I can't recommend this book enough - its excellent in almost every way. Nothing more about the story - just read it!
The only downside I see with this edition is that, along with another book I have recently 'read' (The Name of the Wind), the audio version has been split into 2 parts.
I fear Audible/Amazon is trending towards maximizing profits by splitting large novels. I understand that audio versions of 1100 page novels will cost more to produce but I would prefer if audible were clearer if they have split a single novel into more than one part.
Will this become commonplace? Will we soon see this size of novel split into 3 or more sections? The Kindle version of the novel is £6.99 - audible "list" price would cost you £43.18 or 2 member credits which is £14.99 on a 2 book/month membership so is at least twice the cost?
Luckily, having not read the physical copy, I was fortunate (?) not to realize that this was a single novel split into 2 parts (credits/charge/costs) and had pre-purchased part 2 before finishing the first so was not left hanging at the end of the first part.
Its books like this that make me happy to try new authors, the delight you experience when you realise there another one by "that guy who did..." doesn't occur often enough. This is the second Rivers of London novel and its as much fun as the first .
Hopefully Ben Aaronovitch will continue with this series (I suspect there are enough "story arcs" (as American TV writers like to say) left open to work with) as the characters are entertaining and enjoyable.
I hope Kobna Holdbrook Smith continues to narrate as he is now "the voice" for these books in my head.
I loved this book when I first read it (erm was it really 1/4 century ago!) I devoured it in almost a single sitting and desperately grabbed the next book in the series. This recording is well overdue and I'm now bereft as the rest aren't available yet!
Its a sweeping tale of far future and distant past with excellent characters and a story which covers a large cast of characters and what seems to be fashionably called 'interlocking story arcs' by TV writers these days.
Please release the rest of the series as soon as possible