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Moon over Soho

By: Ben Aaronovitch
Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
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Humour and mystery are an unlikely coupling, but in Moon over Soho, book 2 of the Sunday Times best-selling PC Peter Grant series, written by talented author Ben Aaronovitch, fans are brought to tears with the hilarious endeavors of PC Peter Grant - Police Constable and wizard apprentice. This is a modern detective audiobook unlike any other and brilliantly narrated by English actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. PC Grant has embarked on a thrilling battle against the monsters and supernatural dangers that lurk in the shadows around London. Available now from Audible.

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I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around drinking tea, 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. Cyrus Wilkinson, part-time jazz saxophonist and full-time accountant, had apparently dropped dead of a heart attack just after finishing a gig in a Soho jazz club. He wasn't the first. 

No one was going to let me exhume corpses to see if they were playing my tune, so it was back to old-fashioned legwork, starting in Soho, the heart of the scene. I didn't trust the lovely Simone, Cyrus' ex-lover, professional jazz kitten and as inviting as a Rubens portrait, but I needed her help: there were monsters stalking Soho, creatures feeding off that special gift that separates the great musician from someone who can raise a decent tune. What they take is beauty. What they leave behind is sickness, failure and broken lives.

And as I hunted them, my investigation got tangled up in another story: a brilliant trumpet player, Richard 'Lord' Grant - my father - who managed to destroy his own career, twice. That's the thing about policing: most of the time you're doing it to maintain public order. Occasionally you're doing it for justice. And maybe once in a career, you're doing it for revenge.

Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.

©2011 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2011 Orion Audio

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I adore this series. Great if you love London. A joy if a witty combination of The Bill and Harry Potter appeals to you.

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Excellent story

Excellent story with fantastic voice acting that is witty and engaging. Great characters too. Highly recommended.

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am addicted to Peter Grant

loved this 2nd book slmost as much as the first, with the characters developing and getting more hilarious, quirky and weird, wonderful narration, oh my thst voice...

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Read to perfection...

Kobna reads PC Grant to life...where the story wanes ever so slightly you can't divert from the perfect delivery. Loved the some new characters and the introduction of a 'what is sure to become' common antagonist.

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Such fun

The book is very clever and moves quickly . And the reader ? I promise you he could read the medical warning label in a Panamax box and it still would be intriguing and sexy .

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Pazazz, this book has. And jazz. Pazazz and jazz.

Still slightly in love with Kobna Holdbrook-smiths voice, enough to want to devour this series. Devour also being a key theme of this books storyline. But that's spoilers!

Think I preferred this to the first one, still lighthearted but a little bit more fiction than youth-fiction this time.

If you listened to the first don't even mildly hesitate to get the second.

Just to let you know, I work for Audible, but the views expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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amazing read

like harry potter grew up to be Sherlock Holmes. his voice is amazing. 10/10 I enjoyed every bit of this book.

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Entertaining urban fantasy detective comedy

Ben Aaronovitch's writing and Kolbna Holbrook Smith's voice acting are both excellent giving a delightful second installment in the saga of Police Constable Peter Grant.

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Very interesting story read in almost 1sitting

I have really enjoyed this story and am looking forward to the next story thanks

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Great second

Still wanted more of Lesley in this one ! Great performance ! Not so sold on the storyline but still a great read!

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