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    Whispers Under Ground, book 3 in the best-selling PC Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch and narrated by English actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, is a laugh-out-loud modern mystery crime detective audiobook, complete and unabridged. London is not as it seems - with evil gods and goddesses of the Thames, dark magic lurking in the tube system and monsters hiding in the shadows, it is up to wizard and PC Peter Grant to maintain order. PC Grant must use his cunning detective skills to track down a killer in Soho. But it’s a dangerous task when there’s no one to call for backup. Available now from Audible.

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    Doctor Who Screenwriter Ben Aaronovitch's superbly entertaining supernatural crime series has, with its witty one-liners and wonderfully erudite take on London, won a legion of fans in double quick time.

    Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it's just as well - he's already had run-ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the Police Force is less easy. Especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at. And then there's his love life. The last person he fell for ended up seriously dead. It wasn't his fault, but still.

    Now something horrible is happening in the labyrinth of tunnels that make up the tube system that honeycombs the ancient foundations of London. And delays on the Northern line is the very least of it. Time to call in the Met's Economic and Specialist Crime Unit 9, aka 'The Folly'. Time to call in PC Peter Grant, Britain's Last Wizard.

    Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.

    ©2012 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group

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    Bisher schwächster Band der Reihe

    Mein Fazit:

    Der bisher schwächste Band der Peter Grant-Reihe. Nicht so spannend, nicht so einfallsreich und auch nicht so herrlich durchgeknallt wie die Vorgänger. Gerettet wird das (Hör)buch durch Aaronovitch's stilistischen Charme, literarische Querverweise, tolle Dialoge und die starken Charaktere. Peter, Nightingale und vor allem Lesley sorgen dafür, das man der Serie trotz Schwächen die Treue hält. Und natürlich der wunderbare Sprecher, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, mit seiner unglaublichen Wandlungsfähigkeit und ungebrochenem Schwung.

    Zum Sprecher:

    Ich werde den Teufel tun und mich über Kobna Holdbrook-Smith beschweren. Mit seiner Vielseitigkeit, was Stimmen, Stimmung und Akkzente angeht, macht er auch WHISPERS UNDERGROUND wieder zu einer einzigen Party für die Ohren. Allein schon für Lesley's Darstellung bekommt er dicke Extrapunkte: Den Spagat aus kieferorthopädisch bedingtem Genuschel und koketter Schlagfertigkeit muss man erst mal hinbekommen! Ich ziehe meinen Hut.Einen winzigen Kritikpunkt gibt es diesmal trotzdem. Die FBI-Agentin Reynolds statted Holdbrook-Smith mit einem wenig authentisch klingenden, zu breiten amerikanischen Akkzent aus, der nervt statt zu überzeugen. Es liegt vielleicht auch ein wenig an der grundsätzlich nervigen Figur, dass mir das so aufstößt, aber hier schießt mir der Sprecher dann doch über das Ziel hinaus.

    7 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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    Höchst unterhaltsam und sehr empfehlenswert!

    Von den ersten drei Teilen, die alle höchst unterhaltsam und sehr empfehlenswert sind, hat mir dieser dritte Teil am besten gefallen.
    Wie immer eine erstaunliche Geschichte und ein exzellenter Sprecher.
    Ich werde mir sofort den vierten Teil anhören.

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    Crime, humour, magic!

    I love these books. A brilliant combination of crime, fantasy and humour. The narrator is also amazing: his timing of the funny bits is spot on and his portrayal of the different characters is perfect.

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    Not for beginners: Magic gets more complicated

    Another superb performance by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith: it is such a joy to listen to the voice and appreciate the various class and ethnic accents that make the story so much richer than the e-/print version.

    But the story gets more and more complicated. While it was possible to understand and enjoy “Moon over Soho” without necessarily having read/listened to “Rivers of London” this is no longer the case here. Lack of prior knowledge of the characters and the rules that govern them makes it impossible to understand the plot.

    And it is an expanding plot: acquiring now also the hint of international aspects (and I do not just refer to the female FBI agent who is really a redhead…) and discoveries deep underground. The hero and the plot almost get lost in the tunnels and sewers and suddenly the murder case the listener has almost forgotten is solved. Wow, magic – but not for beginners.

    However if you are – like me - a fan of the series: enjoy. The hints are there: this book is a link between the beginnings and what is to follow in “Broken Homes” and (hopefully many more) further sequels.

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    Seriously addictive

    The stories are good but Kobna Holdbrook-Smith makes the truly addictive. I thoroughly enjoy listening to him. His voice gives the story a power of its own.

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    Luv ya, Kobna!

    Rivers of London - some of my all-time-favourites! Even better being read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith!

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    Very entertaining sequel

    Wonderfully narrated and the series continues to entertain and left me wanting to download book 4 immediately

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    The Peter Grant series is awesome.

    Just finished this book, which is the third in the Peter Grant series, I believe. Amazing book series, incredibly well narrated. I'd recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat. The stories are unique and exciting, with a cast of very interesting characters. The perfect crime/fantasy mashup. That, and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is an insanely good narrator who gives every character a unique voice, which just makes the audiobook all the more fun to listen to.

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    Bester Sprecher im englischsprachigen Raum.

    Schöne Fortsetzung wenn auch nicht ganz so gut wie seine früheren Bücher. Der Sprecher ist der Hammer. Tolle Akzente und er singt sogar.

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    Brilliant erudite humour.

    Good magical crime fiction. At times a bit difficult to understand for non-native-speakers. I really loved it.