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Jonathan

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  • Broken Homes: A Rivers of London Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (666)
    Performance
    (633)
    Story
    (633)

    My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame - whatever that is. Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even he doesn't have all the answers. Mostly I'm just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen’s Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast.

    Cliff says: "Finally, it's out!"
    "The return of Peter Grant Wizard/Policeman"
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    Where does Broken Homes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a great series in the Urban Fantasy genre and this is the best of the (currently) four books in the series.


    What other book might you compare Broken Homes to and why?

    If you like the Dresden Files books you should do yourself a favor and listen to this book (and the related series). It is the ongoing story of an Apprentice Wizard who is also a Police officer for the London Metropolitan Police force. It is almost (but not quite) a police procedural with magic.


    What about Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s performance did you like?

    Kobna Holdbrook-Smith should be reading anything and everything that requires a British accent he is a brilliant vocal talent. He really brings the characters to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could have listed to this whole book without stopping and found myself extending my walk/drive/other activity so that I could listen to more.


    Any additional comments?

    I will say (without spoilers) that when you get to the twist in the last quarter of the book that I was stunned speechless and now curse that the book is over and I will have to wait for the next one (whenever that is)

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Foxglove Summer: A Rivers of London Novel (Peter Grant, Book 5)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (461)
    Story
    (453)

    Peter Grant - cop, magical apprentice, and Londoner to the core - is being forced out of his comfort zone and into the English countryside. His latest case involves the disappearance of children in the small village of Herefordshire, and the local police are unwilling to admit there might be a supernatural element involved. Now Peter must deal with them, local river spirits, and the fact that all the shops close by 4 P.M.

    Amazon Customer says: "What a fun ride!"
    "Excellent book"
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    This series gets better and better

    The rivers of London series is the best urban fiction this side of the Dresdan Files

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15054)
    Performance
    (13963)
    Story
    (13965)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "Great Book.... Great listen"
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    If you could sum up Ready Player One in three words, what would they be?

    Major Nostalgic Fun


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ready Player One?

    The climatic battle with the heroes vs. MechaGodzilla


    Which character – as performed by Wil Wheaton – was your favorite?

    Wade/Pars3vil


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    x


    Any additional comments?

    Great Book Get it now

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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