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Tales from the Folly

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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Return to the world of Rivers of London in this first short-story collection from number one Sunday Times best-selling author Ben Aaronovitch. Tales from the Folly is a carefully curated collection that gathers together previously published stories and brand new tales in the same place for the first time.

Each tale features a new introduction from the author, filled with insight and anecdote offering the listener a deeper exploration into this absorbing fictional world. This is a must-listen for any Rivers of London fan.

Join Peter, Nightingale, Abigail, Agent Reynolds and Tobias Winter for a series of perfectly portioned tales. Discover what's haunting a lonely motorway service station, who still wanders the shelves of a popular London bookshop and what exactly happened to the River Lugg.

With an introduction from internationally best-selling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris.

This collection includes:

  • 'The Home Crowd Advantage'
  • 'The Domestic'
  • 'The Cockpit'
  • 'The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Granny'
  • 'King of the Rats'
  • 'A Rare Book of Cunning Device'
  • 'A Dedicated Follower of Fashion'
  • 'Favourite Uncle'
  • 'Vanessa Sommer's Other Christmas List'
  • 'Three Rivers, Two Husbands and a Baby'
  • 'Moments One, Two and Three'
©2020 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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not enough and over too soon..

A lovely collection as always but Mollys pov can we get that..please Mr Aaronovitch and perhaps a recipie...

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  • cindy
  • 06-09-2020

Saddened

I love the folly series and can’t wait for the next one to come out so was quite disappointed at this mish mash of regurgitated story lines... I felt that my credit was wasted and that the publishers are just trying to make more from less....

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  • Jonathan Musgrove
  • 31-08-2020

Good Stories, Variable Narration

Hi
All would be well if Kobna had narrated it. However he just did a bit and it was mostly others. As such the voices were not the usual characterisations and I didn’t really feel at home.
Love you Ben. Stick with Kobna!

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  • Roobarb
  • 27-08-2020

Thoroughly enjoyed this

Probably not s good place to start if you've never read the main books, go start with book one and know I'm jealous of your journey into the unknown. Rereading is never quite the same as those first steps.

These stories just add so much more to our knowledge and understanding. As I've listened I've gone back immediately and relistened again to be sure I'd got all the hints and nuances.

This won't be the last time I listen or read these, next time will be in chronological order, now that will be fun.

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  • AF
  • 09-09-2020

Disappointed.

Disappointed. Great to learn more about the universe but in my opinion, Ben Aaronovitch needs to stick with the longer form.

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  • John P. Allum
  • 01-09-2020

Wonderful

It’s like having an old friend back. Loved the stories and the narration is top notch, as usual. Ready for the next one when you are Mr. A. & Mr. H-S.

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  • GRAHAM RAYSON
  • 01-09-2020

a wonderful collection

a wonderful collection of stories from Ben that only leaves you wanting to hear more.

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  • Christopher Enblom
  • 01-09-2020

A perfect short stories for a cup of tea

It was everything I wanted from a collection of short stories. Filled in some gaps from the main story arcs and was a nice little bite-sized goodness to wait for the next novel.

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  • louisavamp
  • 01-09-2020

A must have it you love the rivers of series

It all the extra stuff you have wanted to know about the characters and the world they inhabit

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  • xxx
  • 28-08-2020

fantastic book, only complaint, its not long enoug

loved it. ive now read them all. BUt what about the ghost taxis refered to in previous books?

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  • Deborah
  • 17-09-2020

Not impressive

Struggled to engage with most of the stories. Largely not worthwhile. A disappointment. Would prefer more like Rivers of London series