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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Robinson Narrator: John Lee, Gideon Emery, Angela Goethals, Rosalyn Landor Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9780061900907
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From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels

Ever since the publication of his first mystery featuring Detective Inspector Alan Banks, Peter Robinson has been steadily building a reputation for compulsively readable and perceptive novels that probe the dark side of human nature. Plumbing the territory that he has so successfully staked, The Price of Love and Other Stories includes two novellas and several stories featuring the Yorkshire policeman at his finest.

In the novella "Going Back," never before published in the United States, Banks returns home for a family reunion, only to find it taking a decidedly sinister turn. In "Like a Virgin," written especially for this volume, Banks revisits the period in his life and the terrible crime that led him to leave London for Eastvale. And in between, the disparate motives that move us to harm one another, from love and jealousy to greed and despair, are all explored with fascinating depth.

Edgy and smart, thrilling and suspenseful, this remarkable collection is a must-have for Robinson fans—and any fan of compelling crime fiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The writing is, as always with Robinson, colorful and evocative, and the characters are brilliant in their unpersonable way. This book is a must for Peter Robinson completists, of course, but also for anyone who appreciates good stories well told.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “[The Price of Love] explains how Banks came to be in Yorkshire and how he got his mysterious scar. For the rest of us, it’s the start of a beautiful relationship with the novelists’s extensive back catalogue.”

    Shortlist

  • “For those unfamiliar with Robinson’s work, this serves as an excellent introduction to one of the best voices in contemporary crime fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This collection distinguishes itself from recent crime anthologies…The final novella is a deeply satisfying procedural.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Audie Award Finalist
  • AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eldra | 2/20/2014

    " Absolutely fantastic. I loved every minute and it was so real and so true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rina J | 2/10/2014

    " turned out I'd read this before, but it was good to revisit small stories about Inspector Banks. Filling in gaps. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melelani | 2/4/2014

    " Excellent short story collection, including a few about Banks. I am, however, choosing to ignore particular off-canon bits of the last story about his time in London before moving out to Eastvale. Most of the time I was reading that story it was like I was reading about a completely different character. All of the other stories were so good, on the other hand, that it still deserves five stars IMO. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eva | 2/1/2014

    " I like Robinson's novels - with or without Alan Banks but generally I find short stories less interesting as the plot cannot evolve enough (for me). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 1/29/2014

    " This collection of short stories was a mixed bag. I'm not sure if it's because I'm already familiar with the character, but the ones about Inspector Banks seemed better than the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/15/2014

    " Nice collection of short stories, various and nice change. Some DCI Banks early years so put some history in place. Enjoyed the Canada content of others very much. Nice reading... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ian | 10/7/2013

    " Short stories and a novella in the Banks series. The Banks story was good but the others were unmemorable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin Edgar | 9/27/2013

    " A solid collection of Short stories. The final story is a prelude to the DCI Bank's Series and gives us an insight into the character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Rogers | 9/17/2013

    " I love Peter Robinson but I don't like reading short stories. Fortunately, about half of the stories in here were "Inspector Banks," so I could stick with them. I think I now understand one of my objections to short stories - I like a chance to get to know the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 9/14/2013

    " Short stories and novella. Liked the Banks stories and many of the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan DeRemer | 8/28/2013

    " I am not a shorts story fan, but these were quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jer Hogan | 4/27/2013

    " I enjoyed it almost more than one of the Banks novels. Some nice twists in the end. Also the Banks shorts show him as a bit more rounded, explaining what isn't always apparent in the novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridgette | 2/19/2013

    " not one of his good book it didnt grab me from the first few chapters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 2/5/2013

    " For any fans of Peter Robinson, this DCI Banks novella, telling the reasons Banks ended up living and working in Yorkshire, is a must. The book also includes ten short stories also by Robinson. An entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Chambers | 10/2/2012

    " Some of the stories were OK I hadn't realised when I started the book that it was short stories and I'm never really keen much preferring one long story. I enjoyed the ones which included DCI Banks.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fiona | 8/30/2012

