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Whispers Under Ground Audiobook

Whispers Under Ground: Peter Grant, Book 3

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It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher - and the victim's wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom - if it exists at all - is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects...except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as "the Faceless Man", it's up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and - as of now - deadliest subway system in the world.

At least he won't be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She's young, ambitious, beautiful...and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah - that's going to go well.

©2012 Ben Aaronvitch (P)2012 Tantor

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    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 11-10-17
    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 11-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Kobna Holdbrook-Smith - All Day Every Day Please"

    Another fun murder mystery in magical London, solved by the Metro Police’s apprentice wizard, Peter Grant. I enjoyed it as a mystery, although I’m not sure I could have figured it out from the clues sprinkled throughout the book – it depends on an intuitive leap on Peter’s part at the end. The charm, though, is in the story, the characters, and the world created by the author.

    Every book in this series adds to the magical London that the metro police’s “unusual” events unit must deal with. We got a little visit with our old friends, the sassy river goddesses, and to meet new ones, half-fairy (or is that half-goblin?) and those who live in the secret places that they’ve carved out underneath London, all of whom have their own set of natural laws and etiquette that Peter must learn to navigate. It becomes apparent that Nightengale isn’t exactly infallible or omniscient. And more Lesley – I’m really looking forward to how her character evolves over the series.

    Audiobook, via Audible. Once again, the performance by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is perfect in every way. I could listen to that man’s voice all day, every day.

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    Anonymous 10-25-17
    Anonymous 10-25-17
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    "Superb narrator, superb story"

    Kobna Holdbrook-Smith IS the voice of Peter Grant. WUG contines this excellent series mash-up of police procedural and fantasy.

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    Brian Saint Louis, MO, United States 10-13-17
    Brian Saint Louis, MO, United States 10-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Best yet!"

    This is by far the best book in the series. Peter is really hitting his stride now! We are starting to get a fuller picture of the characters "around the folly", The police department and the magical community of London.

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    S. Yates 09-06-17
    S. Yates 09-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun entry, made better by Leslie"
    What does Kobna Holdbrook-Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He just embodies the main character so well. Only complaint is he is awful at American accents.


    Any additional comments?

    Another excellent entry in the series, this one with the welcome addition (or re-addition) of Leslie May. The primary case is interesting and introduces us to even more of London's mysterious annals. The secondary, overarching case (that of the faceless wizard, where he comes from, and what he's planning) sees little progress -- but that just leaves more for the subsequent books. I enjoy the growth of the characters, as their relationships solidify and their work with magic improves. Smartly entertaining and a wonderful way to spend a few hours.

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    Luci L. 08-29-17
    Luci L. 08-29-17
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    "this series us a fave! love the British humor"

    the narrator makes this series and keeps it clipping along. to get the most out of it, start with the first book

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    Annie 08-18-17
    Annie 08-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Gratuitous profanity "

    Reader beware. This is a mildly interesting book. But the OVERWHELMING use of profanity, especially then"F" word, detracts from its interest and is offensive.

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    KIm 06-21-17
    KIm 06-21-17 Member Since 2013
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    "What a fun series!"
    Where does Whispers Under Ground rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoy the world created here. LOVE the Rivers, the Quiet people. I just love that they made an interesting paranormal detective series set today.


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

    I really enjoy many characters. I love how Leslie is evolving, Peter is fun, all the various Rivers are fun. I like them all. Well done


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    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 05-26-17
    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 05-26-17 Member Since 2009
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    "a continuation of an excellent series"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Whispers Under Ground?

    "My foot hit something underwater hard enough to pitch me over, and the world's first ever Anglo-American Olympic sewer luge team broke up." The trip through the sewer is very memorable.


    Have you listened to any of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    KH-S does a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    The wry humor of the first person narrative is a riot. The characters, including the minor characters, are well executed.

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    Chris Falzone 04-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "keeps getting better"

    I like the developing story lines. character development is getting better. great story this time. going to keep on the series.

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    Sandra V. Pokorny 10-28-16
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    "Does not disappoint!"

    Another superbly told tale of Peter Grant! Still wry and in the best tradition of Oscar Wilde. Don't miss this one.

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