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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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    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

    6 of 6 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

    5 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.

    5 of 5 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

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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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.

    10 of 11 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.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    A. Moorhouse Sacred Earth Ipswich, United kingdom 25/10/2017
    A. Moorhouse Sacred Earth Ipswich, United kingdom 25/10/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "not long enough"

    not long enough by far, it only just got going when it came to an end.

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    Cookie Monster 05/10/2017
    Cookie Monster 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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. C. Arthurs 04/10/2017
    Mr. C. Arthurs 04/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Below par"

    Sadly short and although narration was up to the normal excellence the story was perhaps not on form. Not the best considering I have been waiting since April. Very disappointing, I’m almost ashamed to say.

    4 of 4 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • 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.

    1 of 1 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
  • Amazon Customer
    Federal Way, Wa, United States
    29/09/17
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    "Very well done all around."

    Loved it as usual but as good as it is, I know it's a short but I miss a chat with Peter's Parents all though it was nice to have more of Abigail. I'd love to see another series with just Abigail and I don't particularly like children in books but I'd make an exception for her.

    The audio was really well done as usual.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • AZ Book Addict
    Tucson, Arizona USA
    06/01/18
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    "More Excellent Peter Grant"

    Peter Grant remains an unpretentiously witty and winning character. A strong writer with a great ear for both internal and spoken dialog, Ben Aaronovitch seems to have improved as the series has progressed. He elaborates Peter and Inspector Nightingale's universe while keeping it grounded in ours. I think that this would make a reasonable introduction to the series as long as you know that bad architecture is Peter's pet peeve. My only complaint is the short format - more Peter is definitely better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maine Knitter
    Central Maine, USA
    08/12/17
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    "I love this narrator"

    Short but still fantastic. I love Aaronovitch's writing style. He gives Peter a great sense of sarcasm and humor. This time he deals with ghosts and another river god. Quite good especially with the perfect narration by Hobna Holdbrook-Smith.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    19/11/17
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    "Good but........."

    no Jazz between leaves the book lacking ...along with the story and characters the jazz is an important part of the story. Please bring back the Jazz between chapters in future books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ijw
    Cochise, AZ, United States
    11/11/17
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    "hurried"

    Still a fun mystery. Feels like the nugget of a novel that was joted off. But after 2 readings I don't understand the fox thread .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Justin
    09/11/17
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    "More like a teen's book than Peter Grant story."

    The plot was OK but overall the story is missing much of the details and little twists that I find enjoyable in the rest of the series. The feel is closer to a young adult story, minus the awkward love interest. This is probably due to the focus being more on Abagail and the length of the book.

    Even with those detractors, Mr Holdbriok-Smith entertains. His characters have unique voices and atritudes which I appreciate in an audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • self-loathing materialist
    blue ridge, va
    07/11/17
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    "Good narration of a loose story"

    The plot swerved without apparent purpose at times, but the story was well narrated and had interesting characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly Skinner
    31/10/17
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    "The furthest Station"

    This was a really super wild fun mysterious that has a great ending.I really had a hard time putting it down

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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