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Exclusive to Audio! Somewhere amongst the shadowy stacks and the many basements of the British library, something is very much amiss - and we're not talking late returns here. Is it a ghost, or something much worse? PC Peter Grant really isn't looking forward to finding out....

©2017 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2017 Audible Studios

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A Peter Grant bonus short story

London PC Peter Grant gets called to the British Museum, which has a serious problem in one of its many basements. They think it's a poltergeist; something, at least, is moving things around in ways that can't be accounted for by the actions of staff and users. Grant thinks this is unlikely, because of how modern the building is, but given the ancient, rare, historical, and otherwise valuable items in the collection, can't rule it out.

And so he goes hunting through the basements. But is he hunting a ghost, a poltergeist, something else?

And has he brought the right equipment?

This is a nice little short story, an Audible exclusive, that adds to the world-building and character development of the series. It's an additional little treat if you've been reading the series, and a nice introduction to Peter Grant if you haven't been.

This story was free on Audible when I downloaded it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I LIKE TO LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF FICTIONAL

CHARACTERS
A lot of paranormal with a mix of Steampunk. Nothing I am too excited about and I will forget all of it by next week, but it is free and is only a half hour of my life. Certainly worth a go.

LIBRAIRIANSHIP IS NOT FOR THE FAINTHEARTED
The SODDEN narrator does a fine job.

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such a delight.

Librarians, magic and Peter Grant making his patented wry observations. A must for fans.

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  • jason
  • west bloomfield, MI, United States
  • 05-04-17

Excellent as usuall, just to short, will take It.

Every audiobook in this series gets better, this was a snippet, but listening to this narrator, is about as good as they get, imho of course. I sincerely hope that he will release these little short stories in between novels, especially if we are going to have to wait any significant amount of time, again just imho.
Great story, writer and narrator. A winning trifecta

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Dangers of Librarians and Poltergeists

It's a short story so it's hard to say much without giving some of the plot away. What a fantastic taste of Peter Grant, at it again. The usual dry, irreverent humour that makes it such a excellent read with loads of laugh out loud moments. This is a short adventure with Peter and Post Martin. Even if you've never read any of the earlier books, you'll still enjoy it, and with the vocal genius of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, you'll be hooked!

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Short Story

Any additional comments?

It was short and fun to listen to. I saw it was free , so I downloaded and listen to it right away.

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clever short story, but you must know the players

it was fun to listen to, but if you haven't read the rest of Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series you should read those before this. otherwise you're not going to really understand what's being talked about for most of the book.

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Short but still good

A short short but still good as always and I could listen to Kobna Holdbrook-Smith read the telephone book.

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  • Nichole
  • Waterford, CT, United States
  • 11-01-17

Fantastic

The narrator was perfect, and I love the story and characters. Witty and funny. Left me wanting more.

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I wanna know what happened.....

They got you all built up about this book and never said how they took care of it.
Very frustrating..

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  • L E Saull
  • 04-27-17

More please!

A great short story from the Rivers of London series, it would be wonderful if all the graphic novels were issued as short stories too!

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  • Beccameriel
  • 05-16-17

Short vignette for the fans

A fun story that's really more of a short scene. Nice to see Postmartin have a bit of fun. Honestly, don't bother with this unless you already know the series. No concessions are made for noobs; it's just dropped there for you to find. Or, then again, maybe do just spend a few minutes listening to this and if you are intrigued, go back and get the books.

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is brilliant as ever. It makes such a difference to the quality of the audiobook when the author and reader work together. Kobna is so comfortable as Peter Grant and Ben Aaronovitch's world that it's always a pleasure to listen to him.

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  • Tod Werewolf
  • 06-06-17

Short but Sweet

A very short Peter Grant story. different type of tale, could have been longer but it's FREE.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-20-17

good but short

l love the new character but wish it was a bit longer the performance was as always superb

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  • Nicky
  • 04-29-17

Fantastic

I only have one complaint, it's too short. I just wanted it to keep going. Delighted to have come across this.

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  • diggerlady
  • 10-29-17

just getting going!

I know it was free... and I knew it was 30 mins so I can't complain...!

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  • "mhca"
  • 10-23-17

Such fun!

Loved it... short but really engaging and a fun half hour. love to read/ hear more

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-15-17

Wonderful short story

Really enjoyed this brief glimpse into the world of Peter Grant, I hope there are more to.come to tide us over the gaps between the full length books

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-14-17

It ain't Baldrick.....

A witty and (nicely) sarcastic short tale It's well written, But, more important for an Audio book, brilliantly performed.

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  • karen
  • 10-13-17

Fab little short story

Only thing is I wanted more! Wish it could have kept going. Loved the narrator too will read more of these definitely

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-17

Intriguing

from the start I was more than interested especially as it is only a half an hour reading and to my Delight I enjoyed most it every moment and was sad when it ended so abruptly I wish there to be more

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  • catwomanOz
  • 10-10-17

Good but too short

A little taste of the Rivers of London series while waiting for the next book.

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  • Roderic
  • 09-01-17

Pleasant enough but I like more exposition

The PC Peter Grant books have ongoing humour and I enjoy the development of the characters and their back stories, and the details in the theme of each novel.
This short story is pleasant enough but has none of the attributes mentioned above, which are my main joy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-31-17

short and sweet

the narrators voice is simply devine. first short story, it was ok but have no benchmark to compare it too.

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  • leisa
  • 08-25-17

Quick, but entertaining!

Enjoyable and easy to follow. Not my usual choice for books, but I'm glad I downloaded it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-20-17

Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series read by Kobna is brilliant.

I recommend you read all of them.

The only thing wrong with this story? It's not long enough :-)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-13-17

love Peter Grant

these stories are always engaging and brilliant, I would have loved for it to be a bit longer but that's just because I can never get enough of Peter Grant