Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase: Book 1

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase: Book 1

Written by:
Jonathan Stroud
Narrated by:
Miranda Raison

Unabridged Audiobook

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Release Date
August 2013
10 hours 7 minutes
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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I loved the narration.

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The book is great, the narrator does an excellent job and it kept me riveted throughout I’ve just finished watching season one of the tv adaptation and I have to say if you love the books you will love the show very close to source material only a few changes which I think work well

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Grace Kelly

Absolutely loved the book. I’ve already started listening to the second one. Jonathan Stroud does a brilliant job at building suspense and hiding surprises behind every page. His descriptions of the Visitors, every person in the story, as well as their surroundings, are easy to visualise and it’s easy to feel a sense of connection to the main protagonists. I was drawn in from the first page of this book and loved it to the very end. Miranda Raison, the narrator, only adds to the intensity of the book. There were a few moments where I could feel my heart beating faster and was on the edge of my seat. The voices Miranda has given the protagonists suit the image I had of them in my head and helps to easily define the transition between conversations and narrative. Miranda also does a spectacular job at conveying the roller coaster of emotions the protagonists experience throughout the book and this is what helps draw you in and connects you to them. The depth this creates only adds to the overall mood of the book. In fact, I enjoyed Miranda’s narration so much that I was slightly disappointed when I began listening to the second book and realised Miranda wasn’t the narrator.

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Forgotten F.

very enjoyable audiobook

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