Review – A Rare Book of Cunning Device

Posted October 2, 2017 by Nicky in Reviews / 2 Comments

Cover of A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben AaronovitchA Rare Book of Cunning Device, Ben Aaronovitch

Narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, this is a short story set in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London world. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is a great narrator and sounds just perfect for Peter, and while it’s a short story, it’s fun and features Toby and Postmartin… and the British Library. And, of course, a rare book of cunning device.

I won’t spoiler you if you haven’t listened to it, but it really is fun, helped by Holdbrook-Smith’s delivery. If you enjoy Peter Grant and his brand of humour, you’ll be in for a treat. And as I recall, it’s free on Audible…

Rating: 4/5

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2 responses to “Review – A Rare Book of Cunning Device

  1. Thanks for reminding me of this one! I grabbed it when it was offered at Audible and I remember geeking out because it was a new Peter Grant story I had not heard of. I can’t wait to hear Holdbrook-Smith narrate! I’ve heard amazing things, but I’d never gotten the chance to listen to the audiobooks because the print ARCs I got of these books never went long unread.
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    • I do enjoy Kobna’s narration, and it seems Aaronovitch does too — he said in a talk sometime this week that if he needs to go back over something in the books, he listens to them!

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