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Author: Louise Penny Narrator: Robert Bathurst Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Series:The Chief Inspector Gamache Novels Release Date: August 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427287403

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"...the events in GLASS HOUSES challenge Gamache's conscience unlike any of the previous audiobooks, with Bathurst prying open the hero's heart and soul and laying it bare for listeners to experience at a visceral level." — Audiofile Magazine AN AUGUST 2017 LibraryReads PICK! When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache’s own conscience is standing in judgment. In Glass Houses, her latest utterly gripping audiobook, number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience. A court that supersedes all others.

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  • “Robert Bathurst emphasizes the humanity and compassion of Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache…with Bathurst prying open the hero’s heart and soul and laying it bare for listeners to experience at a visceral level…The focus of this story is Gamache’s moral struggle, and Bathurst nails it. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Reader Robert Bathurst…puts us right inside Gamache’s head, always a joy.”

    - St. Louis Dispatch (audio review)
  • “Penny’s absorbing, intricately plotted thirteenth Gamache novel proves she only gets better at pursuing dark truths with compassion and grace.”

    - People
  • “Outstanding…Full of elegant prose, intricate plots, and―most of all―Penny’s moving, emotionally complex hero and his circle of friends and colleagues.”

    - Seattle Times
  • “Glass Houses, along with many of the other Gamache books, is so compelling that, for the space of reading it, you may well feel that much of what’s going on in the world outside the novel is ‘just noise.’”

    - Washington Post
  • “The award-winning Penny does not rest on her laurels with this challenging and timely book. Though touched by the evils of the outside world, Three Pines remains a singular place away from time.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Gamache…[in] one of the most entrancing fictional worlds in popular literature…a lead character whom we all—young or old, male or female—long to be like when we grow up.”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “The familiar, sometimes eccentric, denizens of Three Pines and Gamache’s loyal investigative team help propel the plot to an exciting, high-stakes climax.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • Best Audiobooks of 2017 -BookPage"We're so glad Robert Bathurst will be back to narrate the latest in Penny's series.

    - AudioFile Editor's Pick
  • In his third narration of Louise Penny's popular Three Pines series, Robert Bathurst emphasizes the humanity and compassion of Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache. ...Bathurst nails it." AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

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  • The audio book is splendidly read by Robert Bathurst.

    - Inside New Jersey
  • Reader Robert Bathurst...puts us right inside Gamache’s head, always a joy.

    - St. Louis Dispatch
  • Robert Bathurst puts his own indelible stamp on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache in Louise Penny's twelfth Three Pines puzzle. . . . If you haven't listened to this series, start at once. You'll love your stay in Three Pines.

    - AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
  • Bathurst beautifully expressed the mood and tenor of Penny's characters, themes, and plots. A marvelous entry in an amazing series.

    - Library Journal, Starred Review

Awards

  • An August 2017 LibraryReads Pick
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • USA Today bestseller
  • A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Mystery Narration and Best Male Narrator
  • Finalist for the 2018 Anthony Award for Best Novel
  • Finalist for the 2018 Anthony Award's Bill Crider Award for Best Novel in a Series
  • A Booklist Pick of the Top 10 Crime Fiction Audiobooks of 2018
  • A 2017 LibraryReads Favorites of the Favorites selection
  • Nominated for Anthony Awards - Nominee, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for Hudson Booksellers Best of the Year, 2017
  • Among longlisted titles for Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year, 2017
  • Among longlisted titles for Boston Globe Best Books of the Year, 2017
  • Among longlisted titles for Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, 2017
  • Among longlisted titles for Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2017
  • Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2017
  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for Washington Post Best Books of the Year, 2017
  • Among longlisted titles for Christian Science Monitor Best Books of the Year, 2017

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About the Author

Louise Penny is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and multiple Agatha Awards and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada “for her contribution to Canadian culture.”

About the Narrator

Robert Bathurst, an Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Male Narrator in 2020. He is an English actor who played David Marsden in five seasons of the series Cold Feet and the title role in My Dad’s the Prime Minister. In addition to his other television credits—which include The Stepfather, White Teeth, The Safe House, Goodbye, Mr. Steadman, and Hornblower—he has also appeared many times on stage in such productions as The Three Sisters, Hedda Gabler, and Alarms and Excursions.