This is the best audiobook and best adaptation of a book for audio that I have ever listened to. Suzy Jackson's narration turns this wonderful novel into breathtaking dramatic performance.
There are too many to count, and I don't want to spoil any of them.
It must be Imp, of course. But Suzy Jackson was fantastic in making each character speak in their own individual voice. If I didn't know otherwise I would have assumed that there were a cast of narrators.
This book is so much better than the stupid title the US publisher saddled it with (it's called "Rivers of London" in the rest of the world). It's suspenseful, engrossing, and funny. I found myself laughing out loud while I listened to it. I've already downloaded the next two books, and am looking forward to some lengthy drives so I can listen to them in the near future.
I also have to single out the narrator, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as a star of this production. The characters in this novel come from all strata of British society and education level, and span the time from present day to the 18th century. KHS makes each character speak in a distinctive voice, and also in the correct accent for their situation, something that is, frankly, mind-boggling, given the enormous variety and depth of British accents. My wife is British, and a bit of an accent Nazi. She also enjoyed the book enormously (and she doesn't usually like audiobooks), and thought he absolutely nailed the accents. I'm so glad they got him to narrate the rest of the books in the series.
Lenny Henry does an amazing job reading this wonderful, and very funny book. I read (and loved) this book in print, but the audiobook adds an extra dimension to the story.
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