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Publisher's Summary

"When I say, therefore, that [my brother] has better powers of observation than I...I am speaking the exact and literal truth." (Sherlock Holmes)
This story occurs when Mycroft, an athletic Cambridge graduate, assists the secretary of State. He becomes embroiled in a mystery in Trinidad based on actual history.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a huge Holmesian, seven-foot-two tall, basketball's all-time leading scorer, and a US cultural ambassador. Anna Waterhouse is a professional screenwriter and script consultant.
©2015 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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"Narrator Damian Lynch is a master of voices.... Lynch captures every voice and accent perfectly, making this an exceptional audio experience." (AudioFile)
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By Sherron E. Allen-woods on 09-29-15

A very good book

This story was fantastic . At first I thought it was crazy for this book to have been written by Jabbar .
However , once started I listened at every opportunity .
I am just simply impressed

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By Paul on 06-06-16

Has All the Hallmarks of a First Book

Mycroft Holmes is a book made up of tropes, and poorly executed ones at that. I have two theories about how this book came to be. The first is that it's a marketing driven book; find someone famous to write it (Kareem Abdul Jabar), have them write a well known, public domain character (Holmes), and put a twist on it to make it new (write about Mycroft instead of Sherlock). The second is that Mr. Jabar wanted to write a book about Mycroft Holmes and his co-writer and editor were unwilling, unable or didn't care enough to fix all of the mistakes and clunky writing he produced.

Mycroft Holmes is a public domain character, and as such, anybody can write about him. However, there is some established canon around him, and an author would do well to pay attention to the most pertinent details of such. While I'm not sure this book would actually be improved by changing the main character's name, it would at least make expectations more manageable.

The writing is clunky, the characters' motivations are nonsensical, the deductions are crude and often tenuous, and the tropes are clichéd. The only thing that is any good is the narration, and even that gets muddled up sometimes when the narrator uses the wrong voice when a character is saying something.

All in all, a disappointment.

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By J on 11-03-15

so much better than I expected

I loved this book I only thought to read it to pass the time on a long drive but became so engrossed I turned it off so I could listen to properly it is well worth a read

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By P. S. Elliott on 10-22-15

Mycroft Holmes

This book I really enjoyed! I felt the ghost of Conan Doyle weaving through it. I hope there will be many more from this new writer who I think will rise to the top with Mycroft, good luck, I will be watching for the next one🌟

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By Miss on 05-14-17

Fantastic story, excellent reading. Most enjoyable.

Great find! Most enjoyable and so well written; this glimps of Mycroft's history was engaging and interesting.
Beautifully written with sympathetic characters who I really liked and oh, how I feel for Mycroft Holmes and the man he became!
Wonderfully read also! Most enjoyable.

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