Listen free for 30 days

Many Rivers to Cross

Narrated by: Simon Slater
Series: Inspector Banks Novels, Book 26
Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
4 out of 5 stars (107 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

The 26th instalment of the internationally best-selling DCI Banks series.

When the body of a teenage boy is found stuffed into a wheely bin on the East Side Estate, Banks and Annie have a homegrown murder case to solve.  

But Banks' attention is also on Zelda, who, in helping him track down his old enemy, has put herself in danger and alerted the stone-cold Eastern European sex traffickers who brought her to the UK.

©2019 Peter Robinson (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    60
  • 4 Stars
    26
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    5

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    59
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    51
  • 4 Stars
    27
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    7

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

No more DCI Banks for me

I gave up on this before the end of the first chapter because I had had enough of the author’s political views. I read crime novels for entertainment (I avoid the nasty ones), and I do not want to hear Mr Robinson’s personal views -which they clearly were. I am trying to return this because I am so cross about this. If I had known he was going to turn his books into a political voice, I would not have bought this. Entertaining it was not.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Banks on a Roll

Another satisfying Banks.
The underlying theme running through the last two novels suggests an interesting future resolution.We shall see!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Could Be A Two Hour Abridgement

I used to love this author. But this book is terrible. Whole chapters devoted to his past love interests and pointless side issues, converstions going on about meaningless drivel with nothing to do with the story. I am sure just to fill a very thin plotline. It could easily be abridged to just two hours and then at least you would have the actual storyline! I rarely give very bad reviews but this one deserved one such. Sorry, Peter, I may try one more in the future, but if anything like this is going back!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

I’m done with Peter Robinson

Once a very good detective writer, now he turned his books into some sort of vulgar left political propaganda.

All bad characters are rich, well educated, white and British, looking like Nigel Farage. Baddies are for Brexit of course. They all racists, fascists, perverts, criminals and rich ( that seem to be the main point).

All good characters are poor, refugees, junkies , prostitutes and people of colour. They are for European Union and multi culturalism.

It is not allowed to mention Rochdale and Rozerham, because it s racism and hate speech, but it s allowed to shout about racism towards refugees from bad white rich people.

It is allowed to kill bad white capitalist - serves him right! Or rape a white underage girl from rich family - nobody tries to investigate the crime.
But it s a tragedy and horrible thing to kill a13 year old illegal immigrant that was selling drugs.
Once Robinson was quoting John Donne who said that death of any human diminishes me.

Now he is about to quote cannibals like Lenin and Stalin - who did not care about death of millions of “ rich” people and another millions of educated.

What can I say? Farewell, bad writer Robinson. Read Archipelago Gulag - and admire what your favourite left idea has done to once flourishing and rich country. May be that will wake you up a bit.



3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

Plot weak.

Did not enjoy this book as much as all the other DCI Banks novels too much politics not enough plot.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

5 star listen

Great story as ever listened to the book in 2 sittings absolutely compelling couldn’t get enough, excellent

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Preposterous in parts

Is the author trying to impress an 18 year old girl he met at a book reading, maybe a more skilful writer could write a more convincing ‘searing indictment of the patriarchy ‘ but not this workmanlike writer of enjoyable police procedurals. No copper on the beat is going to scream invective in a seriously assaulted woman's face just because she is a sex worker, even if only to cover his own back. This book lacked so much credibility at every turn it was a little bizarre. There has to be a story behind all this...

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Today I fell out of love with Banks

Notwithstanding the anti Brexit nuance of the book, it is very hard to believe that Romanian orphanages have libraries of classic, English children's literature and spy books.
What a disappointment this latest DCI Banks book was. Will not be rushing to read any more.