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Moon Over Soho Audiobook

Moon Over Soho: Peter Grant, Book 2

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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, 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.

Body and soul - they're also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace - one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard "Lord" Grant - otherwise known as Peter's dear old dad.

©2011 Ben Aaronvitch (P)2012 Tantor

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    gkbowood 07-26-14
    gkbowood 07-26-14

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    "Apparently, you can never have too much sex..."
    Where does Moon Over Soho rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good, but the first was better. That being said, the ending of this one makes up for that!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Moon Over Soho?

    No spoilers!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The very last scene!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did!


    Any additional comments?

    His co-worker's saga is integral to my enjoyment!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-07-14
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    "Just as good as #1"

    I liked this just as much, and maybe a little more than the first book. I liked finding out how Leslie was doing during her recovery. The humor is great and refreshing. The story was good.

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    Catcher50 01-02-13
    Catcher50 01-02-13 Member Since 2005
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    "More of a good thing"

    Well, I'm getting better at understanding English, as opposed to American. But...there are a number of "pop" references that I had to think about or check on. Maybe I'm getting too old, but it was worth it.

    The narrator's ability to use different voices remains a virtual wonder, particularly as more characters are introduced into the arc of the story.

    After reading this, 2nd in the series, I can't emphasize enough the advise that you read the series, beginning with the first book.

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    fred greensboro nc 06-04-14
    fred greensboro nc 06-04-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Sophomore jinx strikes again...still worth it"

    I really enjoyed Midnight Riot. The characters continue in Moon Over Soho but they're not quite as interesting. This happens all the time in all kinds of entertainment. The sequel never to equal the original. This may happens more often with complicated characters and that's what we have in the "Peter Grant" stories. Peter is still a non-conformist. He is still struggling with his place in society. But he has figured out a bunch of stuff too. Though I am no prude, I did find the sexual scenes a little too much. I think it is great premise and the narrator is excellent but it is hard to follow up such a good premiere book, movie, television show, album, you name it.

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    S. Yates 08-05-17
    S. Yates 08-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Series just gets better and better"
    Any additional comments?

    I really love this series. Aaronovitch continues to build upon the momentum and characters introduced in the first book of the series (Rivers of London/Midnight Riot). Unlike too many fantasy novels, he does not make magic a panacea - there are plenty of real world consequences in this slightly magical London, and characters can be hurt (devastatingly so) without easy remedies. Leslie is still dealing with the aftermath of her encounter with a vengeful spirit in the first book and those ramifications are both physical and psychological. Nightingale is still recovering from a gunshot wound, and nothing can rush that recovery or his lingering vulnerability. Peter Grant, in turn, has to deal with Leslie's disfigurement and Nightingale's diminishment, as well as his own increasing vantage point on magic and its drawbacks (from dark magicians to magical creatures tortured or run amok). Grant has to come to grips with the ramifications of magic and the ethics of those involved. All of these details give the book more depth and allow the mystery (jazz vampires and a rampant woman of mystery with vagina dentata) and police procedure play out as stakes grow. The book is left in a cliff hanger with what appears to be a potential nemesis. I look forward to the next entry.

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    redfox 07-10-17
    redfox 07-10-17

    too many periodicals

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    "This is a great series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Moon Over Soho to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version, so I can't say, but at this point the narrator is as much a part of my enjoyment of these books as the text, so I don't think I'd ever switch.


    What other book might you compare Moon Over Soho to and why?

    It's like a cross between Red Dwarf (humor, ludicrosity, British particularities) and Men in Black (guy dealing with things that are unreasonbly above his pay grade and also crazy). Not books, but I think that combination captures the feel.


    Which character – as performed by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith – was your favorite?

    I love the main character, but the narrator's nasal aristocratic accent for Nightingale is great too.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I suck these books down, but I hate to see them end, so not staying up late to get them finished. Also, I recently relistened to the whole series, which I started 4 or 5 years ago, and loved every minute. There's so much that goes on, that you can't remember how you get from A to B, so all the surprises and disasters are just as much fun the second time.


    Any additional comments?

    Police procedural + crazy magical nonsense + lots of humor + wry observations about the cruelties done to architecture by central planning, and to the common man by bureaucratic demands. Really, lots of throw-away observations that make me laugh out loud, all the while that some mystery is pulling me along...

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    Marcus H. Boone 06-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Moon Over Soho "

    Starting to really enjoy these audiobooks... especially the narrator! Looking forward to more from Ben Aaronovitch in this series!

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    KDM 04-21-17
    KDM 04-21-17 Member Since 2011

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    "So glad I found this!"

    Great job Ben Aaronovitch!! Super fun, fantastical series! I am enjoying every minute! From the great narration (thank you Kobna Holdbrook-Smith!) To the fun story line- a wonderful mash-up of fantasy, mystery and police procedural, all set in London ( which is the icing on my cake)!!!! I've got a lot to catch up on!! Keep them coming!

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    Chris Falzone 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Decent Follow-up"

    I continued to enjoy the story. didn't see the end coming until it happened. glad he didn't just kill the big bad guy in one book. the parts where he reads the girl's part are really hard to understand which makes sense given what happened to her In book one.

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    Lisa FENTON, MI, United States 02-27-17
    Lisa FENTON, MI, United States 02-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    "great read"

    just the right pacing. a great voice. love this series. and to put in a review takes twenty words, unbelievable

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