Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

The Nature of the Beast: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 11
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(6)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Published:
Macmillan Audio 2015
Status:
Checked Out
Description

Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.

Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
08/25/2015
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781427271945
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Louise Penny. (2015). The Nature of the Beast: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 11. Unabridged Macmillan Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Louise Penny. 2015. The Nature of the Beast: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 11. Macmillan Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Louise Penny, The Nature of the Beast: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 11. Macmillan Audio, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Louise Penny. The Nature of the Beast: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 11. Unabridged Macmillan Audio, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection30

There are 8 holds on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
00507986-2ba6-df50-8bc6-f408f883e02f
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 17:15:00
Date Updated:
Dec 08, 2020 16:08:48
Last Metadata Check:
Feb 26, 2021 11:26:55
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 26, 2021 06:40:27
Last Availability Check:
Feb 26, 2021 11:27:00
Last Availability Change:
Feb 26, 2021 06:40:30
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Feb 26, 2021 02:27:51

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1493-1/{F763CEAF-1FED-409A-9D32-373747258DE6}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1493-1/{F763CEAF-1FED-409A-9D32-373747258DE6}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1493-1/F76/3CE/AF/{F763CEAF-1FED-409A-9D32-373747258DE6}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1493-1/F76/3CE/AF/{F763CEAF-1FED-409A-9D32-373747258DE6}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: macmillan_audio#9781427263872
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781427271945
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: macmillan_audio#9781427263872
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781427271945
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Louise Penny
title
The Nature of the Beast
dateAdded
2018-05-19T18:59:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=569&titleID=2286100
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: NorthNet Library System (CA)
          • id: 2323
sortTitle
Nature of the Beast Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series Book 11
crossRefId
2286100
series
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache
subtitle
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 11
id
f763ceaf-1fed-409a-9d32-373747258de6
starRating
4.1

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: NatureoftheBeast
      • partCount: 11
      • fileSize: 365899458
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: macmillan_audio#9781427263872
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781427271945
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 0
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 08/25/2015
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1493-1/2286100-TheNatureOfTheBeast.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=f763ceaf-1fed-409a-9d32-373747258de6&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: NatureoftheBeast
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 365290469
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: macmillan_audio#9781427263872
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781427271945
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 08/25/2015
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1493-1/2286100-TheNatureOfTheBeast.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=f763ceaf-1fed-409a-9d32-373747258de6&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: books on tape
      • value: Police Procedural
      • value: audio books
      • value: Canada
      • value: canadian writers
      • value: mystery thriller suspense
      • value: small town mysteries
      • value: traditional mysteries
      • value: armand gamache
      • value: award winning mystery series
      • value: Detective gamache
      • value: mystery audiobooks
      • value: rural mysteries
      • value: canadian cops
      • value: canadian women authors
      • value: cozy cops
      • value: new york times best selling mystery series
      • value: quebec police
      • value: surete du quebec
      • value: three pines
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Penny, Louise
      • bioText: LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal.
      • name: Louise Penny
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Bathurst, Robert
      • name: Robert Bathurst
publishDate
2015-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Nature of the Beast
fullDescription

Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.

reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        Starred review from June 15, 2015
        The bucolic Quebec village of Three Pines again proves no refuge in Penny’s stellar 11th Armand Gamache novel (after 2014’s The Long Way Home). Gamache has settled in the small community after retiring from the Sûreté, where he worked as a homicide detective. But he’s drawn back to the hunt after Laurent Lepage, a nine-year-old boy with a penchant for crying wolf, is found dead under circumstances that Gamache finds suspicious. The death followed Laurent’s latest fantastic—and disbelieved—claim, of having found a gun as big as a building with a winged monster on it in the woods. Despite Gamache’s unofficial status, he’s allowed to work the case, which takes multiple unexpected turns. In this typically engaging and fairly clued installment, Gamache wrestles with whether he can truly be content with the quiet life Three Pines offers, a struggle that echoes the choices, past and present, others have made about their responsibility to confront the evil the human spirit is capable of. Series fans will delight in Penny’s continued complex fleshing out of characters they have come to love. Author tour. Agent: Teresa Chris, Teresa Chris Literary Agency.

      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        Starred review from July 15, 2015
        In Inspector Gamache's 11th outing, the sheltering forest around his small village of Three Pines is revealed to be a hiding place for unexpected evil. Armand Gamache, former head of homicide at the Surete du Quebec, is learning to let go and be happy with his new life in Three Pines, far from the evil that ate away at him for years. His former colleagues and friends poke fun at him, saying the great inspector will never truly hang up his hat, but these jokes turn deadly serious when an imaginative 9-year-old boy named Laurent is murdered shortly after telling what seemed to be a tall tale about a massive gun wielded by a monster in the woods. When it's discovered that the boy was not exaggerating even in the slightest, Gamache's mind quickly switches back to questioning his surroundings and the people who inhabit this space-many of them his close friends. Chief Inspector Isabelle Lacoste and her right hand, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, take up residence in Three Pines, and with Gamache's sideline help, they begin to find out what sort of darkness lurks just outside of town. Penny uses her well-known, idyllic setting as the center point of a mystery with global scope and consequences, spanning decades and implicating many, including series veterans. What makes this story most magical, though, is how the many aspects of this spiraling tale can be connected by a Bible verse and related lines from a Yeats poem: "And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, / Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" It's with this eye for detail that Penny sketches the "nature of the beast"-evil that has the potential to grow even in the most unexpected places. An especially terrifying character returning from Gamache's past is the perfect reminder of the dark side of human nature, but that side does not always win out. Penny is an expert at pulling away the surface of her characters to expose their deeper-and often ugly-layers, always doing so with a direct but compassionate hand.

        COPYRIGHT(2015) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
      • content:

        April 15, 2015
        Penny's ten previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels have made her a No. 1 "New York Times" best-selling author, and she has the Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger and five Agatha Awards tucked on her shelf, too. Here, the disappearance of a lad in Gamache's Quebec village famed for his tall tales shakes things up.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

popularity
7452
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/f763ceaf-1fed-409a-9d32-373747258de6/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
f763ceaf-1fed-409a-9d32-373747258de6
starRating
4.1
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1493-1/{F763CEAF-1FED-409A-9D32-373747258DE6}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1493-1/{F763CEAF-1FED-409A-9D32-373747258DE6}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1493-1/F76/3CE/AF/{F763CEAF-1FED-409A-9D32-373747258DE6}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1493-1/F76/3CE/AF/{F763CEAF-1FED-409A-9D32-373747258DE6}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Mystery
publishDateText
08/25/2015
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription

Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.

sortTitle
Nature of the Beast Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series Book 11
crossRefId
2286100
series
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache
subtitle
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 11
publisher
Macmillan Audio