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The Furthest Station Audiobook

The Furthest Station: A PC Peter Grant Novella

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Publisher's Summary

A stunning PC Peter Grant audiobook continues this best-selling series with commuting ghosts, a kidnapping, and a superb new London mystery!

PC Peter Grant is heading west.

There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line. And when commuters start reporting encounters with ghosts up and down the track - encounters which they forget entirely within minutes - Peter Grant gets a call to investigate. And the very first interview leads to a ghost-hunting expedition....

The first ever Peter Grant novella, this is a fantastic London-based mystery.

©2017 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"The Hanging Tree is definitely one of the best in the Grant/Aaronovitch pantheon. There again, so have most of the previous books in the series and the odds are the next one probably will be too." (The Bookbag)

"Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural. As for Grant, he's a wonderful blend of laconic copper and, methodically researching how magic works, full-on nerd." (Crime Scene)

"This series is brilliant!" (Teen Librarian)

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    Sararara 01/10/2017
    Sararara 01/10/2017
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    "Much better but"

    Left wondering why this story wasn't incorporated into a full length novel. Good story more akin to the early books, with touches of Neverwhere. But some unresolved plot holes and the asides to American listeners /readers niggled. Teen character may please younger audience but overall not sure this was worth a credit.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    wiccaneill Bolton< Lancashire UK 01/10/2017
    wiccaneill Bolton< Lancashire UK 01/10/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Slightly disappointed"

    I love the peter grant mysteries. This one is very short. Doesn't really get off the ground. Lacks a lot of the usual humour and heart of the earlier books. The basic plot has substance and could of gone a lot further. Seemed slightly rushed.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    David 30/09/2017
    David 30/09/2017
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    "Good but too short"

    As always a good story but this time much too short.

    I look forward to the next novel

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gabriel east kilbride, United Kingdom 09/10/2017
    Gabriel east kilbride, United Kingdom 09/10/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Not the best Peter Grant book by a long shot"

    If you only read this Peter Grant book you probably won’t read any more. Definitely not up to the usual standard in characters or story. Should be seen as a side story and not a novel but as a fan I wasn’t impressed at all. Here’s hoping the next one has more thought put into it

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Slater Bern, Switzerland 06/10/2017
    Jeffrey Slater Bern, Switzerland 06/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Ok but"

    The short stories / novellas are not a patch on the books. It is all rather lightweight and thin

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cookie Monster UNITED KINGDOM 05/10/2017
    Cookie Monster UNITED KINGDOM 05/10/2017
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    "rather disappointing to be honest."

    compared to the previous six books in the series,I felt robbed of a decent storyline,I was so looking forward to this book,but alas it was very short,and it seems the author was stuck for a decent worthwhile story. sadly disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03/10/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story, superb narration"

    Ben Aaronovitch and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith are my dream team audio book pairing. Engaging stories full of the believable and unbelievable, narrated with clarity, precision, humour and an uncanny ability to move between character voices.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    gemma dawe 02/10/2017
    gemma dawe 02/10/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Really good just wish it was longer"

    I love these stories so I always want more.
    shame this one is a bit short.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    johnweedon 04/10/2017
    johnweedon 04/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "l liked the original premis for the stories, but.."

    .. the emergence of the silly petulance of of some of the female characters &quot;Abbigail&quot; and &quot;Mother Thames's &quot; brood, are so annoying that l think this will be the last time l visit London of the Fairy /Phey. . Mr Hold Brook Smith other wise does an excellent job of narration and Characterisation through out the series.

    Also , this title is not value for money , some four and a half hours shorter than its predecessors.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Crazy Carer 07/10/2017
    Crazy Carer 07/10/2017
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    "Not of the normal standard"

    This is a very short book in relation to the other books also it is more like a "stand alone" accompanying novel not adding much to the ongoing theme.

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  • Douglas
    Owen Sound, ON, Canada
    19/10/17
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    "An Interlude on the main story."

    The past part of this book was the narration. The narrator has been consistent throughout the series and I enjoy listening to him.

    Story wise... it's just okay. I do realize that this is a novella but the author 1) continues to reference events that have been depicted in the &quot;Graphic Novels&quot; (aka comic books) and 2) reference events that have taken place which will be detailed in forthcoming novella's.It's irritating, typically doesn't pertain to the story (this book or his previous ones) and, at least in this instance, feels like a sales pitch.

    I'll keep listening but I won't be in such a rush to spend a credit on future installments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eco-Emancipator
    Seattle, WA USA
    15/10/17
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    "Too easily resolved"

    I'm not one to complain about short stories being short. But this one was going along fine, and then it's like Aaronovitch gave up. The bad guy offed himself, and Nightingale busted through a wall, and it's done. Short stories still need to be stories, but this ending made the whole thing seem pointless. Not worth Holdbrook-Smith's excellent narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    Shreveport, LA, United States
    13/10/17
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    "disappointing"

    This series is my absolute favorite for listening. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith did his best, but the story was not up to the high standard Mr. Aaronovitch has set. It was rambling and lacked the focus that his novels usually have. Maybe he needs to take some time away from Peter and recharge himself before writing the next one. (And I do hope there will be another.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Axel T
    06/10/17
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    "Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Is a master narrator"

    Nice filler until we get the next full book in the series. KHS is genius, as always.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Stocking
    Las Vegas
    03/10/17
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    "Much much much too short."

    Much too short. While the plot is clever, as usual, the story as a whole lacks the richness and depth usually found in the series. The narrator is however his normal brilliant self.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diana
    Antelope Valley, CA, United States
    30/09/17
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    "Delightful writing and narration"

    This author and narrator team make the Peter Grant series my favorite audio book series. The writing is imaginative - with twisty plots and characters with depth and layers.

    The narration is fabulous, with interesting change-ups in pacing, fantastic and recognizable voices.

    Ben Aaronovitch and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith do outstanding work. I always look forward to the next book and find listening to this series delightful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CL
    LA.CA
    30/09/17
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    "Absolutely fantastic. Again."

    I was entranced from beginning to end. The story was fully rounded and the narration was pitch perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AGO
    Tallahassee, FL
    29/09/17
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    "Hardly more than a short story"

    Felt like I was reading an extended short story set in the pedal grant world but having little to do with the novels which immediately preceded it. Rather disappointing storyline, insufficiently fleshed out, insufficient in length, generally disappointing.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    SANTA CRUZ, CA United States
    29/09/17
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    "Good story, just confused."

    I enjoy these Peter Grant stories, so far I have been able to follow them. This one though, has left me a bit confused and with more questions than any of the other books have, I wonder if the next will also be a novella or a full book? Either way I really want the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy Wright
    29/09/17
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    "Don't miss The Furthest Station"

    What do I love about this audiobook series? The vivid London landscape, the digressions about architecture, the musicality, the diverse backgrounds of all the characters (not one character is a cardboard stand in -- even if we're not told their whole story), the details of a police procedural, Peter's efforts to apply science to magic, the dashing Nightingale, the rich context of history, class, and region... and I could go on. There could not be a better narrator for this series than Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. If you haven't read the series, start at the beginning and don't skip this installment-- even if it's a novella, it's a wonderful listen. I can't wait for the next full length novel. Thank you, Mr. Aaronovich, now back to work!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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