The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

Audiobook CD - 2014
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Enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a damaged mind.

McMillan Palgrave

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."

While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There's power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.

Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Québec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have. The journey takes them further and further from Three Pines, to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence river. To an area so desolate, so damned, the first mariners called it The land God gave to Cain. And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul.



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At first enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a psychologically damaged mind. Read by Ralph Cosham. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, p2014
ISBN: 9781427244291
Branch Call Number: CDBOOK MYSTERY PEN
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Cosham, Ralph

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IV27HUjg
Feb 19, 2017

Awful. Yawn. It took me several tries before I realized the reader was not speaking some foreign language. Little wonder I've left this author off my list years ago, I just forgot why.

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Raun
Dec 31, 2015

If you are interested in Louise Penny don't start with this one. I have loved all previous books in this series but this one is very slow to get going, and the premise is a little far-fetched. Not the clearest reader - I have a slight hearing disability and it is hard to distinguish some words with this narrator's voice.

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AndrieaM
May 15, 2015

I love this narrator

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willa89
Nov 07, 2014

I seem to like each Armand Gamache story more than the last one. This one gave credit for a long time favorite story to Summerset Maughm--glad to know the source.

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jocasey
Sep 02, 2014

I love these books! I really, really do. I enjoy the thoughtful contemplation of art and philosophy and how people think. And I love the narrator. His voice is perfect for reading these books. I had figured out this mystery by the end, but I was very much taken off-guard by the way things turned out, anyway. It was a bit of a shock to hear the credits, but I can not wait for the next one and I know that I will have to...

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