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Aftermath Audiobook

Aftermath

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Publisher's Summary

When Inspector Banks of Yorkshire investigates whether an abusive husband might be guilty of an unsolved string of murders, his suspicions are aroused by the details of the man's marriage. Is the suspect's wife a victim or could she be his accomplice? Popular with fans of P.D. James and Ruth Rendell, Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson has earned honors and critical praise for his Inspector Banks novels.

Follow Inspector Alan Banks as he investigates Yorkshire's toughest crimes.

© Peter Robinson; (P)Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"A proven master of the British police procedural, Robinson should find a large audience for this gripping, psychologically astute tale." (Publishers Weekly)
"This multilayered novel puts Banks firmly in the upper echelon of British mystery writers." (Library Journal)
"A devilishly good plotter...[Robinson's] characterizations are so subtle that even the psychological profiler is stumped." (New York Times Book Review)

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    Patricia 07-01-17
    Patricia 07-01-17
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    "Good book, but too gory"

    This book is well written and well read. The story is interesting with good characters. My only problem was the graphic descriptions of violence; I thought they were way too detailed. This book would have been a solid four-star except for that.

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    Kathryn E. Keeling Scottsdale, AZ 02-01-17
    Kathryn E. Keeling Scottsdale, AZ 02-01-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Whew!"

    It has been great to listen to these books as everything changes over time. Also the author and stories have changed. This and the last book being longer seems to show an evolution too. This as was the last, the best so far. Twisted and more disturbing.

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    LA 09-29-16
    LA 09-29-16
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    "rough."

    narration drove me crazy. the story had too many elements of sexism but the narrator may have made that worse.

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    Annie Smart Oakland 05-28-16
    Annie Smart Oakland 05-28-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Poor reading."

    Every women sounds like Patricia Routledge (Hyacinth Bucket). And this story is no comedy. No attempt made at a Canadian accent for one important character. I wish this reader had simply read it all straight and backed off all attempts at characterisation. Banks too sounds entirely unlike the character I'm used to from other books in the series - here he's more like an old and irascible cartoon Northener. Yuck. However the writing and story are excellent. I find Robinson to be a patchy author with very variable quality but this one is one of his best.

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    Philip 01-07-16
    Philip 01-07-16
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    "twists and turns. ."

    Surprising but frighteningly real. I was disappointed when it was over and am looking forward to the next in series.

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    A. J. Freedman 07-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Could have been better"

    Warning - a little spoiler-y

    As the title suggests, this book is all about what happens after a gruesome crime is discovered. We know who the guilty party is, but was his wife an accomplice or another victim? In a more skilled storyteller's hands, this could have been a real psychological stunner. However, there's never really any doubt how the question will be answered - it's just a matter of proof, and, rather than unraveling the whole truth, the wife manages to out herself. If there had been more doubt built into it, the big reveal would have been a lot bigger.

    The side stories were interesting, and they did add to the exploration of what a crime like this leaves in its wake.

    I felt the narrator could have done more to differentiate among the women's voices and not sound so whiny when he read their dialogue.

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    Linda L Dege 01-10-15 Member Since 2010
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    "If only they had used a different narrator"
    Would you listen to Aftermath again? Why?

    It is a very gripping story that is very well written.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Inspector Banks, a very beleivable character.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The details are introduced much in the way that they would be in reality, a little at a time.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    His exaggerated Yorkshire accent is annoying and lacks fluidity.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is interesting and introduced the topic of abusive relationships well. The characters are all well observed and believable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Regina Seattle 06-02-13
    Regina Seattle 06-02-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Plot potholes ahead"

    First, well written, but for me, it dragged a bit in the character settings. Had I been reading this, I'd have skipped some of the irrelevant back-and-forth. Not every character needed this much back story. All that cozy mulling over goes badly with the grim crimes under consideration.

    Second, one of the main plots is just annoying. I'm not giving anything away to note that a cop and her partner enter a basement to see a man with a machete lunge toward them with a dead girl tied to a bed. The man slices up and kills the partner and then comes after the female cop. She blocks his charge with her night stick and beats him about the head, twice after he's down. All that's a given and happens right away. What's explored is why she hit him once he was down. After he dies, she's charged with murder.

    At one point, she says, "If I were in America, I'd get a medal." Maybe not a medal, but I can't imagine a cop in America being held responsible for heat of the moment actions under those circumstances. The guy had just killed her partner, there's a dead girl in the room and her own life is in danger.

    Hours go by while this subject is debated before everyone agrees (except the cop) that she needs to go down. Give me a break, and I"m a liberal.

    There are other plot inconsistencies, including the central premise, that tapes just happened to have been hidden a day before the police raid, a raid which the criminals could not have foreseen. Again, really?

    Can't recommend.



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    Lauren 09-20-10
    Lauren 09-20-10
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    "Skip this narrator"

    Everything you have read about the tedious,whining narration is true. Buy this in paperback and use your credits for something else.

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    Greg 05-12-09
    Greg 05-12-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Book 4; Reader 0"

    Title says it all. Reader should stick to Period Romances. This book is a whodoneit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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