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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,763 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Aaronovitch Narrator: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rivers of London Series Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781452680071
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Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fresh and original and a wonderful read. I loved it.”

    Charlaine Harris

  • It's very funny, it's very clever, it's very nicely written. . . . It's such a treat . . . so much fun. Nancy Pearl, KUOW
  • “Filled with detail and imagination, the quality of this achievement stands out.”

    Peter F. Hamilton, author of Fallen Dragon

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Leo | 2/19/2014

    " Character development was great, the storyline develops well and was not over complicated with too many sub plots and sub characters. Have read 3 books so far in the series, eagerly awaiting for more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 2/14/2014

    " This is just a great start to a new urban fantasy series. Equal parts comic novel, police procedural, traditional urban fantasy and horror, it is a really impressive feat that the author kept all of the balls in the air. At first glance the fantasy elements might feel like an injection into the typical procedural, but Aaronovitch succeeds at keeping all elements in balance. He even does well with the typical "mysterious past" tropes that are expected in all fantasy series. Fans of Butcher, early Laurel K Hamilton, and Kadray's Sandman Slim novels will certainly enjoy this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 2/5/2014

    " The whole thing felt very real. Good narration; understandable description of the London police system without making it too complicated. I like that it took a while for Peter to get the hang of magic. Peter's personality started getting a little boring towards the end, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sion Smith | 1/31/2014

    " Man, this is a fine, fine book. I think the next few weeks will be swamped with catching up on the others in the series. Comes under the heading of "wish I'd thought of this". Damn you Aaronovich! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryn | 1/12/2014

    " Also called "Rivers of London" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thornwell | 1/6/2014

    " You could loosely describe it as "Neverwhere meets Ed McBain meets Dresden Files" but it's its own thing. What I like most about it is the incredibly strong setting -- the chase scenes go down specific London streets past specific shops, the characters speak in specific London dialects using specific London slang (at one point a ghost speaks in specific *period* London slang), the cop follows specific london-cop police procedures, etc. It's just really professionally researched in a way I haven't seen before in other "urban fantasy." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simeon | 1/5/2014

    " Crime thriller meets fantasy.... I get the feeling there was more than a bit of inspiraton from the idea of the Aurors in Harry Potter, but this is a substantial twist on it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 1/2/2014

    " Loved it. The premise was utterly ridiculous but it kept me hooked and made me laugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Monroe | 12/23/2013

    " I was a bit conflicted with this one. I almost gave it four stars but after giving it some thought, I decided that three is what I felt it deserves. This was a library audio -- I think, when I do read the second volume, I'll try the ebook. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Williams | 12/7/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a fantastic combination of wry wit, snark and magic. Thoroughly enjoyed the character of Peter Grant and I will be reading the subsequent books in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 11/13/2013

    " A gripping read, but where was the copy-editor? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mezzogal Goh | 11/10/2013

    " interesting but nothing groundbreakingly spectacular. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verity | 11/9/2013

    " Great book, really enjoyed reading what felt like a novel storyline, 'normal' police cadet becomes apprentice wizard and investigates all those unusal cases in London that dont have a good explanation - so who knows what might or might not happen! great london descriptions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zelda | 10/18/2013

    " 3.5. I really liked the first half of this, but it started to fall apart at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny Roff | 7/18/2013

    " i get drawn into anything based on a fantasy side of london like Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. using ideas of old lore and folktales in a modern police story was nice. cant wait to start the next one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 7/11/2013

    " Interesting premise to begin a series. Reminds me in part of a mix Byrant and May mixed in with Simon R. Green. Will have to lay hands on Moon Over SoHo to see if the fun continues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 6/12/2013

    " I bought this book in May 2012 and didn't get round to reading it for a while. I was a bit put off by the reference on the cover to Harry Potter. Once I started it I couldn't put it down. I like the concept and the writing is really funny. As soon as I finished it i ordered the sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thebookmistress | 3/12/2013

    " Occasional absolutely brilliant turn of phrase; great world-building with a touch of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere; a good story regardless of the above; and a charming unique narrator. (So tired of deeply troubled asshole narrators in these things.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 2/28/2013

    " Loved it! Great ride :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicie Lucas | 10/1/2012

    " Hugely enjoyable. Harry Potter joins the police for grown ups. Loved it. "

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