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  • Lies Sleeping

  • Rivers of London, Book 7
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025

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. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

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

  • By Pegs on 23-11-18

Another Great Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-19

Just finished the latest in the twists and turns that are the Rivers of London and as always it did not disappoint. Fast paced, intricate and informative. A great performance by Kobna of another one of Bens cracking stories. Can’t wait for number 8

  • 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 3,030
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,830

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. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about.

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

  • By Justine on 12-12-16

Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-19

I can not recommend the Rivers of London series highly enough, and this latest outing, The Hanging Tree, is a whole new level of superb. I can see myself running out of superlatives to describe these wonderfully entertaining works. All I can say to Ben is keep writing this brilliant work, and to Kobna, keep narrating in the perfect way you do.

  • 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 1,774
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640

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.... Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow-up interviews rather difficult. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but

  • By Jeffrey Slater on 06-10-17

Another Cracker!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-19

Well that is another good solid outing for Peter Grant and Nightingale, thoroughly enjoying and entertaining. When reviewing such great storytelling, one should not underplay the performance of the voice artist, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is superb, and should my own novels ever get to the heights of audio transcription, I would be so blessed to get a voice artist as polished and accomplished as Kobna to read them. Ben, keep up the great work, just about to start number 6 😊

  • 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 3,936
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,634

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. A mutilated body in Crawley. Another killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil: an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man? Or just a common or garden serial killer? Before PC Peter Grant can get his head round the case, a town planner going under a tube train and a stolen grimoire are adding to his caseload.

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

  • By Sharon on 28-07-13

Outstanding again!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-19

Broken Homes is yet another brilliant piece of storytelling by Ben Aaronovitch. His knowledge of London is encyclopaedic and his weaving of police procedural with urban fantasy is masterful. The fact that this latest adventure for Peter Grant and Nightingale takes place predominantly within a 20 minute walk from where I live in London makes it even better for me. Cannot wait to listen to the next instalment in the Rivers of London mythos. Well done Ben 👍

  • Too Close for Comfort

  • Knight & Culverhouse, Book 1
  • By: Adam Croft
  • Narrated by: Adam Croft
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

What if the serial killer you were investigating was someone you knew? DS Wendy Knight's first murder case was always going to test her limits, but even she couldn't anticipate that a sadistic serial killer might be someone she knew - very well. As her investigation unfolds, so too does a sinister plot that will turn her world upside down and make it increasingly difficult to distinguish friend from foe in her tight-knit world. By the time Wendy realises she is the killer's final intended victim, she's left fighting against her personal instincts - and for her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised.

  • By Common as muck on 23-12-18

Excellent work

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-12-18

I went into this expecting a decent Police Procedural, and came out of it with a book that exceeded my expectations. I liked the characters, especially The DCI reminding me of Gene Hunt from Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes. The story had the right pace and was suitably involved. As a writer of this genre myself I am always interested in the ideas of other authors and Adam has certainly not disappointed me. Keep up the great work Adam.