Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch audiobook

Lies Sleeping

By Ben Aaronovitch
Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Penguin Audio

The Rivers of London Series: Book 7

10.31 Hours Unabridged
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The seventh book of the bestselling Rivers of London series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London. The Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring him to justice. But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that the Faceless Man, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London's two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees. To save his beloved city Peter's going to need help from his former best friend and colleague--Lesley May--who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch....

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Summary

Summary

The seventh book of the bestselling Rivers of London series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London. The Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring him to justice. But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that the Faceless Man, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London's two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees. To save his beloved city Peter's going to need help from his former best friend and colleague--Lesley May--who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch....

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time. SFX Magazine
The most entertaining book that I have read in such a long time.... It's very funny, it's very clever, it's very nicely written.... It's such a treat. Nancy Pearl
Aaronovitch makes the story sing, building momentum until the ending is literally breathless. SF Revu
Aaronovitch has a very witty, casual voice, with a tendency toward sarcasm and humor, which is threaded throughout Broken Homes. And a few crazy plot twists will devastate and delight fans in equal measure. RT Reviews
This book is, at its heart, a police procedural with an overlay of urban fantasy elements. The voice is persuasive and funny as all get-out, and the reader is engaged with the narrative from the very first page. Aaronovitch has written a diverse cast of characters who all feel like real people with their own specific motivations. This book is simply wonderful. RT Reviews (top pick)
The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter. io9
The prose is witty, the plot clever, and the characters incredibly likeable. Time Out
This series is a constant joy to read....I’ve been looking forward all year to find out what happened next, and the book did not disappoint. Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library
It's witty, fun, and full of vivid characters, and the plot twists will keep even seasoned mystery fans guessing. Publishers Weekly
A low-income housing tower gone awry, an old enemy with a bone to pick...and a shocker of an ending—Broken Homes is a delight. Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times-bestselling author

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Reviews

by Claire 4/11/2020
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I really enjoy this series

A great episode in the Rivers of London series. Wrapped up a few storylines and gives some hints as to where things may go next. I continue to enjoy Kolba's narration and am looking forward to the next book. I loved the bit with the foxes and the cheese biscuits!

Author

Author Bio: Ben Aaronovitch

Author Bio: Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch was born in London in 1964 and had the kind of dull, routine childhood that drives a man either to drink or to science fiction. He is a screenwriter, with early notable success on BBC’s legendary Doctor Who, for which he wrote some episodes now widely regarded as classics, and which even he is quite fond of. After a decade of such work, he decided it was time to show the world what he could really do, and he embarked on his first serious original novel. The result was Midnight Riot, the debut adventure of Peter Grant, followed by Moon over Soho and Whispers under Ground.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 10.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English