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Sleeping in the Ground Audiobook

Sleeping in the Ground: The 24th DCI Banks Mystery

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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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    Kirstine 17/08/2017
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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.

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    Stuart007 01/09/2017
    Stuart007 01/09/2017 Member Since 2011
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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
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    DartmoorDiva Dartmoor 04/08/2017
    DartmoorDiva Dartmoor 04/08/2017
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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.

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    Miss L ttophi 26/07/2017
    Miss L ttophi 26/07/2017 Member Since 2011
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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

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    Peter L. Robinson UK 10/02/2018
    Peter L. Robinson UK 10/02/2018 Member Since 2015
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    "Just great"

    As usual with a DCI Banks story; the twists and turns are gripping and unexpected.

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    Anonymous 16/01/2018
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    "One let down"

    It’s a shame that Alan Banks hasn’t moved forward with the times and still thinks it’s ok to eat fois gras
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    "Well written and narrated "

    I really enjoy DCI banks story's and this does not disappoint , good storyline and the narrator brings it to life I recommend this book 100%

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    As a big fan of the DCI Banks mysteries this is one of the best yet. Well crafted and gripping to the end.

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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.

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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 .

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


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