Foxglove Summer : Peter Grant

  • by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Series: Peter Grant
  • 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Travelling west with Beverley Brook Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm...
Sales for Broken Homes in trade leapt by 50% over Whispers Under Ground, confirming that Ben Aaronovitch is an author with an unrivalled eye for a bestselling story.

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent Book in an Excellent Series

Would you listen to Foxglove Summer again? Why?

Apart from a cracking story Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's reading is superb.


What does Kobna Holdbrook-Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The tone of his voice is so good, his pace is just right.


Any additional comments?

I've enjoyed all the Rivers of London series, excellent story coupled with superb narration. My only criticism is that even at well over 10 hours it's too short, I went through this in such a short time.

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- Dogma

Too. Short.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This will not be the greatest of the series (for one thing it is Just. Too. Short!) but has it's own levels of satisfaction if you spend time looking deeper. The Folly's past comes up and Peter finaly finds out what did happen at Ettersburg from one of the few who survived coming back. Beverly gets him sorted emotionally (Poor tree) and he invents an electronic substitute for Nightingale's cadwalloper, before being given 2 Staff, British Army, Battle, Wisard (for the use of): vintage!
The referances to Prachet's book and LotR films add a smile.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Aside from Peter it has to be The Vintage, Veteran exWisard. And the carnivorous unicorns.


What about Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s performance did you like?

Is there a voice or accent he can't do? He paces the narative to the passage and if he wrongly voices a line it has yet to jump out at me.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Peter and the tree.


Any additional comments?

If Aaronovich is not at least 1/3 of the way into book 6... So many hints! A year?!

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-11-2014
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group