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4.00031142946123 out of 54.00031142946123 out of 54.00031142946123 out of 54.00031142946123 out of 54.00031142946123 out of 5 4.00 (3,211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Aaronovitch Narrator: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781452680095
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It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher-and the victim's wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom-if it exists at all-is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as "the Faceless Man," it's up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and-as of now-deadliest subway system in the world.At least he won't be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She's young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah-that's going to go well. Download and start listening now!

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  • This fast, engrossing novel is enjoyable, cheerful, and accessible to new [fans]. Publishers Weekly
  • “This book is simply wonderful.”

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  • “This fast, engrossing novel is enjoyable, cheerful, and accessible to new [fans].”

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  • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Grant | 2/15/2014

    " This is Ben Aaronovitch's third book in the series, and I have enjoyed each one of them with an unseemly relish. They are of the 'can't put down' variety...and for an urban fantasy fan that rarest of treats; substantial depth of character, plots which twist unexpectedly; and a dose of humor which is never gratuitous. There is a wonderfully layered sense of place throughout. I love this series, one of my favorites in the past couple of years; and will pounce upon the next book as soon as it emerges. Highly recommended.Whispers Under Ground "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaded | 2/14/2014

    " I really enjoyed Whispers Underground, the series just keeps getting better. "

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

    " Another enjoyable adventure featuring Peter Grant and his colleagues from the previous books in the series. As the title suggests, this time their investigations lead them underground, firstly into train tunnels and then into the Victorian built London sewers. I particularly like the nuggets of information about London that the author manages to insinuate into the storyline. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's narration is excellent and he delivers a good range of accents for the various characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Simmonds | 2/13/2014

    " While this was a good book, this series is getting progressively worse (only word I can think to use although a little harsh) rather than better. THe set up was good, but the main bulk of the story fell flat for me, and I can't really remember the ending which doesn't code well. The characters are still wonderfully vivid, and their relationships are developing, but the plot was again a little meandering. I gave the first book five stars as I loved it and thought it was so original. This book is original, but the love was not there this time. I hope Aaronovitch isn't falling into the trap of getting published asap, rather than taking time over his work - which it was clear he did for the first book. The other two feel a bit of mish-mash. Will still read the next in the series as I like his style of writing and am really getting to love his characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Mandell | 2/11/2014

    " Enjoying the series. New take on Wizards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor | 1/15/2014

    " Another great book by Ben Aaronovitch. Loving the geeky references, especially the Pulp one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian Faulkner | 12/22/2013

    " I love this series of books and this one was a sheer joy to read from start to finish. My only disappointment is that I am going to have to wait for the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 12/13/2013

    " thoroughly enjoyed this series- so far (as there might be more).Looking forward to more "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tawnie | 11/30/2013

    " I really enjoy the mix of magic and police procedural in these books. Peter Grant is awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delilah Des | 11/28/2013

    " Ben Aaronovitch remains on form. What else is there to say? His books make me happy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 11/18/2013

    " Best of the three for me, peter really grew on me!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria Leather | 11/14/2013

    " Read Moon over Soho on a recommendation and feel in love with this strange and odd series of books. Not normally a fan of this style but these are winners. Looking forward to book 4 in 2013. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J-P Voilleque | 11/3/2013

    " Probably my favorite new series - great combination of police procedural and urban fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 10/14/2013

    " Write # 4 faster, Ben AAronovitch! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/19/2013

    " Excellent read, and the strongest of the trilogy so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 4/4/2013

    " On consideration, the Avatar: The Last Airbender references earn it an extra star. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pctrollbreath | 3/15/2013

    " This is the best of the three books so far, the characters are starting to build nicely and I'm caught by both the series plot and the individual plots of the books. I am really looking forward to the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zach Sparks | 12/17/2012

    " I really liked this, but it is the third in the series. I am definitely going to have to backtrack and read about everything else that's happened. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clbplym | 11/5/2012

    " I enjoyed this more than the first book, especially all the historical references and the secret places of the tube network. "

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About the Author
Author Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch was born in London in 1964 and had the kind of dull, routine childhood that drives a man either to drink or to science fiction. He is a screenwriter, with early notable success on BBC’s legendary Doctor Who, for which he wrote some episodes now widely regarded as classics, and which even he is quite fond of. After a decade of such work, he decided it was time to show the world what he could really do, and he embarked on his first serious original novel. The result was Midnight Riot, the debut adventure of Peter Grant, followed by Moon over Soho and Whispers under Ground.

About the Narrator

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is a Ghanaian-born British actor who has appeared on stage, screen, and television. A graduate of the Guildford School of Acting, he won a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.