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    • Skald: The Short Story Collection

    • 6 Original Crime & Thriller Short Stories
    • By: Martin Edwards, Ben Okri, Sophie Hannah, and others
    • Narrated by: John Banks, Jessica Dennis, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Commissioned by Audible and written especially for audio format this collection brings together six crime stories through the themes of discovery, destination and arrival. Top narrators bring these gripping tales to life acknowledging the Scandinavian tradition of oral storytelling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable listen overall

    • By PavLove on 04-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Rare Book of Cunning Device

    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,662

    Exclusive to Audio! Somewhere amongst the shadowy stacks and the many basements of the British library, something is very much amiss - and we're not talking late returns here. Is it a ghost, or something much worse? PC Peter Grant really isn't looking forward to finding out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short vignette for the fans

    • By Beccameriel on 16-05-17

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Rivers of London

    • Rivers of London, Book 1
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,792
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,502

    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 (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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rivers of London

    • By Penelope A. Wythes on 27-04-11

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Lies Sleeping

    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Moon Over Soho

    • Rivers of London, Book 2
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,478
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,652
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,637

    I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognized the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to the victim, strong enough to leave its imprint like a wax cylinder recording.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good sequel

    • By P. J. Williams on 05-08-11

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Whispers Under Ground

    • Rivers of London, Book 3
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,846
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,225

    Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it’s just as well - he's already had run ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the police force is less easy, especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, wonderful narration

    • By Jane on 04-07-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Furthest Station

    • A PC Peter Grant Novella
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,382
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377

    The Furthest Station is Ben Aaronovitch's first PC Grant novella...and 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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok but

    • By Jeffrey Slater on 06-10-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Broken Homes

    • Rivers of London, Book 4
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,543
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,274

    Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the best-seller list with his superb London crime series. A unique blend of police procedural; loving detail about the greatest character of all, London; and a dash of the supernatural. A mutilated body in Crawley. Another killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil: An associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man? Or just a common or garden serial killer? Before PC Peter Grant can get his head round the case a town planner going under a tube train and a stolen grimoire are adding to his caseload. So far so London. But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magic and Mayhem...

    • By sharon on 28-07-13

    Regular price: £24.99

    • 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 3,545
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,308

    In the fifth of his bestselling 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book in an Excellent Series

    • By Dogma on 19-11-14

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Hanging Tree

    • Rivers of London, Book 6
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,681
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,511
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502

    Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Back on form - best in the series since the first

    • By Suffolk Nobody on 27-11-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Black and British

    • A Forgotten History
    • By: David Olusoga
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 131

    David Olusoga's Black and British is a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination and Shakespeare's Othello.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastically detailed Exceptionally informative

    • By lionel on 30-04-17

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Girl, Balancing & Other Stories

    • By: Helen Dunmore
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Haunting, uplifting, beautiful: the final work from Helen Dunmore. Helen Dunmore passed away in June 2017, leaving behind this remarkable collection of short stories. With her trademark imagination and gift for making history human, she explores the fragile ties between passion, love, family, friendship and grief, often through people facing turning points in their lives.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive interview
    • By: Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    Kobna Holdbrook-Smith joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studio to talk about the experience of narrating an audiobook. As well as an actor with prolific work on stage, screen and television, Kobna is one of your favourite audiobook narrators - you might recognise his voice from some of Ben Aaronovich's novels, for example. He's here to talk about the power of narration, how it differs from other forms of work and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such an interesting guy

    • By jennifer on 25-09-17

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Blue Remembered Earth

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 240

    One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey's family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superior space opera

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-06-14

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Who Is Tom Ditto

    • By: Danny Wallace
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    We join the action just as our ‘hero’ Tom, (early thirties, reads the ‘news’ on the radio) finds out that his girlfriend has not left him. Tom, I have not left you. But I am gone. Please carry on as normal. Love always, Hayley. Has Hayley gone or hasn’t she? Is she coming back? If she has gone, but is coming back, when is she coming back? And what is he supposed to bloody do in the meantime? And what if she’s never coming back?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly entertaining...and masterfully read!

    • By S. Cocks on 02-05-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Memory of Love

    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    A poignant story about friendship, betrayal, obsession and second chances – this novel is an immensely powerful portrayal of human resilience. Sierra Leone: civil war has left an entire population with terrible secrets to keep. In the capital's hospital Kai, a gifted young surgeon, is plagued by demons. Elsewhere in the hospital lies Elias Cole, a university professor who recalls the love that drove him to acts that are far from heroic. As past and present intersect, Kai and Elias are drawn unwittingly closer and into the path of one woman at the centre of their stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interwoven lives in conflict-affected Sierra Leone

    • By Anthony on 22-08-13

    Regular price: £26.08

    • Spawn

    • By: Shaun Hutson
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Harold Pierce didn't mean to kill his baby brother all those years ago. He didn't intend to incinerate him in a fire but he did and he has spent most of his adult life in a psychiatric hospital because of that. Upon release he is given a job as a hospital porter but that job involves the burning of aborted foetuses and the memories of what happened to his brother begin to torment Harold. In the small town where he lives the terror is mounting because of the escape from prison of psychopath Paul Harvey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Shaun’s more disturbing books

    • By MISS C MACKINNON on 25-11-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Relics

    • By: Shaun Hutson
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 25

    During an archaeological dig, a hidden chamber filled with the skulls of children is discovered. At first glance they seem to have been there for thousands of years but closer examination reveals a more shocking secret. The opening of the chamber triggers a series of horrific murders, each victim mutilated and their entrails used to form a different letter of the alphabet. Who is behind this outrage? And how is it linked to a subterranean chamber thousands of years old? Inspector Stephen Wallace must unmask this crazed killer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Badly edited

    • By El on 29-05-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Renegades

    • By: Shaun Hutson
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55

    As a member of the Counter Terrorist Unit, Sean Doyle thought he'd seen it all. Every violent act, every depraved action man could perpetrate against man but he is to discover that there are much worse things in this world than even he has encountered. Tracking a group of renegade terrorists from London to the Republic of Ireland, Doyle and his partner must discover who is funding these men and why. What he discovers is beyond even his experience and threatens not just his life but his sanity too.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost like stepping back in time

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-04-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Brenton Brown

    • By: Alex Wheatle
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Juliet is consumed with guilt knowing that her half-brother, Brenton, grew up in children's homes while she received all her mother's love. She marries Clayton, a successful banker, to please her mother. But secretly Clayton has always suspected that there is something between Juliet and her half-brother. Meanwhile, Juliet and Brenton try to stay away from what they know is a forbidden love...

    Regular price: £17.99