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All the Colours of Darkness Audiobook

All the Colours of Darkness

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Publisher's Summary

A beautiful June day in the Yorkshire Dales, and a group of children are spending the last of their half-term freedom swimming in the river near Hindswell Woods. But the idyll is shattered by their discovery of a man's body, hanging from a tree. DI Annie Cabott soon discovers he is Mark Hardcastle, the well-liked and successful set designer for the Eastvale Theatre's current production of Othello. Everything points to suicide, and Annie is mystified. Why would such a man want to take his own life?

Then Annie's investigation leads to another shattering discovery, and DCI Alan Banks is called back from the idyllic weekend he had planned with his new girlfriend. Banks soon finds himself plunged into a shadow-world where nothing is what it seems, where secrets and deceit are the norm, and where murder is seen as the solution to a problem. The deeper he digs the more he discovers that the monster he has awakened will extend its deadly reach to his friends and family.

Nobody is safe.

©2008 Eastvale Enterprises Inc. (P)2010 ISIS Publishing Ltd

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    janeleavey 22/01/2015
    janeleavey 22/01/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Unhappy listener"

    Awful reader, ruined story for me. The voice reading this story was expressionless and dull. Needs life and vigour to be more enjoyable

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs St Albans, United Kingdom 10/06/2013
    Mrs St Albans, United Kingdom 10/06/2013 Member Since 2010
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    "Agonisingly bad narrator"

    I've never reviewed anything in my life, but found listening to this narrative so torturous I felt I must save other people from it!
    Really, really, really irritating. Long pauses, bad accents, inconsistent accents - just dreadful in every way I'm afraid!
    It ruined the whole story for me.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Louise United Kingdom 22/01/2015
    Louise United Kingdom 22/01/2015 Member Since 2016

    Love Audible, it's my treat to look forward to my next book every month. Like a mixture, but have to like the narrator.

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    "Good story but awful narrator"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who doesn't care who's reading it.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Change the narrator. Sometimes I wonder if anyone listens to the books before they go out for people to listen.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Im repeating myself by saying it"s the narrator that spoilt it for me.


    What character would you cut from All the Colours of Darkness?

    None. The story was great.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer UK 23/12/2012
    Amazon Customer UK 23/12/2012 Member Since 2011

    s7tor

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    "Good"

    As always with Peter Robinson, this is an enjoyable story, also like the reader. V.Good

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. D. I. Reynolds-hale 21/10/2012

    Diana, Hampshire

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    "Poor narrator"

    I usually listen to a sample of any book I buy but on this occasion I did not. A pity, because had I done so I would never have bought it. The narrator seemed unable to differentiate between one voice and another so one was left wondering who was who exactly. The book may well be worth more than one star but unfortunately I could not bring myself to finish it. With so many superb actors out there who could bring a telephone book to life had they a mind to, it seems a pity that this particular one was selected.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    catherine greenwood North West England 07/07/2016
    catherine greenwood North West England 07/07/2016 Member Since 2014

    I love a good book and am always looking for new authors (no love stories though).

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    "enjoyed the book"

    yet another D.C.I. Banks thoroughly enjoyed it as usual. I'm alway sorry when I finish a book though.

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    Agnes 12/12/2015
    Agnes 12/12/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Unsatisfying"

    One good idea for plot- really interesting. But tedious characters to my mind and mundane writing. This is my first Peter Robinson. Maybe I'm missing something!

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    Pamela G. 25/11/2015
    Pamela G. 25/11/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Long winded"

    Could have left out a lot of the padding.Story a bit thin in places ,I got bored

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    S. Murdoch 11/01/2015
    S. Murdoch 11/01/2015

    fraggle rock

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    "Good book which fits well in the series"

    This was a good example of the inspector banks books-not necessarily the best but good to read as part of the series.
    Did not like the narrators performance-it was more like a simple reading of the book as he hardly varied the voices-but at least it was not distracting voice so ok.

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    helene Newport, United Kingdom 14/04/2013
    helene Newport, United Kingdom 14/04/2013
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    "All the Colours of Darkness Peter obinson"

    Not sure I should review this before finishing this audible but all the Inspector Banks books I have read and listened to are just an absolute joy.

    As with any series it is always best to start at Book 1, but in the case of Banks it doesn't matter so much as Peter Robinson cross references.

    I first listened to him courtesy of my local library on disc, subsequently in hardback, then audible and also kindle, so I have enjoyed his works through all medias, although I do not look at unabridged as I think you loose a lot ......

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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