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Download Wednesday's Child: An Inspector Banks Novel #6 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Wednesdays Child: An Inspector Banks Novel #6 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Peter Robinson
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,092 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Robinson Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Wednesday's child is full of woe.... It was a crime of staggering inhumanity: a seven-year-old girl taken from her home right in front of her desperate working-class mother. With each passing moment, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks realizes that the child's death becomes more and more likely. But there are worse fates than death in a nightmare world of human monsters and their twisted games. And the grisly discovery of a young man slain in a particularly savage fashion only starts the clock ticking faster, drawing Banks into the sordid depths of an evil more terrible and terrifying than anything he has ever encountered.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Desiree | 2/12/2014

    " The emotional core of the story, Gemma, got short shrift in a rushed ending. Still this was a solid Banksian tale. Having read some slightly out of order, I've found these pre-Annie Cabbot stories a bit flatter, but a good read all around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/29/2014

    " This is an Inspector Banks story and very good because it ends well. A little girl is taken in a bizarre way from her mother, there's a robbery of a warehouse, a man ends up dead in a grizzly way, and do all these things connect or are they separate crimes??? That is the question. In his own way of out of the box thinking Inspector Banks keeps slogging along and finding more unattached evidence and then he sees the picture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pauline | 1/26/2014

    " Love these Inspector Banks books but I must say that I don't think that this one was as good as the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larraine | 1/22/2014

    " Seven year old Gemma's incredibly stupid and slatternly mother gives her child to two people who say they are from child protective services and are investigating "abuse" allegations. They promise to return her the next morning. However, she is "busy" and doesn't get around to calling the police until late in the day. Then a body of a young man turns up in an abandoned lead mine. The two don't seem to be related. Peter Robinson is one of the authors who is at the top of my crime-reading list. One article I read said that he is underrated. He truly is. He writes so incredibly well - clearly and with warmth and intelligence. This book is often said to be his finest. It certainly is a fascinating look into what people will do to satisfy their emotional needs. Don't miss this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/20/2014

    " Another excellent Alan Banks story. Peter Robinson just knows how to keep your interest up in a well woven plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 1/18/2014

    " Currently addicted to Peter Robinson - enjoy the twists and turns. This was a dark plot but the usual excellent ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marisa Adair | 1/8/2014

    " Hullo again Chief Inspector Alan Banks of Eastvale CID. The adventure begins after a young girl is removed from her home by a couple of social workers who turn out to be imposters. The sixth book in the detective series written by Peter Robinson is the best yet. More complex from a psychologic and police perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 1/7/2014

    " Solidly entertaining, like all of the books in this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 12/19/2013

    " This is a high 2, maybe if I was in a slightly more generous mood I'd give it a 3. It's a bit dated, although that makes it interesting in another way, but the story goes on at a good pace and it's got enough twists and turns to keep my attention. I'll be reading more in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melelani | 12/16/2013

    " great criminal in this one... my favorite of the series so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Hayes | 12/11/2013

    " A child is abducted from her mother's home by a couple posing as social workers, and while the police are looking for her the body of a murdered man is discovered. A good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julaine | 12/10/2013

    " I have only read the more recent Banks novels and this seemed a bit at odds character wise. Storyline itself was okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria Boylan | 12/5/2013

    " One of the better Robinson mysteries.Stayed up well past midnight to reach the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Wanless | 10/16/2013

    " Good story - tailed off a bit at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Mclaren | 10/2/2013

    " Another great mystery by Peter Robinson. A little girl kidnapped and a trail of murders. The tension builds until the tide turns in the last 30 some pages. "

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

    " I loved this bookj, but like a few of his i was a bit let down by the ending :( you sort of gear yourself for the happy ending you wish for.....and its stops short of what you want to read :( but as a fan of his books i cant wait to start the next one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miyan | 6/19/2012

    " A good solid English police procedural, along the lines of the Rebus series from Ian Rankin. I want a job as a copper in the UK. Part of their working day includes trips to their local pub. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 4/30/2012

    " These aren't the best mysteries in the world (although they are pretty good) but I've gotten fond of the regular characters. And I generally like anything that takes place in a different country. And if you add tea drinkers into the combo that's even better:o) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth Hastings | 4/25/2012

    " Didn't get to the end, lost interest... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 1/11/2012

    " I dunno. It was pretty good? If I read more mysteries I would probably have more of an opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 10/17/2011

    " My dad recommended this to me, really enjoyed it. Understated cops, but still gruesome enough to keep my morbid interest held. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 8/31/2011

    " I love Peter Robinson's mysteries---this one was a real page-turner as are all his Inspector Banks books. I liked the unexpected way the two story-lines converged at the end of the novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 6/12/2011

    " Another good mystery. Grim subject but sensitively portrayed. I'm addicted to Robinson! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 4/27/2011

    " Banks looks for a missing child, and stumbles upon the body of a dead man connected to the abductors of the child. A satisfying English mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 1/20/2011

    " A child is abducted from her mother's home by a couple posing as social workers, and while the police are looking for her the body of a murdered man is discovered. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 6/6/2010

    " Another good mystery. Grim subject but sensitively portrayed. I'm addicted to Robinson! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miyan | 7/31/2009

    " A good solid English police procedural, along the lines of the Rebus series from Ian Rankin. I want a job as a copper in the UK. Part of their working day includes trips to their local pub. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sparhawk | 4/18/2009

    " Love these Inspector Banks books but I must say that I don't think that this one was as good as the 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 Narrator

James Langton, born in York, England, trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Winner of fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002.