The Screaming Staircase : Lockwood and Co.

  • by Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by Miranda Raison
  • Series: Lockwood and Co.
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in....
For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.
Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood.
When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.
Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again....


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Customer Reviews

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Easy to get into can't wait for the next book.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Screaming Staircase to be better than the print version?

Have not read the printed version

What other book might you compare The Screaming Staircase to and why?

The Amulet of Samarkand. That book was easy to listen to and the characters were well formed and easy to digest. It was pure entertainment and very satisfying.

Which character – as performed by Miranda Raison – was your favorite?

Lucy Clarkson. She was natural and believable more so than Lockwood who was a distilation of Sherlock Holmes.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

Well formed apart from the abiguous age of the protagonists. We are told they are young but they interact and comport themselves far above their age. Then we are treated to some scenes with a party and gluttonous comsuption of fizzy drink and donuts to convince us that they are immature. These odd moments smack of Boys own or Biggles stories (took me back to when I was a kid... in the 60's). This issue aside I can reccomend this as great entertainment and I forgive this little speed bump in the hope that as the characters are fleshed out more in future books, they will gain in strength. As a series this has great potential and the universe and setting is engaging and well thought out.

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- Paul

EPIC IDEA AND AMAZING STORY! Wonderful reader too!

I loved the idea, and it was executed beautifully ^-^ great book for those who like a cool idea and fun story, not really scary, but can be creepy and have you on edge :P
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- Toby Walker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-29-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks