Sure there are plot points that sound corny and cliche, but reading it you never feel that way, or if you do Peter Grant is one step ahead pointing out how cliche it is. It's always a pleasure to spend some time with Peter Grant and company. Reminds me of my horrible Hammer movie adventures. All in all a good book and I can't wait to see more. Owen wonders what is going on with Lucie who is doing everything she can to avoid him. What Whispers on the ground brings new to the series is a shift of focus from magic and river gods to more standard gumshoe detecting procedures. A chase across London gives us: All diplomatic cars have distinctive plates which indicate status and nationality, for the ease and convenience of terrorists and potential kidnappers.
Well this story includes some bits about a very old London indeed so I was well satisfied. I missed the hilarity, but there was a tradeoff in that the toning down of the humor served to make Whispers Under Ground more compelling than its prequels. In the third book, Leslie's voice is more intelligible, presumably the result of her surgeries. The same is true of the teenaged Abigail, whose cameos bookend Whispers Under Ground. There is somebody lurking in the shadows. The creature gets nearer and nearer and at last you hear…. With my enthusiasm waning for Harry Dresden in light of the new direction the Dresden Files series has taken in the last few books, someone else has recently dethroned him as my favorite leading man in urban fantasy fiction.
Love and geographical knowledge of London makes this even more fun. I can only account for it as a matter of taste. There's nothing more I can say. The victim, an American student found stabbed to death at Baker Street station was killed with a potsherd, raising the suspicion the death may be Falcon police code for 'Folly' related. I liked As I sit here considering this book there's a part of me that wonders why I'm not more taken, more enthusiastic about this series. Aaronovitch plan to expand the Peter Grant series and leave these things for the future books.
Ben sure isn't a one trick pony. I wanted to sit and binge-listen, but was afraid my muscles would atrophy during the hours it would take to listen at normal speed. I loved this book, because I got to hang out with Peter — and, yay, Lindsey, and Nightingale, and briefly Toby and Molly and Dr. Plot-focused without as much character development as the previous one, though I do enjoy the interplay between Lesley and Peter and some new characters, though this did leave Nightingale and some. Lesley stuck her head through the door, spotted us and came in. As they talk to the Quiet People it emerges James Gallagher was courting the daughter of the chieftain of the Quiet People, which made Ryan Carroll jealous. When I stepped out onto platform 3 the far end looked like an anthrax outbreak.
There's something about the writing that seems lacking in the punctuation that would help determine the pauses and asides, and Holdbrook-Smith's reading brings out the inflection the words need. The voicing of the My Thoughts for the audio version narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith: Brilliant. Peter Grant is back: junior policeman on the Metropolitan Force, apprentice wizard and sarcastic jokester. The places were so proper and so awesome almost all the way through the book, but I lacked something gripping, suspenseful or more spooky. What a witty, likable, self-deprecating, fully-realized character Ben Aaronovitch has created here. There's a fair amount of British slang and, coupled with unfamiliar localities and magical terms, means I occasionally lose a word or two. I guess that is where the Harry Potter comparison comes in to play.
Actually, there's just not as much magic, period. Peter Grant is a little like that. So what we get is a wonderful and claustrophobic chase into the literal underworld of London, full of shit, trains and death. I am happy with this; not for me the readerl The advantage of being a semiretired adult is that there is nobody around who can force one to stop reading and go to sleep. Cool to see her growing as a practitioner as well.
These communities co-exist and sometimes collide. I am finally hooked on this series. There was much going on and maybe this weakened the story. I doubt I will ever stop reading them. Somehow with all that I'm always, at best mildly enthusiastic about them. Walid, I'm pretty sure I could do a Scottish brogue if I tried.
I should also mention that this entire story takes place over the Christmas holidays and features blissfully cold weather and snow storms. Look, Peter, I know how we are over here. Other than that, though, I'm loving these books and am looking forward to starting book four later today. Tempo je odlican, atmosfera odlicno prenesena sto sve dovodi do toga da te prosto uvuce u sam svet i naravno vuce te da zavrsis knjigu br Jos jedna odlicna knjiga bas se pocinjem ponavljati :P ali ovog puta sa vecim fokusom na misterijom mada magija jos uvek ima svoje mesto ovde. Rarely does an urban fantasy book feel new. I can't help but feel like Aaronovitch writes specifically for Holdbrook-Smith to narrate. Despite that, there were some things I really liked about this book, not the least of all Lesley's bigger role in this series.
I'm Australian, and am usually aware of any adaptations, like spelling, for the American market and noticed none. When confronted, Carroll confesses, adding that he was also jealous of Gallagher's skill in pottery. I know I won't be reading any of these as long as he's narrating them! I remember nothing of that. This is not your average urban fantasy shtick. It involves some magical pottery, an art gallery, some strange underground dwellers and a lot of shit literally.
There's a little less magical exploration in this one, and a little more emphasis on the mystery. Each chapter is named after an underground station. I can tell he's that good. As any book featuring wizarding apprentices, this one, of course, cannot be complete without featuring our heroes' magical mentors - I mean, how can one do without one? For several years after college, I didn't read much, but what I read tended to be Urban Fantasy. I doubt I will ever stop reading them. It owned by The Beale Corporation, which was historically the maker of 'unbreakable' pottery. Full Review You may not know it from looking at my Goodreads shelf, but I was never much of a fantasy reader growing up.