Sometimes the narrator was hard to understand. Slurring was a problem - even when character-driven - but I'm looking forward to the next book.
It wasn't that kind of book for me. I took so much pleasure in the characters, the settings, the clever asides and observations, that the plot (though perfectly sound), was secondary to me.
Ben Aaronovitch delivers another brilliant mystery. The storyline is complete with a nicely crafted mysterious murder, a grieving father who brings his own FBI agent to London to help solve the crime, the right amount of magic, and of course, the right dose of humor.
I've become a fan; well-done Mr. A!
Ben Aaronovitch's witty magical mystery is perfectly narrated here. I'm only sad at having to wait for volume 5. Fun!
YES! I really enjoy the narrator Kobna Holdbrook-Smith--I can listen to him for hours. I also enjoy the snarky, dry humor and characters that the author creates.
My top three favorite series because of the characters and humor constructed by the author and brilliantly conveyed by the narrators, not in any particular order, are:
* The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and voice actor James Marsters (skip the audio book for 13 as JM did NOT narrate it!)
* The initial Skulduggery Pleasant books by Derek Landry and voice actor Rupert Degas (the voice actor changes around book 4 and I personally didn't like him as much as RD)
* This series
The series are unique unto themselves, but the marriage of author and narrator adds so much more to the story than just the books (dead tree or electronic) alone.
No, but I love him in this series! I think because I'm a Yank (US) I get extra enjoyment from his wonderful accents ;)
A film wouldn't do the series justice.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
The Peter Grant collection a paranormal detective series which takes place in central London. This assembly is a fun listen by a sci-fi author with Dr. Who cred. The stories are interesting with sharp wit, dry British humor, and can withstand ridiculous behaviors like binge listening. I have binge listened to the first three books, and I still love this series. If you like collections like The Dresden Files, you will enjoy this selection. Furthermore, the narrations are a perfect match for the writing. Worth the listen. Highly recommend.
I found myself thinking about when my next credit was applied so I could read the next installment. I love the varied characters, the music used as artfully as the words. More!!!! More!!! More !!!
This is not only a terrific and creative series of stories: I can't be sure I'd like the books so much, were they not narrated by Kobna Holbrook-Smith. It's as though the author (Ben Aaronovitch) was channeling the narrator. His fit to the main character/narrator is uncanny. And of course, brilliant.
Brilliant story as well, of course!
When listening to the book you forget it is a book. The narrator is so believable as the main character that you begin to think he is the main character telling you what has and is happening.
Sometimes I want a book that puts me with the characters, instead of in my car listening about the characters. This book puts me in London with the characters.