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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, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Narrator: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Peter Grant Series Release Date:
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In this imaginative novel by Ben Aaronovitch, constable Peter Grant is thrown into a world in which gods and goddesses mingle with mortals, and a long-dead evil threatens to make a comeback.

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.

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

    Charlaine Harris

  • “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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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! "

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