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  • 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 7,881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,521

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). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble....

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

  • By valb on 05-08-11

The Best 'Read' I've Heard For A Long Time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-11

Having listened to the first few minutes of this book I was a bit put off by Kobna's reading style but stayed with it and boy, how glad I am that I did! His narration is absolutley perfect and he carries you along with this tale as if it's his own. The story is quirky, imaginative, very funny and visual. I loved the mix of police protocol with whimsical wizardry, brilliant.

44 of 50 people found this review helpful

  • The Elephant to Hollywood

  • By: Sir Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Sir Michael Caine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808

Sir Michael Caine is loved not just for his many films, but for his warmth, honesty, and humour in describing every aspect of his life from his humble South London beginnings to performing alongside the greatest Hollywood actors of the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audiobook beats Hardback!!!

  • By Justin on 15-10-10

Brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-11

I have really enjoyed listening to Sir Michael tell his own story in his own way. It's been a joy and has often felt like we are are in the same room and he is telling me his stories 'face to face'. Michael tells it as it is with no frills or fancy prose, just as he did in his earlier book, 'What's it all about'. It is an easy listen and an ideal relax for the journey home from work.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful