The Creeping Shadow : Lockwood and Co.

  • by Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by Emily Bevan
  • Series: Lockwood and Co.
  • 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency, wants them - and only them - to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover.
What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But in a shocking cliff-hanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along.

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Best narrator

If the next books aren't read by Emily Bevin, I'm not listening! (but I will read it, nevertheless). My point is: Emily's got all these voices down pat and is superbly entertaining. This is one of those series of books, like Harry Potter with Jim Dale, where the narrator doesn't just provide you a service by reading a book for you, but immensely adds to the enjoyment by excellent performance and interpretation. I have so enjoyed this series and can't wait for the next book in to come out.

I started this series as a big fan of Jonathan Stroud, due to the wonderful Bartimaeus series. Book 1 of Lockwood and Co wasn't my FAVORITE (although very.good) because the otherworldly/ghostly theme took a while for me to get used to -- it's not usually my type. But I'm hooked, now. Stroud has a lovely descriptive voice with charming turns of phrase, clear and lovely characterization (I love and feel I know well all of his characters), and the humor is there throughout, thank goodness. That's what Stroud us do good at: tight, interesting, and clever plots that keep progressing throughout the series (like Harry Potter did), but with beautiful writing and charming humor to balance the dark bits. A wonderful escape, a wonderful listen, and I'm eager for the next one!
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- Molly Weasley

Another Masterpiece

Stroud has once again outdone himself. This series just ups the ante over and over again. Waiting a year for the final volume is going to be tough. There is in my opinion no current author who writes for all ages who can match him. Cannot wait for the finale.
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- Jeff Hartman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2016
  • Publisher: Listening Library