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  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,057

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

Slightly unusual but a great book

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

Just listened to this for a second time which I rarely do and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. The narrator does a really good job.

  • Trinity Rising

  • By: Elspeth Cooper
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

The future holds nothing but blood and death… and Teia fears there is nothing she can do about it. Her clan is riding to war, but her secret, untrained gift of foretelling has shown her they are riding to their doom. If she cannot turn them from their course, her only hope of saving them will be to betray them to their sworn enemies. Gair is mourning his past… but there is no time to dwell on his grief or hunger for revenge. Pursuing an artefact from the Founding Wars, he travels deep into the hostile southern deserts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story line

  • By Brian on 25-05-13

Good but frustrating

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Book two of a four(or more?) book series. Really enjoyed the first & I was keen to see where the characters ended up after the cliffhanger at the end of the first. Frustratingly almost the first third of this book dealt entirely with a new character - I had to check several times whether I was reading the same series. Eventually the threads rejoined & I enjoyed the rest of the book & was eager for the third.

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  • Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks

  • By: Christopher Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop, Jilly Bond
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Do you believe in ghosts? Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die? And is that form capable of communicating with the world of the living? Jack Parlabane's stance on the matter: "Aye, right". This was before he found himself in the more compromising position of being not only dead himself, but worse: dead and with an exclusive still to file. Now he knows for certain that death is not the end: it's the ultimate undercover assignment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a fantastic read

  • By Suzie2 on 14-01-08

Slow to get started

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

Reviewed: 16-01-15

enjoyed the story but found it a bit slow. I like the narrator a lot