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    • A Rare Book of Cunning Device

    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 857
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 850

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I LIKE TO LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF FICTIONAL

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-14-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Furthest Station

    • A PC Peter Grant Novella
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526

    The Furthest Station is Ben Aaronovitch's first PC Grant novella...and there's something going bump on the Metropolitan line. And when commuters start reporting encounters with ghosts up and down the track - encounters which they forget entirely within minutes - Peter Grant gets a call to investigate. And the very first interview leads to a ghost-hunting expedition....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful writing and narration

    • By Diana on 09-30-17

    Regular price: $10.65

    • 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 2,405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,221

    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

    • The Hanging Tree

    • Rivers of London, Book 6
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

    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

    • 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 4,250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,896
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,890

    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

    • Broken Homes

    • A Rivers of London Novel
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709

    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

    • Whispers Under Ground

    • Peter Grant, Book 3
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,085
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,923
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908

    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

    • 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 1,886
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,753
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737

    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

    • Blue Remembered Earth

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 732
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 672
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 672

    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

    • Rivers of London

    • Rivers of London, Book 1
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    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

    • Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive interview
    • By: Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Kobna Holdbrook-Smith joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studio to talk about the experience of narrating an audiobook. As well as an actor with prolific work on stage, screen and television, Kobna is one of your favourite audiobook narrators - you might recognise his voice from some of Ben Aaronovich's novels, for example. He's here to talk about the power of narration, how it differs from other forms of work and much more.

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Lies Sleeping

    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A fabulous new adventure, London under threat, and the scent of magic in the air... It must be a new PC Grant mystery.... 

    Regular price: $27.27

    • 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 114
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    In the fifth of his bestselling 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • perfect narration

    • By E. Richens on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Moon Over Soho

    • Rivers of London, Book 2
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    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 recognized 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 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • Whispers Under Ground

    • Rivers of London, Book 3
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    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

    • The Hanging Tree

    • Rivers of London, Book 6
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Narration that I have heard for an Audiobook.

    • By leefis on 09-30-17

    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 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    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: $26.64

    • The Memory of Love

    • By: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s 1990s civil war, British psychologist Adrian Lockheart comes to work at the Freetown hospital. There he meets a dying elderly patient who confesses to Adrian his past crimes of passion and betrayal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy contribution to modern African Literature

    • By Alison on 03-04-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Black and British

    • A Forgotten History
    • By: David Olusoga
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    David Olusoga's Black and British is a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination and Shakespeare's Othello.

    Regular price: $31.97

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