The Janus Affair : Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences

  • by Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
  • Narrated by James Langton
  • Series: Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
  • 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Evildoers beware! Retribution is at hand, thanks to Britain's best-kept secret agents!
Certainly no strangers to peculiar occurrences, agents Wellington Books and Eliza Braun are nonetheless stunned to observe a fellow passenger aboard Britain's latest hypersteam train suddenly vanish in a dazzling bolt of lightning. They soon discover this is not the only such disappearance ... with each case going inexplicably unexamined by the Crown.
The fate of England is once again in the hands of an ingenious archivist paired with a beautiful, fearless lady of adventure. And though their foe be fiendishly clever, so then is Mr. Books ... and Miss Braun still has a number of useful and unusual devices hidden beneath her petticoats.

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A peculiar affair

A great recording thoroughly believable with good characterisation in the accents and timing. The story, however, requires the total annihilation of belief not just its suspension - set in a re-imagined late Victorian London with a mis-matched couple fighting the bad guys (well, actually bad gals) and each other not to mention their boss ( a Victorian proto-M to their composite proto-Bond with a conscience) and the not-so-innocent bystanders.

If you are so far into fantasy fiction that you can suspend disbelief but not so far as losing touch with humanity then this is a good book well read and addictive enough to make you want the next in the series.
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- Alan

Not as good as book 1

Another enjoyable romp from the pens of Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris but for me this one didn't quite live up to it's predecessor.

There is quite a good back story behind the main plot featuring Wellington & I will certainly listen to book 3.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-05-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio