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Leanne

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  • In a Dry Season

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (108)

    In a Dry Season, winner of the Anthony Award, is an outstanding example of mystery fiction. Peter Robinson's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks conjures up memories of classic detectives like Philip Marlowe and Sherlock Holmes. An insufferable drought ravages the Yorkshire countryside, depleting the Thornfield Reservoir, revealing the remnants of the flooded town of Hobb's End and the terrible secrets kept safe within its watery tomb. Amongst the ruins, the remains of a woman's body are discovered.

    Hallie says: "Well Constructed Mystery"
    "Narration ruined the book."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'm a die-hard fan of Peter Robinson, but I can't in all honesty recommend this book to anyone, friend or foe. The narrator's delivery is so grating, so alien, it has taken me nearly three years to complete the listen and then, due only to my $$ thrift, since having spent the credit, I couldn't allow it to be totally wasted. Perhaps there is another audiobook category Mr. Keith's delivery might fit? I'm not trying to be flip here, but maybe...Children's Books, or maybe The Wall Street Journal. t's a shame two of Mr Robinson's books have been read by this narrator, when James Langton (my personal favorite for this series) and Simon Vance, both excellent performers have done such credit to Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the Eastvale Police.


    What other book might you compare In a Dry Season to and why?

    I can't compare this to any other books in the series. The book seemed to depart from other Peter Robinson/ Alan Banks books because the construction and development of the plot is in large part told through a third party, many years after the fact.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ron Keith’s performances?

    Absolutely not.


    Did In a Dry Season inspire you to do anything?

    To write this review.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm anxious for those books in the series not already on audible.com, to become available and allow the series to be complete.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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