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, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.
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The Rivers of London
I found this through the library and listened to it twice through before returning it and going out to purchase it. The Narrator is fantastic, I feel that I know Peter, Leslie, Thomas and Molly by voices.
More Molly being creepy!
Clever, novel, engrossing, fast-paced.
Unlike anything else you will pick up this year. This is the version BRILLIANTLY, HILARIOUSLY, narrated by a Brit by the name of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.
Truly creepy at times, gut-busting at others. An alternate reality set in present day London, based in the detective genre, but reaching out to the magical, fantastical realm.
I was so glad to see there are at least two other subsequent books with the same characters.
Worth every penny. ( though with an Audible membership, a little cheaper).
You. Will. Love. This. Book.
I expected much more from this audio book from the previous review… I have to say it is an art striking the right chord with both writing a book, then finding someone to bring it to life verbally… I am in awe of the people behind the Sookie Stackhouse series, Johanna Parker brings Sookie and entourage so such vibrant life; it is a high standard to compare anything to. And yet I still try. Luke Daniels, and Gabra Zachman are also part of that narrator benchmark of which I measure all other books to… For this book, the narrator is a bit like your best buddy telling you a story of his vacation, and you are just pleading on the inside waiting for him to get to the bloody point. He doesn't really bring the characters to life…its more like he is just relaying the tale of his holiday in his own voice. Its ok, his voice isn't grating.. but if you are looking for a chum at the pub to tell you a drawn out story and no one is chatting you up, then this one is for you.