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

Most Helpful

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

Good, Bad and Ugly

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Reading this book is only time well spent if you have read the others in this brilliant series. Unfortunately the book doesn't really work as a stand alone experience as it's a little dull.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ben Aaronovitch again?

I love this author and the Peter Grant books are probably my favourite in the urban fantasy genre. I can't wait for the next instalment as although Foxglove Summer failed to entertain it did drop in a few gems for the overall chronicle.

Any additional comments?

A mediocre addition to a wonderful series. The literary equivalent to the album filler track. Certainly not to be read if you haven't read the River of London but worth a read for fans of the series. Hopefully this will be a spring board for exciting things to come and not the norm for the rest of the chronicle.

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- Ian

Book Details

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