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Return to the world of Rivers of London in this first short-story collection from number one Sunday Times best-selling author Ben Aaronovitch. Tales from the Folly is a carefully curated collection that gathers together previously published stories and brand new tales in the same place for the first time.

Each tale features a new introduction from the author, filled with insight and anecdote offering the listener a deeper exploration into this absorbing fictional world. This is a must-listen for any Rivers of London fan.

Join Peter, Nightingale, Abigail, Agent Reynolds and Tobias Winter for a series of perfectly portioned tales. Discover what's haunting a lonely motorway service station, who still wanders the shelves of a popular London bookshop and what exactly happened to the River Lugg.

With an introduction from internationally best-selling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris.

This collection includes:

  • 'The Home Crowd Advantage'
  • 'The Domestic'
  • 'The Cockpit'
  • 'The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Granny'
  • 'King of the Rats'
  • 'A Rare Book of Cunning Device'
  • 'A Dedicated Follower of Fashion'
  • 'Favourite Uncle'
  • 'Vanessa Sommer's Other Christmas List'
  • 'Three Rivers, Two Husbands and a Baby'
  • 'Moments One, Two and Three'
©2020 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Good Stories, Variable Narration

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All would be well if Kobna had narrated it. However he just did a bit and it was mostly others. As such the voices were not the usual characterisations and I didn’t really feel at home.
Love you Ben. Stick with Kobna!

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Saddened

I love the folly series and can’t wait for the next one to come out so was quite disappointed at this mish mash of regurgitated story lines... I felt that my credit was wasted and that the publishers are just trying to make more from less....

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  • 09-09-20

Disappointed.

Disappointed. Great to learn more about the universe but in my opinion, Ben Aaronovitch needs to stick with the longer form.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this

Probably not s good place to start if you've never read the main books, go start with book one and know I'm jealous of your journey into the unknown. Rereading is never quite the same as those first steps.

These stories just add so much more to our knowledge and understanding. As I've listened I've gone back immediately and relistened again to be sure I'd got all the hints and nuances.

This won't be the last time I listen or read these, next time will be in chronological order, now that will be fun.

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Lovely little collection of short stories

Read this a few months back when it came out as an ebook and really enjoyed it so reread the audio version. It's a nice collection of short stories and snippets from various books and more across the wider Rivers series. Some of these were previously only available in certain editions of the Rivers books so it was great to finally get them collected like this.

The audio version is particularly well done though thanks to the talented cast of narrators.

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A book of two parts most definitely

The first part is the Peter Grant short stories and on the whole are very enjoyable the second part is the others and for me was tedium personified, if I want to listen educated ramblings I generally put on the news not purchase a book, the most annoying factor was the insist of the author to perform the introductions... ye gods man stop please! Stick to novels and don’t do voice work

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Wonderful

It’s like having an old friend back. Loved the stories and the narration is top notch, as usual. Ready for the next one when you are Mr. A. & Mr. H-S.

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A perfect short stories for a cup of tea

It was everything I wanted from a collection of short stories. Filled in some gaps from the main story arcs and was a nice little bite-sized goodness to wait for the next novel.

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A must have it you love the rivers of London

It all the extra stuff you have wanted to know about the characters and the world they inhabit

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a wonderful collection

a wonderful collection of stories from Ben that only leaves you wanting to hear more.

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  • 21-11-20

A marvellous read

I loved the way it took me back to the past stories in the series. It was great to get to know some of the characters better

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  • 02-10-20

to short

as i could listen to these all day. a lovely mix of tidbit s from the peter grant universe with some tobias sommer also.