Very enjoyable listen in a great setting. foggy London nights, horses & carriages, steam boats & Magic. Magical creatures & places and a very unknowin..Show More »g general public all being policed by "the oversight" - the MIB's of the Magical realm. Others have said it, comparable to Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell but different enough to not be too similar. Excellent Narration. Only reason for slightly less than full house of 5 stars was I found the plot use of coincidence to move things forward occasionally stood out, they are always there in most stories of course but I think there were just a few too many coincidences so they were noticable - but its a minor niggle, it is a great story and I am looking forward to the rest coming soon I hope.
Charlie Fletcher is a talented author but a talented narrator he is not. The narrator of the first book was much better, there was more life to the st..Show More »ory instead of what felt like quite a monotone performance in this book making it harder to follow and sadly verging on boring in parts. Please stick to the writing and let someone else read for you.