Past Reason Hated : DCI Banks Mysteries

  • by Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by James Langton
  • Series: DCI Banks Mysteries
  • 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A picturesque Yorkshire village is dressed in its finest for the upcoming Noel. But one of its residents will not be celebrating this holiday. Chief Inspector Alan Banks knows that secrecy can sometimes prove fatal---and secrets were the driving force behind Caroline Hartley's life...and death. She was a beautiful enigma, brutally stabbed in her own home three days prior to Christmas. Leaving her past behind for a forbidden love affair, she mystified more than a few. And now she is dead, clothed only in her unshared mysteries and her blood. In this season of giving and forgiving, Banks is eager to absolve the innocent of their sins. But that must wait until the many facets of a perplexing puzzle are exposed and the dark circle of his investigation finally closes...and when a killer makes the next move.


What the Critics Say

"Immensely satisfying." (St. Petersburg Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Simply dreadful.

Would you try another book from Peter Robinson and/or James Langton?

I've read his more recent books. Much, much better. This particular book is excruciating. Poetic detectives? Puerile discussion of sexual preference. Dreadful.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not Peter Robinson.

Would you be willing to try another one of James Langtonā€™s performances?

Maybe. But his "female" voices are pretty awful.

What character would you cut from Past Reason Hated?

All of them.

Any additional comments?

Don't buy it.

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- Christine "lusal"

great read and reader

I'm a big fan of Peter Robinson, and now of James Langton. Great to hear this rendition of the wonderful Inspector Banks series.
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- Patrick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-23-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio