New Peter Grant English and German Audio Editions


Today, we wanted to draw your attention to a handful of new audio editions of Ben Aaronovitch‘s critically-acclaimed, best-selling Peter Grant series. First, there is a new dual-book audio edition for RIVERS OF LONDON and MOON OVER SOHO available in Germany. Published by GoyaLiT, it collects DIE FLÜSSE VON LONDON and SCHWARZER MOND ÜBER SOHO (cover above). Here’s the German-language synopsis…

Der frischgebackene Police Constable Peter Grant war schon immer irgendwie anders. Als er bemerkt, dass er mit Geistern sprechen kann, wird sein Leben kompliziert. Aufgrund seiner besonderen Fähigkeiten wird er von einem echten Zaubermeister in eine Spezialeinheit der Londoner Polizei aufgenommen, wo er das Zauberhandwerk lernen soll. Während er fleißig übt, wie man Feuerbälle beherrscht, bekommt er es in “Die Flüsse von London” mit den Flussgeistern der Metropole zu tun und muss in “Schwarzer Mond über Soho” unheimliche Morde in der Jazz-Szene aufklären. Klar, dass dabei so Einiges schief läuft und Peter auf die Hilfe seiner reizenden Kollegin Leslie angewiesen ist, um die magischen Turbulenzen in den Griff zu bekommen.

Die gleichnamigen Bücher, aus dem Englischen von Karlheinz Dürr (“Die Flüsse von London”) und Christine Blum (“Schwarzer Mond über Soho”), sind bei dtv erschienen.

The books are narrated by Dietmar Wunder, who narrates all five of the currently-available German audio editions, all published by GoyaLiT. Print editions of the novels are published in Germany by DTV.


In related news, Gollancz has also released a new MP3 CD edition of RIVERS OF LONDON. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit – we do paperwork so real coppers don’t have to – and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluable, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.

Now I’m a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden . . . and there’s something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.

The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it’s falling to me to bring order out of chaos – or die trying.

The UK audio editions of Ben’s series are narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.


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