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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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    This was one of the most enjoyable books I've had the pleasure of listening to. The first book 'Midnight Riot ' was good but this was even better. I loved the colorful and historical descriptions of English landmarks and architecture.
    The dry wit of the characters had me chuckling from time to time. The English slang suited the MC's style and was fun to learn a different turn of phrase And K.Holdbrook-Smith was a perfect narrator.
    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an urban fantasy/detective genre. Even those that are just slightly into sci-fi as the mysteries and storyline are just that interesting
    Of particular enjoyment for me was the music intro at the start of each chapter
    I'm a big fan of the Dresden series and would recommend this to his fans

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    bob 09-09-16
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    "Excellent narration"

    Now that I read the first one I am much more into the main characters.
    The narrator does an excellent job with sarcasm and adds to the story.

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    "Captivating."

    It was worth every word. Great story and great narrating. I love the series. Give me more.

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    N. Tatjana C. Versaggi New York, USA 08-11-16
    N. Tatjana C. Versaggi New York, USA 08-11-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Another winner about the redoutable DC Grant"

    This is another perfectly performed book about DC Grant and his paranormal police investigations. If you like the first one, you'll like this sexy second one.

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    Kindle Customer Bandon, OR, United States 08-05-16
    Kindle Customer Bandon, OR, United States 08-05-16 Member Since 2014

    Addicted to books, especially audiobooks. Read lots and prosper!

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    "Soho is fun!"

    Peter our Brit cop that is still learning about the X-files and his own magic, continues to try to solve crime and keep up with his new crazy world! Narrator is spot on. Story is funny and intense. On to the next one!

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    Claudia 08-05-16
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    "Love this series."

    Clever stories told with humor. Aaranovich makes magic seem plausible. Excellent character developement. Wonderful reader.

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    "good listen"

    liked the plot,liked the characters, liked the bits of history music and philosophy. will look forward to the next one.

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    "Delightful premise matched with great narrator"

    It may take a few minutes of listening to get into the premise of a wizard policeman but it is well worth the effort. And Kobna Holbrook-Smith's voice makes it a pleasure to listen to from the very beginning with his gorgeous narration. He handles accents, dashes of humor and a strong main character effortlessly. In this second book of the series (and I do recommend you check out the book #1 as it is very good) something magical is killing the jazz musicians of London. As the mystery untangles, a menacing villain comes out from the shadow. The subplot of Larry the Lark is a nasty bit of work and makes the Faceless Man truly evil. This is counterbalanced by the humor used by the main characters and descriptions of police procedure that sound plausible to me. Descriptions of London and Londoners make for a fun atmosphere. I highly recommend this series if you are looking for something a little different from mainstream police stories or want some humor in your urban fantasy.

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    Gestalt 06-26-16
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    "Love it all"

    This is a great series, well written with evolving interesting characters. Each book is a clever mix of police procedural, magic, music, and science. This blend of disparate parts could have been overworked but Aronovich strikes a balance between them that and makes for a great tale. The narration is wonderful, managing to take you to the time and place. It's a great pace that makes for a great listen. The narration adds to, but does not overshadow the story.

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    goddess_of_pipework Roswell, GA United States 04-28-16
    goddess_of_pipework Roswell, GA United States 04-28-16 Member Since 2006

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    "A Worthy Follow-up"

    Moon Over Soho is a worthy follow-up to Rivers of London (a.k.a. Midnight Riot). Young cop / apprentice wizard Peter Grant has two different mysteries on his hands: someone killing men by a particularly gruesome means, and someone else killing jazz musicians and making it look like natural causes -- but leaving enough magical trace evidence behind that even Dr. Walid can pick up on it. He's largely on his own through much of this adventure, as both his mentor and his friend Lesley are recovering from injuries received in the previous outing.

    Kobna Holdbrook-Smith proves again that he's the perfect voice for Peter.

    This book is definitely worth a credit and a listen.

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