Ben Aaronovitch
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Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch was born in 1964. Discovering in his early twenties that he had precisely one talent, he took up screenwriting at which he was an overnight success. He wrote for Doctor Who, Casualty and the world's cheapest ever SF soap opera Jupiter Moon. He then wrote for Virgin's New Adventures until they pulped all his books.

Then Ben entered a dark time illuminated only by an episode of Dark Knight, a book for Big Finish and the highly acclaimed but not-very-well-paying Blake's 7 Audio dramas.

Trapped in a cycle of disappointment and despair Ben was eventually forced to support his expensive book habit by working for Waterstones as a bookseller. Ironically it was while shelving the works of others that Ben finally saw the light. He would write his own books, he would let prose into his heart and rejoice in the word. Henceforth, subsisting on nothing more than instant coffee and Japanese takeaway, Ben embarked on the epic personal journey that was to lead to Rivers of London (or Midnight Riot as it is known in the Americas).

Ben Aaronovitch currently resides in London and says that he will leave when they pry his city from his cold dead fingers.

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    • Midnight Riot

    • Peter Grant, Book 1
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,477
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,100

    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I LOVE this Book!

    • By Nancy J on 02-26-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Furthest Station

    • A PC Peter Grant Novella
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695

    There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line, and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call. It's PC Peter Grant's specialty.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid and fun, not much plot

    • By S. Yates on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Moon Over Soho

    • Peter Grant, Book 2
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,349

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this Book - Total Imersion

    • By Sheri on 07-30-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Hanging Tree

    • Rivers of London, Book 6
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467

    Where the Marble Arch stands today in London was once the Tyburn gallows - also known as The Hanging Tree....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Continuing Splendor of Peter Grant

    • By Tim on 02-01-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Broken Homes

    • A Rivers of London Novel
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,843
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,830

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, it's out!

    • By Cliff on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Foxglove Summer

    • A Rivers of London Novel (Peter Grant, Book 5)
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,863
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846

    Peter Grant - cop, magical apprentice, and Londoner to the core - is being forced out of his comfort zone and into the English countryside....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Starts slow but ends strong

    • By Cliff on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Whispers Under Ground

    • Peter Grant, Book 3
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,036
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,019

    It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lesley's Back!

    • By Tango on 04-06-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lies Sleeping

    • Rivers of London, Book 7
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run....

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Moon Over Soho

    • Rivers of London, Book 2
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    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.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even Better Than the First One

    • By Readalot on 12-13-11

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks

    • A 7th Doctor Novelisation
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Terry Molloy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    An unabridged reading of Ben Aaronovitch's novelisation of his classic 1988 TV adventure featuring the Seventh Doctor....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Remembering a great serial.

    • By Chris Coyne on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $16.53

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