Children of the Revolution: An Inspector Banks Novel Audiobook, by Peter Robinson Play Audiobook Sample

Children of the Revolution: An Inspector Banks Novel Audiobook

Children of the Revolution: An Inspector Banks Novel Audiobook, by Peter Robinson Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Simon Prebble Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Inspector Banks Mysteries Release Date: March 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062308818

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75:36 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

39 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

44:19 minutes

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Publisher Description

Multiple award-winning, New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Peter Robinson returns with Children of the Revolution, a superb tale of mystery and murder that takes acclaimed British Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks back to the early 1970s—a turbulent time of politics, change, and radical student activism.

The body of a disgraced college lecturer is found on an abandoned railway line. In the four years since his dismissal for sexual misconduct, he’d been living like a hermit. So where did he get the 5,000 pounds found in his pocket?

Leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks begins to suspect that the victim's past may be connected to his death. Forty years ago the dead man attended a university that was a hotbed of militant protest and divisive, bitter politics. And as the seasoned detective well knows, some grudges are never forgotten—or forgiven.

Just as he’s about to break the case open, his superior warns him to back off. Yet Banks isn’t about to stop, even if it means risking his career. He's certain there’s more to the mystery than meets the eye . . . and more skeletons to uncover before the case can finally be closed.

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“Robinson’s latest Inspector Banks novel is an English murder mystery sure to please lovers of the genre…This is a mystery that depends less on action than on DCI Banks’ thought process. It’s well-plotted and satisfying right to the end. Robinson has won many awards for his Detective Banks novels and with this latest he demonstrates his mastery of the craft.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 


  • “Superb mystery series...outstanding.”

    — Wall Street Journal
  • “Robinson rolls out a police procedural with exquisite precision.”

    — USA Today
  • “Ambitious…Robinson shows a keen awareness of the global reach of crime.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “It’s easy to relate to and root for Banks.”

    — New York Post
  • “Fans of mystery and suspense will enjoy this excellent story from an award-winning author.”

    — Library Journal (starred review)
  • “[A] first-rate procedural and character study.”

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • “Absorbing...Robinson excels at connecting his detectives’ personal stories to the investigation, endowing familiar characters with fresh nuance and depth. Impeccable pacing fleshes out Miller’s tragic life and unravels the killer’s motive.”

    — Publishers Weekly


  • Longlisted for the 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014

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About Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson, author of the award-winning Inspector Banks novels, has won the Anthony, Barry, Macavity, Martin Beck, and Arthur Ellis awards, among others. The Inspector Banks novels have been named a Publishers’s Weekly Best Book of the Year, a New York Times Notable Book, and a People magazine Page Turner of the Week. His novels have reached #1 on the London Sunday Times bestsellers list and hit the New York Times expanded list of bestsellers.

About Simon Prebble

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.