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The Creeping Shadow

Lockwood & Co, Book 4
Written by: Jonathan Stroud
Narrated by: Emily Bevan
Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
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A terrible crime forces Lucy to turn to Lockwood for help and sets them on the trail of dark secrets at the heart of London society. Both professionally and personally, their investigation stirs up forces they may not be able to control....

Ghouls and spectres, thrills and tension in this brand-new instalment in Jonathan Stroud's best-selling series.

©2016 Jonathan Stroud (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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"Stroud is a genius." (Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series)

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  • Stina
  • 18-09-16

Top notch!

I love Jonathan Stroud's elegant ghost stories, and his specialty: a present where something has happened in the past to alter history.
The books about Lockwood and just keep getting better and better, and the narrator in the last two books is very good.
This is pure joy (in the shape of a well-told and well-narrated adventurous ghost story) from beginning to end!

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  • Haydn
  • 06-01-17

Gets even more spooky

If you could sum up The Creeping Shadow in three words, what would they be?

Dark, interesting, developing

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Creeping Shadow?

Development of the Skulls interaction and it's contribution on the other side

What three words best describe Emily Bevan’s performance?

Committed enjoyable variable

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Kept me awake to keep listening

Any additional comments?

If you like Potter and or the previous Lockwood books don't hesitate

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  • Mrs Gillian Kelly
  • 04-12-19

Amazing

Best series ever narrative was amazing too
I love this book. Wish they’re were more

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  • Southyorks1234
  • 10-09-19

Brilliant story. The skull in the jar is hilarious

Great story. Full of adventure and action. The characters are well written. I would recommend.

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  • ai83
  • 09-08-19

Probably the best novel in the world

These novels are amazing and Stroud writes better than Sanderson. While Sanderson is excellent at creating original worlds and plots, Stroud has an unbelievable talent to make the characters pop out of the page and the narration come alive with detail.

The performance in volumes 3-5 annoyed me in the beginning but then it grew on me like a fungus, until I ended listening to these books over and over again. Now I like George, Lockwood, and Quill Kipps and can't hear Lucy's accent. I also love the energy in the narrator's voice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-18

A jolly ghost story as always

A great jolly listen. Nicely read. A good light entertainment whilst decorating. On to the next in the series.

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  • Filu63
  • 10-04-18

Excellent fun!

Great story-telling from Stroud and very good narration. For last 2 books I was convinced the Skooll (as she pronounces it?!) was a female due to the voice she gave it, but I've recovered now...

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  • M Cogan
  • 22-10-16

brilliant best one so far

Really well read I hope she keeps going, brilliant story. Accents are really good and it is easy to forget your listening to one person.

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  • 17-10-16

epic<br />it is the best book out of the lot

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josh jenkins
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  • emmoff
  • 17-11-16

The best Lockwood & Co yet

This series just gets better and better. Skull and Carlyle what a team! Have both read and listened to this series and I highly recommend them. Emily Bevan is my favourite narrator btw.

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  • Brian M
  • 29-10-16

Another great book in this fantastic series!

Another great book in this fantastic series! They just keep on getting better and better. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Robyn ONeill
  • 15-10-16

the best one yet

great story really well told. We can't wait for the next one in this series.