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Join us here in The Bistro for a discussion on the entire Gamache series. Feel free to ask or answer any questions about any of the books or the series as a whole.

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I just want to say that I ordered 2 Vive Gamache mugs a couple of months ago and I love them, the quality, the size, shape, and especially the three pine trees. They came right away and, enclosed, was a licorice pipe! It was such a nice surprise that I shared half with my husband. We agreed, delicious!

This is my email order contact for the mugs.

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We have been inundated with orders for mugs since our favourite author posted that we sell them in her newsletter. We have unfortunately run out of stock of the mugs. We are expecting a new shipment of mugs to arrive on December 8th.

The Three Pines cafe au lait mugs sell for $20. Shipping one mug to On adds $11 or $13 for two. You can view the products on our web page bromelakebooks.ca. or by going to the following link:

http://bookmanager.com/1178946/?q=h.tviewer&e_def_id=XFL6ZYAMO8U

You can purchase online or give us a call at 450-242-2242.

Thank you and Vive Gamache

Lucy Hoblyn

Livres Lac-Brome Inc.
Brome Lake Books
Tel: 450 242-2242
Fax: 450 242-1368
bromelakebooks.ca

I have just recently stumbled upon these novels/author. I am anxious to read the first book, still life. I am an avid reader and glad to have found this forum.

Don’t hesitate! Armand Gamache series is second to none. Even better than, or in addition to, reading this series is to LISTEN to the audio books. It will enhance your appreciation of all the characters. And you’ll get to know each of them intimately.

I, too, listen to the audiobooks on my daily commute to school. I really miss Ralph Cosham, but will get used to the new reader. I do, however, cringe every time the new reader pronounces surete. I listened to a French dictionary and the correct pronunciation is like Ralph’s.

I miss Ralph! Why not replace him with a Quebecois actor/voice talent? It seems an elegant solution. I find it extremely jarring to hear the voice of Gamache sound like he just walked out of Downtown Abby… which he did. It’s an insult to 3 Pines, and all of French speaking Canada.

I miss Ralph! Why not replace him with a Quebecois actor/voice talent? It seems an elegant solution. I find it extremely jarring to hear the voice of Gamache sound like he just walked out of Downton Abby… which he did. It’s an insult to 3 Pines, and all of French speaking Canada.

Robert Bathurst valiantly took on the reading of the Inspector Gamache books following Ralph Cosham’s death. I was a great fan of Mr. Cosham, for this series and many other books, and was awfully sad to hear of his passing.

Please open your mind to a different narrator. Mr. Bathurst is excellent, and carries on the legacy with honors. He was a cast member of Downton Abbey and quite an accomplished actor. He brings much to the continuing enjoyment of the Inspector Gamache novels.

Ditto! Once Roger passed, I couldn’t imagine listening to “imposters” living the lives of my beloved Three Pines residents. And Ruth! No one can do Ruth better than Roger Cosham, ma he RIP.
Now, I only read the new books. And I listen to the original narrator, Roger Cosham, religiously over and over. They are all in my audio library from http://www.audible.com. I love these people! Ralph brought them to life beautifully. Each one has his or her own voice and nuances and attitudes. Thank you, Ralph.

Why did they replace Ralph as the reader?? I am not sure I will ever adapt to the new reader. I am now reading THE LONG WAY HOME and thank goodness Ralph is the narrator.

It is so interesting to have Gamache and wife living there. Bravo to Penny for coming up with this book. I never want the series to end.

I may just give up on the audio books with the change of narrator….I just cannot get used to Armand sounding as if he just stepped out of an English novel…hello…he is French! Couldn’t we have found someone who carried on with the French accent?

Where are comments from the last 5 years? Hello? No Armand is NOT French! Where did u get that idea?

When I first happened upon these books by Louise Penny it was the audio version of “How The Light Gets In”. My life has not been the same since.

Somehow, the comments early on here are jumbled up and not in any order, really, at all. Anyone who would like to make a comment and have those of us still in the Bistro see it and talk with you about the books, please just go to the bottom of the page and write in the blank there – it SHOULD then track to the bottom of page 81, where we’ll all see it. There are a few of us who are hanging around in the Bistro every day, amusing ourselves with talk of other books, other things, writing stories, etc. – we’d love to have you drop in and bring up talk of any of the books (or any other thing, really). So, rather than reply to a person or a specific post, just go to the bottom of the page and reply there – and we should see it right at the end. C’mon in… the water’s fine.

Is there a search feature for specific topics?
I’m so thrilled to have found ‘The Nature of the Feast’,
as this gift to readers answered multiple questions at once.
Kind regards,
Chandra

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