"A must in your library, absolutely fantastic"
I was recommended this book by a relative who had already read books 1-3 so I had a slight idea what it was going to be like but I didn't realise how good it was going to be. Admittedly it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but if you like fiction with a hint of shall we say magic and powers then this is for you like it is for me.
I love the narrator Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and his narration really brings the book to life, I just didn't want this book to end and am so glad I have the next couple in the series waiting in my library. My only hope for this series is that it is turned into a series of films or a TV series and is in my top 5 listens.
In short if you want something a bit different and that is fantastic then this is the series you are looking for.
Loved the story. Highly recommend this series. Peter Grant is a new PC in the Met and it's a convincing and fascinating take on the London Police, and how magical events might be dealt with. The magic wove cleverly with the procedural aspect. Listened to it solidly, hooked and trying my partner's patience sorely. Noticed the breathy voice, as commented on, for the first few minutes then never noticed it again. He is a brilliant reader with a gorgeous voice, and highly skilled. He came up with everything you could wish for in a reader. He made every character instantly recognisable with different pitches, tones, accents - good local accents (I live in Norwich which is often read in Mummerset). No, I am not his Mum.
"Good story and excellent narrator"
I enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator was amazing, his use of accents was really good and he did women voices well.
Love the book. Once I was used to The voice then he became Peter Grant.
I am now going to have to listen to the next one!
"Wow! Better than expected"
Not sure what I expected but this book was laugh out loud funny, scary, gripping and addictive.
Beautifully narrated. I only hope the rest of the series are as good.
A must read
"Enjoyable and great performance by the narrator,"
Narrator really bought the book alive. It is a twist on cop thrillers and most enjoyable ive listened to for a while
"A pleasant surprise"
This book was recommend to me and I'm glad I finally got round to listening to it. It reminds me a bit of the Bryant and May books in so much as you gets lots of interesting tit bits about London. I like the references to Harry Potter too. It's a clever book written as a crime/supernatural story. The narrater is excellent and his accents are very believable. Peter Grant is a great character and I'm interested in seeing his journey over the course of the next 6 books. There is plenty of humour and murders to keep you interested. Highly recommended
"Being Nigerian, I really loved this"
Since I moved from the uk, I find every story set in London very endearing. Identifying places along with the story, feels much more part of it. Also, being Nigerian, this was very close to my heart too. Loved the fantasy bit also. Very Neil Gaiman-ish
"Urban Fantasy At Its Best"
I would recommend this book to any fan of urban fantasy not just a friend. As an introduction to the genre its mix of humour and darkness just hits all the right buttons.
The grounded realism of such an otherworldly setting makes this book great
Kobna Holbrook-Smith was the perfect choice to narrate Rivers of London. His performance made Peter Grant come to life.
Character development started so well but then just went down hill once Lesley played less of a part - sooooo disappointing
Some annoying accents
I did like the history of London facts and interesting (sometime funny) information about police procedures.The main character was pretty good.