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Sleeping in the Ground Audiobook

Sleeping in the Ground: The 24th DCI Banks Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

The thrilling 24th instalment in Peter Robinson's number one best-selling Banks Series.

A shocking mass murder occurs at a wedding in a small Dales church, and a huge manhunt follows. Eventually the shooter is run to ground, and things take their inevitable course. But Banks is plagued with doubts as to exactly what happened outside the church that day and why.

Struggling with the death of his first serious girlfriend and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller into his life, Banks feels the need to dig deeper into the murders, and as he does so, he uncovers forensic and psychological puzzles that lead him to the past secrets that might just provide the answers he is looking for. When the surprising truth becomes clear, it is almost too late.

©2017 Eastvale Enterprises Inc. (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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    Janet Willis Sydney 08-01-17
    Janet Willis Sydney 08-01-17 Member Since 2014
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    "FANTASTIC NARATION"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great book - lots of interesting characters, but the story got predictable right at the end


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    8/17/17
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    "Surprisingly tedious and self-indulgent"

    I’ve listened or read all the books in the Alan Banks detective series and have to say the present book is the least enjoyable owing to a thin story padded out by far too much irrelevant ramblings not least the long sections devoted to the simplistic psychological speculations of a profiler. The book is full of psychological navel-gazing by Banks about his past loves and missed opportunities for relationships. Altogether the book has far too much ‘psychology’ and not enough detection.

    The author has always had a propensity to insert too much of, I guess, his musical taste and opinions, but in this book it is excessive and self-indulgent. We also don’t need to know every detail of what people are wearing or the decor of rooms. It all smacks of an author tired of his successful series and merely fulfilling the need for an annual book.

    The narrator is excellent.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Miss L ttophi
    7/26/17
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    "another grate lision "

    if you havent heard any of the other in this series get lisioning there fantastic this book is again thrilling and enjoyable it griping and intresting

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart007
    9/1/17
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    "A little predictable ...."

    This one was too predictable for me. The dual strands of the old murder and New made it quite obvious where we were heading. Not a classic Banks but still enjoyed it and it's well written. I could do without the condescending music and poetry stuff but at least Alan isn't an Alcoholic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DartmoorDiva
    Dartmoor
    8/4/17
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    "As good as ever"

    After some very hit and miss audio books, it was an absolute pleasure to listen to something by such a great author. Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Consistent characterization and a good plot. I've listened to all the DCI Banks novels and they are uniformly excellent. What a shame the TV series was so miss-cast.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra Lacinski
    10/7/17
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    "Very enjoyable"

    A good story, but a little predictable, I figured out who the killer was quite early on.
    I liked the way the story was read with some sound effects that helped my imagination.

    An enjoyable Peter Robinson book. I will recommend it to my mum who also likes this author and the characters in his stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/26/17
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    "Peter Robinson readers will enjoy this."

    Usual good plotting and characterisation with up to date, methodology and good development of other members of the team .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • slb
    UK
    9/11/17
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    "Gripping story"

    The story had me hooked but found the narrator slightly lightweight in timbre and tone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R.L.MATTERFACE
    8/13/17
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    "Disappointing"
    What did you like best about Sleeping in the Ground? What did you like least?

    Although the premise for the plot was promising, the side story about Banks old flame was pointless. Also - when did Banks become such a miserable and judgemental old git? He needs a woman (or to take up a serious physical hobby).


    Would you be willing to try another book from Peter Robinson? Why or why not?

    I have several of Peter Robinson's books, and quite enjoy the fact that they are complex and thought provoking. So I will probably give Banks and his crew another whirl.


    What aspect of Simon Slater’s performance might you have changed?

    None really. The dourness of tone he can produce fits right in with the tone of the book.


    Could you see Sleeping in the Ground being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I am going to return this book. A surprise to me as I have several of the series already in audio and printed format, and have enjoyed them all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    8/12/17
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    "I wonder if the narrator has a cold?"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really I found myself increasingly annoyed by the heavy breathing of the narrator


    If you’ve listened to books by Peter Robinson before, how does this one compare?

    not well, it wasn't a gripping read, if it was I may have been able to forgive the terrible narration.


    How could the performance have been better?

    the narration was annoying due to his regular heavy intake of breath


    Did Sleeping in the Ground inspire you to do anything?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • OZNZRAFT
    8/9/17
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    "Banks"

    Nice, Banks & team didn't die for nothing.Heroic end of a classic detective genre.
    Xxxxxxx

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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