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Sleeping in the Ground Audiobook

Sleeping in the Ground: An Inspector Banks Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Michael Connelly calls Peter Robinson "an author with amazing empathy, a snare-trap ear for dialogue, and a clear eye for the telling detail".

See why in Sleeping in the Ground, the gripping new novel starring Alan Banks - featuring an opening scene you'll never forget and a finale you won't see coming.

At the doors of a charming country church, an unspeakable act destroys a wedding party. A huge manhunt ensues. The culprit is captured. The story is over.

Except it isn't. For Alan Banks, still struggling with a tragic loss of his own, there's something wrong about this case - something unresolved. Reteaming with profiler Jenny Fuller, the relentless detective dives deeper into the crime...deep enough to unearth long-buried secrets that reshape everything Banks thought he knew about the events outside that chapel.

And when at last the shocking truth becomes clear, it's almost too late.

©2017 Peter Robinson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Cat L. 09-08-17
    Cat L. 09-08-17
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    "all females sound like geriatric elves"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not unless they were already a Peter Robinson fan


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    OMG he was so awful. He has a nice voice, but he's a reader, nothing more. And his voice range when it comes to attempting to perform a female is laughable. Every women came off sounding like some geriatric elf, breathy, squeaky, ridiculous. Really detracted from taking any of them seriously. And this is a problem for a book that has so many female characters: Annie, Geri, Jenny, Gervaise, Linda Fuller . . . they all sounded so silly. WHY? Why do audio producers hire readers who 1) can't even give a decent range of believable voices to the main characters and 2) simply read the book aloud rather than perform it. What happened to Simon Prebble, who was doing this series for years? I hope this is a temporary change, because Prebble is a master.


    Do you think Sleeping in the Ground needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

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    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed by this outing from Robinson. It wasn't any kind of a puzzle, there weren't multiple suspects. Also, it was so unbelievable that all the cops would buy the suicide at the beginning - it's so frustrating to read along when actions are that implausible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ralph Pearce 09-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Bring back Simon Prebble"

    Good story but the narrator was not up to the standard of Mr Prebble. Too many weird unconvincing accents

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    Elizabeth C. Stone 08-30-17 Member Since 2012
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    "5 stars"

    5 Stars all around! Great performance of a page-turning mystery.
    Love this Inspector Banks series!

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    Mystery Maven Elkridge, MD United States 08-24-17
    Mystery Maven Elkridge, MD United States 08-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding!"

    If you love British police procedurals, Peter Robinson is a must read. Attention to detail, great misdirection, and characters we recognize as old friends.

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    S. Hayes 09-03-17
    S. Hayes 09-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "My Least Favorite"

    This book is my least favorite Alan Banks story of the series. The Jenny the Profiler character is unlikeable and added nothing to the story line. The guy whodunit was far fetched in his cunning, elusiveness, physical prowess and his motive was too ridiculous to even go along with in a detective novel. The performance was fine

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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