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Mycroft and Sherlock

Narrated by: Damian Lynch
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sharvi
  • 2019-07-08

Worthy of Doyle's approval.

thoroughly enjoyed it! big Holmes fan and have read several modern writers' take on Holmesian mysteries...this may be the best I've read to date.

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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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  • Brendan Doyle
  • 2019-07-01

Enjoyable Holmes tale but a bit Young adult novel in feel

The story was interesting though at times lacked a bit. I enjoyed the narrator’s performance. A good sequel but not as good as the first. The characters were more interesting in a setting outside of London (Trinidad). Overall the book was an enjoyable listen but more of a young adult novel than most Sherlock Holmes novels I have read.

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  • Deborah Rubenstein
  • 2019-07-17

just a delight, as was the last one.

Kaj's reinterpretation of the homes story widens the Victorian seeing to include a broad glimpse into society. the story simultaneously retains it's propulsive spirit and complicated plotting resulting in a satisfying experience. honestly, if you think kaj is primarily a basketball player, you are missing out on his witty and curious soul

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  • sharonme
  • 2019-07-14

Terrific!

Great interpretation of these iconic characters. Unique story. Lynn's narration is brilliant!. A must listen.

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  • louie
  • 2019-07-10

Great storyline

While travelling Australia in 2016 we listened to the original Sherlock Holmes stories. This one was written even better than the original.

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  • Martini
  • 2019-07-03

Happily surprised

KAJ is my favorite basketball player. He and his colleague can also craft a nice tale.

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