The Whispering Skull : Lockwood and Co.

  • by Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by Katie Lyons
  • Series: Lockwood and Co.
  • 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood and Co. hasn't made much progress. Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood's investigations. Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest: the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in the Times newspaper.
Things look up when a new client, Mr. Saunders, hires Lockwood and Co. to be present at the excavation of Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead. Saunders needs the coffin sealed with silver to prevent any supernatural trouble. All goes well - until George's curiosity attracts a horrible phantom.
Back home at Portland Row, Lockwood accuses George of making too many careless mistakes. Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in the ghost jar. Then the team is summoned to DEPRAC headquarters. Kipps is there too, much to Lockwood's annoyance. Bickerstaff's coffin was raided and a strange glass object buried with the corpse has vanished. Inspector Barnes believes the relic to be highly dangerous, and he wants it found.
The author of the blockbuster Bartimaeus series delivers another amusing, chilling, and ingeniously plotted entry in the critically acclaimed Lockwood and Co. series.


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Thoroughly enjoyable

What made the experience of listening to The Whispering Skull the most enjoyable?

The narration added so much to the story by bringing the characters to life. She successfully carried the various voices whether male or female characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The mixture of light heartedness and creepy in the context of a mystery worked to bring the reader along and pull them into the sorry.

What does Katie Lyons bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She truly brought the story to life adding the appropriate dimensions of emotion and carrying the tone of the story. Brilliant.

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- D. Watkins

My 11 year old daughter loves this book

This book has just enough scary for my 11yr old daughter to read it and feel very brave that she finished it. The author is as usual very funny and there were times that as she was reading the book she would laugh out loud at something one of the characters would say. I too enjoyed the book and the reader did a great job although my daughter likes the reader from the previous one.
Definitely worth the credit. If you enjoyed the first one you won't be disappointed by this one; in fact I liked it more.
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- Alan "Dad, Dentist, Adventurer. Well... at least 2 of those."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-16-2014
  • Publisher: Listening Library