Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2018
12 hours 20 minutes
**Winner of the 2020 Audie Award for Best Male Narrator**

'[Narrator Robert Bathurst] engages us completely...If you haven't listened to this series, start at once. You'll love your stay in Three Pines.' — AudioFile Magazine on A Great Reckoning

Kingdom of the Blind, the new Chief Inspector Gamache audiobook from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder.

None of them had ever met the elderly woman.

The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane?

When a body is found, the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing.

But it isn’t the only menace Gamache is facing.

The investigation into what happened six months ago—the events that led to his suspension—has dragged on, into the dead of winter. And while most of the opioids he allowed to slip through his hands, in order to bring down the cartels, have been retrieved, there is one devastating exception.

Enough narcotic to kill thousands has disappeared into inner city Montreal. With the deadly drug about to hit the streets, Gamache races for answers.

As he uses increasingly audacious, even desperate, measures to retrieve the drug, Armand Gamache begins to see his own blind spots. And the terrible things hiding there.
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Sally M.

I am a long time fan of this series, and this book did not disappoint. Have so enjoyed the character development, and the honest look at both the strengths and the flaws in the character of the main protagonist. Penny has made Gamache so real. Good plot again.

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Maureen R.

I also miss the previous narrator. Love the books though, just miss the French or Quebecois accent. I'll give it time. My daughter lives in Dunham and saw the building of the set for film when on her way home from the US. I am very excited for you.

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A lot of characters and a good story. Sometimes a bit hard to follow with so much going on. I believe the accent threw me off a bit.

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Sharon B.

Only problem was that I did not read her previous books and there are spoilers in this one for earlier cases. I still enjoyed it and he reminds me of a Quebecois Vera. Love those procedurals with a twist. And the characters are such "characters."

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Hank W.

I have listened to all of Louise Penny’s books. A finer writer I have not yet encountered!

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Kathleen W.

A decent story, but definitely not her best in the series. Also, while the narrator did a fine job, I would have preferred someone with a Canadian accent.

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