Against the Brotherhood : A Mycroft Holmes Novel

  • by Quinn Fawcett
  • Narrated by Alan Stanford
  • Series: A Mycroft Holmes Novel
  • 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Acknowledged by Sherlock Holmes himself as the smarter brother, and gifted with even greater powers of observation than the famous consulting detective, Mycroft Holmes appears in only four stories in the Canon and remains an enigmatic figure wrapped in the mysteries of international politics and conspiracies.
Now, in Against the Brotherhood, we learn of Mycroft's secrets throught the eyes of his new secretary, Patterson Guthrie. Guthrie's upper-class education has not prepared him for the rough-and-tumble world of international politics, nor for his encounters with the beautiful and cunning Miss Gatspy, thief, spy, assassin - whatever the situation calls for. Mycroft is revealed to be a vigorous player at world politics and international skulduggery. Against the Brotherhood is full of attempted assassinations, secret spymasters, anarchist cabals, concealed identities, double- and triple-agents, burglary, and sabotage, all done in true Conan Doyle style.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not in love with this book!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Highly improbable and painfully boring! I could not get through to the end and gave up more than half way into the book. Mycroft Holmes as a spiritualist?! Human sacrifice?! Oh, and Masons - make a badly put together literary soup.
Enough said.

What was most disappointing about Quinn Fawcett’s story?

Predictable actions and trite prose.

What about Alan Stanford’s performance did you like?

Good reader, but very weak story.

Do you think Against the Brotherhood needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?


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- Henya

Intriguing story

The plot was just twisted enough to keep me wanting more. How wonderful to listen to Mycroft and his machinations for the "government".
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- Cynthia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios