Thursday, June 23, 2016
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series ~ Louise Penny
I am currently reading/listening to the Chief Inspector Gamache series (set in and around Quebec) by author Louise Penny, which has turned into such a joyous experience that I am sad to know I only have one book left before the August, 2016 release of book eleven, A Great Reckoning. All of these books, save the newest, are narrated on audio book by the amazing Ralph Cosham, who passed away in September, 2014. Mr. Cosham narrated over 100 books over the course of his life, and he made the characters in this wonderful series, especially the intelligent, calm and wise Gamache, come to life. There really is no comparison to this outstanding series, though, as a librarian, I often attempt to find read-a-likes for fans hungry for titles to satisfy them during the long wait before a new Inspector Gamache novel is published. If you haven't heard of this series, and are interested in checking it out, you won't be disappointed. Some are better than others, as you find in all series, but the author does such an incredible job of revealing a bit more about her characters in each book, that you can't help but keep on reading. Enjoy!