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Mycroft and Sherlock

Written by: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
Narrated by: Damian Lynch
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Publisher's Summary

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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Not Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

It appears that some wish to dance along with Conan Doyle coat tales. Do something of your own.

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An interesting version

This story has interesting characters and is narrated very well.

As a long time fan of the Sherlock Holmes series I had a hard time with the reconciliation of the character of Mycroft with my understanding of him as mature adult. How was his heart condition resolved after supposedly being at death’s door? Also Sherlock is hyper observant so why doesn’t he see the signs of his brother’s ill-health that are apparent to everyone else. These inconsistencies in my conceptions detracted from the story for me.

Other than that, the authors develop the characters well and the atmosphere of the times and locations are well captured.

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Hmmmm

Narrator was the perfect choice for this. To be fair, I was often distracted but I found it a bit disjointed, didn't flow and it wasn't until the last 6 chapters that what was really going on became clear. I enjoyed it, but I've had better

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Conan Doyle would be proud

I found this fascinating. Normally I buy these to fall asleep but I was riveted.

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I would listen to it again.

It was a good book to listen too. I love these type of book. yes

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Brilliant

Finally a spin off ACD's wonderful Sherlockian world that reflects the depth & breadth of the divisity of Victorian London! wonderfully done, compelling & great narration.

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