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    • A Rare Book of Cunning Device

    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,787
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,650

    Exclusive to Audio! Somewhere amongst the shadowy stacks and the many basements of the British library, something is very much amiss - and we're not talking late returns here. Is it a ghost, or something much worse? PC Peter Grant really isn't looking forward to finding out....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Peter Grant bonus short story

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Midnight Riot

    • Peter Grant, Book 1
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,965
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,557
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,547

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I LOVE this Book!

    • By Nancy J on 02-26-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Moon Over Soho

    • Peter Grant, Book 2
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,811
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,611
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,604

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this Book - Total Imersion

    • By Sheri on 07-30-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lies Sleeping

    • Rivers of London, Book 7
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 982

    The Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, detective constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring him to justice. But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that the Faceless Man, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan. A plan that has its roots in London's 2,000 bloody years of history and could literally bring the city to its knees. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very satisfying read

    • By Tim on 11-21-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Whispers Under Ground

    • Peter Grant, Book 3
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,240

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lesley's Back!

    • By Tango on 04-06-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Furthest Station

    • A PC Peter Grant Novella
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 956
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 898
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 891

    There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line, and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly whom to call. It's PC Peter Grant's specialty.... Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow-up interviews rather difficult. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid and fun, not much plot

    • By S. Yates on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Broken Homes

    • A Rivers of London Novel
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,036
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,021

    My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame - whatever that is. Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even he doesn't have all the answers. Mostly I'm just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen’s Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, it's out!

    • By Cliff on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Old Drift

    • A Novel
    • By: Namwali Serpell
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Richard E. Grant, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 24 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. Here begins the epic story of a small African nation, told by a mysterious swarm-like chorus that calls itself man’s greatest nemesis. The tale? A playful panorama of history, fairytale, romance, and science fiction. The moral? To err is human.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Susan Louis on 04-28-19

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Hanging Tree

    • Rivers of London, Book 6
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,728
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723

    Where the Marble Arch stands today in London was once the Tyburn gallows - also known as The Hanging Tree. The walk toward those gallows along Oxford Street and past the Mayfair mansions has a bloody and haunted history as the last trip of the condemned. Some things never change. For both blood and ghosts have returned to those mansions of the super-rich. And it's up to Peter Grant - England's last wizard and the Metropolitan Police's reluctant investigator of all things supernatural - to get to the bottom of the sinister doings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Continuing Splendor of Peter Grant

    • By Tim on 02-01-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • False Value

    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around, he takes a job with émigré Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand new London start up - the Serious Cybernetics Company. Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous "silicon roundabout", Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Foxglove Summer

    • A Rivers of London Novel (Peter Grant, Book 5)
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,227
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,073
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055

    Peter Grant - cop, magical apprentice, and Londoner to the core - is being forced out of his comfort zone and into the English countryside. His latest case involves the disappearance of children in the small village of Herefordshire, and the local police are unwilling to admit there might be a supernatural element involved. Now Peter must deal with them, local river spirits, and the fact that all the shops close by 4 P.M.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Starts slow but ends strong

    • By Cliff on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rivers of London

    • Rivers of London, Book 1
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Touch of the DWJs

    • By Readalot on 12-04-11

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Lies Sleeping

    • Rivers of London, Book 7
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the series. Kobna is amazing!

    • By Tarald Holm on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Moon over Soho

    • Rivers of London, Book 2
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognised the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to the victim, strong enough to leave its imprint like a wax cylinder recording.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even Better Than the First One

    • By Readalot on 12-13-11

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Broken Homes

    • Rivers of London, Book 4
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the bestseller list with his superb London crime series. A unique blend of police procedural, loving detail about the greatest character of all, London, and a dash of the supernatural. A mutilated body in Crawley. Another killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil; an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man? Or just a common or garden serial killer? Before PC Peter Grant can get his head round the case a town planner going under a tube train and a stolen grimoire are adding to his case-load. So far so London.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Next book in a wonderful series great narration

    • By lynn on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Blue Remembered Earth

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 817
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 750
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 750

    Critically acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds holds a well-deserved place “among the leaders of the hard-science space opera renaissance." ( Publishers Weekly). In Blue Remembered Earth, Geoffrey Akinya wants nothing more than to study the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But when his space-explorer grandmother dies, secrets come to light and Geoffrey is dispatched to the Moon to protect the family name - and prevent an impending catastrophe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A surprising and staisfying departure for Reynolds

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 07-21-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • A Wizard of Earthsea

    • The First Book of Earthsea
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-06-19

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Whispers Under Ground

    • Rivers of London, Book 3
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it’s just as well - he's already had run-ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the police force is less easy, especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ripping good fun

    • By David on 08-19-12

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Foxglove Summer

    • Rivers of London, Book 5
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    In the fifth of his best-selling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm happy.

    • By Mikkel on 10-08-18

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Blue Remembered Earth

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey's family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 100 years out, humans are reaching for the stars.

    • By Shawn on 02-02-13

    Regular price: $27.27

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