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Amongst Our Weapons by Ben Aaronovitch. Or, Primary Weapon: Kobna

Read April 2022 Recommended ★   ★   ★   ★    1/2 Here’s what you need to know: while I generally am unable to be an audio book listener, audio is absolutely the best way to consume the Peter Grant series. Although I … Continue reading

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False Value by Ben Aaronovitch. Audio version–not so much

Listened March to April 2022 Recommended  ★   ★   ★     1/2 The story definitely improved with Kobna’s reading. It took me a long, long time to get to the audio version, having bounced so hard off the hardcover. The narrative time shifts … Continue reading

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Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch

Read December 2018 Recommended for fans of supernatural mysteries, Peter Grant ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2   The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Read  March 2018 Recommended for fans of acceptance, gay marriage, hopping, voting ★    ★   ★    ★  A sweet little story about bunnies falling in love and an animal revolution in one. I would have passed, because I suspected it would … Continue reading

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A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Holdbrook Smith

Listened  May 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★   ★    ★   aka “Ben’s Ode to Librarians and Their Charges,” free at Audible. A wonderful introduction to both Peter Grant and the wonders of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s voice … Continue reading

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The More than Complete Hitchhiker’s Guide by Douglas Adams

Listened May 2017 Recommended for fans of the absurd ★    ★    ★   ★    ★     The edition of the Guide that replaced all others in my library, it contains an introduction by Douglas Adams that adds interesting details for fans … Continue reading

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The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch. Or, Audio is Awesome!

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy mixed with police procedural All the stars I know, I know: I’m always waxing enthusiastic over Kobna’s reading of this series, but the audio version of a story set in London, … Continue reading

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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes. Or, Mostly Conceivable.

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Princess Bride  ★     ★     ★    Three stars? Inconceivable! –I do not think that word means what you think it means– It’s true; it is barely conceivable that one could not adore “As You … Continue reading

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A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

Listened October 2016 Recommended for fans of dark comedy  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★   Read by Samuel Jackson, this was an absolute auditory treat, keeping me transfixed on the drive from Georgia to Kentucky. Expecting something more of … Continue reading

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Foxglove Summer, the audio version. So good!

Listened July  2016 Recommended for fans of police urban fantasy, audio  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★ Lemonade and ice. BBQ and ribs. Mac and cheese. Salt and caramel. Some things are perfect complements of flavor. Holbrook-Smith’s … Continue reading

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