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Lies Sleeping

By: Ben Aaronovitch
Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
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Publisher's Summary

A deadly history.
A dangerous mystery.
And a dark plan coming to light.

In London, the past is never dead. It only...lies sleeping.

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 unwieldy 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. A plan that has its roots in London's two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter's going to need help from his former best friend and colleague - Lesley May - who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch...

©2018 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"Charming, witty and exciting." (Independent)

"Great fun." (Simon Mayo, Radio 2)

"As brilliant and funny as ever." (Sun)

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Favourite series, restricted to bedtime to make it last!

Whatever will I do when there’s no more to escape the daily grind, be soothed by the best male narrator (ever!) and thoroughly entertained amongst these special hero friends I have made?

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Addison rivers of London novel, it’s not boring at all and the pronunciation is on point for England

It was nice to return to the Folly after a break. Well written. I wasn’t sure what to expect As far as narration goes sometimes the audible narrators are of a mixed quality. But this fellow did It really well.

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Fabulous!

Another great story in the Rivers series. I love how Ben blends modern policing and crime fighting with magic and fantasy and makes it all so absolutely believable. I highly recommend this and look forward to the next book in the series!

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Immensely enjoyable

I really like this. Very well narrated, well written, just a little bit off the wall and solidly entertaining.

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Completely addictive

I care about the characters (except the really bad baddie) and am hypnotised by Kobna's extraordinary voicing of each character. It is a truly 'weird stuff' combination of Ben and Kobna!

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superb

really enjoyed all the books so far and can't wait for the next one. Narration is excellent, expressive, can pick the characters as Kobna does them all so well

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I’ve this series

The audible is like listening to smooth chocolate, I love the narrator, and the series is fantastic, a great escapism series with lots of twists and turns, lovable characters and exciting endings that make you want to read on for days!

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I loved this book

Cant describe how much I enjoyed this book ! Love love love "Lies Sleeping" is the best I can come up with ☺

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bloody brilliant

Can't get enough of these books. And the audio performance? Cannot be faulted - so compelling.

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Excellent!

These books are utterly excellent, and Kobna is a dream to listen to - can't wait to download the next one

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