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The Furthest Station

A PC Peter Grant Novella
Durée : 3 h et 11 min
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Description

There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line, and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly whom to call.

It's PC Peter Grant's specialty.... 

Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow-up interviews rather difficult. 

So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition.

Because finding the ghosts and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.

Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.

©2017 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

Critiques

"The Hanging Tree is definitely one of the best in the Grant/Aaronovitch pantheon. There again, so have most of the previous books in the series and the odds are the next one probably will be too." (The Bookbag)

"Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural. As for Grant, he's a wonderful blend of laconic copper and, methodically researching how magic works, full-on nerd." (Crime Scene)

"This series is brilliant!" (Teen Librarian)

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  • Global
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  • S. Yates
  • 28/04/2018

Solid and fun, not much plot

Fun novella in the Rivers of London series, this time with the world of ghosts partially explored and some expansion of Abigail's studies as she seeks to be taken on as an apprentice. Abigail has appeared before (a relative of Peter Grant), and Grant unwisely told her that if she passed a certain test in Latin he would teach her magic. Well, as Grant and Nightingale look into a suspected kidnapping (based on information from two dissolving ghosts), we also see Abigail's dedication to her studies. I can just see the Folly's denizens growing by one in some book soon and was happy for a mostly happy ending to the kidnapping case.

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  • Global
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  • Diana
  • 30/09/2017

Delightful writing and narration

This author and narrator team make the Peter Grant series my favorite audio book series. The writing is imaginative - with twisty plots and characters with depth and layers.

The narration is fabulous, with interesting change-ups in pacing, fantastic and recognizable voices.

Ben Aaronovitch and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith do outstanding work. I always look forward to the next book and find listening to this series delightful.

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  • Amy Wright
  • 29/09/2017

Don't miss The Furthest Station

What do I love about this audiobook series? The vivid London landscape, the digressions about architecture, the musicality, the diverse backgrounds of all the characters (not one character is a cardboard stand in -- even if we're not told their whole story), the details of a police procedural, Peter's efforts to apply science to magic, the dashing Nightingale, the rich context of history, class, and region... and I could go on. There could not be a better narrator for this series than Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. If you haven't read the series, start at the beginning and don't skip this installment-- even if it's a novella, it's a wonderful listen. I can't wait for the next full length novel. Thank you, Mr. Aaronovich, now back to work!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29/09/2017

Very well done all around.

Loved it as usual but as good as it is, I know it's a short but I miss a chat with Peter's Parents all though it was nice to have more of Abigail. I'd love to see another series with just Abigail and I don't particularly like children in books but I'd make an exception for her.

The audio was really well done as usual.

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  • bigdjunta
  • 08/03/2019

Entertaining short story

I think this little story was funny, short, and sweet. I do worry about Abigail coming into her powers. She doesn't know what she DOESN'T know and I could see her being cocky and getting herself into BIG trouble. I could also see her falling to the allure of power. I hope she does ok.

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  • Marcus
  • 24/02/2019

Great entry into the series

This is a "half" entry, so basically a shorter story that takes place in between the main novels. Personally, I think that helped it.

The story was fairly self-contained, so while knowledge of the general Rivers of London universe is a good base, it doesn't matter WHEN in the series you read or listen to it.

There were no overt references to the larger RoL plot and everything was nicely-wrapped up. I think I actually enjoy this to the convoluted mess some of the later novels have become.

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  • Victoria Montgomery
  • 06/01/2019

Aaronvitch and Holdbrook-Smith hit another homerun

This is an absolutely delightful addition to a series with laugh-out-loud humor & real stakes. Holdbrook-Smith is totally brilliant at capturing the sly nuances of the prose. His mastery of accents and female voices is first rate. If you have read or listened to even one of the Peter Grant novels then this novella can be considered stand-alone.

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  • Alisa
  • 26/12/2018

Fabulous vignette narrated incredibly well

A gripping world expansion story that is, as always, narrated with precision and emotional weight (and wonderful accent work) by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. Love the stories by Ben Aaronovitch in print; love them even more in audio with this narrator.

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  • babatty
  • 13/09/2018

wonderfully entertaining

great series - interesting, funny, luv the characters and the villans. great way to spend some time

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  • mike humphrey
  • 06/08/2018

enjoyable

This is an enjoyable tie-over while waiting for the next book in the series. The wit that makes the series so enjoyable continues strong in this novella.

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  • TG
  • 21/10/2017

Good but to short

An enteraining audiobook. But ist is way to short. It has about half the length of the other audiobooks in the series.

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  • papercuts1
  • 24/11/2018

Peter Grant Novelle mit Pfiff - und Geistern

Nein, das ist kein neuer Teil der Peter Grant-Reihe, auch wenn es sich so anfühlt. „The Furthest Station“ ist eine Novelle, vom selben Charme und Witz, mit denselben herrlichen Figuren besetzt, aber eben kürzer und ohne die Haupthandlung der Reihe fortzusetzen (kein „Faceless Man“ diesmal, Leute). Unhöfliche Geister mit kryptischen Botschaften versetzen die Passagiere der Londonder U-Bahn in Unruhe. Das Problem: Kurz nach der Begegnung vergessen alle Zeugen, dass sie überhaupt stattgefunden hat und was die Geister gesagt haben. Das macht das Ermitteln für Zauberlehrling und Police Constable Peter Grant nicht einfacher.
Wer ein Faible für Peter’s Freundin, die Flussgöttin Beverly, hat, kommt diesmal besonders auf seine Kosten. Das englische Hörbuch liest, nein, VERZAUBERT Kobna Holdbrook-Smith einmal mehr mit seinem Feuerwerk an Stimmen, Dialekten und Akzenten. Unbedingt hören!

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  • stefanie
  • 13/11/2018

Definite recommondation

Just like every book from the Peter Grant series it was a great Story and the speaker enhances the experience even more. I highly recommend this book and series!

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  • karopuppenmode
  • 01/08/2018

Nice to listen to while waiting for the next book.

I like the little explanations for Sgt. Reynolds and Abigail's growing part in the story. I'm curious if this is going to be continued in the next book.

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  • Mathias
  • 02/07/2018

Sehr kurz, zu teuer

Gute Geschichte, wirkt aber so als ob sie noch nicht fertig wäre. Haupterzählstrang ist prima, aber die diversen Nebengeschichten, die es sonst gibt, fehlen. Ein ganzes Guthaben fand ich auch nicht gerechtfertigt dafür.

Erzählter wie immer sehr gut.

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  • Teresa
  • 05/11/2017

can't wait...

just love it! and the reading especially !! can't wait for the next to be published... and read !!!

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  • Leo
  • 04/11/2017

great reading - weak story

as always Kobna‘s reading is superb but the story...???...really Ben??? for this copy and paste sequel the 3 hours are - although only half of the previous Peter Grant adventures - too long and ... here I say it ... uninspired and boring. I hope for a „real“ next time.

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