Friday 16 January 2015


Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Book 5 of Peter Grant series
Genre: urban fantasy, police investigation
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook

About Foxglove Summer:
In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper.

Travelling west with Beverley Brook Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm...
Source: Info in the About Foxglove Summer was taken from GoodReads at on 03/01/2015.

My Thoughts:
It took me a lot of time to get into this book. But it did pick up about halfway through the book.

I understand the summer bit in the title as the events in the book occured in the summer. But what does the foxglove got to do with the story? Just becuase it was mentioned twice in the book? With no connection to the plot whatsoever at that. WTF?! On top of that, the foxglove mystery was never explained. This was just one of many loose threads left hanging. Just like the ending that stopped abruptly. Although there was resolution to the main dilemma, the book ended so abruptly that it's like running headlong into a dead end wall when you are still expecting a mile of road ahead. My nose hurt in sympathy. However, because of the humour in the telling of the story this book can never be a less than 3. Foxglove Summer showed the same fun story telling quality that I like so much about this author!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4
Ending = 3
World building = 5
Cover art = 2
Pace = (10 hrs and 45 mins listening time)
Plot = 4
Narrator = 4

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries

Books In The Rivers Of London Series / Peter Grant Series:

Thank you!Thank you to Audible and the publicity team for the audiobook review copy of Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch received.

FTC Disclosure:
The kindle ebook copy was purchased with private finds. The audiobook was received for free from the publicity team.
No money received for this review.

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