Fantastic love everything about this series re reading again for the 3rd time
Can't wait to get the next instalment
"This is a children's story"
Making it clear that it was aimed at children or teenagers
Yes, it is probably quite a good booker young teenagers.
"Couldn't get into or understand this world setting"
I kept having to check whether this was meant to be a children's book, the occasional swearing put me right, however I found the story line dull and child like, I won't spoiler this for anyone reading. I was not engaged to read the other books in the series, as I could care about the characters and their development
"A good listen"
Wonderful start to a good series, come on Ben write them a bit quicker, wonderful characters, good setting excellent story
"Brilliantly written and read - a tour de force"
This is a delight. Funny and perceptive, listening to this needed to be rationed., it was so addictive.. If the other titles are as good, I shall be well served this summer. This is what makes Audible so special.
"unusual but not my style"
This was highly recommended and I can see why but I'm not a "magic" devotee.
"Excellent fantasy romp"
Original modern storyline with clever interweaving of the history of london. Fun listening. The narrator has an amazing range of voices.
"Gaiman with a grip on reality..."
...well the descriptions of police work anyway! Unlike a few reviewers I loved the narrator. Absolutely perfect for the role and brought the characters to life. And there are a lot of characters...!
I admit I got a bit lost and usually for the fantasy fiction genre (as I would bracket this) I can follow the threads pretty well. RoL was compelling listening but I am going to have to give it a second go as I missed some of the subtle story hooks.
I do know it's a great book though, with clever detailing and splicing magic, fantasy and grim death with wit and healthy dose of cynicism. Looking forward to the next Peter Grant instalments.
"excellent story fabulously read."
brilliantly read, wonderful as a Londoner to hear all the locations and Londoner behaviour described so well. really pacy story.
refreshing storyline lots going on unexpected magical beings
Really enjoyed this and have already purchased the next 2 in the series