Peter Grant
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  • 1
    Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1 | Ben Aaronovitch

    Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1460)
    Performance
    (1336)
    Story
    (1333)

    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

    I LOVE this Book!

    For several years now, I have studiously avoided any and all of the current books involving vampires, ghosts, werewolves, spirits and similar creature..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 26 2013 by Nancy J (Tornado Alley OK)
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    Rivers of London: PC Peter Grant, Book 1 | Ben Aaronovitch

    Rivers of London: PC Peter Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (93)

    My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May.

    Touch of the DWJs

    Entertaining, British, DWJish

    In tone, no, but many of the concepts in this story reminded me of Diana Wynne Jones. The details are just a to..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 04 2011 by Readalot (Australia)
  • 2
    Moon Over Soho: Peter Grant, Book 2 | Ben Aaronovitch

    Moon Over Soho: Peter Grant, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (805)
    Performance
    (743)
    Story
    (741)

    Body and soul. The song. That's what London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho's 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body - a sure sign that something about the man's death was not at all natural but instead supernatural.

    Very Entertaining

    Although I did not enjoy Moon over Soho quite as much as Midnight Riot, I did find it quite entertaining and worth a credit. It certainly makes me ho..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 06 2013 by Tango (Texas)
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    Moon Over Soho: PC Peter Grant, Book 2 | Ben Aaronovitch

    Moon Over Soho: PC Peter Grant, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (85)

    I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognized the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to the victim, strong enough to leave its imprint like a wax cylinder recording.

    Even Better Than the First One

    I enjoyed this even more than the first in the series, and now I'm hanging out for Book 3. I found the action a little easier to follow (maybe that's ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 13 2011 by Readalot (Australia)
  • 3
    Whispers Under Ground: Peter Grant, Book 3 | Ben Aaronovitch

    Whispers Under Ground: Peter Grant, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (665)
    Performance
    (619)
    Story
    (610)

    It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher - and the victim's wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom - if it exists at all - is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects...except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant.

    Just Keeps Getting Better

    This third book in the Peter Grant series is the best so far. Peter now has a friend and co-worker in the Folly, Constable Lesley May (former victim ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2013 by Nancy J (Tornado Alley OK)
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    Whispers Under Ground: PC Peter Grant, Book 3 | Ben Aaronovitch

    Whispers Under Ground: PC Peter Grant, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it’s just as well - he's already had run ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the police force is less easy, especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at.

    Ripping good fun

    Yes, again and again and again. The book is so much fun and the narration by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is exceptional.

    Reviewed on August 19 2012 by David (Avoca Beach, Australia)
  • 4
    Broken Homes: A Rivers of London Novel | Ben Aaronovitch

    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
    (508)
    Performance
    (486)
    Story
    (486)

    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.

    Finally, it's out!

    I had been really looking forward to this one for a long time. Just the facft that I read this one so soon after it came out should tell you something..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 14 2014 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
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    Broken Homes: PC Peter Grant, Book 4 | Ben Aaronovitch

    Broken Homes: PC Peter Grant, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    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.

    Next book in a wonderful series great narration

    Always a pleasure to come across another in the "Folly" series by Ben Aaronovitch. This one combines all the hallmarks of the others starting with Kob..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 01 2013 by lynn (ADELAIDE, Australia)
  • 5
    Foxglove Summer: PC Peter Grant, Book 5 | Ben Aaronovitch

    Foxglove Summer: PC Peter Grant, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper.

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    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
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    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.

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