Wednesday's child is full of woe.... It was a crime of staggering inhumanity: a seven-year-old girl taken from her home right in front of her desperate working-class mother. With each passing moment, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks realizes that the child's death becomes more and more likely. But there are worse fates than death in a nightmare world of human monsters and their twisted games. And the grisly discovery of a young man slain in a particularly savage fashion only starts the clock ticking faster, drawing Banks into the sordid depths of an evil more terrible and terrifying than anything he has ever encountered.
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"A gripping thriller." (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Yes, as I feel the story and narration give a great picture of the wild and wonderful Yorkshire Dales and area.
A complicated thriller with many twists and a great ending.
Having lived in Yorkshire many years ago, although I was not born in Yorkshire, and have lived in Canada for over 40 years. I loved his spot on Yorkshire accent, plus the variety of dialogues, melodic voice. I can visualise Inspector Banks vividly, and the many of the Yorkshire fellows I nursed during my training in Bradford Yorkshire.
Peter Robinson's descriptions of the social problems are handled very well.
The great Yorkshire accent, and description of the countryside and cities brought back many happy memories of my father, who was a Yorkshireman to his core, and took me on many hikes over his beloved moors.
I have read (and listened) to all the Inspector Bank's series,and enjoy James Langton's narrations very much.
I'm listening to the Inspector Banks series while walking six miles each morning, and I find this a fantastic incentive to get me out the door. This one pushed me an extra mile as I neared the finish. Would definitely listen again on some future walk.
Banks is the all time favorite.
Good voice - nothing overdone or dramatic, and clearly spoken.
That would be a spoiler.....
The series is great for the genre and, so far, consistently good. I definitely recommend it for creative listening.
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