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Broken Homes: PC Peter Grant, Book 4 | [Ben Aaronovitch]

Broken Homes: PC Peter Grant, Book 4

Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the bestseller list with his superb London crime series. A unique blend of police procedural, loving detail about the greatest character of all, London, and a dash of the supernatural. A mutilated body in Crawley. Another killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil; an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man? Or just a common or garden serial killer? Before PC Peter Grant can get his head round the case a town planner going under a tube train and a stolen grimoire are adding to his case-load. So far so London.
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Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the bestseller list with his superb London crime series. A unique blend of police procedural, loving detail about the greatest character of all, London, and a dash of the supernatural.

A mutilated body in Crawley. Another killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil; an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man? Or just a common or garden serial killer? Before PC Peter Grant can get his head round the case a town planner going under a tube train and a stolen grimoire are adding to his case-load. So far so London. But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on an housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans and inhabited by the truly desperate. Is there a connection? And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River?

Full of warmth, sly humour and a rich cornucopia of things you never knew about London, Aaronovitch's series has swiftly added Grant's magical London to Rebus' Edinburgh and Morse's Oxford as a destination of choice for those who love their crime with something a little extra.

Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. Kobna is a Film, Theatre, Television and Radio actor. His television credits include Little Britain, Saxondale, Pulling, Taking the Flak, Star Stories and Sirens; his theatre credits include lead roles at the National, Tricycle, Young Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange, Bush and Shakespeare's Globe theatres and he has also been in numerous BBC radio plays. He has voiced audiobooks by Alastair Reynolds and Ben Aaronovitch for Orion.

©2013 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2013 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Miles
    Mansfield, United Kingdom
    8/15/13
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    "Another fantastic book in the Peter Grant series!"

    Ben Aaronovitch and Kobna Holbrook-Smith combine once more in what is undoubtedly the best series currently on Audible. This time Peter and Lesley have to go undercover on a large housing estate in Elephant & Castle in the hope of catching the 'faceless man'. As in previous books it is Kobna's superb characterisation of both Peter and Nightingale ('The Nightingale') that raises the already great writing to new heights. While the ending will leave you shocked, the ride up to that point is both grin-generating and guffaw-inducing - all-in-all a great audiobook! Roll-on book number 5!

    (A quick word of warning - while the 'baggage' of previous books won't stop you enjoying 'Broken Homes' on its own merits, I would definitely recommend starting with the first book in the series 'Rivers of London'. This will give you a better understanding of the myriad characters which populate the novels as well as what the different forma are [for all you wizarding apprentices out there]!)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Forgetful
    Gillingham, United Kingdom
    8/2/13
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    "An excellent addition to the Peter Grant Series"

    The series follows likeable and well rounded characters in a vibrantly realised version of our world where magic exists and the long arm of the law has extended to police all things unconventional.

    The latest adventure keeps things moving along swiftly, ratcheting up the tension as the pursuit of the "Faceless Man" intensifies. In addition, the narrator does a great job with the different characters, injecting warmth and humour into the performance.

    Can't wait for the next in the series!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/24/15
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    "Wonderful"

    A wonderful , atmospheric story that moves along well. Beautifully performed with consistency & clarity. Really enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Juliet Bernad
    UK
    3/5/15
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    "brilliant "

    Really great book. Can't wait for the next one to come along. well read and a great cliff hanger.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rupert Lomax
    2/27/15
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    "best book"

    amazing listen! 2nd time through and I loved every last minute of it. Gripping marvel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Croxton
    Staffs, UK
    2/11/15
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    "Not bad, better than book 3 by a long way"

    Good to hear Peter further developing his skills well in this book. More magic battles in this book also, so starting to get more interesting again. After listening to book three I was concerned it was starting to become distracted from the main theme of books one and two.
    Worth a listen and definitely progressed the story on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca Pentland
    2/11/15
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    "Excellent book, expertly read! "

    I love this series by Ben Aaronovitch. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is perfect as he narrates this. I sometimes forget it's just one person doing the voices!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • tamsin
    2/4/15
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    "Again really enjoyed it x x x"

    loved this book in the series... you never quite know which way it will go, great voice for main character aswell as all other characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • spanglypink
    London, England
    1/24/15
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    "I love this series... But this one wasnt as good"
    Would you try another book written by Ben Aaronovitch or narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith?

    Yes, I was so impressed by the first 3 in the series but this one didn't quite live up to the previous 3 which is a shame. I will listen to the next one though because the first 3 were so brilliant. Maybe this one was a bit of a 'filler'?!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. J. J. W. Alderson
    Kent, England
    1/16/15
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    "This series is so good"

    Loving these books so much, Kobna does a great great performance and the story is brilliant. Wish there were more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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