    " I have read all Allan Banks (and the other Peter Robinson) books but did not like this one at all. The short stories didn't work for me. Glad I read Bad Boy relatively soon afterwards or may not have gone back to PR "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 8/24/2012

    " I enjoyed these short stories, especially the ones about Inspector Banks. Reading this inspired me to reread an earlier book of Robinson's stories (Not Safe After Dark), and maybe some of his early novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 7/27/2012

    " Peter Robinson is a great mystery writer and I feel a little more civilized reading his books than Lee Childs of Michael Connolly. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paula Curtis | 2/23/2012

    " Didn't like the first story then could not get into the other short stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 12/26/2011

    " Short stories. As usual, there is a twist at the end of most of the stories. Good read for a change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 9/24/2011

    " 3.5. Am not especially fond of short stories (except those of Alice Munro) but there are a couple of Alan Banks ones which I liked and one or two others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 7/16/2011

    " This ia a book of short stories, some featuring Inspector Banks. The stories are okay, but not a must read for Peter Robinson fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 4/25/2011

    " For any fans of Peter Robinson, this DCI Banks novella, telling the reasons Banks ended up living and working in Yorkshire, is a must. The book also includes ten short stories also by Robinson. An entertaining read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridgette | 3/26/2011

    " not one of his good book it didnt grab me from the first few chapters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 2/3/2011

    " Short stories. As usual, there is a twist at the end of most of the stories. Good read for a change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eldra | 12/3/2010

    " Absolutely fantastic. I loved every minute and it was so real and so true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valen | 10/14/2010

    " I've read all of Robinson's Inspector Banks novels - this is a collection of short stores and two Banks novellas - another great read from this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 7/5/2010

    " This ia a book of short stories, some featuring Inspector Banks. The stories are okay, but not a must read for Peter Robinson fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 5/31/2010

    " This collection of short stories was a mixed bag. I'm not sure if it's because I'm already familiar with the character, but the ones about Inspector Banks seemed better than the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 5/7/2010

    " Short stories and novella. Liked the Banks stories and many of the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 2/2/2010

    " Peter Robinson is a great mystery writer and I feel a little more civilized reading his books than Lee Childs of Michael Connolly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 10/31/2009

    " I love Peter Robinson but I don't like reading short stories. Fortunately, about half of the stories in here were "Inspector Banks," so I could stick with them. I think I now understand one of my objections to short stories - I like a chance to get to know the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 7/23/2009

    " 3.5. Am not especially fond of short stories (except those of Alice Munro) but there are a couple of Alan Banks ones which I liked and one or two others. "

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About the Author
Author Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is the author of the award-winning Inspector Banks novels, among them a Best Book of the Year from Publishers Weekly, a New York Times Notable Book, and a Page Turner of the Week from People. His novels have reached #1 on the London Sunday Times bestsellers list and hit the New York Times expanded list of bestsellers. His books have won numerous awards, including the Anthony, Barry, Macavity, Martin Beck, and Arthur Ellis awards, among others.

About the Narrators

John Lee, a stage actor and writer and a coproducer of feature films, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks of every conceivable genre, earning some three dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award.

Gideon Emery was raised in England and South Africa, where he won the National Vita Award for Comedy and a Gold Craft Award for Voice-over. Now based in Los Angeles, he has appeared on such television series as 24, Burn Notice, Eleventh Hour, CSI:NY, and Moonlight. His film credits include Primeval, Train, and Takers. He is also an in-demand voice for video games.

Angela Goethals is a native New Yorker who has appeared on and off Broadway in Picnic, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and The Good Times Are Killing Me, for which she won an Obie Award and a Drama Desk nomination. Since moving to Los Angeles with her husband, she has appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, Without a Trace, and Boston Public, with a recurring role on 24.

Rosalyn Landor has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the Audie Award. She has worked as an actor since the age of seven, both in Europe and the United States. Her extensive list of credits includes leading roles in film, theater, and audio productions, as well as in various miniseries on all the major television networks and in such productions as Masterpiece Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes and Rumpole of the Bailey.