Ben Aaronovitch
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Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch was born in 1964. Discovering in his early twenties that he had precisely one talent, he took up screenwriting at which he was an overnight success. He wrote for Doctor Who, Casualty and the world’s cheapest ever SF soap opera Jupiter Moon. He then wrote for Virgin’s New Adventures until they pulped all his books. Then Ben entered a dark time illuminated only by an episode of Dark Knight, a book for Big Finish and the highly acclaimed but not-very-well-paying Blake’s 7 Audio dramas. Trapped in a cycle of disappointment and despair Ben was eventually forced to support his expensive book habit by working for Waterstones as a bookseller. Ironically it was while shelving the works of others that Ben finally saw the light. He would write his own books, he would let prose into his heart and rejoice in the word. Henceforth, subsisting on nothing more than instant coffee and Japanese takeaway, Ben embarked on the epic personal journey that was to lead to Rivers of London (or Midnight Riot as it is known in the Americas). Ben Aaronovitch currently resides in London and says that he will leave when they pry his city from his cold dead fingers.

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Best Sellers

    • The October Man

    • A Rivers of London Novella
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Sam Peter Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579

    A brand-new stand-alone novella in the Rivers of London series! Tobias Winter has been assigned to the Abteilung KDA - the Department for Complex and Unspecific Matters....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deutschlands Flüsse

    • By Andreas Beck on 15-06-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Rivers of London

    • Rivers of London, Book 1
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,056
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,697
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,686

    My name is Peter Grant, and until January, I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else)....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant original story great narrator

    • By valb on 05-08-11

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Moon over Soho

    • Rivers of London, Book 2
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,297
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,393

    I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good sequel

    • By P. J. Williams on 05-08-11

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Whispers Under Ground

    • Rivers of London, Book 3
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,472
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,831
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,810

    Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it’s just as well - he's already had run-ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, wonderful narration

    • By Jane on 04-07-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Broken Homes

    • Rivers of London, Book 4
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,089
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,797
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,775

    Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the best-seller list with his superb London crime series - a unique blend of police procedural; loving detail about the greatest character of all, London; and a dash of the supernatural....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magic and Mayhem...

    • By Sharon on 28-07-13

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Lies Sleeping

    • Rivers of London, Book 7
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,808
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,611
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600

    Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love these characters and these books.

    • By Pegs on 23-11-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Foxglove Summer

    • Rivers of London, Book 5
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,288
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,007
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,992

    In the fifth of his best-selling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You can take a city wizard to the country but...

    • By Sarah on 17-11-14

    Regular price: £24.99

    • False Value

    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Peter Grant is facing fatherhood and an uncertain future with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around, he takes a job with émigré Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand-new London start-up - the Serious Cybernetics Company....

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Hanging Tree

    • Rivers of London, Book 6
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,989
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976

    Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As usual, a great read.

    • By Justine on 12-12-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Furthest Station

    • A PC Peter Grant Novella
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,753
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745

    There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line, and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly whom to call. It's PC Peter Grant's specialty.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Much better but

    • By Sararara on 01-10-17

    Regular price: £9.99

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