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  • In the Dark Places

  • An Inspector Banks Novel
  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 305

It's a double mystery: Two young men have vanished, and the investigation leads to two troubling clues in two different locations - a scorched van and a peculiar bloodstain in an abandoned airport hangar.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Banksie

  • By Donna on 08-13-15

Engrossing procedural, despite soporific narrator

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-16

I love books that describe events which could only take place in that location, at that time, to those people. Alan Banks is back home in Yorkshire, and his team is fighting rural crime on an extraordinary scale. The sense of place is palpable throughout and the characters, from an aging “master of the universe” to a war veteran recovering from disabling injury, are vivid. Robinson gives loving attention to each member of Banks’s CID team, as well. Simon Prebble’s sonorous, languid tones are pleasant, but the lack of variety in characterization, emotion, or pacing left me thinking that a different narrator could have provided so much more. Nevertheless, highly recommended to fans of the tightly-knit modern police procedural.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Science of Mindfulness

  • A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
  • By: Ronald Siegel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Ronald Siegel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356

Ever noticed that trying to calm down often produces more agitation? Or that real fulfillment can be elusive, despite living a successful life? Often, such difficulties stem from the human brain's hardwired tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Modern science demonstrates that this survival mechanism served the needs of our earliest ancestors, but is at the root of many problems that we face today, such as depression, compulsive and addictive behaviors, chronic pain, and stress and anxiety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even more worthwhile with these study aids

  • By Cluelass on 07-19-15

Even more worthwhile with these study aids

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-15

I have been enjoying this course enormously. It presents concepts I have heard many times, but not really understood until I heard Prof. Siegel’s clear, everyday explanations. The longer audio forms of the meditation practice are available for download (free) at his website. The material in his book "The Mindfulness Solution" is basically the same as this audio course—very helpful for reviewing. I am thrilled that Audible has added these courses.

71 of 72 people found this review helpful

  • The Blight Way

  • A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery
  • By: Patrick F. McManus
  • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

Bo Tully is the sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, where law enforcement is usually pretty mundane: tracking down truants running away from school, picking up country boys who've had a few too many beers. But Tully gets a little more than the country norm when an ex-con calls with the startling news that there's a corpse draped across one of his fences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A TREAT

  • By Carl on 12-21-06

A rare delight

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-06

The Blight Way is that rare delight, a humorous mystery that is both laugh-out-loud funny and at the same time, a fair whodunnit. The narrator is absolutely superb at characterizing each and every role -- a genuine talent whom I hope we will hear much more from. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful