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There have been ghosts on the London Underground, sad, harmless specters whose presence does little more than give a frisson to traveling and boost tourism. But now there's a rash of sightings on the Metropolitan Line and these ghosts are frightening, aggressive, and seem to be looking for something. 

Enter PC Peter Grant, junior member of the Metropolitan Police's Special Assessment Unit, AKA The Folly, AKA the only police officers whose official duties include ghost hunting. Together with Jaget Kumar, his counterpart at the British Transport Police, he must brave the terrifying crush of London's rush hour to find the source of the ghosts. 

Joined by Peter's wannabe wizard cousin, a preschool river god, and Toby the ghost hunting dog, their investigation takes a darker tone as they realize that a real person's life might just be on the line. 

And time is running out to save them.

©2017 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2021 Tantor

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Another terrific Rivers of London adventure

The Furthest Station is so smooth you take for granted Ben Aaronovitch's excellently written story and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's superb narration.

Vivid, engaging, three dimensional characters? Check. Amusing dialog and clever asides? Check. The introduction of fascinating magical creatures and things? Check. Encapsulated in an intriguing mystery that will leave you satisfied at its close and wanting more? Check.

And there will be more. Soon. There's several references to the events in What Abigail Did Last Summer and we finally get to learn about it in March of 2021. Woot! Abigail's brief interaction with the talking foxes in The Furthest Station piqued my curiosity big time and now there's a whole adventure with them just around the corner. I'm looking forward to its release even more.

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Best audio book narrator ever

I have loved every single one of these Rivers of London audio books. The stories are so engrossing and iI love how they’ve taken me to another world. However, the absolutely BEST thing about these books is the narrator, Kobna Holdbrooke-Smith. HE IS Peter Grant to me, as well as all the other characters’ voices.

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Excellent supernatural police procedural

One of the wittiest and most interesting crime series, but probably best to start at the beginning with Rivers of London aka Midnight Riot. Only criticism is that it is a bit short.

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Traditional investigation, untraditional witnesses

This novella could mostly stand alone, although it assumes you already know things, like how the various rivers of London support gods and goddesses. Not as ghoulish as some of the full length books, this one focuses mostly on Peter as he investigates a mystery the traditional way: by pounding the pavement and interviewing people. Only, the real witnesses here are the ghosts. There’s also a few bread crumbs laid out for Abigail’s path in future books.

Magic and wit are dryly delivered, some times so subtly that you don’t even notice you’ve gone from standard police procedural to hocus pocus. But, that’s part of what I love about this series: the jazzy detective noir vibe, perfectly delivered by narrator Kobna Holbrook-Smith.

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Great

Another fun story. the story holds your interest and the reader makes it alive. smashing!

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Love this authors books

The characters in this book are well developed. Would love to see more. I may have listened to all of them.

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Good. Less violent than others in the series.

I enjoyed the story and did not miss the Gore that is in a lot of the books in the series.