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Mycroft and Sherlock

Narrated by: Damian Lynch
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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The new novel by NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, starring brothers Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes. 

It is 1872, and a series of gruesome murders is the talk of London. Mycroft Holmes - now 26 and a force to be reckoned with at the War Office - has no interest in the killings; however his brother Sherlock has developed a distasteful fascination for the macabre to the detriment of his studies, much to Mycroft's frustration. 

When a ship carrying cargo belonging to Mycroft's best friend Cyrus Douglas runs aground, Mycroft persuades Sherlock to serve as a tutor at the orphanage that Douglas runs as a charity, so that Douglas might travel to see what can be salvaged. Sherlock finds himself at home among the street urchins, and when a boy dies of a suspected drug overdose, he decides to investigate, following a trail of strange subterranean symbols to the squalid opium dens of the London docks. Meanwhile a meeting with a beautiful Chinese woman leads Mycroft to the very same mystery, one that forces him to examine the underbelly of the opium trade that is enriching his beloved Britain's coffers. 

As the stakes rise, the brothers find that they need one another's assistance and counsel. But a lifetime of keeping secrets from each other may have catastrophic consequences....

©2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • William
  • 2019-07-09

A fresh look.

A look into the brothers Holmes relationships and how they navigated their differences . A glimpse into the beginnings of criminal science. I loved it

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  • T. Nash
  • 2019-08-05

The best

Kareem and Anna are perfection. A team that once again brings Sherlock and Mycroft to life. I’ll read most anything Sherlockian, this is by far the best.

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  • Susanna-Asheville
  • 2019-07-06

Loved this book!

I found the historical backdrop and story very interesting, but it is the character development, the details, that I think make it. I may be wrong, but of all the Sherlock books I’ve read, by various authors from Arthur Conan Doyle to contemporary, this feels like the richest in detail. A wonderful “read”! Oh, and to top it off, the narration was excellent.

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  • Nana
  • 2019-06-30

Pretty darn good

I liked the way it made mention of the past book, but if you hadn't listened to the first one, it didn't really hinder the story. There are just references that you wouldn't understand. I enjoyed how the characters were explored as young adults and the what might be and the what will never be. How things with the Homes brothers in the original series were never really explained, but this gives a probably beginning that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would approve of.

Damian Lynch does a wonderful job bringing this to life.

I will certainly listen to it again.

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  • Bazu
  • 2019-07-03

I was skeptical when I started reading...

... but became enthralled even as the first chapter finished and was thoroughly entrenched in the story soon enough. Mycroft and Sherlock are two of my favorite characters and I want to thank the authors for this resurrection that is unbelievably true to form!
Absolutely loved it!!!!

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  • Jennifer Pelletier
  • 2019-08-19

Arthur Conan Doyle would be pleased

extremely well-written the narrator was well-spoken good story line lots of action and intrigue excellence

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  • LaKisha
  • 2019-08-03

great story!

I really enjoyed this story! loved watching a young Sherlock and Mycroft as they home their skills of deduction and try to relate to each other. This Sherlock has yet to become the master detective we know and love, and watching him as he tentatively steps into the art of deduction is a lot of fun!

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  • J-me
  • 2019-07-22

Exceptional narrator. Very good story.

What a fun listen!! Very good story. Good development of characters. Young Mycroft and Sherlock are very interesting. Authors have managed to keep them authentic to the original.
Lots of side stories. It’s interesting to hear English sports teams being brought into the story. Much research has been successfully woven into the plot.

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  • Kathy
  • 2019-08-07

Loved it

Wonderful writing and engaging reading of a new book about two of my favorite characters. Caught me right away with such a poignant rendering of Mycroft and his connection with British government. I hope it is just the beginning of a new series!

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  • danny lawrence
  • 2019-09-08

Very enjoyable Holmesian tale

I listened to the first book primarily because of the author. I enjoyed it so much I grabbed this selection too. I am usually wary of non Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories with Sherlock Holmes. They either dont have the feel of the series or try too hard to get in all the Doyle style they can. This book feels like it fits in quite well. It has the proper feel but is different enough (it is about Mycroft after all) to stand on it's own. Very well done indeed!

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