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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 1 minute
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- Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 18 July 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005D7IKVQ
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Moon Over Soho: PC Peter Grant, Book 2 Audiobook – Unabridged
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Having said that, the conceit that lies behind it of combining a police procedural with a fantasy/magic setting, if not too uncommon now (from Cornell's books to the Grimm TV show) works surprisingly well, and Aaronovitch's creation of the Victorian-feeling headquarters and details like the mysterious Molly are well conceived. Often, Grant's insider insights, combining humour with clear dedication are nicely done. And the new big bad in the form of the renegade magician is very effective (though it was hard to see why he was creating chimera).
If it had been as good as the first I would be into the third by now, but I'll give the series a bit of a break. This book isn't bad at all, or I wouldn't give it four stars, but just lags a little behind the first one, with a feeling, perhaps, that it was rushed out after initial popularity.
I quite liked this book, but whether that is because it is set in my home town or not i'm not sure. The book had a good balance of humour and seriousness that I quite like. Peter comes across as a more deadpan Harry dresden to me which really did appeal. But on the other hand, nothing really came across as outstanding and amazing with this book. So where as i'm not champing at the bit to read more of this series, I'm sure I will pick them up at some point.
Characters very good, strong on humour and potentially the most unusual story line for a first book around. I felt the ending was less fulfulling than the rest of the book but after such a roller coaster and laugh out loud minutes I can cope with that. Thought it good enough to re-read and that doesn't happen with many books
As a lover of Christopher Fowler, I'm really thrilled to have found this series of books. I'm not a lover of books which might be considered as belonging to the more traditional fantasy genre, but this is just the right blend of the unusual and the realistic. Throw in some great descriptions of London (I felt like I was practically walking and driving round the streets with the characters) and this is a real treat. The only slight criticisms that I'd make are that there are a number of loose ends left at the end but I'm sure this will be cleared up by the continuation of the series.
Highly recommended (especially if you don't think Christopher Fowler writes quickly enough!)