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Midnight Riot Audiobook

Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny.

Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.

©2011 Ben Aaronvitch (P)2012 Tantor

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    Joshua Toronto, ON, Canada 01-18-17
    Joshua Toronto, ON, Canada 01-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Dear god the mouth sounds"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was constantly making little sounds with his mouth. You know how some people smack their lips before they start talking? He did this CONSTANTLY. And he was always out of breath, like he was narrating while recovering from a sprint.

    His accents are good, and otherwise his narration was spot-on, but I couldn't deal with all the mouth sounds. Made me feel nauseous after a while.

    Clearly I'm more OCD than most, judging by the other favourable reviews, but if you're similarly bothered by mouth sounds, steer clear of this one.


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    R. Harsh Olathe, KS USA 01-13-17
    R. Harsh Olathe, KS USA 01-13-17
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    "It just doesn't get any better than this!"

    What a fabulous story! Wonderfully written! Peter Grant is exactly the kind of sharp, smart, but not plastic-perfect kind of character I'd most like to have show me around London. The narrator did a great job bringing all the characters to life.

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    L. Toland Cushing, OK 12-13-16
    L. Toland Cushing, OK 12-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator has a Heavy British Accent"
    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't follow the story because of the narrator's heavy British accent. I struggled with the British slang that was part of the story.

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    Jim Arlington, WA, United States 11-09-16
    Jim Arlington, WA, United States 11-09-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story, great voice."

    Rich in detail and loaded with wry, intelligent humor. And the narrator has a wonderful voice.

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    deborah 11-06-16
    deborah 11-06-16
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    "Great urban fantasy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this particular book to someone who already likes urban fantasy and who is an anglophile like me. Peter Gant's London is modern with an under current of magic and magical beings. The humor is definitely British and dry.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Definitely the main character's pursuit of a ghost with an agenda for revenge and murder.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes with Molly, Inspector Nightingale and the dog are some of my favorites. I wasn't happy about what happened to one of the main characters, but it did provide an interesting twist.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Near the end of the book at the Opera house was a section where I couldn't stop the recording. The narrator is excellent and was one reason I liked this book so much. He does a wonderful job of voicing all the characters with their own distinctive style.


    Any additional comments?

    There are a lot of urban fantasies out there. This is a little different spin and I will be reading more of the series or purchasing the audiobook.

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    another know it all North Carolina 10-18-16
    another know it all North Carolina 10-18-16 Member Since 2010
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    "really like Peter"

    the story is inventive. a bit messy at times. what really makes this book good is the mild sarcastic snarkyness of the main character. if you like that sort of thing, which i do. I would listen to more, but not at full price.

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    Sandra V. Pokorny 10-10-16
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    "Amazing!"

    This is a new writer for me and I definitely will read more. The lead character is so genuine, even the narrator's heavy breathing was appropriate. The storyline was unusual and very well crafted. I'm looking forward to more! I recommend this book highly. And I never write reviews!!!

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    Leo Bourne NC 10-05-16
    Leo Bourne NC 10-05-16 Member Since 2010
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    "has great potential"

    I would read the next one however I hope the narrator can stop the continuous sharp intakes of breath it is very distracting. Having said that I did like his character voices. The story was full of continuity mistakes but it was original enough to still be entertaining.

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    kirk walter 09-21-16
    kirk walter 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great combination of book and voice actor."

    This is a fantastic book. The actor nailed each and ever character. Brilliant performance from Kobna Holdbrook-Smith! He was so good I looked up his non-voice acting work.

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    Shannon Morales Ohio 08-18-16
    Shannon Morales Ohio 08-18-16
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    "Loved it!"

    I absolutely loved this book! The narrator was very pleasant to listen to! 5 Stars

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