylizzard Jul 30, 2015

Not my favorite of the Gamache series, but I did learn a lot of Quebec history in this installment. The most notable feature of this book is that Gamache is tortured by a previous investigation that resulted in the death of two officers, and carries this trauma through the book. If you are new to this series I would recommend starting with a different book :)

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rene1951
Jul 06, 2015

I ended my high school in the province of Quebec around 1970; Canadian history began by the discovery of New France and ended with the death of Montcalm ; anything after that was not worth teaching (even if the official history book ended well into the 20th century. The British army followed the Roman custom of retiring (after your 20 years of service) of having the common soldier retiring where where they last served. Many Scottish soldiers retired near Quebec and married local girls . My source is one of their (unilingual French) descendants.

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quilltychriss
Aug 04, 2011

Narrator voice was extremely monotone and difficult to listen to. Better to opt for the book if possible. Story seemed interesting despite the technical barriers. George Guidall is an excellent narrator and performed on Wally Lamb's "The Hour I first Believed." and other well-known authors.

mayfairlady Apr 11, 2011

Inspector Gamache is recuperating in Quebec City when he becomes embroiled in yet another case.
Good reader makes this an enjoyable audio.

M_Henderson Mar 23, 2011

Another outstanding audiobook version of the "Three Pines" mystery series. Louise Penny offers challenging plots, compelling (not always likeable) characters, and beautiful writing. Start with "Still Life" and work your way in order up to "Bury Your Dead" for a rewarding reading or listening experience. The audio is particularly good for listening to the pronounciation of the Quebecois words.

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