The Wolves of London : Obsidian Heart

  • by Mark Morris
  • Narrated by Ben Onwukwe
  • Series: Obsidian Heart
  • 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alex Locke is a reformed ex-con forced into London's criminal underworld for one more job.
He agrees to steal a priceless artefact - a human heart carved from the blackest obsidian - but when the burglary goes horribly wrong, Alex is plunged into the nightmarish world of the Wolves of London, unearthly assassins who will stop at nothing to reclaim the heart.
As he races to unlock the secrets of the mysterious object, Alex must learn to wield its dark power - or be destroyed by it.


What the Critics Say

"Mark Morris is a stellar talent, equally able to touch the heart and chill the spine. He has a maestro's gift of weaving subtlety and brutality into the perfect symphony. If you haven't read him before, now's the time!" (Christopher Golden, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Snowblind)
"A new novel from Morris is always cause for celebration, and this first in a brand new trilogy ushers in his greatest, most complex and compelling work yet." (Tim Lebbon, New York Times best-selling author of Coldbrook)
"Mark Morris is one of the best horror writers we have. If you re not reading him, you're missing out" (Michael Marshall Smith, New York Times best-selling author of The Intruders)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Can't wait for the next one!

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

I had no expectations when I bought this book but I was blown away! I loved it! The only bad part was getting to the end and realising that I wo have to wait for the next. I only finished it this afternoon and have already recommend it to three people.

What other book might you compare The Wolves of London to, and why?

I don't like to compare because it's no really like anything I have read before. It's a really dark urban fantasy set in London. The obvious comparison would be Ben Aaronovich's Rivers of London series and if you like that then you should enjoy this. However this is much darker, I love the concept of the obsidian heart and want to find out more.

What about Ben Onwukwe’s performance did you like?

He brought the characters to life and made be believe it. Great performance.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was scared, worried and at times disgusted and relieved, there were some tense moments, I care about the characters and want to find out more about them.

Any additional comments?

This book was an unexpected gem and is well worth a listen.

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- Magenta

Other reviewers seem confused - Compelling start..

The problem with looking at reviews before starting a book is that comments often stick with you and sometimes interfere with your perception and enjoyment of a book. Several reviewers words stuck with me throughout my listen but left me shaking my head as I finished it...

I didn't find this book to be a Rivers of London rip off.
I liked the slow but steady introduction of supernatural elements rather than a single plunge.
I enjoyed the narrator.
The author is very able to write.
The story does meander during the second half of the book, but except for a few odd sections I didn't find this to be a problem.
The story doesn't resolve in one book - boo hoo.
This book isn't trying to be Dr Who.

It feels like the majority of the "most helpful" reviews have read a different book or were very confused at what they were getting in to: "I found the supernatural elements to be unbelievable"... I rest my case.

For some reason this really annoyed me - probably because I enjoyed the book so much. It wasn't perfect but is definitely the start to a trilogy that I look forward to following.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-10-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios