Hopefully if you're reading this review, you have already finished the first two books. If so, fear not, this book is even better than the first two. Notably it is easier to follow, and if you are like me, you will be a little worried about the synopsis's mention of the FBI agent. I'm not sure why she is even mentioned, as she is at best a minor character, at worst completely pointless. The point is, she does not detract from the book.
As I mentioned this book is easier to follow than the previous two. I also noticed something special about this book and the series. Each book sets out to build the world, while at the same time building a mystery up. The mystery is equal parts whodunit and police procedural. During all of this the narrator in the form of Peter Grant is just amazing with his random distractions and off topic musings. Funny, hilarious, enjoyable.
I highly recommend this book and series to pretty much anyone. Please do yourself a favor and pick it up.
P.S. If you are wondering why I don't give it a 5 star, while incredibly enjoyable it doesn't check the boxes, namely making me think about it constantly when I'm not reading it, that make me give books 5 stars.
There's something or someone in the London Underground. After the body is found in the Tube, Peter Grant is called in because something's just not right about the crime scene from the perspective of the regular cops. This story has a little bit of everything - art, romance, humor, death, and mole people. I would highly recommend it and all of the books in this series. If you haven't read one yet, they are a combination of Harry Potter, Dr. Who, and Sherlock Holmes.
This series is just remarkable. Peter Grant continues to learn and encounter "uncanny events" that require study and patience. Lesley May is a great "sidekick" who isn't a sidekick. Looking forward to more of her and her progression. Can her face be saved by magic?
Well, Peter is always the best but Zach is a pretty strong character in this book, for a moron, that is.
Always. Kobna's reading of Peter's statement "I had it sorted in 20 because I am just that good" nearly made me wreck the car I laughed so hard!
I just continue to love this series. More history of London, above and below ground. More Seawall, who is a great character, too. Just all around good!
Great story. Read it first but just adore the audible version masterfully narrated by hold brook-smith. Brilliant casting as he masterfully presented unique voices and accents for all the characters. Spot on Nightingale and a darling rendition of Leslie. Oscar! More!
Extremely well written series, funny, clever, and suspenseful. Set in London, England, and the history and cultural references are definitely part of the fun. Reader has a flexible, warm voice, hits the dry humour note-perfect and does the various accents from cockney geezer to Sierra Leone expat quite wonderfully, as far as I can tell. Sub themes of jazz and architecture. Great writing and great reading, and each book digs constable Peter Grant in deeper into a beautifully realized world of magic and policing.
I liked the book but it is the narrator who brings it alive. I can't recommend this series enough for those who like magic, London and quirky mysteries with a good dose of humor.
I am an Army Wife and full time student who loves to read. If I'm not reading a book I'm listening to one.
Yes I would and probably will. I really like this series and the characters.
The main character in particular draws me in because even though he is steeped in a magical world he uses his background in science to understand what is happening and not using it as a reason to close his eyes to what is going on around him.
I tend to have trouble with accents and this one has been pretty troublesome for me. I'm serious considering buying the rest of this series in print simply because I find it hard to understand. Being American there were quite a few times that I wondered if that was really how we sounded to the English or was it just bad training on his accent work. It makes me worry that the English accents I've heard before were done in the same twisted way the American accents were done here. Do the English hear our American narrators and cringe when they do an English accent? At the same time I probably would still be mispronouncing basic English words and titles if I only had the print version.