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The October Man

A Rivers of London Novella
Série : Rivers of London Series, Volume 7.5
Durée : 4 h et 19 min
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A brand-new stand-alone novella in the Rivers of London series!

Tobias Winter has been assigned to the Abteilung KDA - the Department for Complex and Unspecific Matters. 

Despite the intriguing department name, as Winter explains, dealing with the strange and the supernatural is 'actually 90 percent paperwork'. But this is a story about the other 10 percent of the job: the life-threatening danger part. 

This is a tale about the Queen of the Harvest, the October Man, and the little-known time the vineyard around Trier started to eat people.... 

Winter may be P. C. Peter Grant's German counterpart, but surviving this investigation is entirely down to him....

©2019 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • TinkerTaylor
  • 17/08/2020

rivers of London spin-off

Nice, a German version of the rivers of London. Although Peter Grant and Nightingale are mentioned a couple of times, they are no actors in this story. It stands completely on its own legs.

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  • Jolyon Neytzell - de Wilde
  • 06/08/2019

Not as exciting

Not as exciting as the Peter Grant series, so far.......? Hope it will get better with time as characters settle.

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  • Caroline
  • 15/06/2019

what a good surprise!

Out of the description I knew the plot would take place in Germany and I thought Peter Grant would have a trip there. I was a bit sad as I read that it wasn't Kobna Holdbrook-Smith reading the novella, I love his voice and couldn't imagine someone else reading a "Rivers of London" book. I was all wrong. First of all Peter is not coming to Germany, we meet a new apprentice, Tobias Winter. And the Rivers are…. well you'll have to listen by yourself. Sam Peter Jackson is the PERFECT reader for this book being English and German. Living in Germany myself it is so nice to hear the german words accentless spoken. He gave life to Tobias in such a convincing way that I missed Peter and Co only a very little bit. That was a wonderful trip to Trier and the Mosel. Dear Mr Ben Aaronovitch you need to be cloned, one of you must resume writing Peter Grant's stories, I want to see his child growing up. And the other one has to show us Tobias and Vanessa dealing with Vater Rhein and meeting the Elbe River ;-).

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  • Anna
  • 15/06/2019

The German Peter Grant

It’s not Peter but Tobias has a similar voice. The German folly has moved with the times and has a lot of paperwork, more likely to shoot centre mass than fireballs, genius loci distrusts them even more (with good reason!), it’s a good start to a new series. Over all it was Enjoyable and I’m hoping there will eventually be cooperation between the Germans and Brit branches of the magical police.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 14/06/2019

Not used to English with German accent

I enjoyed listening to the book, however it was a bit rough at the start not hearing Kobna Holbrook-Smith as the narrator.

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  • w4
  • 28/08/2019

Ich mochte es

Es ist etwas verwirrend, als Deutscher ein englisches Hörbuch gesprochen mit deutschem Akzent und jeder Menge eingestreutem Deutsch zu hören. Ein ganzes Guthaben für ein nur 4 std nochwas dauerndes Hörbuch ist natürlich relativ viel. Das ist das einzige, was mich an Aaronovitchs Serie stört. Geschichte ist ok und gut erzählt.

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  • Sonja Corterier
  • 16/07/2019

A gift to german fans. different reader. but good

i adore K HS 's performances on the Rivers of London series. it makes sense that Tobias Winter gets a different voice. The good news is SPJ is a similarly good performer. As a german the constancy of the german accents is difficult to bear but one gets used to it. the Story is solid and i assume quite a few if the more researched jokes will fly right over the heads of ppl not living here. But we laughed so much listening to it.

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  • stoffl
  • 22/07/2019

german accent hurts

being austrian, i probably have an accent similar to the narrator. however- listening to this accent for hours really hurts. honestly, i really miss kobna! although the story is located in germany and i can somehow relate to the idea of “making it sound somewhat german”, it makes it hard to bear. especially if one knows and certainly compares it to the peter grant series and kobna’s really unique way of narrating it. the german accent ruins the (otherwise good) story for me. sorry! if you want to make it sound german, narrate it in german. if you read it in english then please read english not “genglish”.

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  • Olaf Thormählen
  • 01/07/2019

Surprise!

Imagine my surprise when the story was not read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, but by Sam Peter Jackson. Of course it makes sense, when the protagonist is not Peter Grant, but Tobias Winter, an apprenticeworking in the KDA in Germany. And it's a perfect choice, because the immaculate pronounciation of both the English and the German makes this book immersive to even the German listener. I enjoyed it a lot and I'm now on my third trip thought the book. --- SPOILER ALERT --- On story and format: I personally prefer the longer stories in gerneral and for this book specially. The story feels too short and rushed and the book ends with the incidents bein unsatisfyingly unresolved (Jörgs death: no motive, no good mode) or feeling constructed (Jasons death: insufficient motive). 4 out of 5 stars, nevertheless.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20/06/2019

There's Magic in Germany

Usual Aaronovitch quality, so if you like the Rivers of London there are no risks here. What was very much out of the ordinary was the accomplishment of the narrator to read with a slight, mostly consistent, accent that did not irritate me at all, which is a first.

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  • LB
  • 13/06/2019

More than good

This has been even better than I thought it would be. I really want sequels and a crossover. Tobias and Peter meeting up at the frensh academy. :D I am going to listen to it again. Now.

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  • Girl from Berlin
  • 25/08/2019

First disappointing Rivers of London novel

This story was like a cheap copycat novel, set in Germany. The reader's strong German accent is hard to endure. Such a disappointment!

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  • ntheile
  • 04/06/2020

Wizzardry with Local Colour

As a German I can vouch for this: It is a perceptive and funny description of the country and culture, strewn in with the magic.

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  • Christian Hofmann
  • 02/05/2020

Intolerable!

I can't listen to this one... His accent and the mix of German and English is intolerable! I've returned it and bought the German version, so I can't say anything about the story yet.