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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    • A Rare Book of Cunning Device

    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,796
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    • A Peter Grant bonus short story

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 05-01-17

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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 4,968
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    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police....

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    • I LOVE this Book!

    • By Nancy J on 02-26-13

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    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Sam Peter Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Trier: Germany's oldest city. When a man is found dead with his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth. But fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything. Enter Tobias Winter....

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    • By Aliza on 06-05-19

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    • Moon Over Soho

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    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816
    • Performance
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    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

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    • Lies Sleeping

    • Rivers of London, Book 7
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    The Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, detective constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring him to justice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very satisfying read

    • By Tim on 11-21-18

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    • Broken Homes

    • A Rivers of London Novel
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    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
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    • By Cliff on 02-14-14

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    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    • Story
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    It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Tango on 04-06-13

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    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
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    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around, he takes a job with émigré Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand new London start up - the Serious Cybernetics Company....

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    • The Furthest Station

    • A PC Peter Grant Novella
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    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 958
    • Performance
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    • Story
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    There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line, and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly whom to call. It's PC Peter Grant's specialty.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By S. Yates on 04-28-18

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    • 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 1,865
    • Performance
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    • Story
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    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

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