Engaging exciting entertaing
Neverwhere . similar idea in that there is set in London and weaves in and subverts wellknow places. But this is better much better
All the characters were beliveable. Too tough to choose a favorite
"interesting story but a bit farfetched"
well read audiobook
it took a while to get to grips with the fact that the imaginary is the main reason for the crime scene. quite complex plot knitting across time
Couldn't decided what book to listen to next and took a punt in this, glad I did! Excellently read and the story is fantastic and flowing! Can't wait for the next book
"Intriging, captivating and a grest listen"
There's lots of technical references in this story which had I been reading it may well of put me off, Kobna's narration is infectious.
"A Taxiguru Review."
Good explanation of Police procedures suitably told with all the cynicism of an.ex Bobby. Had me laughing out loud on the train. Original and thought-provoking.story line which had me guessing. Narration.was single-person, multi-voice but worked brlliantly.
Would recommend this to cops, ex-cops, Londoners and lovers of semi-light fantasy readers.
Really good story and absolutely excellent narration.
If you like Harry Dresden then you'll like this! :)
Loved this book and thought the reader was perfect - looking forward to next one
"A really great listen"
I really enjoyed this book. It started with a good intro to the main characters, the plot developed well and I thought the narrator added a real gravitas to the whole thing. Really pleased I chose this as our book clubs dive into audio listening :o) Personally I'll be getting the next one straight away!
"A treat, history with science fiction."
A well written enlightening read. You will need to be sharp to keep track of the plot and how it develops rapidly. Highly entertaining overall.
"Great idea, well written, funny and top narration!"
I'm a recent audible subscriber so I've only listened to a few books, but it comes in second behind 11.22.63
Difficult to compare this book to anything I've read! Sort of Police procedural meets fantasy! The historical information was well researched by someone who loves London and the central idea is fantastic.
The way Aaronovitch uses the rivers of London is inspired, the characters are great and it's funny.
All the characters are defined and Kobna does a fine job of distingushing each one, from accent to tone of voice, it was very well performed.
I'm quickly learning that a good narrator can make or break an audio book experience.
I would say the main character, Peter Grant and Nightingale were my favourite two.
I gasped and laughed on several occasions.
Overall a great book, with lots inside which promises more to come in this series. I really enjoyed it and will definitely read and/or listen to the next one.