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  • 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 4,148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,867

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 - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm....

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

  • By Sarah on 17-11-14

Peter Grant leaves the city

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

Reviewed: 28-09-15

I've really enjoyed listening to this series - but would recommend reading or listening to them in order.

Once again read by the amazingly excellent Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, this is a great listen. The characters come across like familiar friends, with Peter Grant, through whom the story is told - developing with each book.

I think taking PG out of the city and stretching out into a small rural area as the setting for Foxglove Summer, is really clever and works superbly.

  • Mark Watson Live

  • By: Mark Watson
  • Narrated by: Mark Watson
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

With his own radio series and appearances on live at the Apollo, Mark Watson is getting recognition as one of the best new comics around. As The Daily Telegraph say' He's simply exhilirating.'

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-talking man!

  • By Benjamin on 18-01-15

Fast-talking man!

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

Reviewed: 18-01-15

I enjoyed this recording more than I probably thought - as I nearly left my bag on the train whilst being engrossed by MW's banter! Funny, believable and well delivered.