A beautiful June day in the Yorkshire Dales, and a group of children are spending the last of their half-term freedom swimming in the river near Hindswell Woods. But the idyll is shattered by their discovery of a man's body, hanging from a tree. DI Annie Cabott soon discovers he is Mark Hardcastle, the well-liked and successful set designer for the Eastvale Theatre's current production of Othello. Everything points to suicide, and Annie is mystified. Why would such a man want to take his own life?
Then Annie's investigation leads to another shattering discovery, and DCI Alan Banks is called back from the idyllic weekend he had planned with his new girlfriend. Banks soon finds himself plunged into a shadow-world where nothing is what it seems, where secrets and deceit are the norm, and where murder is seen as the solution to a problem. The deeper he digs the more he discovers that the monster he has awakened will extend its deadly reach to his friends and family.
Nobody is safe.
©2008 Eastvale Enterprises Inc. (P)2010 ISIS Publishing Ltd
Awful reader, ruined story for me. The voice reading this story was expressionless and dull. Needs life and vigour to be more enjoyable
"Agonisingly bad narrator"
I've never reviewed anything in my life, but found listening to this narrative so torturous I felt I must save other people from it!
Really, really, really irritating. Long pauses, bad accents, inconsistent accents - just dreadful in every way I'm afraid!
It ruined the whole story for me.
"Good story but awful narrator"
Someone who doesn't care who's reading it.
Change the narrator. Sometimes I wonder if anyone listens to the books before they go out for people to listen.
Im repeating myself by saying it"s the narrator that spoilt it for me.
None. The story was great.
As always with Peter Robinson, this is an enjoyable story, also like the reader. V.Good
I usually listen to a sample of any book I buy but on this occasion I did not. A pity, because had I done so I would never have bought it. The narrator seemed unable to differentiate between one voice and another so one was left wondering who was who exactly. The book may well be worth more than one star but unfortunately I could not bring myself to finish it. With so many superb actors out there who could bring a telephone book to life had they a mind to, it seems a pity that this particular one was selected.
One good idea for plot- really interesting. But tedious characters to my mind and mundane writing. This is my first Peter Robinson. Maybe I'm missing something!
Could have left out a lot of the padding.Story a bit thin in places ,I got bored
"Good book which fits well in the series"
This was a good example of the inspector banks books-not necessarily the best but good to read as part of the series.
Did not like the narrators performance-it was more like a simple reading of the book as he hardly varied the voices-but at least it was not distracting voice so ok.
"All the Colours of Darkness Peter obinson"
Not sure I should review this before finishing this audible but all the Inspector Banks books I have read and listened to are just an absolute joy.
As with any series it is always best to start at Book 1, but in the case of Banks it doesn't matter so much as Peter Robinson cross references.
I first listened to him courtesy of my local library on disc, subsequently in hardback, then audible and also kindle, so I have enjoyed his works through all medias, although I do not look at unabridged as I think you loose a lot ......
"Perfectly Good Narrator"
I was almost put off reading this title by the first review, above, which claims that the narrator fails to distinguish characters' voices. Happy to have tried, however, because the narrator is perfectly good ... I'm not sure what lies behind the first reviewer's comments, but I couldn't recognize the problem mentioned there. The narrator does a fine job on the text, and there's no problem at all telling characters apart. Oh, and the story is good too!
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